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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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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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Grain Free Banana Date Bars

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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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Easy No Bake Energy Balls

no bake energy balls

Naturally sweet, chewy and delicious, my easy no bake energy balls are the perfect, simple snack to have in the fridge for those moments when you need a pick me up.  Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, they are a treat everyone can enjoy. I’m not sure about you, but during the school holidays, I feel like I am permanently…

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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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The best, healthy (gluten free) dessert I have ever tasted…

healthy chocolate treats

Have you tried my Dangerously Easy Chocolate Puddings? If the answer is no, stop what you are doing and make them!  (The recipe is below) We all know how the story goes.  We know we should be eating nourishing, fresh whole foods that enhance our wellbeing and we do!  But then…there is a celebration or a craving, or it’s Saturday…

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How to make Pimped Up Porridge

nourishing porridge

When the mornings start getting a bit chillier and the air is crisp and fresh as it seems to be in Autumn, our bodies start craving foods that are warm and comforting…like pimped up porridge. My kids love pimped up porridge and we have it several times each week in the cooler months.  I like to pimp up the nourishment…

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Italian lessons + a beautiful apricot cake

Apricot and almond cake

Vorrei un macchiato e un cornetto di cioccolato. I would like a coffee and a chocolate pastry. This is the first phrase I learnt last week at my very first Italian Conversation Class.  In truth, I already knew how to order my breakfast in Italian as it was something I quickly perfected when I spent a sunny Autumn and brisk Winter…

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Strawberry + banana muffins + the (dreaded) school routine

I love the school holidays, especially in the summer time. Long sunny days that stretch into pink skies and balmy evenings, wild hair and bare feet, sticky fingers stained with mango juice and going to sleep completely exhausted, sun kissed and happy from being pummelled by the surf for hours. And then someone mentions they need new school shoes and…

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Merry Christmas + My Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls

It hasn’t been the smoothest run up to Christmas in our family this year.  Unfortunately, we have a funeral to attend on Christmas Eve.  I’ve felt a bit like just skipping right on past the celebrations this time and saying a not-so-fond farewell to 2014.   On the other hand, losing a member of your family brings an opportunity to…

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