Quick and easy salad dressings

Salad used to be a dirty word for me. It was the days of the iceberg lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber and red onion smothered in some sort of vinaigrette. You know – the type of salad you used to get on the side – probably still do at some – when you order…

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Shredded beef

Slow cooked shredded beef via www.clairekcreations.com

The slow cooker is my best friend. Alright so I might exaggerate slightly but you’ve probably heard me say before just how much I like it. How can you not like something that you can literally put two ingredients in, turn it on and walk away then come back to it 8 hours later and…

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Simple Substitutes

I’ve mentioned before why I’m not a huge fan of supermarkets. Tantruming kids (mine), waaay too much choice, clutter, buying things that weren’t on the list… want me to go on? I grocery shop once-a-month and pop in about once a week to pick up some milk with cash. My system is pretty good but…

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Pantry staples – tinned tomato

Maybe I was Italian in a past life? A last name like Kelly sure doesn’t indicate that but you never know. It would explain something at least. Just take a look at my stash of tinned tomatoes. If you had to ask me one item that I without fail will always have in my pantry,…

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Once a month shopping

Have you seen the movie ‘The Minimalists’? It’s pretty awesome. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say you’ll likely be like me the first time you watch it and think ‘oh no I couldn’t do that!’ and then over the following weeks start looking around your house with new eyes. You…

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Paleo corn chips

I’ve had some pretty rubbish fortunes over the years but could this one be any more perfect for January 1? I said towards the end of last year that 2017 would be amazing. Now it has to be. No looking back. Focussing on the present and all the good stuff. I did a lot (I…

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Raw Pad Thai with kelp noodles

Raw Pad Thai with kelp noodles via www.clairekcreations.com

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…

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Nutella pancakes

Nutella Pancakes via www.clairekcreations.com

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…

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Banana blueberry and oat muffins

Blueberry banana and oat muffin via www.clairekcreations.com

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…

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Asian pork meatballs

Asian pork meatballs via www.clairekcreations.com

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…

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Maple pumpkin pancakes (dairy & gluten free)

Maple pumpkin pancakes (dairy & gluten free) via www.clairekcreations.com

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…

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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…

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