I’ve just returned from a magical week away at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland’s picturesque hinterland.
I’ve never done anything like this before, so it was quite intimidating at first. Well as it turned out, not knowing what to expect is a good thing, so for those of you thinking of doing something like this, I won’t spoil it for you and talk too much about the program.
I met some wonderful people, lost 2 kg’s, I’m glowing inside and out and I feel calm. Above all, I realised that I have to take time out to eat well. I have a reasonably healthy diet but I do get lazy and tend to eat whatever I’m photographing, which is not ideal when I’m shooting a blog post on biscuits or cakes.
You’ll start to see a slightly healthier bent in some of my recipes but it’s still all about balance. I’m more inspired than ever to eliminate processed food (as much as possible) from my family’s diet and use organic produce. The food at Gwinganna was absolutely delicious and I must admit, I was genuinely surprised by just how tasty the food actually was.
These little high calcium afternoon pick-me-up delights were a definite highlight of my stay.
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup LSA
1 cup dried fruit of your choice (I used organic dates)
1/4 cup chopped almonds (soaked overnight in water)
Mix all the ingredients together to make a stiff mixture. Use more coconut if necessary. Shape and roll into balls with dampened hands and coat with coconut or LSA.