Fresh Pineapple Jelly

I have been wanting to develop a jelly that is all about the fruit rather than the sugar. This pineapple jelly is so simple and has no added sugar or sweeteners. It has 4 ingredients in total! It is light and delicious.

This jelly is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan, nut free, egg free, and gelatine free.

Jelly Ingredients

2 cups of boiling water
2.5 teaspoons of agar agar powder
2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
1 cup sugar free apple juice … More Fresh Pineapple Jelly

What Do Our Children Truly Want for Christmas?

I saw a post on Facebook recently about gift giving at Christmas time and how every child deserves presents at Christmas.

Yes, all children absolutely deserve to be celebrated and what child doesn’t want presents, right?

They are fun, plus getting new stuff is always enjoyable… but what if presents are not what our children are truly yearning for at Christmas time?

What if… what our children want most is for us to be truly present with them – to really connect with them? … More What Do Our Children Truly Want for Christmas?

Supporting Our Daughters in Preparation for Their Period

Do you remember your first period? I do. I was 11 and it was a very low-key affair.

I had some light bleeding that lasted a few days and then nothing again for about 6 months.

I recall feeling some confusion as to whether this was in fact the beginning of my menstrual cycle or not. I wasn’t aware at the time that you could have a period and then not have one for months afterwards.

I thought that once you started, it came every month after that. So I was left wondering and waiting. … More Supporting Our Daughters in Preparation for Their Period

Christmas Cake

This Christmas Cake is moist and flavoursome with none of the heaviness that can come with fruit cake. It is made with no nuts, so is lunchbox safe. It is packed full of fruit so if you have a sweet tooth it will certainly hit the spot! Heat it slightly and serve with warm dairy free custard as a dessert or enjoy plain. We are giving a few pieces to my daughter’s teachers at school as a thank you gift (along with a few pieces of the yummy coconut ice!).

This cake is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan, nut free, egg free, alcohol free, and yummy!

Cake Ingredients

zest and juice of 1 orange
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 cup raisins … More Christmas Cake

First Period – A Time For Celebration

Beginning our periods is truly an amazing celebration of being a woman. It marks a sacred part of the transition from girl to woman.

But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our first period and ongoing period cycles thereafter?

My first period came at age 11 and was light, lasting a few days and I didn’t have another bleed again for about 6 months. Over the years period pain, late periods, fast periods, slow periods, missed periods, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, increased sensitivity, mood swings and temperatures have all been regular symptoms experienced during my menstrual cycle – far from any celebration and feeling more like a curse! My period cycle slowed me down, got in the way and stopped me from doing certain activities as similarly experienced by so many other women. But what was my body actually communicating? … More First Period – A Time For Celebration