When we think about Balance we often think of the mental “am I balanced enough?” - and we add “achieve balance” to the “to do list” … in addition to everything else! We are now conditioned to think we need to win the battle with Balance. Man. We are hard on ourselves, aren’t we! Our… Continue reading Is “Balance” on your To-Do list?
A few years ago we discovered how important it is to take the extra time to learn why we need to eat fresh food that grows in front of our eyes. Since then, I've aimed to teach parents to teach their children that it's simple to grow and eat real food and that it's easy to… Continue reading The most important house we will ever live in? Our body.
'It's ok, mum. You're learning. So am I.' - My Little One, 4 years old. I tell my little boy that I'm learning how to be the most beautiful happy version of me, in the same way that he is learning how to be his best, most beautiful version of himself, and that we are both… Continue reading Honesty and lessons in humility through parenting
Last year I had an adventure of sorts - an internal adventure. I survived one whole month without a smudge or spot of make-up. Going without cosmetics for a month was a true challenge for me. This career-girl turned new mum, who was so accustomed to dressing up at the start of every day, now had… Continue reading Make-up-free May
Earlier today I posted a DIY recipe for home-brewed Chai latte. Check it out here. One of the best things about this recipe is all the decadent flavoring leftover from blending and stewing spices. These spices can all be used again to make a savory dish, such as a curry, or as we have done… Continue reading Chai Aromatic Risotto
The benefits of having a raw kitchen are catching on and many people are really enjoying a predominately raw diet, with foods that are naturally packed with minerals, vitamins and digestive enzymes. This cake may not be completely raw, as it includes pre-puffed rice, millet and kamut, but it comes very close! It can be… Continue reading How to make a banana cake in 5 minutes (no microwave, I promise!)
Who doesn't love a rhubarb pie? Can it be made without sugar? Absolutely. It can also be made free of dairy and gluten. (Of course, if you don't mind dairy or gluten you can substitute the corn flour pie crust I've used with a more traditional wheat flour pie crust - and serve with a… Continue reading Apple and Rhubarb Pie with Almond and Coconut Crumble
This is undoubtedly the most delicious banana bread I have tasted! And was perhaps one of the easiest cakes I've ever made, too. Before I provide the recipe, I'll tell you our background story... A few months ago we started a journey of learning how to eat nothing but healthy food at home. What started… Continue reading My Delicious Blender Banana Bread
It's July and I'm celebrating the half-year with my own version of bliss balls or rum balls (Christmas in July, perhaps). Naturally, I've created a recipe that has its roots in fresh fruit and has NO sugar and NO dairy. It is vegan, and also gluten-free (so long as a good brand of oats is… Continue reading Strawberry, carob, coconut and chia balls
Arriving home 30 mins ago, DS cried ... because he had wanted to go to the 'chip factory'. I think he remembered how much he liked Happy Meals but didn't want to say the word, knowing that the Happy Meal is a red-light food. I offered to make green-light chips, and he cried into my… Continue reading Fresh hot chips and chicken nuggets