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How to make easy damper on a stick

How to make easy damper on a stick

In the wintertime we love setting friendly fires in our outside fire pit, which we built out of old bricks and creek pebbles. Cooking damper on a stick is a cold month institution at our place. We gather wood from the bush around our house all autumn long, getting...

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...

Quick homemade muesli bars

Quick homemade muesli bars

Can we all just agree that it was a good day when the muesli bar went mainstream? Prior to the eighties, homemade muesli bars were seen as hippy snacks. In fact, the entire muesli/wholegrain thing was dismissed as hippy healthfoods and not the kind of thing that...

A strawberry bliss balls recipe that’s full of goodness

A strawberry bliss balls recipe that’s full of goodness

If there's one thing that is an absolute must for lunchboxes, it's bliss balls. And strawberry bliss balls are like the kings of lunchbox bliss balling. Actually, 'bliss balling' sounds kind of rude, so let's pretend I didn't write that last sentence. Reasons why...

Wholesome pumpkin rock cakes for happy snacking

Wholesome pumpkin rock cakes for happy snacking

Right now, pumpkin is not in season, so you might be wondering why I'm sharing this pumpkin rock cake recipe. Firstly, it's just so yummy that I can't wait for Autumn. And secondly, you can actually make these pumpkin rock cakes very un-pumpkiny by substituting other...

Healthy choc bliss balls make a great pick-me-up

Healthy choc bliss balls make a great pick-me-up

You know when you're craving something sweet but you know if you break open a block of chocolate you're a gonner? Or is that just me? Ha! Anyway, these healthy choc bliss balls will come to the rescue during your chocolate crisis. They are so full of protein and...

Treat yourself to this divine zucchini and lemon loaf

Treat yourself to this divine zucchini and lemon loaf

I'm so happy to be adding this zucchini and lemon loaf to our loaf recipe collection. The bigger the loaf collection grows, the happier I am. Loaves (feels like it should be 'loafs', but no) are just so incredibly easy and versatile. The thing with a loaf is that they...

Healthy weetbix slice – reduced sugar, increased good bits

Healthy weetbix slice – reduced sugar, increased good bits

My son loves weetbix and we often have bags of 'leftovers' stuffed in the pantry, ready to be turned into weetbix slice. This month I was a bit stumped, though. We were doing a 'no sugar' challenge and my usual recipe for the slice was packed full of the stuff. So, I...

Fruit and yoghurt cones after school snack

Fruit and yoghurt cones after school snack

The first thing my boys do when they walk in the door is create a school bag minefield in the middle of the hallway. Then they head straight into the kitchen, open the fridge door and stare in there like they have never see food before. It's time to play after school...

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Love, laughter, adventure and fantasy: a reading list for teens

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