Food - the best of traveller experiences

We all love to eat right? But travelling & eating well on the road don't always go hand in hand... or do they?
This is where we'll have experienced traveller tales of the best - and worst - of eating on the road!

Caitlyn Henderson - Healthy Lifestyles AU

Some people seem to be naturally thin – others only have to look at food to gain weight which means like us they've had a crack at all kinds of diets over the years – Weight Watchers, Israeli Diet, the egg diet – (BP says... "trust me that one has some interesting side fx phewwwww)" … and after every success… that lost weight found its way home to the hips. (sigh)
So what works?


Our resident APD or Accredited Practising Dietitian 
Caitlyn Henderson from ‘Healthy Lifestyles AU’ helps hundreds of people every year and she’s happy to help all of us all in this short chat we had recently.

 

We all love our food of course?... and the yummier it is the more we want to eat right? But how does the SIZE of a meal affect how much weight we can potentially put on just by eating too much or too fast?... 

Plus we also wanted to know how are people who’ve been forced to work from home due to the COVID pandemic coping with their food intake? We recently caught up with our resident Dietician Caitlyn Henderson to try and get some answers to those very questions…

 

 

Did you know over 355,000 Australians have coeliac disease? Basically gluten makes them horribly sick. And while some people like the idea that they might feel better eating gluten free as a lifestyle thing, actual coeliacs don’t have a choice.

Like Jenni Erbel who just happens to be married to that bloke you hear at the start and end of our podcasts Col Mooney

 

 

Caitlyn Henderson - Healthy Lifestyles AU

(Cue italian music!!!)
Lasagna… macaroni cheese…  risotto… – are we speaking your language?  (KB yum)  All great foods but not necessarily the best if you’re trying to swap the fun stuff for healthier choices yet still make meals the family will want to eat.


So to get the RIGHT advice…we caught up with our resident Dietician/Nutritionist Caitlyn Henderson from ‘Healthy Lifestyles AU’ in Toowoomba, Qld.

 

 

Caitlyn Henderson - Healthy Lifestyles AU
Some people really only like to cook on a BBQ when travelling... Fatty steaks, sausages and more.

And while we'd agree that's all very 'yummy' ... apparently there are healthier alternatives that can be included.
 

Our resident Dietician/Nutritionist Caitlyn Henderson from ‘Healthy Lifestyles AU’ in Toowoomba, Qld helps us out.

 

Caitlyn Henderson - Healthy Lifestyles AU

One of the things all travellers share is a passion for food, we love talking about food, we love learning new recipes and we love eating. 

But – although anyone can escape the rat-race there’s no getting around the fact we need to eat healthy foods if we’re to avoid getting sick.  

But don’t worry – we’re definitely not the fun police and it IS possible to eat really well and not feel like you’re missing out.

How? We asked fun foodie & qualified Dietician/Nutritionist Caitlyn Henderson from ‘Healthy Lifestyles AU’ in Toowoomba, Qld what we should be doing.

 

Hungry Hervey Bay

Do you love discovering fabulous new restaurants with great food? We do – but like a lot of people, we thought we possibly wouldn’t find many foodie places to rave about in smaller Aussie regional areas. Well...we were wrong and you’re definitely going to change your mind too once you discover what we did – absolutely brilliant foodie photos and hilarious descriptions of the Fraser Coast’s burgeoning restaurant scene by a blogger called ‘Hungry Hervey Bay’.

We couldn’t resist catching up with the brains behind the page Lisa Porter – who’s a comparative newcomer to Hervey Bay but who always dreamed of moving from Gympie to her favourite holiday spot and as you’ll hear in this 'Podcast With Pictures' the Universe obliged… 

Adam Woodhams - Growing Herbs On The Road

Even if you're not a full-time 'nomad', growing your own herbs, spices & possibly some veggies not only adds a bit of convenience to your travels or lifestyle generally but can also help make your 'home on wheels' feel more like home.

Brian caught up with Garden & Sustainability guru Adam Woodhams to find out how we might be able to grow a few of the basics as we travel this great country of ours.

 And yes - we bought the Aldi Special Price herb garden recently - will give you an update soon :-)

Check out Adam's website here: http://www.adamwoodhams.com.au/

 

Kitchen Tales -  Sarah Moir -The String Family

Well they say you’re never too old to learn something new and while we're not necessarily 'old' the past year or so we've learnt an awful lot about food, cooking and storing stuff while on the road.

But what’s really been amazing is after going through everything and culling all sorts of stuff in the house, we’ve somehow managed to keep the same amount of beer & wine… amazing!

Our special guest in this episode is Sarah Moir - 'mother' of The String Family, National Busking Champions and legends in their own right.

Sarah also has an update on hubby Joel who had a very bad fall recently.

 

All About Wagga Food & Wine Festival

Love Food & Wine?... You'll love the Riverina BMW Wagga Wagga Food & Wine Festival 2019.
We managed to catch up with Festival Chairman David Pyke to learn a bit more about this annual event that's been going since 2002!

From their website....
The festival gives local wineries and food and dining outlets an opportunity to showcase their goods. As a stall holder, where else could you go and show off your products and abilities to over 3000 people in one day. As a patron, where else could you go and sample a huge range of food and wines as well as Yenda Beers. You will be entertained continuously as well as have distractions for your children whilst you enjoy the atmosphere.

Brian's Spanish Eggs

Includes Short Video Version by Kaye!
What do you do when you realise the cooked sliced beef you took out of the freezer for sandwiches is still lurking in the fridge cos you forgot to use it?  

Give it a new lease of life as a surprisingly tasty ‘Sweet potato topped Shepherd’s Pie’.

This is a completely 'made-up' recipe (aren't they all!) using some yummy leftovers plus a few new ingredients that created a dish that we both loved for not just one evening meal but a quick snack then next day!