Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably [Sponsored by Nuffnang]

by cecylia on November 21, 2012

A busy lifestyle is like a double-edged sword. Always on the go but never eating healthily. With my varied commitments of vetting, blogging and eventing, usually I’m too lazy don’t have the time to cook. My diet is either splendiferous salads or deadly desserts. And when I do cook (I love hosting dinner parties!) it’s usually banquet size (but not banquet quality) because I am portion-blind.

But one day, my bad diet woes came to a halt when a vet colleague pulled a bowl of steamed vegies and fragrant fish out of the microwave. Wow! She cooked dinner with one finger. In 7 and a half minutes. “Birdseye!” She chirped. So when Birdseye asked me to ‘test-cook’ their healthy dinner packets, I couldn’t swoop on the offer quick enough. Anything for food. Especially food that won’t harden my macaroon-filled arteries. So now, to the relief of mother-dearest, I can finally and consistently eat a balanced meal since leaving home 5 years ago. And the best part? I still have room for cakes!

繁忙的生活像把两面的宝剑。一方面,我的生活很活跃, 另一方面,我的饮食很差。当你做兽医,写博客,参加一系列的聚会活动, 烧饭的时间很少。 我每天吃很多甜点。因为我不常烧饭,没有分量概念,每次烧总炒太多的饭菜。其实我很喜欢举办​​晚宴(但我烧得并不是晚宴的质量)。

有一天,我不良的饮食习惯终于停止了!我的兽医同事在吃晚餐的时候从微波炉里取出一碗鲜美的鱼和新鲜的蔬菜。才七分钟半。最棒的是,她才用了一根手指“烧”了晚餐!“Birdseye!”(译:鸟眼)她笑嘻嘻地告诉我。所以当Birdseye邀请我来“测试烧”他们的晚餐时,我太迫不及待了!我爱吃,尤其吃美味, 容易烧的食品。妈妈,你看,女儿嫁出去后还能吃得健康的晚餐!:)因为这顿晚饭那么健康, 吃完后我还能吃甜点:)

Mimco headband / Souvenir Silk Dressing Gown / Goldie Alexis Kirk Necklace

To celebrate these amazing meals from Birdseye, I have a give-away! One lucky follower of my blog will receive:

1 x $250 Coles voucher AND 1 x $100 Kikki K voucher!

Simply follow me on Bloglovin’ and leave a comment below to win.

Immediately after taking these photos, I devoured my mini-banquet: the Thai Coconut Curry fish fillet and my bowl of Carrot, Cauliflower and Broccoli steam vegies faster than it took you to say ‘Birdseye’. Delicious. Healthy. And easy! Now I have more time to read blogs!

为了庆祝Birdseye的新产品,我们主办一场送奖!一位读者会赢一张250澳币的Coles凭单和一张100澳币的Kikki K凭单!你知需要在Bloglovin上跟着我,然后请在下面留言来赢!

拍完这些照片后,我立即吞食了这顿晚餐! 美味。健康。容易!谢谢Birdseye帮助我在繁忙的生活当中保持饮食健康!现在我更能抽出时间读时尚博客!:)


Sevan Manjikian November 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Yum Yum. What a fabulous dinner!

Following x

cecylia November 23, 2012 at 11:21 am

lol all cooked by the microwave!

Jess Dempsey November 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I love how homely this post is and I love the details behind you! Now I am hungry! xo

cecylia November 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

Can’t wait to have you over Jess!!!

Fashionthroughtravel November 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

‘The food looks great!
Very cute look :)

Fabrizia Spinelli November 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Amazing shoot! Everything is so perfect on your table!
Come back soon to visit my: fashion blog!
Vivi clothes giveaway!!

cecylia November 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

I was going for the ‘messy look’ ‘;D

Style without style November 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

Agreed! :)

kat November 22, 2012 at 9:28 am

wow everything looks sooo amazingly delicious :D love these photos :)

Sonia November 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Hehehe go you! You actually make microwave meals sound appetizing!


Jenny November 23, 2012 at 2:29 am

Hi Cecylia. I recently found your blog. I love how cultured you are it’s so different and refreshing.

cecylia November 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

You are so sweet I really appreciate your comment! xx

Michelle V November 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Hi Cecylia, you are the most beautiful and photogenic woman I have ever seen!! You are well and truly blessed! Oh, and the steamed vegies and fish look amazing too! :) Many thanks for this opportunity to win

cecylia November 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

You are too kind, thank you for your lovely comment. I’m just blessed with a great husband who is also a great photographer. I do think I need to eat more steamed vegies and fish though…

Aggie November 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Thank you for visiting my blog and lovely comment:-) love your blog!!!

Jolene Attard November 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

Only you could make a microwave meal look so decadent!!!!!

It’s actually making me hungry……….

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I’l make you this dinner when you visit me in Feb :D xx

Rochelle November 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

YUMMY! That looks delicious…I am so going to buy those Birdseye delights for my lunch! Love your silk dressing gown too, you’re gorgeous! xx

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Thanks Rochelle! Miss you darling lady! The dressing gown was a gift from a family friend years ago, I’d never worn it, hence why it’s still in pristine condition :D

Margaret Kee November 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

You convinced me!It’s Birdseye for dinner tomorrow:)
Funny I never thought of eating salad with chopsticks before
but you make it look so easy and elegant!Beautiful pics too:)

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Thank you Mom! Chian is the one with the photography skills so all credit to him! Birdseyes’s pretty healthy! Maybe I should go on a Birdseye challenge…

Kim m November 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Hi, I love Birdseye vegies, I always have them in the freezer, I cook them with most meals, as no matter how rushed I am, they turn what ever else I am cooking into a healthy meal….. Although I will have to practice my presentation, as my meals dont look as good as yours!
I have signed up with bliglivin.

cecylia November 29, 2012 at 7:59 am

well done Kim! Sounds like you lead such a healthy lifestyle, something I ought to adopt :D Thank you for your kind words about my presentation. Best wishes for the competition!

Kim m November 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Sorry, bloglovin..

nightlace November 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I have followed with bloglovin’

My tummy is rumbling as a result of this post! The Bird’s Eye veggie and fish portions look simply scrumptious.

Thanh November 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Followed you on bloglovin’!
You make dressing gowns look so fashionable! Maybe I should wear mine out =)

cecylia November 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

thank you hun! You should- send me your photo :D

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