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Five Tips to Help You Get the Most out of Meditation

I’ve been meditating for a long time – more than 20 years – and to be honest, I still feel like I suck at it. My problem at the beginning was reading about the mediation habits of yogis and Buddhists, who would fly off somewhere in their heads to Nirvana, where the mind was empty and everyone was peaceful. The…

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Peak Cuteness

And so it is that my youngest is three and the old hormones are raging. Mine that is, not hers. I’m not ready for that yet! Before I had babies, I was pretty desperate to have babies. Then I had babies and I was happy. Also, done with having babies. Then my baby turned into a three-year-old, and my evolutionary-driven…

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A Cup of Tea With Me

The weather is beautiful today and although I’ve already had a cup of Yorkshire this morning, I’d kill for this bloody mary I had in Portland. Best one I ever had… so I had two. One kiddo is at kinder, and the other one is systematically painting every part of her body with green paint. It always starts out the…

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Got a craving for the lemony mashed potato cakes Me too - so I made these fish-free versions.

Vegetarian “Fish” Cakes

So over the last few days I’ve been watching Eat Well For Less? where VMHQ’s favourite UK Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace and a mate go into people’s houses who are spending outrageous amounts of money on their weekly shop, and help them figure out how to cut it down. There has been a lot of fish products spoken about and when…

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The Day I Realised I was Old

In collaboration with RACGP. It was a busy morning at work, but I had to get to the doctor. The situation was bordering on dire and I couldn’t put it off any longer. Made a Veggie Mama recipe for yourself? I’d love to see it! tag #veggiemamafood on social media and let me know!

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The Public Conversation I Did Not Want to Have

I don’t often strike up conversations on public transport. I’m polite when spoken to, but I usually just keep myself to myself. So one afternoon when a lady spoke across the aisle to me on a tram into the city, I responded genially – until the conversation took a downward spiral into jaw-dropping territory, which I was powerless to overcome. Made…

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Turn leftover rice into beautiful, creamy chocolate rice pudding. Only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes!

A Cup of Tea with Me

Ok so not exactly tea, but pretty tea cups! Besides, it’s chocolate rice pudding and who doesn’t want that? You can get the recipe here, along with three other ideas for leftover rice because we all know it’s impossible to figure out how much to make and you’re there with 82 bags in the freezer and a bowlful in the…

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