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Love List {July 2014}

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Favourite Things | 6 comments

Love List {July 2014}

Already half way through the year, tax time and chilly nights….. July! Here’s this month’s roundup.   ♥ No More Fatigue Wristlet. This gorgeous crystal wristlet is one of the new motivational wristlets from the girls at Sanctus Stones. These pieces are incredibly powerful. The crystals are chosen for their unique properties and come in a  bamboo gift box with full details about how to care for your piece and how to program it with your intentions and goals. I have been wearing it for a month and I adore it –...

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Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Sweet Treats, Thermomix | 7 comments

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

  I have been hankering for something delicious and lemony! Combined with some yoghurt that needed to be used and inspired by this recipe, I baked a lemon yoghurt cake. It is dense, moist and very zingy. I really like it and so did the kids! If you are familiar with orange almond cake, the texture is a bit similar even though it’s made differently. If you can’t get fine polenta, just process regular polenta a little first in the food processor so your cake isn’t too ‘crunchy’! If you are dairy free, you can...

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Sophia Eats – A book review and giveaway.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Giveaways, Natural Health, Natural Parenting | 44 comments

Sophia Eats – A book review and giveaway.

    One thing that really annoys me is ‘toddler formula’ !!  Even way back when my kids were little (15 years ago now) and I wasn’t as nutritionally savvy as I am now, I still thought, that is crazy!  Why not just feed kids food? Let’s face it though – nutrition can be confusing! Toddlers are notoriously fussy eaters and it can be hard to know if they are getting the right amount and type of nutrients. Leading Aussie naturopath and nutritionist, Emma Sutherland, has the solution.   After becoming a new mum a...

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My easy gluten-free apple and fig crumble

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

My easy gluten-free apple and fig crumble

    Who doesn’t love an apple crumble??? It’s one of the first dishes I learnt to cook and a standard recipe to learn in Home Ec! The old-fashioned wheat and sugar one doesn’t work for me anymore, so I modified it and make this gluten-free version. It’s still tasty and delicious. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s so adaptable. Use whatever fruit needs eating up! A favourite of ours is pear and blueberry. For some reason the pears are the most unpopular fruit in the house and I am often left with a...

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Why Pregnant Women Should do Yoga

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Natural Parenting, Natural Therapies | 10 comments

Why Pregnant Women Should do Yoga

  My gorgeous friend Lou from Yogi Tree is a yoga instructor with a special interest in pre-natal yoga. I have asked her to share a bit about why this is so good for expectant mummas. ♥♥♥   Although I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years – it was falling pregnant that really made me realize how amazing it is.   I guess growing another little human being inside is the ultimate motivation for a bit of self-care, yes?  During my pregnancy, yoga helped me relax my mind, stretch and open my body, all while teaching me...

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10 Ways to Reduce Plastic in your Life

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Giveaways | 118 comments

10 Ways to Reduce Plastic in your Life

  So, you may have heard that it’s Plastic Free July. It’s a fabulous initiative and one that I am more than happy to support. The aim is basically that we attempt to refuse single use plastic during July. I am going to share with you some things I do to reduce my plastic consumption and I also have a Plastic Free July Starter Pack for one of you too.   So why would you avoid single use plastic? Well, the main issues are: * plastic hangs around in landfills for a very long time * recycling plastic is inefficient and...

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Magnesium: This could be your new best friend!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Giveaways, Natural Health | 125 comments

Magnesium: This could be your new best friend!

    I first came across Amazing Oils Magnesium several years ago at the Eumundi Markets. The lovely stall holder sprayed a bit on my sore neck and rubbed it in. Wayhay… it felt better! So I bought a bottle and haven’t looked back. Since then, I have learnt more about magnesium and why it really is a wonder mineral. Magnesium deficiency seems to be very common today and just using some magnesium oil daily can make you feel so much better and help a wide variety of ailments. I asked the Harold family from Amazing Oils some...

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10 Nourishing Winter Dinners

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Dinners | 6 comments

10 Nourishing Winter Dinners

  One great thing about winter is the food! A chance to tuck into warming, hearty dishes! Your slow cooker is your best friend in winter time. Load it up with meat, veges, flavourings and a little bone broth in the mornings and you will come home to a nutritious meal. Make a huge batch and you will have meals for several nights or freeze the leftovers for another time. Here are ten warming ideas from some amazing Aussie wellness bloggers.     My Slow Cooked Goat Chops in Red Wine with Polenta. Fish and Corn Congee from Wendy at...

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Love List {June}

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Favourite Things | 16 comments

Love List {June}

Winter finally made an appearance this month!  What do you love about winter? I love having lots of snuggly days with the kids under the doona reading books and catching up on movies. Lots of herbal tea, soups and hot desserts. Here are some other things I loved this month and a round up of the best bargains around the web!   ♥ Vegie Smugglers Kitchen Collection. Wendy at Vegie Smugglers has released her new cook book – Kitchen Collection and it’s a cracker.  It would make a great gift for someone starting out on their health...

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Do we have the right?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Eco-Friendly | 8 comments

Do we have the right?

  One of my gorgeous and loyal readers, Bea, sent me these musings the other day via email and I immediately thought this needs to be a blog post! So, here you are! What do you think? Do you agree with Bea? ♥♥♥♥   DO WE HAVE THE RIGHT?? I was chatting to a hairdresser today, thinking about getting some foils. I was explaining to her that I have been chemical-free for a couple of years now, to the point where I can’t even walk down the laundry aisle at the supermarket without getting sick/headachey, so thought that foils would...

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