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The Good Oil

Coconut oil - it's back in flavour and the world of nutrition has at last embraced this age-old tropical fruit. So here are some of the reasons coconut oil has become the champion of all dietary fats. It is heat stable Unlike many ‘vegetable oils,’ it doesn’t form trans-fatty acids when exposed to even very high temperatures. So it’s a safe oil to consume and the very best oil to cook with. the most benefic ...

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FREE School Holiday activities at Australia Fair Cinemas!

Join in the fun at Birch Carroll & Coyle Australia Fair Cinemas these school holidays, with free activities, everyday low prices and a great line-up of movies, you won’t want to go anywhere else! Enjoy the super-charged Turbo, fly high with Planes, or have fun with the little blue Smurfs. Be sure to check out the hilarious Grown Ups 2, highly anticipated One Direction: This Is Us and don’t forget the ac ...

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Simple is Super

When it comes to food and our diet, we are constantly receiving mixed messages about the most healthy foods to eat. Wherever we turn, we are confronted by an array of products all with a variety of health claims. The food industry is fully aware that we all want to be healthy and raise healthy children, so health claims usually attract consumer support, however, it is often the very products that make these ...

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The Party Food Challenge

Is it possible to make fun food that is good for you? Can you really create healthy food for a kids party?  Well if I’ve got anything to do with it…absolutely. Party food is synonymous with an overload of sugar, additives, colours, flavours and preservatives all resulting in a bunch of crazed kids destroying your home.  Let's face it, we’ve all been there but it doesn’t need to be this way. With so many all ...

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August – What We Love

A look at some of the very cool stuff we love this month - August ART HOUSE The Mocka Art house is a life size cubby house made from 100% recycled materials! hours of entertainment and decorating are guaranteed! Perfect for kids Birthday Party Games. Draw, paint, put stickers all over it, use inside and out, have a tea party inside - countless uses!! Features include a window, door and shape cutouts. More a ...

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

These very nutritious grain, gluten and nut free cup cakes are light, moist and so delicious. Packed with fibre and protein, they are also quick and simple to make and being nut free, they are perfect for kids’ parties (and school lunch boxes too). The variations mean that you can’t get bored of these delights. Makes 8 large or 12 mini cupcakes INGREDIENTS 425 gram can of cannellini beans, drained and rinse ...

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Welcome Home, Baby

Words: Kelle Howard-dean Designing a nursery before you bring your newborn home can be one of the most enjoyable parts of pregnancy. As an interior designer specialising in children's rooms and nurseries, I take it one step further and show you how the colours you choose to decorate your room can impact not only the feel of the room but also your mood. While everyone has a different perception of colour, th ...

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The Happiness Equation

What makes Aussies happy? A loving partner, $100,000 of household income and a social activity that offers a sense of purpose apparently. According to a recent study from Deakin University, this is the country’s “golden triangle of happiness”. And, as Deakin psychologist Professor Robert Cummins, explains, being fat is no barrier. Prof Cummins has taken aim at doctors and societal attitudes which push the i ...

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Kitchen Detox

As we spend the last month in winter thoughts turn to warmer weather, longer days and perhaps even spring cleaning. Spring is just around the corner and we often spend time clearing out our pre –loved items from the toy boxes, wardrobes and garages – items that no longer serve us. But what about the kitchen? Sure we can get rid of the containers, dishes, pots and pans but perhaps lurking in the fridge, free ...

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