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?…

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Once a month shopping

Once a month grocery shopping via www.clairekcreations.com

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…

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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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Jelly Easter Eggs (refined sugar free)

Jelly Easter Eggs (refined sugar free) via www.clairekcreations.com

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…

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Broccoli tots (with cheddar)

Broccoli tots (with cheddar) via www.clairekcreations.com

Happy cheese week! Ok so it’s not officially cheese week but I have declared it so over on Facebook. I’ve been sharing all my favourite cheese recipes like carrot, corn and cheddar muffins, cheddar and poppy seed crackers and homemade ricotta. Cheese is definitely one of my favourite foods and ingredients. I missed Brie more…

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Blueberry and oat muffins (gluten & dairy free)

Blueberry oat muffins via www.clairekcreations.com

Last week I did a juice cleanse. Last week I discovered how much I really love food. The actual cleanse (I got a free trial from Schkinny Maninny) was pretty good. All the juices were really tasty and I wasn’t all that hungry. On the third day I woke up feeling really refreshed and energised.…

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Chocolate breakfast smoothie

I am on day two of a three-day juice cleanse. I got the email from Schkinny Manniny last year when I was breastfeeding and right in the thick of newborn haze so put it aside then promptly forgot about it. January rolled around and it’s all new years resolution this and new fad that and…

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Maple pumpkin and walnut pasta salad with chicken

Maple pumpkin and walnut pasta salad with chicken via www.clairekcreations.com

I never used to be a salad eater. Years ago salad to me was the good old lettuce leaves, some chopped tomato and cucumber drenched in dressing that you used to get as a side with fish and chips, sandwiches, really anything that came with ‘salad.’ Now I can sort of say that I’ll eat…

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Choc-almond and rosewater bliss balls

Chocolate almond and rose Bliss Balls via www.clairekcreations.com

Valentine’s Day. I’m not all that into it. I’d rather have flowers on a random day of the week than over-priced roses on a day that we’re told they should be given. For the extortionate price imagine what sort of beautiful bunch you could get on a random Tuesday? Yes, ok so it kind of…

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Beach ball piñata cake

Beach ball piñata cake via www.clairekcreations.com

I am now the mother of a two year old. Nope doesn’t seem any more true even putting it in words. But yes, despite my denial, Ollie turned two last Friday and on Saturday we threw a ball-themed party to celebrate. The invitations went out a few weeks ago while we were still on holidays…

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