Pump up the… Milk

This is the base of one of the simplest and easiest galactagogues I know… Breastfeeding cookies! For the record, you can use ANY kind of milk (coconut, almond, oat, rice…) and if you want a vegan version you can sub chia seeds for eggs (4tbs chia seeds, 12 tbs water, mixed and allowed to become gel) Breastfeeding Cookies mix: 4 eggs, a splash of milk, and 1 cup (1/2 jar) warm peanut butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar add in 1 cup...

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Green banana pancakes? Go on……
Jan14

Green banana pancakes? Go on……

I recently visited my Dad who lives on a beautiful little island in the south pacific and there were a few days of torrential rain.  We cooked to pass the time and here is a little treat for you made from GREEN BANANAS! As the tropical storm buffeted our house again, we reached for the local cookbook and sought inspiration. This little island is a place of feast or famine-all the locally grown produce is of course in season at the...

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Baby Led Weaning
Jan10

Baby Led Weaning

Baby led what??!! Yep. Baby Led Weaning. Save your ice trays for…..ice, keep the blender for smoothies and post- breastfeeding margaritas, and keep pureed apples for Sunday roast. Now, pay attention while I rock your world. Babies.Don’t.Need.Mushy.Food. I know, right? mind blown. When you wait for the 6 month mark, as recommended by the World Health Organization, you can go straight to family foods and feed baby straight...

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Get brewing… kombucha!
Dec06

Get brewing… kombucha!

Ready to embrace the new fizz? Start your own kombucha brewery! If you need a list of reasons to turn off the usual carbonated beverages and start fermenting, here you go. If you’re eating clean or following a version of paleo, then kombucha is your friend. You ready? OK.   Ideally, buy/beg/borrow a scoby from someone. That makes life SO much easier. (Are you local to me? I’ll give you one!)   I like using 1L...

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DELICIOUS Yumbox!
Nov11

DELICIOUS Yumbox!

More and more frequently I find myself with a bag full of snacks for the small one. And given that she’s a dairy-soy-wheat intolerant person, the prepackaged kind don’t really work out so well here – not to mention that snack size everything is EXPENSIVE! So I end up with a bag full of small tupperware-y containers. I leave them in the car, I leave them around half-full (mould, anyone? No?), I can’t find...

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Never buy chocolate again.
Nov11

Never buy chocolate again.

True story. Instead, write your shopping list now: coconut oil, cocoa, honey and vanilla. Yes, it IS that easy. It’s also dairy, soy, gluten and nut free (if you make the boring option). I love you too. You’re welcome. Take equal parts of the first three and mix. Add about a tsp of vanilla extract to that. You  want your oil to be liquid (zapping in your microwave will work a treat), and warming the honey helps too. For...

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