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A Healthy, Wholefood Christmas – Recipes, Ideas and a Giveaway

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Christmas, Thermomix | 47 comments

A Healthy, Wholefood Christmas – Recipes, Ideas and a Giveaway

  A Healthy, Wholefood Christmas!   A wholefood Christmas really doesn’t have to involve loads of time slaving over a hot stove. Who wants to do that in 40 degree weather anyway??? My advice is to keep it simple. Choose a protein dish, hot or cold, add in a few salads or side dishes and a delicious fresh fruit platter. You can cook and freeze  Christmas baking in advance and defrost the night before. Starters can be as simple as a wheel of brie scattered with cherries. Make use of relatives and guests by emailing them the recipe of...

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Natural New Age Mum’s Christmas Gift Guide

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Christmas, Gift Guides | 43 comments

Natural New Age Mum’s Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas shopping can be emotional, expensive and exhausting. Never fear! I am here with a round-up of the best natural and new age gifts for Christmas. Grab a cuppa or a wine, sit back on your couch, browse and shop. Too easy. I am not going to go all gender stereotyping and say Gifts for Her and Gifts for Him, but I do have a section for the ‘ridiculously hard to buy for‘ people, because we all have at least one of those to buy for! Actually this gift guide sort of accidentally, maybe on purpose turned into my Christmas wish...

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16 Awesome Handmade Christmas Gifts

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Christmas, Eco-Friendly, Gift Guides | 13 comments

16 Awesome Handmade Christmas Gifts

 16 Awesome Handmade Christmas Gifts   There was a time that handmade gifts were a little naff. Not anymore. I think because the world is busy and it’s so easy to buy gifts now that homemade gifts are now quite desirable. It shows that someone has taken time to make you something with love. Do you think a lot of people are rejecting consumerism and coming back to what truly counts? I hope so. Anyway, check out these awesome gift ideas. Some are super quick and easy and some require a little more time and effort. I would love to...

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Easy Week Night Dinners with Spice!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Dinners | 3 comments

Easy Week Night Dinners with Spice!

  This week I have been having a play with some beautiful organic spices from Gourmet Organic Herbs.  I love using a spice blend when I cook. It’s a really easy way to add flavour to your meals  without the need for a million spices in your cupboard or complicated recipes. Just choose the flavour you want and go for it. Rubbing the spice blends on meat and grilling is one of the easiest dinners we often do. Knock together a quick salad while the meat is cooking and bam – dinner! Simple and quick but also tasty and healthy and...

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Christmas Gift Guide for Kids (with giveaways)

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Books, Christmas, Gift Guides, Natural Parenting | 79 comments

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids (with giveaways)

      Christmas shopping with all the crowds does my head in.  I love supporting local or small businesses. So for Christmas gifts, it’s the markets or online shopping for me. I have done all the hard work for you this year and found my pick of gifts for kids. Of course being Natural New Age Mum, they must be eco-friendly, natural, organic, fair trade, sustainable, educational or healthy.     ♥ Play Make Up. Don’t kids love experimenting with make up! Lester and Darnie have a safe, non toxic solution for...

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Happy Tummies Christmas Hamper Giveaway!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Christmas, Giveaways | 125 comments

Happy Tummies Christmas Hamper Giveaway!

  Christmas can be a minefield for those with allergies!   We are here to help! My lovely friend and long time blog sponsor, Lisa from Happy Tummies is again giving away one of her amazing allergy-friendly Christmas hampers.   Lisa is flat out at this time of year when families with allergy challenges source Christmas food and ingredients from her online store. I advise you to get in quick if you need something, as she sells out quickly!   As far as allergy friendly Christmas food goes, you can get dairy free and sugar...

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25 Homemade Real Food Gifts

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Christmas, Thermomix | 17 comments

25 Homemade Real Food Gifts

    How special is it to get handmade goodies? I think it’s great that people take time and effort to make things with love. You don’t have to be a cooking whizz or crafty. Just grab some pretty jars from the opshop and spend a couple of hours in the kitchen with the kids. Whip up a few treats and then jazz up your jars with a little raffia, ribbon or string and a homemade tag and there you go: gifts sorted! For a more susbstantial gift, combine a few homemade treats in a cute basket or wrap in an beautiful tea towel....

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Why would you use Modern Cloth Nappies ?? (and a giveaway)

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Natural Parenting | 44 comments

Why would you use Modern Cloth Nappies ?? (and a giveaway)

  Nappies!! I wonder how many of those I have changed over the years? I shudder to think! Not the most fun or glamorous part of being a parent, is it? My babies are now nearly 16 and 13. So it’s been a while since I had to change a nappy! Back then, I used the old fashioned terry towelling squares, nappy pins, pvc pilchers (yikes!) and washers at home. Disposables and baby wipes were used when we went out. These days there are so many better options, both environmentally and logistically. It’s actually pretty exciting to see...

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Ayurda Skincare: Review and Giveaway

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Giveaways, Natural Beauty | 60 comments

Ayurda Skincare: Review and Giveaway

  Ayurda Skincare: Review and Giveaway   I have been lucky enough to trial the Ayurda skincare range and I love it! Ayurda Skincare incorporates Ayurvedic principles into their natural skincare range to give you a holistic and personalized products. It’s pretty cool. So, what is Ayurveda? Simply put, Ayurveda is an ancient system of mind-body health, originating in India. It’s a complete and holistic philosophy of how to live a healthy lifestyle. The main premise is that every individual is unique, a combination of...

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Love List {October}

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Favourite Things | 71 comments

Love List {October}

How did it get to be October already? I hope it’s warming up where you are and you are getting ready for summer and the festive season! Here are some of my favourite things this month, plus some amazing deals for you and some ideas for Christmas!   ♥ Love from Lovage. The lovely Heidi at online natural beauty store Lovage is kindly offering all of you FREE SHIPPING from now until the end of November. Just enter NNAMFREE at the checkout! Lovage stocks all the top brands in natural beauty like La Mav, Weleda, Ere Perez and Vanessa...

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