How to Plan a Menu for a Dinne...

April 17, 2017 by

Menu planning might possibly be one of my favourite things to do. Sad I know. We all have at least one unusual hobby and menu planning...

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Plus Size Clothing Sale –...

April 16, 2017 by

Plus Size Clothing Sale! All prices as marked. Discount on multiple items in a single sale. All pieces are well cared for and most...

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FODMAP Elimination Diet –...

October 5, 2015 by

About 4 years ago a doctor diagnosed me with gluten intolerance. I seemed to be having isolated reactions to gluten, and when I...

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Melbourne Cup Party Food Recip...

November 1, 2012 by

Just before we launch into Christmas I forgot about the Melbourne Cup! I’m not hosting a party this year as we do a big one at...

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It’s beginning to look a...

November 1, 2012 by

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. Now that it’s November I will be beginning my Christmas planning...

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Rice Plus Product Review

November 1, 2012 by

I really love the texture of rice with nuts and seeds, it just gives the normally smooshy textured rice a delicious crunch. Try my...

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Transitioning to a Wheat Free ...

October 29, 2012 by

I recently discovered I am wheat intolerant, and like any food allergy or intolerance, it’s pretty much one of the most...

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Where Have I Been?

September 14, 2012 by

Sorry Essential Ingredients fans! I have been absent from the blog for a couple of weeks to deal with a few things here –...

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Kitchen Essentials: The Warmin...

July 29, 2012 by

Okay, so most of us wouldn’t call a warming drawer a kitchen essential as such, but for those of us who entertain, I...

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What is Romanesco Broccoli?

June 28, 2012 by

Have you ever seen such a thing?! Presumably if you’re from an area that grows them, then you have, but it’s certainly...

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Well, well, who might this be?

June 23, 2012 by

Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to find this little guy suddenly living in our backyard! I haven’t been able to...

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How to Make Perfect Bechamel (...

June 19, 2012 by

Many people buy jars of bechamel sauce for lasagne, potato bake, vegetable bakes, etc because they think it’s too hard to...

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Benefits of Chiropractic Care ...

June 14, 2012 by

That might be a big call because I’ve never been to any other chiropractors, but I figure they’re like doctors –...

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Going Wheat (and Grain) Free!

June 14, 2012 by

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of research into the effects of wheat and grains on the body, specifically the digestive system....

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Meatless May Dinner Party Menu

June 3, 2012 by

To celebrate the end of Meatless May, I held a meatless dinner party with 10 of my dearest friends. The vegetarians and vegans among...

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Food magazines will ensure you...

May 22, 2012 by

I love food magazines! I pretty much think about them every day, since I walk past a newsagent and there is always one advertised in...

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What are you doing on the week...

May 19, 2012 by

“Cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing – the usual.” That’s my standard response. Tim works every second weekend...

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Happy Bunday!

May 13, 2012 by

An essential ingredient in any happy home is… pets. Everyone knows that pets increase happiness and help you live longer, which...

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Our Sunday Fruit and Veg Marke...

April 29, 2012 by

Tim and I are in the middle of our usual every-second-Sunday markets routine. This is the part where Tim moans and sooks about having...

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No, I'm not pregnant, I&#...

April 21, 2012 by

An essential ingredient in any recipe is… salt. Unfortunately, there can be a bit too much of it in all the food we eat over a...

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Welcome to Homemade Recipes

April 13, 2012 by

Welcome to Homemade Recipes. This blog features my favourite home cooked meals, plus other things I am interested in like DIY...

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