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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.