Cooking, Renovations and Fun Stuff

Monday, January 1, 2007

Recipes

These recipes are ones I've posted elsewhere on my blog. Some are adapted from recipe books and others I've made up myself. Enjoy!

Breakfast
Bircher Muesli
Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal
Chocolate Muesli
Hi-Fibre Vanilla Porridge with Pear & Papaya
Lemon-scented polenta porridge
Quinoa Bircher Muesli
Quinoa, Yoghurt and Berry Parfait
Strawberry Bagel
Raw Choc Cherry Oats
Rice Pudding for Breakfast

Beans (Legumes)
Lentil Salad with Beets & Feta
South African Bean Curry

Beef
Barbecue Garlic Beef Fillet

Chicken
Chicken, Pear and Spinach Salad
Chilli Pistachio Chicken
Garlic Chicken
Huntsman's Chicken
Tandoori Chicken Salad
Winter One Pot

Eggs
Frittata
Favourite Frittata

Fish
Gluten-free Fish & Chips

Lamb
Braised Lamb Shanks with Polenta
Rosemary & Garlic Rack of Lamb with Roasted Vegetables

Pork
Pork, eggplant and pea curry

Salads
Beetroot, Spinach and Broccoli salad
Pumpkin Salad
Red and Green Cabbage Salad
Skinny Green Tacos (and other kale recipes)

Smoothies
Banana Blueberry Smoothie (contains dairy)
Banana & Peach Smoothie (contains dairy)
Liquid Polymeal (contains protein)
Mandarin Breakfast Smoothie
Pear & Greens Smoothie
Purple Protein Smoothie (contains protein)

Sweets
Chocolate-Banana Tofu Pudding
Cottage cheese, cocoa, stevia and peanut butter
Homemade Protein Bars
Raw Vegan Brownies
Ultimate Chocolate Mousse

Misc
Almond Milk
Flax Oil Salsa
Gluten-Free Hot-Cross Buns
Healthy Pizza
Refried Beans
Valerie's Chocolate Berrilicious Sauce

Training

2-8 April 2012
Mon 30 min yoga
Tue 30 min yoga
Wed 60 min yoga

26-1 April 2012
Off (sick)

19-25 March 2012
Off (sick)

12-18 March 2012
Mon off
Tue 60 min jog
Wed weights, kb swings, 20 min elliptical
Thu 60 min hill walk
Fri weights, bike intervals & medicine ball slams, 20 min bike
Sat off (sick)

5-11 March 2012
Mon weights, 30 min elliptical (all cardio at 70-80% MHR)
Tue 30 min jog
Wed off
Thu 60 min hill walk
Fri weights, 30 min bike
Sat 60 min mixed cardio

27 Feb to 4 March 2012
Mon weights, 30 min bike (all cardio at 70-80% MHR)
Tue 60 min jog
Wed weights, 30 min elliptical
Thu 50 min jog
Fri weights, 30 min bike
Sat 30 min jog

20-26 Feb 2012
Mon 40 min jog (all jogging at 70-80% MHR)
Tue weights plus bike intervals
Wed 55 min jog
Thu 40 min jog
Fri weights plus kettlebell swings
Sat 95 min jog (too long!)

13-19 Feb 2012
Mon 40 min jog (all jogging at 70-80% MHR)
Tue off (sore neck)
Wed 55 min jog
Thu 40 min jog
Fri off (sore neck)
Sat 80 min jog

6-12 Feb 2012
Mon 40 min jog (all jogging at 70-80% MHR)
Tue weights plus bike intervals
Wed 55 min jog
Thu 40 min jog
Fri landscaping (moving rocks)
Sat 80 min jog

30 Jan to 5 Feb 2012
Same as previous week

23-29 Jan 2012
Mon 40 min jog (all jogging at 70-80% MHR)
Tue weights plus bike intervals
Wed 55 min jog
Thu 40 min jog
Fri weights plus kettlebell swings
Sat 65 min jog

16-22 Jan 2012
- cardio x 4 (50 mins, 75-85% MHR)
- weights followed by 25 mins cardio (75-85% MHR) x 2
Intensity level too high

9-15 Jan 2012
- cardio x 5 (50 mins, 60-70% MHR)
- park circuit x 1, lots of gardening

2-8 Jan 2012
- cardio x 5 (45 mins, 60-70% MHR)
- park circuit x 2

26 Dec 2011 to 1 Jan 2012
- cardio x 4 (45 mins, 60-70% MHR)
- weights x 1, circuit x 1

19-25 December 2011
- cardio x 4 (40 mins, 60-70% MHR)
- circuit x 2

12-18 December 2011
off (swollen glands)

5-11 December 2011
- cardio x 3 (40 mins, 60-70% MHR)
- bodypump x 1, circuit x 1

28 November to 4 December 2011
- cardio x 3 (35 mins, 60-70% MHR)
- bodypump x 2

21-27 November 2011
- cardio x 3 (30 mins, 60-70% MHR)
- weights x 2

14-20 November 2011
- swim x 3 (25 mins, 50-60% MHR)
- weights x 2

7-13 November 2011
- swim x 3 (20 mins, 50-60% MHR)

Comp History




2008
*7th place figure intermediate - INBA Vic Titles, Melbourne, Australia
*unplaced figure novice - ANB Vic Titles, Melbourne, Australia

2007
*4th place figure novice - INBA Vic Titles, Melbourne, Australia

2006
*3rd place figure novice - NABBA North Harbour Championships, Auckland, NZ
*3rd place figure novice - INBA All Female Muscle & Fitness, Auckland, NZ

My Business

As an editor, I work to improve written communication.

I provide copy-editing services to identify possible improvements as well as correcting spelling and grammatical errors.

For documents in the final stages of production, I offer proofreading to ensure the accuracy of the final text.

In-house Experience Coordinating editor, Lonely Planet Publications, 2003-04. Permissions Editor, Cambridge University Press, 2002-03. Editorial & Production Assistant, Cambridge University Press 2002. Student Editor (part time), Random House New Zealand Ltd, 2001.

Freelance Experience Since 2004. Clients include Hinkler Books, Lonely Planet, The Five Mile Press, New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd.

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Editing
Awesome Aussies
(Five Mile Press)
Scientists, soldiers, sports stars, inventors, entertainers, explorers and humble men, women and children who became overnight heroes, they’re all integral to Australia’s historical narrative. Paul Taylor tells their fascinating stories in an absorbing, easy-to-read narrative. Includes illustrations by some of Australia’s finest and funniest cartoonists.

The Reluctant Gardener
(New Holland Publishers)
An increasing number of home-owners are looking for low-effort ways of cultivating a great garden, and this little book is packed with tips for the lazy gardener who still wants to impress the neighbours. With hints on how to cut down on time spent weeding and watering, and how to get plants to look after themselves (by encouraging wildlife, companion planting, mulching etc.) this book will appeal to the 'no-fuss' gardener in all of us. Chapters include Instant Fixes, The Art of Disguise, and, perhaps most attractively, 'Things to Do with a Glass of Wine in Your Hand'. Originally published in the UK, this book has been adapted by gardening writer Dennis Greville for a New Zealand readership.

Plus numerous titles for Lonely Planet Publications.

Proofreading
Mini Cupcake Creations
(Hinkler Books)
Everything you need to bake delicious mini cupcakes at home! Create mouth-watering bite-sized treats with this complete kit, containing a full-colour 64-page recipe book with over 50 exciting and delicious cupcake recipes, a 9-capacity silicone baking tray, and a piping bag with 5 different tips. The handy wiro-bound recipe book lies flat for easy reference and includes sections on quick & easy cupcakes, kids favourites, and fruit and nut concoctions, plus a whole section just on chocolate recipes! Also included is a comprehensive weights and measures reference, and a full recipe index.

Cookie Creations
(Hinkler Books)
Everything you need to bake delicious cookies at home. This delightful boxed set includes a 64-page full colour book with delicious step-by-step recipes, 6 coloured metal cookie cutters, and a set of four stainless steel heart-shaped measuring spoons.







Letters from the Med
(New Holland Publishers)
With its ancient history, balmy cruising conditions and picture-perfect ports of call, the Mediterranean is an attractive and endlessly popular destination for holidaymakers and yacht cruisers from all over the world. Bitten by the beauty of the region, New Zealanders Andrea and Ian Treleaven sold their successful clothing business and over a series of summers took to the waves in their yacht Cadiz, and loved it so much they wrote home about it. Narrating their adventures in Letters from the Med, Andrea paints an alluring portrait of the playgrounds of the jet-set, balmy remote coves, amazing history, delicious regional cuisine and more. Along with over 25 of her recipes, plus Ian's invaluable tips for yachties and travellers and a gallery of over 150 gorgeous photographs, it presents a celebration of the sun-kissed Mediterranean lifestyle.

Long Ride for a Pie
(New Holland Publishers)
A cyclist's epic, world-crossing road trip is presented from the perspective of a base culinary urge. What is it about New Zealand that most expats and travellers miss most? Beautiful clean beaches? The majestic Southern Alps? Mum? For Tim Mulliner, after nearly four years of working in Britain, it was the experience of sinking his teeth into a proper Kiwi pie of the sort that melted in your mouth and left tiny flakes of pastry stuck to your lips, a small shower of crumbs on your shirt, and a nice warm, satisfied feeling in the stomach. So Tim jumped on his 27-speed bike to head across western Europe, eastern Europe, Turkey, India, Iran, Pakistan, Tibet, China, South-East Asia and Australia, and finally home to New Zealand. Along the way he collected a series of unforgettable memories and superb photographs.

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BA, Diploma in Publishing

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Victorian Society of Editors

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