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Posts from the category: Food

One Bowl, Slow Cooker Carrot Cake

One bowl slow cooker carrot cake

I am becoming a little addicted to experimenting baking cakes made in the slow cooker! They are so deliciously moist and so easy to make. This carrot cake is a hit with the whole family and makes a delicious addition to any morning or afternoon tea table...who am I kidding, it's also great with … [Read more...]

Tostadas! A Self-Serve, Fast Family Friendly Dinner Idea

Fast Family Food Ideas: Healthy Oven Baked Tostadas

Does your family love Mexican food?  We do. It is such a family friendly option with many dishes being self-serve and easy to personalise the flavours.  Tacos and nachos are our staple dishes but every now and then we like to add in something different.  We have even made our own homemade flour … [Read more...]

Choc Orange {Nut Free} Energy Balls

Choc Orange {Nut Free, Sugar Free} Energy Balls

The flavour of choc orange is one firmly cemented in childhood thanks to one of my favourite cinema snacks - Jaffas! (Popcorn was my other #1)  These Choc Orange Energy Balls are delicious, and being nut and processed sugar free, they make a great addition to the school lunch box or after school … [Read more...]

9 Reasons Research Shows That Family Mealtimes Matter

9 Reasons Research Shows That Family Mealtimes Matter

Long work hours, dancing classes, sporting events, school or community meetings - there are many potential interruptions to the act of gathering the family together around the dining table in today's busy family schedule but the research shows that making a regular commitment is worth the effort, … [Read more...]

Frozen Watermelon & Strawberry Sorbet

Watermelon and Strawberry Sorbet

Sorbet, granita, slushie, slurpee, icee...I really had no idea what to call this delicious frozen concoction! To me it's more a sorbet or granita but without the added sugar, however by adding a little more water or adding ice you could definitely be thinking this is a slushie or slurpee! Whatever … [Read more...]

Getting Dinner on the Table Even On Impossible Days!

Tips for Getting Dinner on the Table Even On Impossible Days

With four small people in our house, getting dinner ready can easily become a nightmare. Whether you have one child, or four, or ten, getting dinner on the table can seem like an impossible task some days. I mean, they don't call it witching hour for nothing! Here are some tips and tricks I use to … [Read more...]

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids: Tropical Whip

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas: Tropical Whip

This healthy lunch box snack is so simple to make that my three (and a half!) and my eight year old take it in turns to make a batch for the school week ahead! Inspired by the very delicious Berry Whip by Well Nourished, our tropical version is just perfect for my pineapple lovers, and when we pop a … [Read more...]

Eating the Alphabet: Cooking with Kids from A to Z

Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Eating the Alphabet 26 recipes inspired by the book. Great for cooking with preschoolers and elementary aged children

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book perfect for introducing children to a range of new fruits and vegetables (with a host of already familiar ones scattered throughout as well). I personally can think of no better way to … [Read more...]