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Colour Me Happy // September 2017

haven contributor and artist extraordinaire Mrs Red has put together a colouring-in sheet especially for haven readers. Plus this month, in conjunction with Ironlak Art & Design, we are giving away a $75 voucher to this month's best colouring-in. Ironlak stores are filled with high quality, low-cost art supplies and they can be found at Westfield Garden City, Westfield Chermside, in the Queen Street Mal ...

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Recipe // Sticky Asian Pulled Pork and Slaw

INGREDIENTS Serves 4-6 For the pork: 1kg pork shoulder (boned, fat trimmed) 50g piece ginger, finely grated 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1-2 long red chilli, halved 4-star anise 1⁄3 cup tamari (or coconut aminos) 1⁄3 cup sweetener (maple syrup or rice malt syrup) 1⁄2 cup dry white wine 1⁄2 cup chicken stock 1 heaped teaspoon Chinese five- spice For the Asian Slaw: 1 green apple, julienned 1⁄4 red cabbage, shred ...

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Recipe // Healthy Hot Chocolate

My approach to raising my kids to have a healthy, balanced relationship with food is firmly centred around education, enjoyment and finding the middle ground. When they were little I was very strict, controlling everything that passed their little lips. I just wanted what was best for them (in those early formative years) and to be honest I wouldn’t change a thing. However as they grew older and more autono ...

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Recipe // Pork & Vegetable Stir-Fry

This pork stir-fry is a delicious, easy to make a mid-week meal that my family really loves. It’s a great recipe to get your kids to help with, from prepping the veggies to simply stirring it whilst it is cooking. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp ghee or olive oil 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 500g pork mince ground black pepper, to taste 2 tbsp fish sauce 1 cup chicken broth/stock 1 tbsp tomat ...

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Recipe // Breakfast Tart

A beautiful, easy to make start to the day, my breakfast tart is healthy enough for breakfast, delicious enough for dessert. Serves 4 Ingredients Base 1 tablespoon chia seeds 120g mixed nuts or seeds (or both) 65g (⅔ cup) rolled oats or rolled quinoa flakes 60ml (¼ cup) virgin coconut oil, (melted if solid) or macadamia nut oil 50-85g (3 tbs to ¼ cup approx.) rice malt syrup or raw honey (taste the batter a ...

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Recipe // Healthy Loaded Fries

The cooler weather definitely lends itself to craving comfort food. A few weeks ago my kids were requesting ‘hot chips’ for lunch and as it happened, they weren’t the only ones feeling like crunchy spuds! As chips in our house is a side (not a meal) and because I didn’t want to go to too much effort, I thought I’d build on their craving for chips and create a one pan meal of sorts. One of the ways that I ha ...

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Recipe // Pumpkin Lasagne

This lasagne is a fiber rich, supercharged veggie bonanza, including lots of different colored vegetables. The hero of this dish – pumpkin, is a rich source of antioxidants especially vitamin A and many other vitamins, minerals and protective phytochemicals. Ingredients Pumpkin layer 1kg butternut or Jap pumpkin, peeled and roughly sliced 2 large carrots, roughly cut 200g (1½ cups approx.) of cauliflower, f ...

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Recipe // Egg-Stuffed Avocado

There’s nothing better than a delicious breakfast that is healthy, easy to prepare and comes complete with its own bowl. Many people on Stradbroke Island are lucky enough to have huge avocado trees in their backyard, which makes it easy to source the biggest, tastiest fruit just perfect for this recipe. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 ripe avocados 4 rashers bacon, cooked 30g soft, fresh goats cheese 8 eggs Salt and ...

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Egg-Cellent Easter Egg Hunt // The How-To

Easter is a wonderful time of the year to bring the crew together for some quality family time. Oh, and did we mention CHOCOLATE! What better way to spend Easter than turning your backyard into the location for the ultimate Easter egg hunt that the kids (and even adults) will love. Here’s how…  Make it feel like a treasure hunt Draw a map or leave clues around the house or backyard leading to where some of ...

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