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Cheers Big Ears

Now we don’t condone drinking excessive amounts of alcohol but if you are reading this and have survived another year of keeping your kids alive and educated then, dammit, here’s cheers to you, dear parent! You’ll no doubt get a bottle of wine or two given to you this festive season – here’s a great way to easily turn that bottle into some yummo summer cocktails. Just add friends! Chrissy sangria Ingredient ...

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Sail Through Silly Season

With everyone so busy at this time of the year I wanted to remind you of one of my favourite quotes by Carl Bryan. "Taking good care of yourself means that your family get the best of you rather than what's left of you." With this mantra in mind here are some tips to have you sail through the silly season plus a delicious mocktail recipe to get you in the spirit! Start your day with 5 minutes of meditation. ...

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Four Kid-Friendly Summer Recipes

Summer offers a great opportunity to break away from old unhealthy routines into this seasons bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Here's 4 fresh and easy recipes to try out at home, in the lead up to the warmer months. They make for deliciously healthy dishes the little ones can help you create... Rainbow Wraps Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 mins Makes: 12 wraps Things you need: Beetroot - 225g can sli ...

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Recipe // Peppermint Choc-Chip Ice Block

As well as adding vegetables to smoothies, they can also find their way into ice blocks. The avocado in this smoothie (as long as you use one that’s not too big) is undetectable and even though my kids aren’t keen on avo as is, they absolutely love this creamy dairy-free Peppermint Choc-Chip Ice block. Ingredients 400ml coconut milk Generous handful baby spinach 1 medium-sized avocado ½ cup sweetener (rice ...

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Recipe // Vietnamese Meatball Soup

This Vietnamese Meatball Soup is a delicious, fuss-free meal that is both nutritious and healing. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 4 cm piece ginger, finely grated 3 cloves garlic, finely grated or crushed 3 cups chicken bone broth/ stock 400 ml coconut milk 1 tablespoon turmeric, ground 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon coconut sugar 4 kaffir lime leaves, vein removed and thinly sliced 6-8 spring o ...

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Recipe // Kim Chi Fried Rice

Fried rice is such a quick and easy meal that my whole family loves. I often make a double batch that my kids love cold for lunch the next day. The kim chi adds a really nice acidity and is great for supporting digestive health. Serves 4 Ingredients Splash peanut or olive oil 3 free-range or organic eggs, beaten 2 rashers bacon, diced 1 red onion, peeled & finely diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tbsp fi ...

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Recipe // Mushroom & Lentil Lasagne

This super tasty Mushroom and Lentil Lasagne will win over any meat lovers in your family. Vegetarian lasagne just doesn't get any better. Ingredients 100g (½ cup approx.) un-cooked Puy lentils (sometimes called French lentils) Splash extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, peeled and halved 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 stick celery, roughly chopped 2 carrots, roughly chopped 1 medium zucchini (courgette), roughly c ...

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Recipe // Raspberry & Rosewater Jelly

This is a delicious and nourishing jelly that the kids will love. It’s really quick and easy to make so there’s no need for chemically laden jelly crystals any more. 200g (2 cups) raspberries (fresh or defrosted if frozen) 250ml (1 cup) coconut water 85g (¼ cup) rice malt syrup or honey 2 tablespoons rose water (optional) 4 tablespoons gelatin (grass-fed or organic preferably) 250ml (1 cup) boiling hot wate ...

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Recipe // Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cinnamon Yoghurt

This is a delicious, filling start to the day. The oats are a fibre packed, mineral-rich wholegrain. In herbal medicine, oats are a nerve restorative so great for supporting the nervous system function and digestion too. The eggs and milk provide protein for sustained release of energy. The apple, carrot and spices provide more plant-based nutrition and fibre. The yoghurt also supports gut health. What more ...

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Recipe // Choc Caramel Sambos

If you have a massive sweet tooth like us, you will know how hard it is to find deliciously sweet food that is good for you! That's why Sally Obermeder created this Choc Caramel Sambos recipe in her book, Simple and Lean. It has everything you know and love about chocolate and caramel but in a new and updated way that's fast, easy to make and delicious! 1012 KJ/242 Calories per serve Makes approximately 12 ...

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