How not to make your pantry Pinterest-worthy

How not to have a Pinterest worthy pantry – stop thinking that you need a pantry full of matching, labeled containers to be organised. You totally can if that’s your thing, but you can still have a super organised pantry, that works for you, with your mis-matched containers and lack of labels. I know it’s…

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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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Bye bye 2016

2016. What a year. Amazing highs and some rather low lows but if I had to sum it up – it was pretty awesome. I have grown so much. I have learned so much. I’m really proud of myself and of my friends and family for all they’ve achieved this year. I could probably write a…

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Wholefood gingerbread biscuits

Have you ever turned up at an occasion to find someone wearing exactly the same outfit as you? Maybe you’re already feeling a little anxious as you enter the room. You scan the party for people you know and instead of spotting your pose, your eyes land on someone and for a split second you…

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Snow man Christmas gift tags with glitter

Crafting may not be something I should take up full time, but what I lack in skill I make up for with enthusiasm and that counts for something right? When it comes to Christmas I’m a little bit OCD. Our Christmas tree is decorated with red, white and silver and I like to keep it…

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Summer must read list 2016

You know what makes me happy? Ok there are a lot of things that make me happy but high up on that list is reading. No I don’t get that much time to read between all the other responsibilities I have but I know that when I make time to read, even if it’s just…

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Raw Pad Thai with kelp noodles

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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

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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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Turmeric latte

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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…

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Christmas ideas 2016

I know you've been hearing a bit from me recently but truth be told, that was past me - all the posts you've been reading recently were written before little Cooper was born. I scheduled them ahead of time to give myself a bit of a break. While I'm not quite up to making and shooting recipes just yet (I made these in August!) I am missing rambling away about food to you. So what are today't ramblings about - maple butter biscuits - an easy, tasty and quick recipe that's perfect for Christmas gift giving. Did you know that with most biscuit doughs, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them then just defrost, bake and eat/gift. With most biscuits taking less than 12 minutes in the oven that means you can be eating fresh biscuits not long after you have the thought of them. It also means you always have emergency gifts on hand as long as you keep a little supply of wrapping like cellophane bags (my favourite!) and string. There's something about shortbread-like biscuits that just screams Christmas to me. Maybe it's the dusting of icing sugar reminding me of a white Christmas I hope to have one day. I've had one and it was pretty amazing but I'd love to have one with the boys some day. A little word of warning - when you whip the butter and maple syrup together you will create a pretty irresistable looking spread. I recommend eating before you make these so as to avoid grabbing something (a scone or crumpet would be rather nice) and spreading it with the maple butter. Mmm butter Sorry I digress. My brain is split in a million pieces at the moment and I'm writing this in a miraculous moment of overlapping naps. Now to see if I can knock any chores of the list. Enjoy!

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Banana blueberry and oat muffins

Blueberry banana and oat muffin via

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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Chicken chorizo and halloumi bake

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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…

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