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Is Just Walking Enough to Lose Weight and Get in Shape?

High-intensity interval training, kettlebells, CrossFit and other more extreme forms of exercise seem to get all the attention these days. But if you’re new to working out or are looking for som

A Breathtaking Coastal Home On The Tasmanian Shoreline

The Mays Point House by Tanner Architects is an exercise in robust, yet refined architectural design, amongst incredible natural surrounds. 

By utilising a resilient and muted material palette, alongside a subtle interior scheme, the house allows the incredible South Arm Peninsula environs to take centre stage. This holiday home is an understated and respectful response to its sublime context.

Where To Spend The Most Gorgeous Getaway In The Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley’s reputation for rustic sophistication is well deserved, but can sometimes eclipse the area’s other equally enticing attractions. *Hint hint* There’s a lot more to this region than beautiful wine (though there is a LOT of that)!

Beyond the stunning scenery and world-class wineries lie cute cafes attached to flower stores, galleries buried in bushland, and a divine accommodation offering perched atop a lily pond! Still need convincing? Read on for The Design Files’ hit-list of places to eat, drink, see + stay!

Soul Bowls

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Soul Bowls

Cooler weather makes us crave the comfort of a hot meal. Nothing is more pleasurable than inhaling the heady scents of a hearty stew or a hot mug of soup.

Cooler weather makes us crave the comfort of a hot meal. Nothing is more pleasurable than inhaling the heady scents of a hearty stew or a hot mug of soup.

Often we overlook indulging in such meals, fearing the caloric consequences of a rich dish plus the effort and time it takes to prepare. By using more vegetables and less meat, as well as choosing ingredients that don’t need to simmer for hours, cooking time is dramatically slashed while health benefits are increased.
In keeping with Diabetes Month, these one-bowl comforts are good choices. Every hour more than 20 people are diagnosed with diabetes. Diet is key: to eat for diabetes management and prevention, meals need to centre on whole grains, lean meat, and fish, plus a ton of veggies.

Recipes

  • Fiery Chicken and Fig Tagine
  • Three Bean, Spinach, and Kale Stew with Lacy Parmesan Cracker
  • Normandy Fish Soup
  • Cumin-scented Carrot Soup

Homemade Bread Day

What better way to celebrate Homemade Bread Day this November 17 than learning to bake your own bread? Roll up your sleeves, flex your fingers, and prepare to enjoy the tactile pleasures of bread making in a few easy steps.

Starting with rapid rise yeast and 100 percent whole wheat flour, this is a dough that doesn’t require a lot of fiddling. Simply mix, knead, then let it rise right in the pan before popping it into the oven. It’s that easy. Really!

Four-step Bread

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