Friday, November 01, 2013

friday natural new age fridge fun

Today I'm joining in with Sonia aka Natural New Age Mum and a host of other whole/health foodie bloggers sharing the contents of our fridges - unedited, unstylised as requested!

So look past the unglamorous fridge photo to the nutritious bounty inside. The night Sonia asked me to do this Pete had just come home with a haul of flathead, squid and mussels as you can see on the bottom shelf, we are very fortunate to enjoy abundant seafood weekly.                     

Next shelf up there are eggs from our friend's chickens, organic tofu that has been in there for a while because we haven't eaten tofu in a while and I am waiting to be inspired with a yummy recipe. Leftover homemade hoummos, organic butter from Aldi $2.89 = great price.                                           

On the top shelf, piled high is an organic lamb roast from cherry tree organics, five:am greek style yoghurt our favorite yoghurt, peas from our local farm, organic lettuce (yes the packaging I know! won't have to buy anymore from supermarket as the lettuce in our garden is ready to harvest yay), parmesan cheese, rice milk and next to that organic tomato sauce which is a sometimes food in our house, behind the sauce is a jar of pure aloe vera leaf that Pete grows in the garden, vitamises and stores in the fridge to use as his daily skin food and behind that a bag of coconut flour that has been in there for about a year because I haven't found many recipes calling for coconut flour that I love, Alexx's coconut flour brownies are a recent exception. 

The broken veggie crisper at the bottom holds organic oranges, celery, cabbage, zucchini, pumpkin and carrots - these are from a mix of local farm and yes the big bad supermarket until our veggie garden takes off a bit more - and in the door that you can't see is more butter, maple syrup, cod liver oil, probiotics, ponzu and chlorophyll. (I keep dark chocolate in my handbag out of sight from children and husband).

The photo on the left hand side is of the side of our fridge, two very natural new age type posters hang there: one has natural cleaning solutions and the other natural healing remedies. We bought them at our local health food store. The black texta on the side of the fridge is Sol's handywork, permanent marker nice work Sol and the Charlie and Lola magnets complete the patchwork look.

So there you have it - my fridge! Is that what you'd expect to see in my fridge? Thanks Sonia for arranging this, a bit of fun for the sticky beak in all of us :)

Now for the list you've come to expect here on a friday...

I am such a fan of Cyndi O'Meara. This is a great interview with Cyndi where she shares her grounded, common sense approach to real food including where sugar fits into her diet.

More from Cyndi, here is her nourishing green juice recipe.

Kris Carr is talking sugar this week and spells out her take on sugar, carbs, low GI, sugar cravings take a look.

Magical, wonderful bees photographed so beautifully by Jay.

Totally off topic, if like me you have a gazillion photos of your children stored on your computer and you are wondering how on earth to present them once you finally get around to printing them (River's first year album sits in a cupboard half complete - he is seven! I haven't even printed the photos for Sol's yet - he is four!) click on over and be amazed by Pink Ronnie's memory keeping.

What's happening for you this weekend? My nan is coming to visit and mind children while I get some writing work done and head to Merricks Beach for a fermented foods workshop - looking forward to that!

Big shout out to Lucy my dear friend and mama extraordinaire to her 3 gorgeous children, Lucy is tucked up in bed with a bout of pneumonia :( here's to a speedy recovery Luce and to lots of helpers pitching in.

Thanks Sonia for hosting the 'what's in your fridge?' blog hop. Have a beautiful weekend everyone xx

16 comments:

  1. So jealous of your fresh seafood!! Thanks for joining us Nikki!!

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    1. It was a fun idea Sonia, I enjoyed seeing inside everyone else's fridge! Yes we are pretty spoilt here with the fresh seafood x

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  2. I'm jealous of your posters! Do they have a brand or website on them? I would love to find them!

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    1. Hi Zoe, I will find out a contact for you and leave it here in the comments so check back x

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    2. Zoe, I found a sticker on the poster with these details: helenblairdistribution@gmail.com ph. 0412 140 057 see how you go!

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    3. Awesome! Thank you :-D

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  3. G'day! Love today peek into your fridge, true!
    I could not get my eyes off your fresh fish too! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Sonia's What's In The Fridge

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    1. Hi Joanne, thanks for stopping by here. If I could share the fish with everyone I would! And wow your fridge is impressive how you have managed to fit everything in! x

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  4. I have to hide any raw chocolate stash I have too! I am sure my kiddies know how to sniff it out, especially my 10 year old!

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  5. I love those fridge posters too!! Wish I'd been a part of this blog hop...I was a few days behind in my blog reading. I have noticed many wholefoodie mamas have probiotics in their fridge. Am I missing something?? We eat yoghurt, drink water kefir and eat fermented foods...but should I be adding probiotics too???? What's your opinion Nikki?

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    1. Hi Michelle, I think if you are eating yoghurt, drinking water kefir and eating fermented foods you are ahead of the game! I have been reading lately (& agree with what I have read) that getting the good bacteria from your diet (or nutrients for that matter) is always preferable to taking a supplement that is manufactured. Having said that, it depends on ones needs at different times we may need a boost of a certain thing that our diet is just not giving us. So, while I am no naturopath I would say if you are all feeling well and your immune systems are all strong then save your money and keep doing what you are doing!

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    2. Oh and it's not too late to join in the fridge fun Michelle, just take a photo of your fridge contents and post it on your blog then link up x

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  6. Thanks for getting back to me on the probiotic thing....my gut feeling was we kind of had it covered with food, but I still appreciate your wisdom. There have been a few nasty gastro bugs going around here...we always manage to dodge them (touch wood), so maybe that's because our good gut bugs are doing their job well. My Matilda has never experienced any kind of vomit bug in her whole life - she must have a cast iron stomach.

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    1. Wow that is quite a fest by your Matilda!

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  7. The fish looks fantastic. I haven't had truly fresh seafood in a very long time. I'm not so sure about storing the chocolate in the handbag though - I don't think mine would be 'stored' for long if I kept it there :)

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    1. Unless you catch fish yourself (or have a friend or husband to do so) truly fresh fish is not an easy find, I am lucky! As for the chocolate believe me it lasts longer in my handbag than it would anywhere else in the house, though I will have to find a new hiding place soon with the weather warming up! x

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