If you love someone, send them to Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

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As I write this, I am sipping a cup of Gwinganna's signature tea, hand crafted using premium Australian lemon myrtle and aniseed myrtle. For a moment, I can imagine I'm back here: Instead of surrounded by toys and toddler ephemera. Although it is quiet here today, so there's that. Back in … [Read more...]

Are you getting enough iron as a vegetarian? Here’s everything you need to know.

Everything you need to know about iron

I'm handing this post over today to one of my favourite people on Earth: Katie 180. She cuts though the bullshit you find about nutrition and gives you the straight-up facts. With a side of hilarious. She is a qualified nutritionist with an advanced diploma of nutritional medicine, and therefore is … [Read more...]

My goal for next year and my plan to get there

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Can you believe this is almost finished! Are you over it yet? I am a little bit, haha. I love the prompts, but I don't like the obligation. Plus I think posting every day is just overkill, I've probably lost as many readers as I've gained! But it's been fun. So today's post is a goal, and I've … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: Quick sweet chilli tofu and rice

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This is one of my favourite lunches, and if you've got leftovers in your fridge then it's one of the quickest, too. I generally have some cooked brown rice or quinoa, and a slab or two of tofu hidden around somewhere. It really is only limited by your imagination, but I tend to put it together like … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday – Vegetarian Banh Mi

Marinated tofu gives this vegetarian banh mi a spicy kick.

Howdy folks! You might have noticed it's been rather quiet around here. Sometimes it's good to just zone out a little, you know? I find inspiration comes in waves, and lately there's been nary a whisker of it. And by now I know my writing style well enough to not force it if there's nothing … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

a delicious alternative for non-meat eaters.

  This is one of my favourite ways to use up leftover brown rice, which I like to make in a big batch at the start of the week. There's only so many salads you can have, right? I have stuffed both capsicum peppers and mushrooms with this filling, and both are amazing. Capsicum is a sweet … [Read more...]

Blueberry buckwheat pikelets {gluten-free}

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Just a quick one today folks - a healthified version of an old favourite. Meanwhile, I love when I post pictures of these on Instagram, and people be all 'what's a pikelet?' Let's just say little pancake and be done with explaining! Just like all our other pikelets around here, we eat 'em … [Read more...]

Show your mum you love her with a Pana Chocolate giveaway {raw, organic and handmade!}

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This competition has now ended. Congrats to Lizzie B and her whimsical, fun-loving, imaginative mum!  You know you want to. Pana has caused a bit of a stir recently with its little packs of cacao goodness, and found devoted, life-long fans among us. Made only from cacao solids, virgin cacao … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday Kid Food: Eggplant Chips

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Oh boy do I love these. And I silently high-fived myself when my reluctant toddler put one in her mouth and started chewing. She got through maybe half of one before she spat it out (too eggplanty-y?) so I'm considering that a win. She tried it. That was more than I was anticipating! I just give … [Read more...]

Immune-boosting purple smoothie for kids

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Shh... don't tell anyone, but this is actually a green smoothie in disguise! Well, it sort of is. And my kid loves green smoothies, so she'd be happy to drink it any time in any way. But it's just another version of filling up tiny tummies with lots of vitamin c and healthy nutrients to help them … [Read more...]

Baby cold and flu tonic

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I love a good tonic for when the weather turns and you feel the sniffles coming on. But the last thing I'm going to do is get my babies to drink boiling water with lemon and ginger in it when they're sick - so the last time I spied baby Peps with a runny nose, I mushed her up this little … [Read more...]

Veggie Mama reviews: Eco Tan

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I don't often do reviews, but the first 24 hours after I applied Eco Tan to my skin, I knew I had to share. There are a few things I look for in a tanning product (not that I use it often, but when I do I have conditions, you know?!): it can't smell horrific and it's got to go on easily with … [Read more...]

Healthy banana, date and coconut muffins {dairy-free!}

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This is a sponsored post for Choosi Health Insurance.  Having kids has made me think about our health a hell of a lot more than before they were born. I mean, I was reasonably healthy, I exercised and did yoga and ate mostly well, but I also didn’t think much of it. When Abby started eating … [Read more...]

Super-healthy ANZAC biscuits

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I don't normally ever mess with the ANZAC biscuit. I like it traditional, full of golden syrup goodness. I still can't make up my mind whether I like them chewy or crunchy though. Probably a bit of both is my best bet! I use the same recipe my mum does, which I guess has been handed down to her … [Read more...]

Wholemeal banana and peach muffins: egg-free and refined-sugar-free!

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Oh yeah, and vegan. Lately I've been going back through all my old favourites and my mind has been boggling at what refined crap I used to eat like it ain't no thang. Well, ever since I had babies and they started to eat the food I made, I wanted to do better by them. I was afraid of baking with … [Read more...]