Silicone vs Plastic & the Difference between Silicon & Silicone

silicone vs silicon

We are surrounded by products that use silicone/silicon these days from sprays like WD40 to cookware, shampoos and soaps. Silicone has been marketed as a safe, planet friendly alternative to plastic but is it? Is it a safe alternative to plastic? Before we look too deeply at silicone we thought it was important to understand…

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Our best carrot cake recipe

healthy carrot cake recipe

We felt all inspired after Easter to make a healthy carrot cake with a big dollop of spiced hot cross bun flavour.  So here it is out very owned Spiced Carrot Cake. Good news – if you or your family are gluten or dairy free we’ve taken the guess work out of this recipe and…

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Nude Food in the lunchbox made simple

Nude food in the school lunchbox

The perennial problem for many families is how to make healthy and appealing school lunches quickly and easily without adding to the plastic pollution problem. Many schools have been encouraging children to bring “nude food”. That is, food that doesn’t involve cling wrap, zip lock bags or pre-packed individually wrapped food. This includes many lunch…

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Gingerbread recipe

Gluten Gingerbread

  A yummy easy gingerbread recipe for anytime but definitely a great option to bake for a nude food snack in the school lunch box. We’ve even included notes so you can make this gingerbread man recipe gluten free, refined sugar free and vegan. Happy baking.

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Entertaining eco style

Entertaining eco style

Summer is almost here and the weather is perfect for entertaining and enjoying all that nature has to offer. Entertaining with the planet in mind doesn’t require you to throw your style sensibilities out the window. In fact we think you’ll find it’s fun when you let your eco imagination go wild. Whether it’s a…

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The best ever potato bake

potato bake

The entertainers friend… the best ever potato bake. Yum. Who doesn’t love a fresh crunchy salad served with a side of the best potato bake you’ll ever taste. This recipe ticks all the boxes – gluten free, dairy free and vegan and absolutely easy AND delicious.. It will be your best friend this summer. You…

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Buyer beware – Where is your fruit and veg grown?

Buy local fruit and veg

I buy all our fruit and vegetables from our local organic farm and Mum buys direct from local farmers at her local farmers’ market so it came as quite a surprise to me to discover that Australia was importing so much fruit and veg from overseas. In fact Australia’s fresh fruit and vegetable imports decreased…

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Gluten Free Banana Bread

gluten free banana bread

  You wont believe this banana bread is gluten free. It has a lovely texture that is fluffy and moist just like banana bread made from traditional flour and your children will love it in their school lunch box. Delicious hot or cold with or without butter you can’t go wrong. It works just as…

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Scrap Apple Cider Vinegar

homemade apple cider vinegar

I am always on the look out for ways to get the most out of my food scraps. Our farmers work very hard to produce bountiful crops of delicious fruit and veg and it seems such a waste to toss any of it out. Scrap apple cider vinegar uses apple peel and cores and with…

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Cherry and Hazelnut Torte – Gluten free

cherry and hazelnut torte

This is my all time favourite gluten free cake, yum! Who says you have to miss out on delicious moist tortes just because you are gluten free. With Father’s Day just around the corner I’ve been thinking about how we will celebrate and while a big breakfast has always been part of our tradition my…

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