Category Archives: Homemade

Raw onion bread

I’m always on the lookout for snack food ideas and I enjoy making new things in my dehydrator. This raw onion bread has become a staple around here and I’ve made it probably monthly for the past six months or … Continue reading

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Grab n go bags for toddlers

Someone sent me a link about a clever mama who got a bunch of friends together and they each made multiple copies of a different toddler Montessori-style activity or game, and then shared them with the group. Well, aint nobody … Continue reading

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Homemade Lip Balms – Frankincense and Chocolate Mint (so delicious you’ll want to eat them!)

I recently tried my hand at making my own lip balm. Guess what – it’s super easy! If you have the ingredients, all that is required is to gently melt them together and pour into empty tubes.  I am fortunate … Continue reading

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More healthy party food (AKA a party without packets)

Last year I shared some pics from Boy Wonder’s 2nd birthday party with healthier food options. Remember the watermelon shark? When Sunshine Girl turned one last September we had a little party in a park for her, and my goal … Continue reading

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Five reasons I make my own toothpaste

Up until two or three years ago I was using regular toothpaste from the supermarket. The big brand. The popular one. I never thought too much about the ingredients list or that fact that it contains sodium fluoride (a by-product … Continue reading

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The love it deserves: a post dedicated to my sourdough starter and a couple of deceased goldfish.

When I was in high school I had a pet fish that thrived on neglect. He lived in a glass fish bowl in my bathroom (I was fortunate to have my own ensuite from age 13 until I moved out … Continue reading

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Homemade oat and coconut milk

I have a new love in my life. Oat and coconut milk. Simple to make, and incredibly delicious. Here’s how I make it: 1. Put 1/3 cup wholegrain rolled oats and 1/3 cup organic shredded coconut in a jug and … Continue reading

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My adventures in making non-dairy milks

I’ve been experimenting with making my own non-dairy milks because Informed Papa is dairy intolerant. I wish he could just consume raw dairy, life would be much easier!  First up I attempted to make rice milk. I boiled brown rice … Continue reading

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Party time!

When Boy Wonder turned two I put on a morning tea for him and invited family over. He has enough cousins, Aunties and Uncles that we didn’t invite friends, there wouldn’t have been room! Most birthday celebrations for children involve … Continue reading

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A hand-made Easter

Last Easter I decided that I would not be purchasing any commercial Easter eggs for my nieces (for all sorts of reasons, including consumerism, commercialisation, concerns around ingredients such as palm oil etc.) and would instead make my own little … Continue reading

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