The seasons are changing and that’s when it’s ideal to declutter our wardrobes. A clogged up wardrobe means it is harder to get ready in the morning. In contrast; a simplified wardrobe is a joy to look at, and figuring out an outfit is a breeze. It makes me happy to see only my favourite… Continue reading Wardrobe simplification.
I want you to rethink salad. Salad can be a bland mix of 4 things chopped up. Or, it can be extraordinary. A symphony of flavours that blows you away. It can be so good that even your kids come back for more. How? By making it with passion and using certain methods and ingredients… Continue reading One Dozen Plants salad.
It is so satisfying to make your own muesli because when you choose the ingredients you can turn breakfast into a real meal. One that is good for gut, brain and steady energy. My recipe is high in nutrients and rich in prebiotic ingredients as it includes around 10 plant based foods and insoluble fibre.… Continue reading Ultimate muesli recipe.
Chickens make brilliant pets because they give you healthy eggs, eat your kitchen scraps and are compost machines. They are also relaxing and fun to watch. They are a great part of a healthier and slower lifestyle. Over the decades have had chickens in large numbers and in small numbers. We have had them in the… Continue reading Guide to keeping chickens!
When you are in grief it is easy to give up on living. Actively living. Your heart feels like a weight is pressing on it. You forget there is any sunshine out there and only sense the clouds. Never underestimate the power of a change of scenery, even for a weekend. It was absolutely fantastic.… Continue reading If you have a whim to go away for the weekend just do it.
In January my husband and I had to rush my Dad to emergency. We had to take a strange route to avoid traffic. We also had to keep him calm. He was ironically excited in his delirium from level 10 pain. We thought he would need to stay a few days but in reality the… Continue reading When death comes.
Today I thought that if I didn’t do something creative I might go nuts. Here is the tiniest creative project if you feel for doing something easy. I mean, it takes only 5 minutes! Go to Kmart and get a clear plastic phone cover. Then cut out some fabulous paper or fabric to pop inside… Continue reading A tiny little project.
Since we are all at home in isolation it is a nice time to try out cooking some new foods. The discovery of Ragi flour was a very happy event for our family. It happened a few years back when I was in our local Indian grocery store and noticed the wide range of flours from… Continue reading How pancakes can be real food! Ragi flour – my favourite flour. GF
We all need soothing activities right now, so today I am sharing my scrumptious Orange Chocolate recipe. I have been making chocolate for years and have experimented endlessly but this is my favourite. It’s also super simple and a health boost too. Once you read up on raw cacao you might just make it compulsory… Continue reading Making raw cacao Orange Chocolate.
As a parent I feel my job is be a bit of a bouncer. I deal with the serious stuff of adult life and keep home feeling like a safe place for the kids. This doesn’t just mean paying the bills or minimising virus germs but it applies even to my kids fears and perceptions. As… Continue reading Helping our kids stay strong during global stress.