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Banana Pancakes

My youngest (Miss 9) went on her first school camp this week.  I was so nervous about her going, being my baby and all. However I was also worried about her being cold, did I pack her enough clothes and blankets? I woke really early on Wednesday morning as I couldn’t sleep, I had a […]

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  • Your banana pancakes look delicious! I’m sure they would only last two minutes with my munchkins :) Thankyou for the great recipe…I hope your daughter enjoys her school camp :) I feel for you ~ it’s so tough when they get to this age and start venturing further from home! I never slept well when my children went to camp either..ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Chantell, she had a great time. She took a little locket with her which I filled with loads and loads of kisses… apparently this helped her every night ;) ReplyCancel

  • Prue

    Thanks for the yummy pancake recipe! My 3 year old daughter saw your photo on my email and insisted we make them for breakfast. We did and thoroughly enjoyed them. I’m sure they’ll be a family favourite.ReplyCancel

Coconut, Almond & Macadamia Balls

I made these Coconut, Almond & Macadamia Balls on the weekend for a little snack during the kids karate tournament.  They were absolutely delicious. I made these in the thermomix, however you can make them in a food processor, I have included the food processor instructions below. Coconut, Almond & Macadamia Balls   Print Prep time 15 […]

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  • Carla da Costa

    Totally making these this week xReplyCancel

  • Geraldine

    This recipe sounds yummy! I have all the ingredients except for coconut oil. Any suggestion what I can use instead? Thank you! I love your organised ideas. Not sure if it’s okay if I asked for your idea on a side table with shelves in terms of trying to keep it tidy? Thanks again.ReplyCancel

Chocolate Muffins

Can never go past a good chocolate muffin {RECIPE} Chocolate Muffins   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 12 Ingredients 2¼ cups self-raising flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 cup caster sugar ¾ cup dark chocolate chips ½ cup vegetable oil ⅔ cup milk […]

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  • How fabulous! Love muffins sooo much, definitely making some of these this weekend!

    I have an Old Country Roses setting too- love your taste! XReplyCancel

Tim Tam Frappe

Naughty, but a nice ‘treat’.  We added a whole packet of tim tams, it gave the frappe a delicious biscuit crunch, use less if you don’t want a crunch to your drink.   Tim Tam Frappe   Print Author: Katrina Serves: 4 Ingredients 12 ice cubes 3 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 packet of Tim […]

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Banana Nutella Puffs

Don’t you hate it when the fruit flies start flying over the old banana’s.  I usually put them in the freezer at this time for muffins or smoothies, but I had an ample amount already in there so I made an impromptu afternoon snack to use up the old bananas. Quick and easy, as simple […]

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Healthy Coconut Lemon Balls

Sometimes it’s hard to find something different to add to the kids lunch boxes, they have their usual sandwich, a piece of fruit, vegetables sticks and some baking, but there are days where they want something a little more and I am loving the ‘balls‘ that I have been making lately.  Not only are they […]

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Apricot Balls

Over the years I have purchased the yummy little fruit bites from the healthy food section at the supermarket to include in the kids lunchboxes.  But looking more closely I’ve realised they are filled with so much sugar, coated in sugar in fact.  We are on a mission to eat healthier and this is certainly […]

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Apple Fruit Leather

My kids love the addition of fruit leather to their lunchbox or to have as an after school snack.  I don’t see the need to add any sugar or further flavours, they are delicious just as simple pureed fruit.  I use the oven to cook my fruit leathers, takes between 3-4 hours.  Alternatively you could […]

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  • Jenny S

    What should the oven temp be for these? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Raewyn

    Do you need to put them on baking paper or something or just on the oven tray?ReplyCancel

    • Lauren

      The recipe says to use baking paper.ReplyCancel

    • I put them on baking paper so it’s easier to slice up and avoid it sticking to the pan.ReplyCancel

  • Lukataya

    Have you tried this in the thermomix? How do you store it and how long will it last (if not eaten right away…)ReplyCancel

    • Lukataya

      Oops… I just scrolled down and found the thermie instructions…. my bad. :( ReplyCancel

      • no worreis Lukataya, I am trying as much as possible to include both recipes these days :) ReplyCancel

  • lj

    how long do they last?ReplyCancel

    • They can last weeks LJ, but in our household, they are usually eaten within days.ReplyCancel

  • tj

    :( Was so excited to try this but mine stuck to the baking paper! What did I do wrong?ReplyCancel

Banana Chocolate Energy Balls

I found this Raw Vegan Energy Balls recipe on Not Quite Nigella, I’ve renamed them to Banana Chocolate Energy Balls (more enticing for the kiddies).  These balls are a great way to use up some over ripe bananas and it’s a wonderfully healthy after school snack for the kids. Ingredients: 2 very ripe bananas, peeled and […]

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Cherry Ripe Balls

A friend of mine recently told me about a recipe, Cherry Ripe Balls.   She knows me ooh to well, Cherry Ripes are my most favourite chocolate bar and funnily enough after my surgery it’s one of the only chocolate bars I can stomach, many of the others are too sweet for me now. I […]

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  • Lisa

    Wondering what are cherry ripe bars? and Nice biscuits?ReplyCancel

    • Clare

      where are you from Lisa? These are an aussie chocolate bar with cherries and coconut inside and covered in dark chocolate. Nice biscuits are just a sweet plain biscuit :) ReplyCancel

    • Aah Lisa I’m presuming you are not Aussie. Here in Australia Cherry ripe bar is the most delicious chocolate, it’s chocolate on the outside and cherry and coconut on the inside. Nice biscuits are a dry sweet biscuit with sugar on the outside.ReplyCancel

  • AMS

    Sounds awesome, what size cherry ripe bars did you use ?ReplyCancel

    • Clare

      I would assume the standard size or king size as there is a large quantity of biscuit included :) ReplyCancel

    • I used the small ones, but you could use the bigger variety would be a stronger cherry ripe flavourReplyCancel

  • Diandra

    Just wondering how many balls does this recipe make??ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I will have to try these. I have made them like a regular Rumball with the cocoa & rum too. Have also used ‘Fry’s Turkish delight’ bars too. YUMMM !ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    Do you use standard size cherry ropes or treat size?ReplyCancel

Home-made Cheese Biscuits

I’m really enjoying cooking a wonderful array of food for my family on weekends, it’s my way to relax and unwind.  My kids love crackers and dips and I have wanted to try making my own type of cracker of a while.  This is a cheese cracker which I served with avocado horseradish spread and […]

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Puppy Chow

I’ve been trying to find new and different snack ideas for the kids, almost always their snacks are healthy, but sometimes it’s OK to have something a little naughty.  Puppy Chow, it’s such a funny name and when I told my friends about this recipe they had the funniest looks on their faces, but once […]

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  • Anne

    Ha ha – I love the name of this evil snack! I can already picture the horrified look on my husband’s face if I offered him up something called Puppy Chow….mind you he’d probably give it a go with nary a second thought – he’s often commented that the animal in our family eat better than we (humans) do……!ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    A great recipe – I can sub all organic products and still come away with a great snack! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cam

    So I’ve been to woollies, Coles and IGA and can’t find crispix cereal. Any ideas where I can get it (in the west) or has anyone used another cereal? The shredded one maybe.ReplyCancel

  • Infoxicating Lady

    It’s a shame it isn’t nut free – It’d be a great lunchbox treat, if only a few times a term!ReplyCancel