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Chocolate Chip Brownies

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Sweet Treats | 1 comment

Chocolate Chip Brownies

  Chocolate Chip Brownies I have been playing around with this Chocolate Chip Brownies recipe for a while, tweaking and fiddling until I got a texture I liked. It’s moist, fudgy and quite delicious (if I do say so myself). I also was desperate to try out the Enjoy Life chocolate chips I got this month from Organics on a Budget. I had seen all the American wellness bloggers using dairy free, gluten free, nut free, soy free choc chips and I had wondered……… where the heck are they getting those from? Jane at Organics...

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Anzac Biscuits – Six Healthy Recipes

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Sweet Treats | 4 comments

Anzac Biscuits – Six Healthy Recipes

   Anzac Biscuits – Six Healthy Recipes   Anzacs are arguably Australia’s favourite biscuit. They are named after our Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. During World War 1, wives and mothers of our soldiers came up with these nutrient packed biscuits to send to the soldiers. As there was no refrigeration, food sent had to have a long life. In Australia now, it is traditional to make Anzac biscuits on Anzac Day, the 25th of April. It’s a wonderful way to remember our history and honour those who served their...

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Sleep tips for anxious children.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Natural Health, Natural Parenting | 9 comments

Sleep tips for anxious children.

  Sleep tips for anxious children. This is one of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page. Parents are desperate to help their children get to sleep. It seems to be a very common problem, perhaps indicative of our society today? I asked Monique Phipps, The Nourished Psychologist to share with us her expert tips on settling anxious children, naturally.  ♥♥♥ Having a child that won’t go to sleep can be frustrating and exhausting, especially at the time of night when all you want to do is sit on the couch with a cup of...

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Healthy Homemade Easter Eggs

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Easter, Sweet Treats | 10 comments

Healthy Homemade Easter Eggs

     Healthy Homemade Easter Eggs    Why would you make your own Easter Eggs? Well, I can think of several good reasons! ♥ Making your own treats means you know exactly what is in it ♥ Most ‘commercial’ Easter eggs are very high in refined sugar, contain a lot of nasty additives and hydrogenated vegetable oils and also palm oil (which while is okay for our health is not so good for our orangutans) ♥ Homemade stuff always tastes better (yep, it’s the love) ♥ It’s part of the slow food movement –...

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Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Easter, Eco-Friendly | 19 comments

Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas

  Okay, I am trying not to be the Easter party pooper here. I know it’s only once a year and each to their own and all that. But for us, personally, a heap of over-priced sugar, hydrogenated oils and artificial stuff in a size bigger than my kid’s head is not my idea of a healthy lifestyle.  1 kilo of crap chocolate? I would much prefer to make a small quantity of homemade chocolates or purchase some healthier chocolates and then add in a few little non-food treats. My kids are older now, but they still like their Easter...

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Healthy Hot Cross Buns

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Easter, Lunches and Snacks, Sweet Treats | 11 comments

Healthy Hot Cross Buns

  Healthy hot cross buns!   Such a thing does exist! The commercial hot cross buns you buy are laden with additives, hydrogenated vegetable oils and lots of sugar. Read your labels and check them out. Better still, make your own! Sure, these take a bit more time and effort, but I think it’s great. Get back to slow cooking and make it a family tradition. Plus, you won’t eat as many if you have to make them! Check out these amazing recipes from very clever food bloggers. Serve them with lashing of organic butter! Enjoy!...

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Introducing…. Captain Active! (and a giveaway)

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Giveaways, Natural Health, Natural Parenting | 14 comments

Introducing…. Captain Active! (and a giveaway)

  *cue superhero music* ……… introducing ….. Captain Active!! Duh duh daaaaa! I am so thrilled to share with you the Captain Active program. It’s an absolute cracker! If your family need some help and motivation with healthy eating and non-screen activities and have heaps of fun doing it, then Captain Active is your man. Let’s find out a little more about the Captain and what he does…….     Who is the man behind Captain Active? Hi I am Luke, also known as Captain Active!! I grew up...

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Excalibur Australia Mega-Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Giveaways | 341 comments

Excalibur Australia Mega-Giveaway!

  Holy Moly! This is the hugest giveaway I have ever done on the blog. Introducing……….. The Excalibur Australia Mega-Giveaway! So excited! The totally amazing people at Excalibur Australia are very kindly giving away some of their top products, worth over $1500 ! Sarah at The Raw Food Mum and Collette at Cut out The Crap and I are thrilled to be collaborating to bring you this giveaway. Excalibur are one of the leading dehydrator suppliers in Australia. Located in the lush hinterland behind Port Douglas, you can be...

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Healthy Easter Guide 2014

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Easter, Sweet Treats | 104 comments

Healthy Easter Guide 2014

        Easter doesn’t have to be difficult for those of us who want to be healthy or have allergies. It just takes a little bit of hunting around! I have a round-up of the best healthier Easter alternatives from some fabulous online stores.   ♥ Happy Tummies. Lisa and Mark specialize in allergy-friendly foods at their online store, Happy Tummies. They have a great range of Easter products in store. You can find gluten free, dairy free chocolate to cook with, the Moo Free and Sweet William range of Easter eggs and...

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The Love List – March

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Books, Favourite Things, Giveaways, Natural Beauty | 35 comments

The Love List – March

The Love List – March   March has been such a crazy, busy but also enlightening month for me! Here are some things that I loved this month.     ♥ La Mav BB Creme. Oh so lovely! I was lucky enough to test out Australia’s first organic BB creme this month with thanks to the lovely Stephanie from The Organic Beauty Shop. I am a bit slow to discover BB creme I know, but I would not be without it now. It’s a great alternative to foundation – it’s very light, it has a natural sunscreen and it really does...

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