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Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

I❤ to lift weights, heavy weights.  The only cardio I do is to lift weights faster! A lot of the nutrition research I do revolves around how to eat to fuel your workout – when’s the best time and what’s the best way to eat carbs, protein, fats for maximum bang for your buck muscle-gain-wise … Continue reading


Raw Snickers Bars

So these are amazeballs, let’s just get to it already. I mean, within an hour of receiving the email from Changing Habits with this recipe in it, I had already whipped up a batch for dessert for Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah. (That’s how long I’ve been meaning to post this for. Since last September! … Continue reading


I hate balance!

And while we’re at it, I can’t stand the word ‘journey’! *shudder* After my gap year in France I returned absolutely fluent in French and although I’m now ‘un petit peu’ rusty, my strong command of it continually shows up the English language as sorely lacking for expressive adjectives, French is just so… well, sexy! … Continue reading


Red Hot Chocolate Lava Puddings & a giveaway!

Clearly I don’t take valentines day very seriously, I never really have. Maybe it’s because I met my husband at 17 and we’ve been blissfully together ever since… or that I’d rather buy chocolate for myself than for anyone else! Jason, one half of the mother/son team who manufacture Seatonfire Chocolate offered me a great … Continue reading


Coconut Watermelon Granita & a Giveaway

Let’s play a word association game. I say “TV chef”, you say??? Jamie Oliver. Err’day. I went through a phase where I’d have BBC cooking channel running all day. Didn’t matter who was on – Delia, Nigella, Rick, but the minute Jamie came on, that was it. Game over, it’s tv time! My favourite series … Continue reading


‘It’s Peachy’ Salad with Peanut Pesto Dressing & a giveaway!

When I was a kid we used to give our gorgeous doe-eyed Rottweiller, Lady, peanut butter to eat. Not because Lady had protein requirements… but for pure entertainment! Have you ever seen a dog eat peanut butter? It’s hilarious!!! Now of course I’m not advocating, what is clearly, short-sighted & childish humour (cos I’m sooooooo grown … Continue reading


Pink Lemonade & a Giveaway!

My lovely husband is outnumbered. We have 2 very girly daughters, even our puppy is a girl, that’s 4 to 1. Everything in our house is pink! Gender-biased much? Yes… and I do realise I chose to call my blog “Hot Pink Chilli” – I succumbed to ALL THE PINK! So has this lemonade – which goes down like a home-sick mole … Continue reading


Chocolate Nut Butter Banana Blobs aka Monkey Poop

I’ve been banging on about Monkey Poop for a week now so I feel like I better get to the point. Fast! It’s like when we were kids, and someone asked for a bite of your food, and you teased them by pulling it away as they tried to bite it. Then, when they eventually got their teeth … Continue reading


Why eating junk is *literally* a nightmare!

I’m at the business end of 2 weeks in paradise. Where I’m pretty much eating ALL the food. Despite a culturally rich heritage in whole foods and saturated fats, the beautiful Fijian people have, much like every other traditional culture, put their coconuts down in favour of popular western foods: canned vegetables, soybean oil and … Continue reading

Frozen Pops

10 Minute Icecream

I bowed to the marketing pressure and bought one of those groovy little icecream makers which makes (depending on where you live…) frozen paddle pops/ice lollies/icicles/popsicles in 10 minutes – help a foodie out here, what are they even called? I woke up with a sore throat this morning and thought a frozen smoothie would hit … Continue reading