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

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

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 … [Read More...]

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

Recipe: Ginger Pear Cake

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 … [Read More...]

Coal Valley View

Taking Stock

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 … [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 … [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’ … [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 … [Read More...]


Life at Mine

I've got beeswax candles in the city, microphones that look like penises, sneaky chocolate chips, endless lego, adventures in yogurt-making, a kid who goes to the pool and comes back as Elizabeth Bennett, and another kid who falls asleep on coffee tables, and uses her feet as dolls. One foot is the … [Read More...]

travelling with kids: Wanaka park

Travelling Solo with Kids

So next week I will be taking the girls (aged two and three) by myself on a little road trip to Tasmania. Veggie Dad has some other travel to do, so it will just be the girls and me, boarding the Spirit of Tasmania for some work I'm doing with them, and getting to know the only state in Australia … [Read More...]


QUIZ: What is your reading personality?

So the other day I was going through my emails, and one from Oprah caught my eye. "What's your reading personality?" the email asked. "Do you love to read, but aren't sure what to pick up next? Answer these 10 questions to find out what type of reader you are and which books we predict you'll love," … [Read More...]

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Easy Pumpkin and Fennel Risotto

When there's fennel in my veggie order, I am ashamed to say I pretty much do the same thing with it. Every time. It's so good roasted though, so nobody complains (yet). Paired with roasted root veg - well, who's going to turn their nose up at a pumpkin and fennel risotto? Especially if it's … [Read More...]


Kids Live Here

They LOVE this movie. I LOVE this movie. There is popcorn and kittens. Winning all round. Let's not mention the kitten "surprises" I keep finding in odd places. I'm not winning that one. What's the movie du jour at your place? … [Read More...]

Free printable playdough mats

5 Free Printable Playdough Mats

I really felt like I was nailing this motherhood thing when I started making my own playdough. When I bought a laminator, I cemented my position. Then I combined the two for printable playdough mats that I found on Pinterest, and I felt like I could retire, top of my game. Well, you can't … [Read More...]

one thing I would change about my wedding

The One Thing I Would Change About my Wedding

Our wedding was simple, and fun. We had an awesome day, everyone partied, and really, we were more focused on what was to come after, rather than stressing about the what colour the bonbonniere was. We didn't even have bonbonniere. Back in the day, we were the first ones to get engaged in our … [Read More...]

What She Said Podcast

What She Said Podcast 001: Getting To Know You

We are SUPER-excited to bring you the What She Said podcast - where Rachel from A Mother Far From Home and I discuss the A to Z of lifestyle and parenting. In our very first episode we discuss our blogs, why we blog, who we are, where we live, and all things in between finding out the gender of … [Read More...]

This Brown Sugar Maple Pound Cake made an absolute ton, and was easy and delicious. Loved it!

Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Maple Cream-Cheese Frosting

When I was looking for cakes to make for Smalls' second birthday, I kept going back to this Brown Sugar Pound Cake I'd seen in a magazine. I know it's not a traditional birthday cake, but hey - it's cake. And it sounded good! And boy, was it good. IT WAS SO GOOD. It also was huge, which meant … [Read More...]