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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White chocolate & raspberry blondies

A boss walks into his office one day to find one of his blonde female workers hanging from the ceiling. ‘What are you doing?!?’ he asks. ‘I’m a light bulb, I’m a light bulb,’ she responds. ‘You’ve clearly lost it, I think you should go home for the day,’ The blonde gets down from the…

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Once a month shopping

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…

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Glass jars in the kitchen

Ooh these are just too cute. It was a breakfast buffet in Buenos Aires right at the beginning of a five-week trip around South America and Mum and I just had to have them. Every morning for the four days we were there, we squirrelled them away like we were 007 on a secret mission…

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How to make scented soy candles

Vanilla candle

I have a little bit of a craft obsession. I’m not what you’d consider good at it but I still love cracking out the scissors and glue, colouring in, fabric, stitching, paper, painting – yes I would thrive as a kindy teacher in the craft section (because they all have a special section for crafting…

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Ask Claire take one

Last Friday night, I put on a bit of lip gloss, dimmed the lights, poured myself a glass of wine (which is pretty rare for me) and settled down for… my first live Q&A session via Facebook Live. Wow it was awesome. I loved it! So many great questions and I loved being able to…

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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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