jessica, 31, federal politics reporter
how do you eat?
i don’t beat myself up too much about what i eat.
i was brought up on a pretty healthy diet of foods, so i naturally prefer home-cooked meals & hardly ever crave fast food or nasty takeout.
my boyfriend & i do go out once or twice a week for a meal though, mostly because we both often work until 7.30pm & are too drained to cook.
he loves to cook – much more than me – & i love trying his homemade pasta, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, home made tortillas or whatever else he’s trying out at the minute.
i have a sweet tooth & love to bake.
what do you eat?
i don’t restrict anything from my diet because i believe in moderation & eating a variety of food.
i eat a lot of wholegrain foods – like cereal for breakfast – & don’t understand how anyone could give up bread when they don’t have to.
i focus on healthy food that i know is going to keep me full & eat a lot of salad with lean meat.
i also make a lot of soups & meals that i can heat up at work. i think feeling full is the best way to not crave the cakes & pastries i wish i could eat all day.
also, i never go shopping hungry – if you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it.
how do you eat?
i eat at my desk & on a busy workday i don’t have time to think about food while lunchtime never seems to come fast enough on a slow day.
if i’m super stressed i do have to resist the temptation to stress eat.
on weekends or days off my boyfriend & i like to make dinner a bit special if we (usually he) have spent time preparing it or are trying out a new recipe. it’s lovely sitting down with him, a glass of wine & no tv.
where do you eat?
at my desk, at the table at home or in restaurants around south bank & west end.
my favourite fruit is mango, my favourite meat is lamb, my favourite vegetable is carrot & my favourite cuisine is japanese.
oh, & i love cakes.
favourite meal to prepare?
i love making my vegetarian lasagne with red lentils & three kinds of cheese.
i also love making fun, new salads – my current favourite is pomegranate & feta salad with flaked almonds – especially for a sunday night bbq.
my favourite dessert to make is chocolate pudding that has a gooey hot centre when you dig in.
mumm champagne, dirty martini on gin & english breakfast tea.
cakes, slices, tarts, cupcakes & ice cream.
i’m trying to be more prepared for workweeks so i don’t get caught out having to buy lunches or start cooking dinner at 8pm after a long workday.
i’m also training for the 8km mother’s day classic in may.
march 20, 2015
i slept in on my day off & spent a lazy two hours getting ready for the day.
i ran a few err&s, like having a horrible new drivers licence portrait taken by the department of main roads & then had to spend a few hours working from home.
i chilled out with my sweet little pet cockatiel lucky before cruising up to noosa to have dinner & stay with friends ahead of a weekend of wedding frivolities.
day on a plate
two pieces of mixed grain toast with avocado & two poached eggs
cup of tea
pear & grapes
almonds & walnuts
two glasses of wine
rib fillet with salad, chips & mushroom sauce