Saturday 17th November was the date set for Low Carb Down Under Melbourne, and it loomed as a fairly scary date for me, as I’d been asked to speak on stage, something I’d never done before, and the thought of it was a little terrifying to say the least.
I prepared myself as best I could to show the 240 people in attendance how to make a couple of my favourite low carb/paleo recipes, Cauliflower Rice and a Herb-Crumbed Fish. I wasn’t on stage for very long and to be honest it was all a bit of a blur and I don’t remember too much of what I said, but I know that I at least got a couple of laughs at some of my silly jokes.
The whole event was videotaped, so in the next couple of days it should be available online. As soon as it is I’ll post it here so you can check it out for yourself. I didn’t have the presence of mind on the day to organise photos to be taken, so you’ll just have to wait for the video I’m afraid.
Review Of Low Carb Down Under Melbourne
As I was quite pre-occupied on the day, I didn’t get much chance to take photos or notes on the other speakers (especially since I spent a bit of time in the kitchen preparing food, more on that shortly), however a pretty good run-down was put together here by HealthierJane.
All in all it was a great event, I heard nothing but positive feedback from the attendees, and I look forward to another, bigger event in the not-too-distant future!
Low Carb Foods
Here is a quick run-down of the food Emma and I provided (again, sorry I don’t have any pictures, hopefully this gets your imagination working though!).
We made two types of frittata, one was vegetarian with red and green capsicum, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, parsley and basil, and the other was bacon, mushroom and leek.
There was also prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears, and kangaroo meatballs seasoned with basil, thyme, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper and cajun spice.
We also made a tomato sauce for dipping the meatballs in, our homemade tomato sauce included tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, honey, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, allspice and cloves.
Lastly, for a sweet option we had some liqueur dark chocolate truffles, made from 70% cacao dark chocolate, with coconut milk, coconut oil, dutch cocoa, and a little brandy for good measure.
I’m happy to say there was lot’s of positive feedback on the day from our food
Low Carb Down Under Melbourne Presenters
I was very honoured to share the stage with some great speakers who shared a lot of important information and challenging the modern conventions of health in our society. It was great to share the stage with people the likes of Jimmy Moore (Livin’ La Vida Low Carb), David Gillespie (author of “Big Fat Lies” and “Sweet Poison”), and Christine Cronau.
Here is a complete list of all the presenters from Low Carb Down Under Melbourne, along with links to their sites so you can find out more about these people and their passion towards our health.
Jimmy Moore – Low Carb expert form theUS and host of the wildly popular podcasts ‘ Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and ‘Ask the Low Carb Experts’
Dr. Rod Tayler is an Australian anaesthetist and anti-sugar activist with an interest in low carbohydrate diets to optimize our weights and our health.
Crystal Fieldhouse –Crystal’s main interest is in improving health and longevity through quality nutrition and believes that a big focus on functional strength and mobility will serve any person well – young or old.
Christine Cronau is a nutrition author, speaker, entrepreneur, and mother of two.
Ivy Thompson has the blog Paleo in Melbourne and the Paleo in Melbourne facebook page.
Jo Marie Fitton is the convenor of the Melbourne Paleo Meetup Group
Steven Hamley is a student doing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physiology. www.thepaleopremise.blogspot.com
Mick Reade is a great low carb chef who delivers Paleo meals, a personal trainer, and author of “Reconnecting With Your Inner Caveman”.