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Apple almond overnight oats

apple almond overnight oats

If you like to be organised in the mornings and out the door with  minimum fuss, try making a prepare ahead breakfast like my apple almond overnight oats.  A nourishing and delicious way to begin the day and easily made portable when you need something on the run.   I have found my life changing in the past few months.…

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Almond Apple Spice Cookies (Gluten Free)

almond apple spice cookies

My almond apple spice cookies make a delicious and nourishing after school treat for hungry children.  They are so simple to make and will store well in the pantry for up to a week making them ideal for the lunch box too. I can remember when I was a child, walking home from the school bus stop, hoping to be…

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Potato Bean Pesto Salad

potato bean pesto salad

This potato bean pesto salad is a really simple way to make vegetables more interesting.  Served along side some grilled or roasted meat and you have a family dinner that looks impressive, tastes delicious and is enjoyed by everyone.   I have sung the praises of pesto here many times before and also how having just one thing prepared and…

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Gluten Free Baking Tips + My Pear Muffins (Video)

Gluten free baking is an exercise that requires the right recipe; the correct ingredients, a lot of practice and an element of luck!  Today, I’m sharing some of my best gluten free baking tips. Gluten free baking and I got to know each other well during the time I supplied my local community with home made granola and treats from my…

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Feeding A Crowd + My Roman Tomato Sauce

feeding a crowd

Feeding a crowd can get expensive if you love entertaining and often have guests arrive hungry and ready to eat at your table.  My tomato pasta sauce made alla romano, in the roman style, is versatile, budget friendly, simple and delicious. I love inviting people into my home and then feeding them!  I can’t think of a better way to spend…

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Rocket Walnut Pesto

rocket walnut pesto

Rocket walnut pesto is a flavoursome alternative to the standard  basil pesto I love to make in the summer. It was pumpkin soup for dinner, again. I serve this warm and comforting dish so often in the winter that by the end of soup season, my children are very happy to see the end of it for a while.  I…

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Healthy Italian meals you’ll love.

healthy italian meals

When I express my love for Italian food, I’m often met with a confused and questioning look.  Being mostly gluten and dairy free, I understand why people would wonder how pizza and pasta fits in to my whole food picture.  Well, it doesn’t very often because there are so many healthy Italian meals to choose from. There are so many wonderful,…

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Spaghetti alla carbonara

spaghetti alla carbonara

Eating spaghetti alla carbonara in Rome was one of my most memorable food moments.  You know, those particular meals you remember forever and measure every other morsel that passes your lips against…but was it as good as the time we had spaghetti…. The waiter took one look at us and asked ” in inglese?” “Let me try” I replied, not…

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Rome + What I learnt from the Italians

Rome

I have just had the most amazing two weeks in Rome. If you know me, you will know I am absolutely crazy about Italy; the food, the wine, the coffee, the history, the language and the lifestyle. In Rome I tasted my first real Spaghetti alla Carbonara, was inspired beyond words by the work of Michelangelo, Bernini and Caravaggio, walked…

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GAPS – Our Family Experience

grain free cookies

Since going on the Gaps diet, I have had so many questions, emails, messages and even been stopped in the street by people wanting to know more about it. So, I wanted to share our experience with you and also tell you about a new program, created by my friend Jo Whitton, that is making the lives of Gaps mums…

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How to be a Kitchen Goddess

kitchen goddess

Let me show you how to reconnect with your inner Kitchen Goddess (not to be confused with becoming a domestic goddess, though I’m pretty sure Nigella had her tongue firmly in her cheek when she came up with that one). I have some thoughts to share about why eating and cooking has become  a nightmare for so many of us…

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Kid Friendly Meatballs

kid friendly meatballs

My kids love these kid friendly meatballs which is good because they are simple, gluten free, nourishing, generous and delicious!  They are cooked in the sauce so no need to fry them first and very budget friendly too. This recipe is in my book Kids in the Kitchen which I’m having a 2 for 1 sale on right now! Find…

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Winter Kale Salad with Apple + Almond

winter kale salad

My winter kale salad is the perfect blend of crunchy, crispy, chewy, tart and sweet freshness. Packed with vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy and full of energy in the cooler months, my winter kale salad is one simply delicious bowl of yummy goodness. Kale.  It is the one vegetable my body noticeably misses when I don’t eat it…

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Gluten Free Bread Recipes – 10 of the best!

gluten free bread recipes

Are you searching for gluten free bread recipes that work?  Desperate for something to spread your avocado on?  I have the answer!  Here are 10 of the best gluten free bread recipes that I’m sure you will love as much as I do! Since going gluten and grain free, the thing I absolutely and unequivocally miss the most is bread.  Buying…

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Simple Self Care for Busy Mums

simple self care for busy mums

If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that I do a much better job looking after others if I look after myself too.  Self care has become such an essential part of my life, something I embrace and am grateful for…when I remember to do it.  I thought I’d share some of my best ideas for simple self…

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Grain Free Banana Date Bars

grain-free-banana-date-bars

My kids are always ravenous when they get off the school bus and because quick, convenience snacks are hard to find when you have food ‘stuff’ to consider and any suggestion of a piece of fruit is met with a look of total disdain and dramatic eye rolling, I like to have something prepared. Today it’s Grain Free Banana Date…

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12 of the best Healthy Anzac Biscuits

healthy Anzac biscuits

Simple and delicious, healthy Anzac biscuits are a favourite treat enjoyed by all!  Crunchy, sweet and completely satisfying, here are ten of the best, tried and tested healthy Anzac biscuit recipes on the internet!  Inspire yourself and get the kids into the kitchen to bake some this weekend! 12 of the best Healthy Anzac Biscuits Sistermixin If you like your…

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Gut healing pumpkin soup and a simple video

gut healing pumpkin soup

My gut healing pumpkin soup has become a well loved staple at my family table this winter.  Spending some time focused on gut repair and really working hard to improve our diets to clear up some quirky health concerns had me making this soup every week. Luckily for me, every body loved it! Gut healing pumpkin soup A big part…

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Simple green smoothie for beginners + video

I have not always been a fan of the green smoothie.  In fact, I seem to remember the first ones I created tasting like swamp water!  However, I persisted and I have come up with the perfect recipe for a simple green smoothie that tastes delicious and is good for you too.   I am always looking for ways to…

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Sesame Tahini Bliss Balls (that taste like a snickers!) + Video

sesame tahini bliss balls

School holidays are upon us and so begins the endless cycle of snack preparation!  These sesame tahini bliss balls are simple to make and delicious to eat – the perfect bite sized snack to have on hand for hungry children.  Let me show you how to make them in this video. For all my tips on surviving the school holidays, take a…

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How to survive the school holidays

how to survive the school holidays

Today I’m sharing my tips for how to survive the school holidays. With a term break just around the corner there is so much to look forward to.  Lazy mornings with no plans to rush for.  Long bike rides through nature reserves, cake baking afternoons and of course, a reprieve from lunch box packing. But we mums know the reality…

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