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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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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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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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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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