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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 | 88 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 | 120 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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Healthy Swaps – Food Colouring

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Healthy Swaps | 10 comments

Healthy Swaps – Food Colouring

Ta Da……….!!! I am doing a new little section on the blog called NNAM’s Healthy Swaps. I did one of these graphics on Facebook the other day and the response was overwhelming and you all wanted me to do more, so here we are! So, my swap today is all about food colouring. What’s wrong with food colouring? Well, it’s nasty. “Artificial food colours have been shown in repeated scientific studies to affect children’s behaviour and learning” Sue Dengate, Fed Up. They can cause hyperactivity and other...

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The Best Australian Natural Skincare Brands

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Natural Beauty | 33 comments

The Best Australian Natural Skincare Brands

    You guys are always asking me what natural skincare brands are best! So, I have listed some of the top Australia natural skincare brands for you. For the ones I have personally tried, I have added in a short review for you. Skincare is such a personal thing though, so try a few out and find something that resonates with you. Some places have options of sample packs or travel packs, which is a great way to go to see if you like a range. I have added in a few little discounts that I could find for you as well. For specific information,...

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10 Nourishing Winter Soups

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Dinners, Lunches and Snacks | 14 comments

10 Nourishing Winter Soups

  Winter is officially here! I don’t know about your family, but we start to turn away from salads and tuck into hearty, nourishing soups. Soups are such a cheap, healthy meal. ♥ Add in loads of veges – the kids don’t notice too much, especially if you puree. ♥ Make a good quality bone broth as a base and get all the gut health and immune system benefits. ♥ Add lots of fresh garlic and ginger to keep winter lurgies at bay. I know you all love the recipe collections, so I have ten healthy recipes to share with you today...

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