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talkin’ bout a resolution

talkin’ bout a resolution

Yeah yeah, I know that’s not the words to the song… but we’re 10 days into 2014 if you hadn’t realised and I’m wondering how everyone else is going with their resolutions? Did you make any, have you broken them already or are you holding strong? I for one didn’t make any per se. I … Continue reading

a healthy muffin?

a healthy muffin?

Healthy + muffin. Those two words don’t really go together do they? We like to think they do, buying the ones from the bakery or cake shops that are ‘99% fat free’ and whatnot, but generally they are loaded with sugars and other nasties. This is why I much prefer to bake my own so … Continue reading

a not so green smoothie

a not so green smoothie

I’m sure you are thinking, “not another person on the green smoothie bandwagon” right about now, but stick with me! I’ve always loved a good smoothie or milkshake, especially when I was a kid. I loved getting a chocolate malted thick shake! Then I became dairy intolerant and I could no longer have them. Well … Continue reading

a healthier Ginger Snap!

a healthier Ginger Snap!

Sorry for being a little quiet on the blog front lately. Life has gotten a little busy (as it does)! Things are starting to settle down again so I’ll be back into it soon enough. This snack isn’t one I’ve tried yet, but I plan on digging the food processor out this weekend to give … Continue reading

feeling blue for macaroons

feeling blue for macaroons

I’ve been having a ‘woe is me’ kind of week. I managed to put my back out on Monday evening quite spectacularly. I don’t do things by halves you see! So much so, that I couldn’t stand up straight, or walk straight on Tuesday or Wednesday. After many visits to various allied health professionals (chiropractor, … Continue reading

the big cake bake

the big cake bake

You’ll recall one of my recent Wordless Wednesday photos was of the pack I received from Red Cross Australia for registering my participation in The Big Cake Bake. The official date is Monday 26th august, however participants can host their even at any time during the month of August. So today was my day, but … Continue reading

friday fail snacky-snack

friday fail snacky-snack

what’s the saying? fail to plan and you plan to fail? That’s exactly what happened to me today. I failed to organise my Friday Snacky-Snack, so was left without one at work. Sure, I had my trusty jar of Walnuts on my desk, and I did manage to remember to bring a protein power ball … Continue reading

something for the ‘bonus’ parents

I stumbled across this post via facebook on the weekend, it’s funny how you notice things just at the right time don’t you think? It came as a timely read for me, so I thought it only fair to share with other ‘bonus’ parents / stepparents / blended families out there – click here to … Continue reading

power through your friday!

power through your friday!

OK, I confess, I was too busy doing the housework last night to make these, but I plan on making them this weekend! I even made sure I purchased the fresh Medjool dates when I did my grocery shopping this week (hint: Aussie Aldi stores sell little ‘snack packs’ of Medjool dates which are super … Continue reading

cookie monster

cookie monster

I have to restrain myself from baking too often otherwise I turn into the cookie monster and eat everything in sight! With Mr Loud working interstate, anything I cook I end up eating myself so things like cakes and biscuits have been in the no-go zone for me lately. I’m actually off to visit Mr … Continue reading