HOT: Popcorn

Popcorn is so easy it shouldn’t even really be a recipe! But with all the festive feasting going on (especially with kids eating chocolate and lollies and icecreams) it’s good to have a snack up your sleeve that’s quick, nutritious and cheap. I relied on it when I was pregnant and hungry all the time. […]

HOT: McCormick Grill Mates

It’s barbecue season! Or if you live in Melbourne, it’s winter roast season again after the freezing ‘Spring’ we’ve experienced. McCormick Grill Mates are a new product that I was given to try which flavours grilled or roasted meats with a mix of herbs and spices, from pepper steak to bush lamb. A packet of […]

HOT: Healthy(er) Chocolate Fudge Cake by Donna Hay

As I’ve said before Donna Hay’s Fresh and Light is my new favourite cookbook so Lady AB and I have been working our way through many of the recipes. Our latest trial was for a healthier version of a chocolate fudge cake. I’m of the view that chocolate is not necessarily a ‘bad’ food – everything […]

HOT: Tupperware Grow With Me Feeding Set + Giveaway!

Lady AB and Baby 2.0 have been cafe-going kids from a young age which means that I’m always toting around food for them when we go out.   And now that I have two kids eating solids I have to bring double the amount of food with me. Thanks to Tupperware I was asked to […]

HOT: Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

I am trying to progressively clear out my pantry so this week I decided to use up a couple of jars of peanut butter I have lurking around on the shelf. I’ve tried this recipe with good ol’ Kraft crunchy peanut butter as well a jar of peanut butter from the gourmet supermarket and it […]

HOT: Dairy Farmer’s Thick and Creamy Mini Yoghurt Breakfast Parfaits + Breakfast Smoothies

I was recently invited to a brunch for the launch of new flavours of Dairy Farmer’s Thick and Creamy yoghurt. It was a gorgeous morning at Collingwood Children’s Farm and one of the perks of the event was coming home with a large load of yoghurt!   Fortunately we are a household full of yoghurt […]

HOT: Basic Healthy Buttermilk Muffins Recipe + Variations by Donna Hay

My MIL recently gave me Donna Hay’s Fresh and Light Cookbook, which contains lots of great ideas for making meals, snacks and treats healthier and lighter. Everything I’ve tried from the book has been a great success in our household – I even got Lady AB excited about eating carrots and chickpeas! One of my favourite recipes from […]

HOT: Springhill Pantry slices + Giveaway!

Springhill Farm, the Ballarat baking business that has been creating tasty treats that we’ve featured previously, have just launched a brand new side project called Springhill Pantry. Springhill Pantry‘s first product is the Sharing Slice, generous slabs slices which comes in three flavours. We were given some samples to try and I highly recommend them […]

HOT: Gingerbread Men by Donna Hay

On Grandma’s recent visit Lady AB received a few more cooking utensils to help build her cooking kit collection, including a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Of course we had to trial the cookie cutter straight away so it was onto Donna Hay‘s easy, failsafe gingerbread recipe. I like my gingerbread spicy so in my version […]

HOT: Orange and carrot muffins

We’ve made a bit of progress recently with Lady AB finally eating more vegetables. So this week I decided to continue the improved veg intake by baking some muffins that included grated carrot. The carrot in these orange and carrot muffins is barely discernible in taste and you can grate them up really fine if […]

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