Back to School – Recipe Round up

It’s nearly back to school time, and I have been scouring the internet looking for nutritious snacks and lunch ideas for my kids. There are so many amazing recipes out there, so I though I’d do a post with loads of links, so you can bookmark this post and come back to it for easy access to heaps of good recipes! Continue reading

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Ah-maze-ing baked chicken!

baked chicken

Yes, I said it, Ah-maze-ing! This chicken is coated in veggies, and was sticky and tasty and delicious! Here’s how I did it… Continue reading

What’s cooking Thursday? Simple marinades and dressings

It’s Thursday again! Is it just me, or are the weeks flying by?!

Today I am taking the kids to a local shopping centre where they have a moving dinosaur exhibition. I wouldn’t normally do this, as our general rule is to avoid crowded school holiday spots, but I promised the kids we would go, so going we are…

Tonight we have friends coming for dinner who eat a paleo diet. Add in no nightshades or goitrogens and I was stumped for a minute. I wish I could say that I came up with something wonderful and complicated, but I didn’t. The best part of the paleo life is that it is supposed to be simple. It’s all about enjoying good, simple food.  So tonight I am doing twice cooked roast vegetables (sweet potatoes, beetroot and white potatoes for those who can eat them – mainly the kids), mixed grill of organic chicken, lamb and beef served with a large lovely green salad loaded with fennel and carrots. Continue reading

Grain free, nut free, refined sugar free, dairy free biscuit recipe

Grain free, nut free, refined sugar free and dairy free biscuit recipe
Two weeks ago on my facebook page, I promised a grain free (and therefore gluten free), dairy free, nut free and refined sugar free biscuit. Then I hurt my back, and was so low on supplies, I couldn’t even play with the recipe. Today, I finally got to my dry goods supply store, so tonight, while Master B cooked the BBQ, I whipped up the biscuits and am now procrastinating cleaning my kitchen while I type up the recipe for you all. Ahhh, the things I do for you lovely people! Continue reading

What’s cooking Thursday?

Things have been quiet on the blog this week, thanks to sleepless nights and grizzly children, which lead to an inability to write anything comprehendible. But today is Thursday, and it’s time t think about what I am cooking tonight. Usually I try to cook something that will also serve as leftovers for Saturday lunch. This weekend however, is full of birthday parties, so Saturday lunch and dinner are taken care of. Woot woot!

Last night, I had a bit of a disaster in the kitchen. Hubby texted me late afternoon to say that he didn’t get time to stop for lunch, he was starving, and what was for dinner? My response was, brown rice arancini balls with roast veg and guacamole (plus we always make a salad). He replied, nice. Great, so I was happy that he wasn’t put off with the idea of dinner, I hadn’t really prepped it yet because I had run out of brown rice, so had to wait for Miss O to wake before I could pop up to the supermarket and grab some. >

You can call me Mama Cranky Pants

Today I am very tired. I was all excited last night about using my brain for things other than meal planning and household budgeting. If you read yesterday’s post you will know that as a family we will be moving to a more paleo diet, due to hubby’s psoriasis. So I was researching what we could (but came up with lots of couldn’t) eat until well past midnight. Big mistake number 1, especially when Miss O started crying not long after I fell asleep.

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