Carrot and quinoa muffins

Carrot and Quinoa Muffin Recipe - an easygoing recipe with a big nutrition punch

Lauren created a carrot and quinoa muffins recipe for Mumtastic and I just had to have a go. Of course, I can never quite stick to any kind of instructions. I always have to add my own thing in or remove stuff I don't like (or don't have in the pantry, like dates). I popped over to About Life to get the quinoa flakes. Have you ever been to an ...

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Dairy-free coconut and raspberry loaf

Rapsberry and coconut loaf (3)

I love a loaf, oh how I love a loaf. Not only are they super-simple to make (they practically bake themselves, no Thermomix required), but actual loafing is also my favourite past time. 'Loaf' is one of those humble almost-forgotten-but-nevertheless-awesome foodie words. Mind you, my favourite is definitely 'groke' which is a lost old Scots word ...

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On-the-go breakfast bars

Breakfast bars

Are your kids good at breakfast? My girls are not. I mean, they eat breakfast every single day, but a bowl of cereal has not touched their lips since the Farex days. They won't do toast either. They won't do anything that doesn't involve intense preparation: Scrambled eggs and ham; buckwheat pancakes and fruit; bacon and cheese rolls; smoothies... ...

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Wholemeal buttermilk pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes

Do you have a go-to special breakfast? Ours is buttermilk pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Oh my, we love them so! Health warnings be damned - bacon is just too important. This is my favourite buttermilk pancake recipe that we've been making for years and years. I've got my pancake making down to an art form. On Sundays when I make them (every ...

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How to make yummy porridge

How to make porridge

Breakfast and I have never been friendly. During school, I was the kid who sprinkled a little bit of weetbix into a cereal bowl, swished around a splash of milk and left the lot in the sink for mum to find. Breakfast done, baby. As I’ve gotten older and (apparently) more mature, I can’t escape the fact that every nutritionist on the planet ...

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Teach me how to bake a loaf of bread

Teach me how to bake a loaf of bread

'Teach me how' is a series that encourages the clever clogs wearers of the world to show us less clever types how to do the things we've always wanted to do. Darling Bele from Blah Blah Magazine was actually the inspiration behind the whole series. She emailed to tell me that bread wasn't as hard to bake as I thought. Lightbulb moment there for ...

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Delish ricotta pancakes

Ricotta pancakes

Is there anything more scrummy than Sunday brunch and Sunday papers?Just typing the combination makes me drool with longing. Back in the day, LOML and I had Sunday brunch every single week. Wherever we found ourselves (we did a lot of travel in our junior burger years) (warning: I use parentheses A LOT in this post) (even more than usual), we'd ...

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Super-scrummy homemade muesli

Homemade muesli

Cappers, The Badoo, LOML and I are in love with these little bowls of happiness. I can't say I managed to persuade Maxi-Taxi to love something so healthy (it's got 'green bits in it'). But next time I'll probably leave out the pepitas and add more oats and tanis and hopefully that'll win him over. Homemade muesli 1 cup rolled oats (use the ...

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