how to survive a crappy family holiday

How to survive a crappy family holiday

Are you envious of those picture perfect holiday Instagram posts of families on holiday? You wish your family were the same. You want your family to have that same happiness-frozen-on-Instagram moment. But what you don’t see in those family holiday Instagram shots are the hundreds of other imperfect shots filling…

pork and beans

Easy healthy pork and beans

Looking for a new recipe to add to your meal repertoire? This five ingredient pork and beans recipe is big on taste with none of the nasties. It’s actually my mother’s own recipe. I remember this food fondly because Mama used to cook this for me a lot. It was my special…

creamy capsicum and chorizo soup

Creamy capsicum and chorizo soup

This super creamy capsicum and chorizo soup is so very delicious. It is easy to finish a batch in one sitting. The chorizo adds a very nice zing to it. Ingredients: 5-6 red capsicums 1 onion 2 garlic cloves 2 chorizos 1 tsp smoked paprika 100 ml pouring cream Salt Method: Peel the onion and…

easy spaghetti bolognese

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

If there’s one thing everyone in our family eats, its Spaghetti Bolognese. Its a go-to recipe for many families, and its super easy to make your own bolognese sauce rather than buy one at the supermarket. I use this easy Spaghetti Bolognese recipe all the time. It’s my daughter’s favourite and has hidden…

supernatural books

Books we like: The supernatural edition

Who doesn’t like a supernatural read that transports you out of reality and into their world? It is escapism at its best. These supernatural books are really good at that. The Peculiar series by Ransom Riggs– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the first book in this series, is going…

cinnamon banana muffins with cream cheese filling

Cinnamon banana muffins with cream cheese filling

Muffins are great as a treat, snack or for kids’ lunchboxes. Easy to make too! You can give your normal muffins a very yummy twist with this wholemeal cinnamon banana muffins recipe with cream cheese filling. This recipe for banana muffins is a variation of one that caught my eye…

Desert Shadow organic hair colour review

Getting rid of greys is getting simpler these days, especially with the range of hair dyes available. But if, like me, your scalp is super sensitive to all the chemicals in these hair dyes, then you need something without the nasties. I saw the Desert Shadow Organic Hair Colour in…

multicultural children

Our multicultural children

My daughter will never have a childhood like mine. No games similar to mine, played in the middle of the street. No songs in my native tongue, sung with other kids. No riddles and rhymes passed on by my grandparents. She will not be dancing the same dances during school…

Easy chicken fajitas

I found this easy chicken fajitas recipe on social media and it looked so quick and easy to do, I had to try it. The Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas recipe is from Tasty videos. Give it a go yourself. Ingredients: 1 Capsicum 1 Onion 3 cloves of garlic 2 Tomatoes Lime…