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How to make yummy porridge

How to make yummy porridge

While these days I'm a total expert in how to make porridge (so do read on 😊), 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...

South African rusks – health rusks are your new fave snack

South African rusks – health rusks are your new fave snack

I’m lucky to have many lovely South African friends. They are a generous, fun, good-natured bunch and you get used to the accent. Actually, you never really get used to the accent. But once they introduce you to South African rusks, you won’t mind. When a friend...

Make ahead lunch: Vegie ricotta muffins

Make ahead lunch: Vegie ricotta muffins

This vegie ricotta muffins recipe is from the new book The Feel-Good Family Food Plan is fantastic to have on hand. Make a double batch and freeze them for complete convenience. The book is jam-packed full of everything you need to feed your family well, from one of...

Ridiculously easy baked Sunday breakfast

Ridiculously easy baked Sunday breakfast

A while back, my family challenged ourselves to go a whole week of eating a cooked breakfast every. single. day. Our Sunday breakfast recipe was my favourite, mostly because it was as easy to make as pouring a bowl of cereal. Are you a big breakfast eater? Making...

Awesomuesli muesli blend for a delicious start to the day

Awesomuesli muesli blend for a delicious start to the day

This awesomuesli muesli blend is fantastic in muesli cookies. Or you can add some milk for breakfast. Sprinkle it over ice cream for dessert. Or throw a handful into a smoothie. It's a very versatile muesli blend, let me tell you! The recipe is very 'free and easy',...

Cheesymite scrolls inspired by the Baker’s Delight version

Cheesymite scrolls inspired by the Baker’s Delight version

My kids are obsessed with Baker's Delight cheesymite scrolls - or vegemite and cheese scrolls to the rest of us. It's been an ongoing preoccupation for years. They're not a bad afternoon treat, but they are so expensive when you have to buy three at a time. I thought...

Go anywhere breakfast bars for busy times

Go anywhere breakfast bars for busy times

These nutritious breakfast bars are made for busy times, and these are busy times indeed. Everyone is T+E (tired and emotional - remember when that was a thing, along with D+Ms?). My kids would rather have 15 extra minutes in bed than get up and make a proper...

Pineapple and strawberry breakfast loaf

Pineapple and strawberry breakfast loaf

Now here's an easy everyday breakfast idea: bake this pineapple and strawberry breakfast loaf for the toaster. You can freeze this recipe in slices, taking a slice out and popping it straight into the toaster in the morning. Remember to hit the little 'freezer' button...

Coconut and chia rice pudding recipe

Coconut and chia rice pudding recipe

This coconut and chia rice pudding will warm you through spring breakfasts, desserts and whenever you need a little comfort in a bowl. I have always been a huge rice pudding fan. I don’t know if it’s an Irish thing or what, but it is on my top-five-comfort-foods list....

No-dairy raspberry and coconut loaf

No-dairy raspberry and coconut loaf

‘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 meaning “to gaze meaningfully at somebody eating in the hope that they’ll give you some of their...

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Marley Spoon’s Thai-style pork salad

Marley Spoon’s Thai-style pork salad

I shared another recipe from the new book Step by Step with Marley Spoon by Olivia Andrews a couple of weeks ago. In the intro to that recipe, I talked about how this cookbook brings all the easy-breezy cooking from the home delivery company without all the awful...

How to help teens take care of their health

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The teenage years see many dramatic changes our kids' health and development. In 2020, these dramatic changes have been compounded by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Research has shown that young people have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and...

21+ unreal gifts for teens they won’t hate

21+ unreal gifts for teens they won’t hate

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