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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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Supercharged Food for KIDS + Keeping it Simple in the Whole Food Kitchen

Do you sometimes feel pressured to get it right in the kitchen? Do you get overwhelmed by recipes with long, complicated and expensive ingredient lists?  Do you want to give your family the healthiest start to life possible but don’t have the energy to negotiate with fussy eaters? I did too.  I understand what it feels like because I have been…

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Banana Buckwheat Pancakes (gluten + dairy free)

“Mum, there is a box of bananas at the front door” And there was! We were the lucky recipients of a random act of kindness this week.  Kirsten from Casuarina Farm, where we order our weekly box of organic fruit and vegetables from, had swung past and left us an extra big box of beautiful organic bananas.  This is like hitting…

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Top 9 Best Lunch Box Recipes

best lunch box recipes

My last post, Lunch Box Ideas was so popular, I thought I’d continue with the theme and share some of my best lunch box recipes with you. When it comes to lunch box recipes, I want simple ideas that are healthy, sustaining and fast to prepare.  Nourish little tummies with love and good food leaving plenty of time and energy…

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Lunch Box Ideas

lunch box ideas

I am always receiving emails asking for advice for lunch box ideas (especially allergy friendly ones) and as a teacher and a mum, I am delighted to share my experiences and handy hints! After spending long, lazy days on the beach, enjoying the freedom of the summer holidays and living by the adage the routine is, there is no routine, getting…

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The art of food assembly + an easy chicken recipe

easy chicken recipe

Too busy to cook?  I have the answer!  Read on to find out how you can prepare delicious, healthy meals for your family in no time at all.  It’s all in the art of food assembly. When people tell me they are too exhausted or time poor to cook, that they are lacking ideas and inspiration or that they just…

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How to get kids to eat salad + an irresistible recipe

salad for kids

Homer Simpson once said you don’t win friends with salad. Well, I’ve got news for him!  You can win friends with salad, or more importantly, win over your children!  Let me show you how… Introducing your kids to the virtues of salad can be challenging but well worth persevering.  I have found over the years, it’s not so much about the…

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Easy Granola Cookies

My Easy Granola Cookies make a nourishing snack and are perfect for the lunch box. It’s Sunday afternoon and you realise the pantry is empty and you have school lunch boxes to prepare.  Made from simple, staple ingredients like butter, coconut and oats my granola cookies can be whipped up in no time.  Wholesome enough to sustain hungry tummies and…

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Really Easy Banana Bread

Are you looking for a no-fail, simple, healthy, really easy banana bread recipe?  Look no further!  I have one that is a tried and tested winner.   I have been making this really easy banana bread for years and have perfected it along the way.  It is delicious served warm with butter or yoghurt for breakfast or simply added as…

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Never Fail Chocolate Cake

mamacino-chocolate-cake

I have been using the recipe for this simple chocolate cake since my children were born and it has never let me down yet! Actually, that’s not really true.  It was probably a few years after Lucia, my first daughter was born that I even entertained the idea of making a birthday cake myself!  I remember for Lucia’s first birthday,…

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