Raw Pad Thai with kelp noodles

Raw. That describes my emotions right now after a few too many weeks of late nights and crazy early mornings with the boys who were superstar sleeper-in-erers but have decided they get more play time if they wake up earlier. Seriously, this morning when the sun was just peeping over the horizon I heard Cooper […]

Nutella pancakes

The covers are ripped off me violently. Well as violently as a 2.5 year old can rip off the covers. My eye mask (which I wear to stop my eyes drying out because I sleep with one eye a bit open – yes I’m weird) is pulled back and snapped back into my face just […]

Turmeric latte

It started with an Aldi trolley. Well no actually it started with some silent cursing at my husband for putting roof racks on the car which meant I wouldn’t fit in the car park and had to park out on the street which means quite a walk with a full trolley. If you just want […]

Banana blueberry and oat muffins

In the last couple of months, I have been learning so very much about food. I’m learning things that I didn’t even know I needed to learn but the best part is, I’m sort of getting my head around the whole idea of ‘wholefoods’ and why we’re told certain things are good and bad. What […]

Chicken chorizo and halloumi bake

I recently made a decision. I need to be a bit more real about things. I need to do this for myself and I need to do this for you. A couple of weeks ago I posted a #keepingitreal post on Facebook. It was a photo of me holding Cooper on one hip, flipping pancakes […]

Beef, red wine and mushroom casserole

I’m not going to lie. This being a mum gig, while totally amazing and rewarding and full of love, it’s challenging. One of the hardest things I think, is making time for myself. It has been especially hard recently with a few viruses (one rather nasty one that landed poor Ollie in hospital for 3 […]

People

People. Really, when it comes down to it, is there really anything more important than our family and friends? It’s all about the people. You can have all the material possessions in the world but if you don’t have family and friends and your health (ie you) then do you really have all that much? […]

Once a month shopping

A bit of a different post for me today…As you probably already know, I’m big on a few things and on top of everything is happy and healthy. I try and assess everything by these two – if it doesn’t make us happy or healthy then it doesn’t warrant attention. One thing that doesn’t make […]

Asian pork meatballs

What we eat around here is influenced by a few factors. Primarily it’s health. Health for me doesn’t mean diet food or leaves and or fad stuff. Health means eating real food. That’s it – real food or in Instagram talk #jerf (just eat real food). We’re pretty budget conscious but also wherever possible I […]

Maple pumpkin pancakes (dairy & gluten free)

My little sister is a Canadian at the moment. She’s been living over in Canuck country for the last 6 months or so and experiencing all that the land of the maple leaf has to offer. When I was 19 (I can’t quite believe that was 12 years ago!!!) I spent three years over there […]

Rainbow grafiti Easter donuts

I lie in bed for ages some nights before I fall asleep. I have the usual mum thoughts the don’t forget this for tomorrow, must buy x, must do y the there’s household stuff and a few random worries but my brain also thinks that it’s a good time to get creative. ‘Oh, you’re not […]

Jelly Easter Eggs (refined sugar free)

I shall file this one under ‘risky craft business.’ It involves the use of a few power tools which can lead to some nasty injuries if you’re not super careful so please please be careful if you’re going to attempt these. If you want to make them with the kids, I suggest preparing the plastic […]