Friday, March 6, 2015

Recipe: Chilli Squid Stir-fry

Sometimes you get stuck in a rut when you cook for your family each night. I'm here to help you get out of said rut, by helping you think outside of the square. You know that weekly stir-fry you do {because it's easy, quick and actually gets eaten}… why not mix it up a little and try making my chilli squid stir-fry.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Recipe: Wild rice salad

So as I mentioned in an earlier post, I picked up some wild rice as I thought it would be interesting to try {seeing as my family consumes a lot of rice}. The thing is once you get that 'new' product home you have to think of something to do with it… Don't you just hate it when you have a 'new' ingredient in your pantry, you make something once and then you never use it again!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Motherhood: Finding your friends

Sometimes I think we out grow our friends and sometimes I think our friends out grow us. I like the thought that friends are here for a reason, a season or life.  Some say 'God determines who walks into your life… it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let say and who you refuse to let go of.'

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Life: what's in my kitchen this month

March, can you believe that it is March already? We are into Lent and Easter is just around the corner {5th of April this year for those who are wondering}. Next month marks Mr Moo's second birthday and the Little Dude will hit his 6 month milestone. But I am getting ahead of myself - here is what is in my kitchen this month…

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Life: Canberra's Night Noodle Markets

Originally from Sydney, I am often upset when awesome events pass Canberra by. What's wrong with Canberra? We have an awesome, active population who just jumps at the idea of trying something new. We love our Multicultural Festival and we are big foodies too. Hence, the success of the opening of the Night Noodle Markets, last night in Reconciliation Place, held by Good Food Month and coinciding with Enlighten.

Recipe: pork with pear and apple salad

What happened to my toddler who ate everything? At seems like some days he doesn't want to eat anything - so there is no point in cooking up a whole range of veggies for them to be thrown in the bin {and God knows, my husband isn't adverse to turning his nose up at the veggie component of the dinner}. So tonight, I did some roast potatoes and made a fruit salad!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Recipe: apple and cinnamon pancakes

Now most mornings my breakfast's aren't very bloggable - but the other day was Shrove Tuesday or 'Pancake Tuesday', so I thought that I would whip up some apple and cinnamon pancakes for my fam bam to enjoy.  It's the little things like keeping up family traditons like this one that are important to me.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Recipe: Ranch Salad

When I attended university {in a carefree time that seems so long ago now - blah, almost 10 years}, I lived on campus for 3 years and got to meet a bunch of cool people. In my final year, I lived with two American exchange students who became my good friends. And one thing which they left with me was a love of ranch dressing!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Motherhood: Money Savy Kids

Our children are beginning to grow up without the concept of physical money. Think about it – what do you use to pay for your weekly grocery shopping? Cash or plastic {credit, debit or savings}? How do you pay for online shopping purchases? When are our children exposed to coins and notes?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Recipe: Cookies and Cream brownies

Everyone loves a special treat now and again. And I think if you're going to have a special treat, why not go all out with these amazingly delicious cookies and cream brownies. I was inspired to whip these up after devouring a delicious cookies and cream cornetto the other night {after 6 hours of no stop breastfeeding the little dude had finally fallen asleep and I thought surely I could have an ice-cream after my body used up all that energy breastfeeding}.