Teach Kids to Cook: 10 Things a 10 Year Old Can Cook
My daughter Ashleya is 10 and can now cook dinner for the whole family. As a toddler she ‘helped’ me, by putting vegies in to a pot, even though it made things take longer and was a hindrance, BUT I persisted because I had a vision of my child knowing how to cook by the age of 10. She is now a confident cook and will probably over take my cooking ability at this rate! Bring it on 🙂 So be patient, and […]
Homemade Healthy Chocolate Recipe
We moved in to our new house today so didn’t have much time for Easter festivities. However we ate homemade chocolate for dinner! I first started making chocolate in my Thermomix when I came across Jo Whitton’s Quirky Cooking homemade chocolate blog post a few years ago- highly recommend the Quirky Cooking blog! This is my version of Caramel Chocolate- it is healthy too! If my kids are going to be eating chocolate I would rather they get some nutritious benefit […]
Healthy Snickers Slice
Easter is coming up! I’m not a fan of store bought Easter eggs. They tend to have a lot of unhealthy additives that aren’t good for you, and where possible I like to source Fair Trade chocolate to ensure farmers in the third world are getting a better deal, and that there is no child labour or slave labour in the production line. So I’ve pretty much decided to make my own chocolatey goodies at home and where possible I […]
Teach Kids to Eat Healthy for Life
I’m on a mission to eat as nature intended and teaching my kids to do the same. I’ve embraced the ‘wholefood’ philosophy, which to me, means eating food as nature provides it, e.g. whole milk, as opposed to skim milk or cream. I figure if that’s how nature dishes it up then that’s how I’m meant to eat it!
How to Make Compost using School Work
It’s the end of the school year! We’ve received lots of Christmas cards, heaps of school work and with four kids that equals a paper mountain! So this is the story of how I turn the paper mountain in to pumpkins, for free of course!
Feeding a Family of 6 for $100 a Week
Over the past year or so my clever hubby has been busy building our house. During this time we were renting and paying our mortgage. It was a challenging time financially but also an opportunity to learn to manage money well. Previously, I used to spend $1200 a month on groceries. After comparing budgets with my girlfriend I was inspired to get this down to $400 a month. We are very lucky to have a healthy family and don’t have […]
Do What You Can with What You Have
After I heard about human trafficking at a jewellery party, I learned as much as I could about it. I read books, searched for articles on the internet, attended talks by people who rescued victims, etc. What I realised after all of this was that there were things that I could do in my everyday life to help prevent trafficking. For example, by purchasing fair trade chocolate, tea, coffee, etc. I learned that farmers in the third world receive a […]