Chicken and Leek Patties

Like most grandmothers, I am always worried that my grandson P has not had enough to eat when he spends the day with me, so I constantly try to create new recipes for him to try and these Chicken and Leek Patties are a recent addition. He is quite picky with his food, so when…

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Corn Fritters with Spicy Salsa

Are you looking for a quick and versatile healthy snack that your children will love and your guests will enjoy with pre-dinner drinks? How about these Corn Fritters?Served on their own, these fluffy, cheesy Corn Fritters make a great snack that kids will love. I know because, like most toddlers, my little grandson is a fussy…

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Cacao Chip Cookies – the healthier option

Who doesn’t love choc chip cookies – right? The delicious little chunks of sweet chocolate embedded in the soft buttery cookie is a taste hard to beat. I especially love eating them while they are still quite warm and the chocolate oozes out when I break one in half – YUM! But…and there is a big…

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Lunchbox Friendly Bliss Balls – 2 more flavours

Hi and welcome back! This morning I was pinged by Instagram that thesmallthing.com.au had mentioned meatballsandmuffins.com in a post about making the bliss balls I’ve shared over the past few weeks (thank you Krystina) and, that got me wondering if others have tried making any of them. So I thought I’d ask you and, if…

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Sugar Challenge Week 4 – Lunchbox Friendly Bliss Balls

This is a special post for Krystina from thesmallthing.com.au, a fabulous children’s decorator and stylist who does amazing work – just check out her website and you’ll see what I mean. Krystina wrote a comment on my Instagram post for RASPBERRY BLAST BLISS BALLS last week and asked if I could create some “lunchbox friendly”…

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Berry Nutty Smoothie

Summer berries make the most delicious smoothies. I love the combination of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries any time of the day, but especially after a pilates workout when my body is screaming for something refreshing and nutritious and this Berry Nutty Smoothie does it for me! I know you’ll love this smoothie because, not only…

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Spinach, Feta & Pinenuts Muffins

Well hello, Thanks for visiting! If you’re a mum who’s looking for a healthy snack to add to your child’s lunchbox, then you MUST try these delicious muffins. They have just enough feta to add a little saltiness and the pinenuts add a delicious nutty flavour, making them a great way to get kids to…

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Do you worry that your toddler is becoming a fussy eater?

Well, the good news is that you can you can stop worrying because, fussy eating is simply a stage that many toddlers go through, often in their second year. Having raised 3 children of my own and looking after my grandson (that’s him in the photo above), I can tell you from experience, that a…

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Good Food for Little People – Veggie Fritters

Getting children – big and small – to eat more vegetables is a never-ending challenge for parents. And like many parents, I spent a lot to time and effort trying to encourage my sons to eat vegetables by serving them in creative ways and as a result, they grew up to love most greens and…

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Too many is never enough

Sunday is the one day of the week that everyone in my family indulges in ‘sometimes food’ and this week I made banana and chocolate muffins. When it comes to these BANANA & CHOCOLATE MUFFINS, my family say that “too many is never enough” especially when they are topped with cream cheese frosting. This is one…

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“This wasn’t your best work mum!”

Like most home cooks, I’ve had my share of failures in the kitchen over the years and, whilst it is disappointing when a recipe doesn’t turn out like I hope, to me it’s just part of learning. A few months ago, I found a recipe in a food magazine that I had been looking for…

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Tip for Busy Parents: Homemade stock

Stock is a must for busy mums to have ready in small containers in the freezer to make healthy soups for little ones (and big ones too).  Just defrost the stock, place in a pot and bring to the boil.  Add some diced vegies, small pasta or diced chicken breast (or all three for a hearty…

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Hummus is good for the heart, mind and soul.

Emerging research suggests that chickpeas may play a beneficial role in weight management and glucose and insulin regulation, as well as have a positive impact on some markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Hummus, which is made primarily of chickpeas (which is a legume) and tahini, oil, lemon juice and garlic, is a great tasting dip…

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