So I've been getting more sleep lately, which is awesome because I'm now almost a functioning member of society, but is also really weird because my dreams are apparently those of someone on the wrong side of some bad drugs. I think I must be catching up on four years of lost REM sleep, because every night is like a party in my head, only nobody's … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

Vegetarian thanksgiving meal ideas - you won't go hungry this holiday season! // www.theveggiemama.com

Need vegetarian meal ideas for Thanksgiving? I've got you covered. Want to eat feast delights just because? Got you covered on that too. We may not celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but I sure do use it as an excuse to make copious amounts of macaroni and cheese with hefty doses of pumpkin pie chaser. I only ever make pumpkin pie once a … [Read more...]

Recipe: Ginger Pear Cake

Ginger Pear Cake - very simple and delicious way of using up pears that are about to turn // www.theveggiemama.com

Another weekday lunchbox/afternoon tea offering. Simple, delicious, cup of tea mandatory. Unless you're my kids, in which case you'll want milk in a Peter Rabbit cup and then fight over which Peter Rabbit cup you get. You can ice, but I don't bother. I don't even dust gently with icing sugar or whatever it is you're meant to do. I imagine … [Read more...]

Taking Stock

Coal Valley View

Joining in with Meet Me at Mike’s, not stealing broth. Making : Waves Cooking : Bliss balls (also known as "bribe balls" owing to making them for our Tasmania trip in case of child behaviour emergency) which were actually pretty awesome, Laura Bush's choc-chip cookies (again for travel emergencies), which appears to be my go-to choc-chip cookie … [Read more...]

Kid Food: Snacks


Snack time, y'all! Where I eat everything + cheese, and the kids lick a banana and run off to play. Sigh. Fruit kebabs. They wanted me to take the fruit straight off. Then one asked for just a banana on a stick. Homemade apple pie with a Miffy cheese. Nope and nope. We had a bit of apple action, but not much else. Sneaky chocolate chips … [Read more...]

Blueberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie


This is a sponsored post for V8 Fusion Just like every other mother in the Western world in 2014, we do a lot of smoothies around here. Sometimes it’s because there’s a lot of fruit to use up, sometimes it’s just because it’s easy, sometimes it’s because I can bump up the fussy butts’ nutrition needs with them, and sometimes it’s just because … [Read more...]

Win a Copy of Green Kitchen Travels Cookbook {x2!}


Ohhhh if I was ever to write a cookbook, I think one like Green Kitchen Travels would be my absolute dream. Travel, eat amazing vegetarian food, come home, and translate those experiences into recipes for you. Luise + David from Green Kitchen Stories has made the most utterly gorgeous compendium of cuisine from amazing places they've … [Read more...]