Healthy and delicious Beef Stroganoff recipe

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6Apr
beef stroganoff

  As the weather here begins to cool, I start to crave beef stroganoff. It is one of my favourite meals ever, and the fact I can eat it with rice is even better. I LOVE sticky white rice. I’m sure it is a throw-back to the months I spent in Japan as a teenager that I could happily eat…

21 delicious and easy-to-prepare healthy snacks

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4Apr
fruit balls

Like you, I’m a busy mum.  Thankfully, I always begin my day with breakfast. But sometimes, when I am in the middle of a home-based project that is in full swing, I forget to eat. Or else, I only remember to eat when I’m so hungry I’m about to fall over.  In these moments, I often rely upon a midday…

Wholefood for Children by Jude Blereau

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16Mar
Jude Blereau whole foods for children

I came across this book, Whole food for children by Jude Blereau (and its companion, Whole Food)  at my son’s kindergarten. This book has been a guiding light and wonderful resource for the past two years as they have created and prepared their whole food program for the children. (In a lovely twist, I’ve heard that Jude’s daughter attended Ned’s…

Valentine’s Day sweet biscuit LOVE bombs

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10Feb
lovebombs

  Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and I always like to do a little something, simply to recognise and acknowledge ‘love’ in all the forms it comes.   For me, it’s not just about romantic love. (although of course, that is lovely.) I also like to give thanks for the ‘love’ that is present each day when…

Raw Chocolate Beetroot Cake

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5Jun
raw chocolate beetroot cake

  Many years ago, I bought a cookbook with the most scrummy recipe, Raw Chocolate Beetroot Cake.  I loved it but since then, I’ve been playing with it and now the version I make is nothing like the original. But twice as good. I’m forever grateful to Suki for her inspiration because I never would have thought of adding beetroot…

Pan-fried chicken breast with pesto and brie recipe

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16May

Last week, we visited the Brunswick Heads pub for dinner.  The pub is one of Australia’s best kept secrets.  (Shhh, I won’t tell if you won’t!) It’s a historic place but more than that, it’s got to be one of the best grub feeds you’ll ever have while enjoying the view of the Bruns river, listening to top local bands,…

Raw Key Lime Pie Recipe

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1May

I have found cake perfection!  Raw Key Lime Pie. I don’t need to look any further.  You’d better get ready to print this recipe or write it down as once you taste it, you’ll be proclaiming this the world’s best cake pie too. On Saturday, my friend Cath hosted her Crafternoon. (Pop back tomorrow for a very cute tutorial showing…

Dutch Pancakes “Poffertjes”

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25Jan

Santa brought Ned this Dutch Pancake maker for Christmas. It was the best $12 he ever spent… um, er, invested… For the past week, Ned and his dad have eaten baby pancakes for breakfast.  (Ok. Sometimes Mummy had a little taste too…)  Covered in lashings of real maple syrup (no maple flavoured syrup here) and a little dusting of icing…

Red Velvet Cake Pops recipe for Christmas Day

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25Dec

Inspired by both my friend Felicity’s mate Adam, and this book, Cake Pops by Molly Bakes, I made these delicious Red Velvet Cake Pops for Christmas Day. You might like to make some too! First thing is to make the cake. 1.  Place 250 grams self raising flour and 1/4 tsp salt in a big bowl. Mix and set aside. 2.  In…

Roasted Pumpkin and Gooey cheese warm salad by Friday’s Guest, Kyla Levi

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23Dec

Roasted Pumpkin and Gooey Cheese Warm Salad by Friday’s Guest, Kyla Levi I visited my friend Kyla a few weeks ago and she made us this for lunch. Oh my. What a treat. The recipe for you by Kyla. Firstly chop up a selection of your favourite winter vegetables. I like pumpkin, sweet potato, fresh garlic, onion and purple onion…

Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

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18Dec

I love chai tea so I learned how to make it myself from scratch. As nice as those shop bought mixes can be, have you ever looked at the ingredients list?  Scary stuff. My big tip: use tea bags in your mix. After a few fails where chai was so thick and gritty and not very easy to strain, I…

Hand-rolled Sushi “Te-maki sushi”: A how-to tutorial, with Friday’s Guest, Mari Clark.

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2Dec

This is my friend Mari. A few weeks ago, Mari invited us to dinner at her beautiful eco-friendly house. She prepared the most delicious meal of hand-rolled sushi, ‘te-maki sushi’. It was unlike any sushi (even hand-rolled sushi) meal I’ve had before and WOW…. yum! She has kindly offered to share the recipe with us all. Friday night’s dinner?  Here…

How to make Veggie Pancake Spirals

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26Oct

Don’t these veggie rolls just look divine? The original recipe for Veggie Spirals is from the Super Kitchen Machine Blog. I just tweaked it a bit and doubled it. We tried both ricotta and cream cheese fillings, and the winner by far was the ricotta. Easy to spread, but also low fat and super yummy. My tip:  Heat up your frypan really…

How to make cheesy chicken and corn Cob Loaf recipe

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17Oct

A long time ago, my youngest sister’s ex-boyfriend was celebrating his 21st birthday. It was a Retro 70′s party hosted in the country (and at times, redneck) town of Casino, and I was dressed in a shockingly gaudy rainbow coloured shirt and tights.  There was a least one Michael Jackson lookalike with a huge afro ball of hair, plenty of…