Our beautiful herb garden has really taken off which means we have more herbs than we need right now. After some research I decided to harvest some of the coriander and some of the parsley to make our own infused oil and butter.
I found this recipe on Wholefood Simply. Please check out the Wholefood Simply blog for more awesome recipes, it is one of my favourite food blogs.
My kids love sweet treats but I am not keen on giving them lollies so when I found this Jersey Caramel recipe I had to try it.
Here is what you need:
2 cups of desiccated coconut
12 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
Deseed the dates and put everything in your food processor. Turn on high and watch. After a while the dates and coconut will combine.
Ever since I first tried CADA I have been obsessed by it. When my Mum gave me my food processor it was one of the first things I made.
Lately I have been obsessed by Coyo. Coyo is the most beautiful, creamy coconut yoghurt. If you love coconut, like me, then you really should indulge in some. It is quite expensive so it is definitely something I classify as an indulgence. Since I do not have a money tree, I have challenged myself to make the perfect, homemade alternative.
My first attempt was a massive fail. My second attempt (as pictured above) was just lovely. It really complemented my CADA. I look forward to tweaking it a little more because it isn’t far off. 🙂
We love getting our vegetables and free range eggs delivered. Not only do we get to support a local business (Village Vegies) we can trust that our produce is fresh and mostly sourced from either local farmers and Australian farmers (sometimes, but not often, from NZ too).
For $35 we get pretty much all the fresh fruit and veg that we need in a week.
Thursday is our delivery day which makes it our favourite week day. I never grow tired of seeing the excitement on our boys faces. They love helping me unpack the box, telling me what each item is called and learning the names of what they haven’t seen before.
Each delivery is a new challenge. I base my meal plan around the contents of the box. It encourages us to eat more fresh fruit and Vegies. The most amazing benefit is our children have started eating more vegetables. Previously they were really fussy and refused to eat quite a few vegetables but now that they are learning more about the food they eat they are more willing to try everything.
In today’s delivery we got a wonderful bunch of celery. It is now chopped up in snack sized pieces just waiting to be crunched and munched on.
Tried my hand at Paleo inspired cooking tonight. I was going to make a spinach chicken dish but I had some super fresh baby bok choy in the fridge. It inspired me to try cauliflower rice and an Asian style stir fry with fresh garlic, ginger and a small amount of soy.
My little man was pinching the cauliflower rice before dinner was even on the plate. Massive success for my little family. 🙂
I think I will have to research the paleo diet more and learn more about what foods are paleo as well as what the portion size should be. 🙂
It is a lovely soft bread with an awesome crunchy crust. When my friend shared this no-knead bread recipe I was very curious so I clicked on the link and was delighted to see how easy it looked. It is seriously as simple as it looks and has no nasties in it. I seriously suggest trying it. Don’t be put off by the amount of time you wait before baking it; it is worth it. 🙂
If you do make it or have made it before, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Before his birthday we asked him what type of party he would like and he requested a Spiderman party.
So that is what he got. 🙂
Many thanks to my friend Allison from CupcakeHQ for making the cake topper. Such a talented lady.
Our little Spidermen =D