BRING ME THE WEEKEND!!
Nov20

BRING ME THE WEEKEND!!

The weekend dress, I mean.  But 24 hours from now I will have both the dress AND some glorious down time and that can’t be a bad thing. SO here’s my shameful little secret:  I’ve lost my style mojo.  I don’t know where it is.  My body has changed again and all my old trusty pieces are no longer trustworthy.  They’re just old. The girls at Capsule Australia are onto something with their stylist curated...

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Pregnant does NOT equal style lobotomy.
Nov18

Pregnant does NOT equal style lobotomy.

Six months into pregnancy with my second child and once again I was in such a pickle (not to mention eating them). I had NOTHING to wear. Every ‘maternity’ item I owned was hideous and with hormones raging, the only logical solution seemed to set fire to my wardrobe and burn those maternity ‘clothes’ to ashes.  Ok, I did say with hormones raging…. Sure, there were a few pieces in the stores that looked...

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Need more energy?
Nov10

Need more energy?

I have struggled this year.  I have struggled to get up in the morning, I’ve struggled to fall asleep at night.  I’ve struggled to stay awake between 12 noon and 3pm.  I’ve struggled to eat well, find clean clothes.  At the centre of this issue is this:  I was very sick during January and with 3 kids – one being very tiny – I’ve struggled to recover. I have struggled to fuel my body and fill the...

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Cookie dough style biscuits for winners
Nov09

Cookie dough style biscuits for winners

This is another miraculous recipe from Quirky Cooking.  I told you Jo was amazing… You can make these by hand or in the thermomix and store in the freezer for quite some time.  I prepped these the week before the party and simply pulled them out at the last minute. My only substitute here was not adding the coconut sugar.  I used the prescribed quantity of rice malt syrup and then nothing else.  The quinoa flakes are fabulous in...

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Sin Free Caramel Slice
Nov09

Sin Free Caramel Slice

Do I need to say anything more?  Packed with dates, nuts and loaded with GOOD fats, this slice is fabulous. Quick tips: Make a double batch and prep it in a lamington tin. If you use regular pitted dates instead of medjool dates you will need to double the quantity to get the same gooey, sticky texture.  It’s possible.  You just need to eyeball the mixture to work it out.  Doubling is a safe bet. Also, I ran out of macadamias,...

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