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Gluten Free Muffins – Plum, Vanilla + Almond

gluten free muffins

These gluten free muffins are beautifully moist with a delicate flavour. The tartness of rich, red blood plums paired with the sweetness of vanilla is divine. A match made in heaven and so named accordingly…Plum + Vanilla Love Muffins. I get very excited towards the end of summer when blood plums are in abundance. Their vibrant, deep red flesh make…

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Food Styling + Photography for Beginners

One of my favourite things to do is create beautiful, healthy recipes, make them look as delicious as they taste, and then take photographs of them, producing beautiful images to inspire others to try recreating it for themselves. This passion is new to me.  I am not a professional food stylist or photographer, however, I have been teaching myself and…

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My secret recipe for Raspberry + Pistachio Brownies (gluten free)

raspberry and pistachio brownie

I have just bitten into the first of my gooey, chocolate-y, warm, sweet, tart, soft yet crunchy raspberry pistachio brownies. Ok, it’s my second piece. Last week, I promised my Facebook community I would share the recipe for my secret weapon – my raspberry pistachio brownies, if they took a moment to offer me some feed back regarding why they…

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All I want for Christmas…

Christmas is a time for kindness, sharing and being with loved ones.  We are reminded of our blessings and encouraged to show gratitude for them.  It’s all about the giving and we take pleasure in that.   That’s why I am so excited to share a special offer with you today…it’s everything I have created and poured my heart and…

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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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Whole Food Basics Workshop + Q&A with Nutritionist, Lia Burton from Green Apple Life

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I hear time and time again that so many of you are confused and overwhelmed with the idea of healthy eating and I don’t blame you!  We are overloaded with information about food, diets, what’s good for us, what isn’t and the list goes on.  That is why I have created the Whole Food Basics Workshop, to show you just how simple,…

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Finding a gentle rhythm.

It is almost time for my husband to return from his adventures in Antarctica and I have been reflecting on how far I have come in my experiences of sole parenting. I am actually very proud of how I manage things for the long periods of time he is away.  It has taken many years and in some cases, many…

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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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Easy Sausage + Tomato Bake

Easy sausage and tomato bake

I’m not sizest when it comes to sausages but I do tend to prefer those with a generous girth,  probably because they tend to be juicier and more satisfying. And so after the market at Airey’s Inlet when I popped down to see if Lisa from Otway Prime had anything left after the busy day, I was delighted when she presented me…

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