Sumo’s Weekly Wrap Up: 10th October

10.10.14 Play Blog SumoSalad
Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s been a big but short week here at Sumo Headquarters! This week we started getting excited about Fair Food Week (starting today), solved the myth behind our coffee addiction, saw some stylish gear and tried Broccomole.

The Weekly Wrap Up – let’s get into it!

Fair Food Week

Fair Food Week: 10-19 October

Fair Food Week: 10-19 October

Today marks the start of Fair Food Week, with loads of events running from today until next Sunday.

The week aims to bring awareness to the journey your food takes to get from the paddock and onto your plate. This means being mindful of where your food has come from, how it was grown and raised, and making sure our local farmers are getting a fair price for their efforts.

There are simple ways to get involved, like going along to your local farmers market, or get more involved with your local community garden! Check out the full calendar here.

Sumo’s friends from PermaPatch will have a stall at Sustainability Lane this Sunday (12th October) as part of the Lane Cove Village Fair. Head along and learn about growing food in your home or community.

Country Road Get Active

We are seeing more and more fashion players move into active wear, which we are definitely not turning our noses up at. Country Road are the latest to hop on the bandwagon, launching a range with Aussie High Jumper, Amy Pejkovic.

The range is beautifully simplistic with just the right amount of colour pops & fun fabrics. We’re especially looking forward to lounging around in the oversized mesh shirt.

Summer exercise inspiration? Check.

Coffee Addiction Linked to Genes

Coffee in the genes

Craving anything? Source: Pixabay

Are you a coffee addict? A recent study from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers has revealed that coffee and caffeine consumption may be linked to your genes.

This helps explain why everyone has differing reactions to caffeine, and why some people are more likely to get hooked than others.

“Like previous genetic analyses of smoking and alcohol consumption, this research serves as an example of how genetics can influence some types of habitual behavior,” said Daniel Chasman, associate professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the study’s senior author.

Does that mean we have an excuse to grab an extra coffee this afternoon? It’s in our genes!

Read more here.

Guacamole? Try Broccomole


Make me into dip!

Guacamole has to be one of the best dips in town, but for those looking for a low calorie option it can mean you get less than you would like.

Enter, Broccomole. Same green coloured dip, but using steamed & pureed broccoli instead. Apart from having less fats than an avo (although they are friendly ones), broccoli is also packed with essential nutrients, vitamin C and more (which Pete can tell you about).

While Guacamole can certainly never be replaced, we like the idea of giving broccoli a go, especially as a fun idea to get kids eating more veggies! This recipe also uses broccoli stems, which can often be discarded in favour of the florets, so it’s a great way to get the most out of your shopping.

Check out the recipe here.

We recommend putting some wrap bread in the oven to crisp up and dip in, or double up your veg intake with some chopped up carrots and celery.

Happy & Healthy eating,

The SumoSalad Team


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