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Beat your Easter (or any time) chocolate cravings with this raw chocolate slice…

Lying in bed this morning, I saw that a friend had liked this recipe on facebook. Curiosity (and an early morning chocolate craving) forced me to following the link to discover Flourish Wellness. More importantly this raw chocolate slice recipe they had posted.

German Apple Plum cakes Persian Love cakes Hey Bernice
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My workshops provide a great excuse to bake some cakes… and brownies, and cheesecakes!

Most of you would be aware that I started a new business six months ago http://www.theinklingeffect.com.au which has been sapping a lot of my apparent spare time (’cause there’s so much of that floating around with two kids under 3!).
The only time I do get to cook creatively is when I am whipping up some supper to take to the evening workshops I host on Social Media, Content marketing and blogging.

pancake banana rye pikelet
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Breaky Inspiration: Rye and banana pancakes (or pikelets) with vanilla yoghurt, strawberries and Manuka honey…

My chief helper Heidi loves pancakes , and what’s not to love about them?

It’s become our Sunday morning ritual, only today we had them on Friday – because we can!

My wonderfully talented husband, who is brilliant in the kitchen has always placed slice banana in his pancakes. It is such a simple way to spice up a pancake with that sweet, caramelised banana flavour.

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Upcycling: egg carton muffin box

I guess you could call this Part II of Upcycling: Transforming garbage. I have ‘a thing’ about throwing things away that can be used for something else – it drives my husband crazy.

All around our house you’ll find items I have saved from the trash that are being stored until I get around to doing something with them.

A few months ago I posted about a collection of household garbage I had transformed into useful home storage items (see post: Upcycling – transforming garbage).

Below are examples of the baby formula tin becoming a cooking utensil holder, and the bulk washing detergent bucket turned into toy box….

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Almond crackers – gluten and dairy free, the perfect detox food!

It’s detox time for me at the moment. I’m on my third week, 3kg down and starting to feel great. I’ve said I will continue doing it until we move into our new house (another 5-6 weeks!).

I did a massive detox about 5 years ago, guided by a wonderful naturopath at Glow. For four months I cut out caffeine, dairy, wheat, red meat, fruit (except grapefruit), potatoes, corn, mushrooms, anything processed… you get the idea (it was really restrictive!!!). Along with all that I was systematically cleansing each internal organ of my body… bowel, stomach, kidney, liver using herbal tablets and powders.

You’re wondering why would I put myself through such deprivation? Apart from needing to lose some weight and get healthier, I was suffering from headaches (almost daily), my hands were peeling, I had really bad hay-fever that had come on when I turned 30, and I felt really sluggish.