Sweet Potato Chips

Ever felt like making your own chips at home but not sure how? Well here is a simple recipe for you to enjoy. All you need is 2 ingredients and some patience.

These chips are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

Sweet Potato Chips Ingredients

1-2 sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
Olive oil

Method

Heat up enough olive oil in a deep saucepan to be able to have all the potato slices fully immersed when they go in. … More Sweet Potato Chips

Breastfeeding Myths Busted – Part 1

Having a new baby is an amazing experience. It comes with the wonder of how someone can be so tiny (and so loud at the same time!) and the fact they are dependent on us to take care of their every need for a while. There are so many ways we can care for and nurture our new tiny human, and so much we can do as women to support them to grow up healthy and strong.

Feeding our babies is one way of nurturing and caring for our baby, but there are currently a number of myths floating around and interfering with this process – myths that can leave many women with feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt, failure, unplanned pregnancies, physical harm, and much more. Not what is needed at this precious time of immense change! … More Breastfeeding Myths Busted – Part 1

Mindfulness Meditation: Is it Effective?

I went to a local mental health meeting recently where the topic being presented was Mindfulness. I was curious to attend and learn more about what seems to be a phenomenon sweeping the Psychology therapy arena and many other areas of industry and life. The presenter started with a brief Mindfulness meditation.

As the presenter talked us all through the meditation it became increasingly obvious the point of the meditation was about focusing on ‘being in the room’, the noises, our bodily sensations, with the theme being to concentrate and focus on all of what was going on around us in the room and inside our bodies to bring us into the ‘present moment’, calming and soothing the mind, and bringing relaxation to our body. Sounds kind of nice, doesn’t it? But is it? … More Mindfulness Meditation: Is it Effective?

Bullying is an Issue We All Need to Address

Bullying has become epidemic. It seems to be everywhere – in workplaces, schools, families, car parks, supermarkets, on the street, online – everywhere.

Recently my daughter has had to deal with being bullied on a regular basis at school. She has been called names, kicked, punched, pushed, and been hit with a school hat. She is 8.
We called the school to see what we could do and they were more than willing to address the problem.

The kids that have been bullying my daughter are young. They are also 8. So where does this behaviour come from? Their parents, their siblings? Them? They certainly weren’t born a bully. You don’t see newborn babies hitting, kicking, and being aggressive, do you? And can we really stop bullying? … More Bullying is an Issue We All Need to Address

Gluten Free French Toast

This week my eldest daughter had a project and part of it was to make french toast. So after searching for a recipe we converted it to a gluten and dairy free version. Once cooked, we sprinkled it with some maple syrup and topped it with strawberries. When we bit into it, it melted in our mouths, so smooth, and oh so delicious!

This french toast is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free.

French Toast Ingredients

2 eggs
1/3 cup dairy free milk
1 teaspoon cardamom … More Gluten Free French Toast

Apple Pancakes

A light and fluffy pancake mixture that makes Sunday breakfast’s yummy! Well… any breakfast day really… or even a light snack during the day! These pancakes are simple and quick to make. Containing only 6 ingredients.

These pancakes are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and can be made nut free.

Pancake Ingredients

1 medium green apple, roughly chopped
¾ cup gluten free plain flour
4 eggs … More Apple Pancakes

Banana and Berry Ice Cream

This ice cream came about because I was going to a dinner party where the majority of the guests eat very little natural sugars, so I wanted to make a dessert that was sweet, but did not have any added honey or maple syrup of any kind. So this ice cream is only sweetened by the ingredients in it. It is deliciously smooth, light, and just sweet enough. There was none left at the end of the night and one of the kids licked the bowl I brought it in absolutely clean!

This ice cream is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free, coconut free … More Banana and Berry Ice Cream

Berry Sorbet

This sorbet is super yummy, sweet, and flavoursome. It is very refreshing on the palate after a meal.

This sorbet is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free, coconut free

Sorbet Ingredients

1½ cups cut strawberries
½ cup blueberries/raspberries
¾ cup sugar free orange juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2-3 tablespoons raw unprocessed honey … More Berry Sorbet

A Time For Celebration

This blog was first published on a website in the UK. It was then translated into Dutch and published on a website in The Netherlands. Links to both articles can be found at the end of this blog.

– GUEST BLOG BY ROBYN JONES B.Sc. (Psych) –

‘Our first period is a precious time and a celebration of the transition from being a girl to becoming a woman. But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our menarche?’ Australian counsellor Robyn Jones investigates the matter.
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Orange and Poppyseed Cupcakes

I found the original recipe for these cupcakes on the back of a card my daughter was given, and over the weekend we experimented with converting it to gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. After our first attempt I knew what needed to be added and changed, so our second batch came out super yummy.

These cupcakes are flavoursome, light, and moist. With cream ‘cheese’ frosting to boot! Here is the recipe for you all to enjoy.

These cupcakes are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free

Cupcake Ingredients

1 tablespoon poppyseeds … More Orange and Poppyseed Cupcakes