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Mothers Day Breakfast Recipes (and a love letter to the mums in my life)

With Mothers Day fast approaching in Australia (next Sunday 8 May, people!), I thought I’d get in early with some breakfast ideas… Not just for those readers who will be cooking for their own mothers or the mothers of their children, but more likely: for those of you who ARE mothers, who might want to pass on some gentle suggestions!

Below are some breakfast recipe ideas (all relatively healthy and low-sugar), including my recipe for an extremely easy Zesty Orange French Toast; which might be a perfect option for someone less confident in the kitchen or who doesn’t really like cooking. I’ve also provided links to some other delicious sweet-ish and savoury breakfast options. I’m on a bit of an avocado-and-eggs thing at the moment, and nearly ended up with a list of only avocado-and-egg recipes. But I’ve managed to restrain myself to just one. This time. 🙂 Continue reading

A weekend away, and new family-favourite recipes

I’ve been away for a few days visiting my husband’s family on the mid-north NSW coast, in a tiny village near Taree. We stay in my husband’s childhood home where his dad still lives, a federation bungalow-style house on a huge block with perfectly mowed grass. It’s very hot and humid, and there’s no air-conditioning, just a few ceiling fans. But in the 11 years I’ve been visiting, it has grown on me: the appalling internet, the lack of Netflix provide a kind of forced ‘retreat’, in which time seems to slow down. I always end up watching interesting evening movies on SBS, that I otherwise would bypass. Last time it was No Country for Old Men (I have seen it twice now and still feel like I don’t quite get it). This time it was Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

I found it amusing, one night after dinner, to watch my two little boys sitting outside on the front verandah steps eating slices of watermelon to cool down, the juices running down their arms – a very Australian cliche. My husband tried to teach our boys to climb a tree, one that he climbed as a kid. He was unimpressed by our four year old’s reaction: “But there’s ANTS! And SLIME!” (moss), and now he is even keener for us to go camping, a prospect that I find… unappealing. :-/

Anyhow, now we are home to the busyness of everyday life, and I’m hoping to share a new recipe next weekend, if I can just find the time to photograph it before then! In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of recent recipes that we have enjoyed, by my IQS buddies, Elise (@healthyfamily5) and Rani (@youtotallygotthis). Continue reading

Gallery of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program: Winter and Spring 2015

Just photos of the food (because isn’t the food what it’s all about!?) from the 2015 Winter and Spring rounds of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program. For more information on my experience of the program, click here. Continue reading

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