Fig Honey Almond Slice (with 4 reasons to make it even though your kids MAY not eat it)

Why make a food you expect your child to turn their nose up at? It seems like a funny thing to do. A waste. A stressor that I don’t need in an already busy life. A futile exercise. But it isn’t! I have a few reasons for making this fig honey almond slice that you […]

Watermelon, Grapefruit and Mint Slushy-Drink for Kids

Grapefruit is not an easy food to get to like. It’s often associated with “dieting” and get’s a bad wrap (btw here is my post about diet mentality of parents and the impacts on fussy kids). It’s a super refreshing citrus fruit. Packed with vitamin C. It also teams well with other foods. My girls […]

Whyte Chocolate and Grapefruit Zest Stars {Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free and Low Sugar}

Parents with allergies to consider in their family, are often looking for ways to have a food that is safe for everyone and fun. These cookies are gluten free, egg free, dairy free and are low in sugar. They are simple to make and only take 8 minutes to bake. The chocolate yogi sent me […]

Smurfy Berry Juice with Free Printable Game

We were inspired from our play in Smurf Village at a nearby shopping centre AND the #getcreativewith challenge this week to make you a FREE printable game including a recipe for “smurfy berry juice”. You can download your colour-in, play and make smurfy berry juice game sheet here.   This sheet is yours to colour-in […]

Saffron and Carrot Cupcakes

I had a good time recreating a version of the saffron and carrot cupcake recipe that I saw in the beautifully written novel – “Picnic in Provence” by Elizabeth Bard. I tweaked the recipe to suit the ingredients that I had on hand at the time and to make a smaller batch of 6 carrot […]

What to Expect When You are Expecting … A Book

The story of us I connected with Ruth from Pea Fritters (my co-author of “Allergy Free Afternoon Tea”) about 18 months ago. We did a little social media dance of commenting, liking, sharing and (dare I even say) DM’ing. We muddled our way through the getting to know you stage.  We found some common ground. We laughed. Her […]

Got Dairy?

The dairy food group (including dairy alternatives) is important for children to have included in their everyday diet as a terrific source of calcium.  Children up to the age of 8 require 1.5-2 serves of dairy each day.  A single serve of dairy includes ½ cup of ricotta, 200g of yoghurt, 2 cheese slices (40g) […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 13: NZ’s Fave Afghan Biscuit

We are put our own twist on New Zealand’s favourite Afghan Biscuit (Afghan Cookie).  We sweetened ours with dates and used cold-pressed cacao this week.  These cookies are topped with icing and a half-walnut.  However, to make them lunchbox friendly you wouldn’t add the walnut. We will be baked these live on our facebook page on Tuesday […]

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