Category Archives: Food

Freebie Friday – Milo Healthy Bones Halloween Giveaway

Healthy Bones AustraliaGIVEAWAY: Healthy Bones Australia is a public health program designed to teach people about how to maintain good bone health. It is an initiative of Osteoporosis Australia and is being supported by Milo, with a Halloween promotion. I really like the PR match here – bone health and Halloween (skeletons). I think it’s cute! So I’m supporting their initiative. And giving away a Halloween pack!

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What’s my signature dish?

I'm searching for my signature dishAS hubby was helping himself to seconds of lasagne last night he remarked, “Would you say lasagne was your signature dish?”. He asked because I make lasagne once a week, it’s simple and ever since I conquered the white sauce, it’s easy to put together. (And truth be told, it makes me feel like a good wife and mother). But I don’t want to be known for my lasagne.

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Recipe: Healthy sausage rolls

Delicious healthy sausage rollsTHIS recipe for healthy sausage rolls is the easiest thing under the sun and it’s a great way to get any amount of vegetables you can think of into your kids. It’s based on the premise that kids will eat anything if it’s wrapped in pastry. Well, mine will. I made these sausage rolls for our sleepover recently and it was a huge hit. Give them a go and you’ll be amazed at how great they are and at how much the kids love them. And at how easy they are to make.

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How to make a rainbow layer cake for a children’s birthday party

Rainbow layer cakeAs regular readers would know, I’ve been planning how to make a rainbow layer cake for my daughter’s birthday party for aaaages! I even wrote I would have a couple of practice runs at it – ha! That didn’t happen. I really couldn’t find a great website that gave me basic instructions on how to make a rainbow layer cake – so, like most things I do, I charged headlong into it and hoped for the best. Here’s how it turned out, and my top tips on how to make a rainbow layer cake.

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How I added fish and omega 3 into my children’s diet

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and basil on a crispy cruskitOur family is on a misson to eat more fish, chasing the omega 3 oil it contains, which is thought to improve health and child development. Adding more fish to our diet also achieves another goal – cutting back on red meat meals. (A sponsored post for the Heart Foundation and Nature’s Own)

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Secrets to baking the perfect cake – from an expert (hobby) cake maker!

A perfect pink ruffle cake by Cathy KingstonEarlier I posted about my dreams of making a perfect rainbow layer cake for my daughter’s fifth birthday. In it, I mentioned an old school friend, Cathy, who is mastering the cake-making secrets to a perfect cake. Here are her top tips, and a few examples of her unbelievably intricate work! She kept insisting that she was a ‘hobby’ cake maker but to my untrained eye, she’s pretty expert to me.

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Review: Pacific West frozen fish products

Pacific West lemon pepper squid - I did not serve this at my house. I could never make anything look this good. There are two nights during the week when, due to extra-curricular activities, we get home late. Thursdays is one of those nights, when piano lessons keep us out of the house until about 6pm. And it may shock you to learn that I am not the most organised person getting around. Hey, no, stop, I hear you say.

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