The best nut free school lunches – by Shell and Olive

Shell and Olive Nut Free School Lunches

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Martina from Shell and Olive, mama to Sebastian, Theo and Evelyn. Enjoy! Feeding a toddler is never easy. Trying to figure out peanut-free lunches when you’ve never had to think about peanuts before can be even more challenging. Sebastian started pre-k 3 this year and was super […]

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Nut Free School Lunches with Shell and Olive

Shell and Olive Nut Free School Lunches

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Martina from Shell and Olive, a US based mother of three. Enjoy! Feeding a toddler is never easy – trying to figure out peanut free lunches when you’ve never had to think about peanuts before – can be challenging. Sebastian started pre-k 3 this year and was […]

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5 St Patrick’s Day recipes that will have everyone seeing green

St Patrick’s Day is almost here. What’s supposed to be a religious and cultural celebration has morphed into more of a day of drinking and green everything. As parents, joining in the full extent of St Patrick’s Day debauchery can be difficult, so we have put together a collection of yummy St Paddy’s-themed treats that […]

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Pancake Pornucopia

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Today is Pancake Day Eve and we are celebrating by bringing you some pancake inspiration. But they’re not just easy on the eyes, these babies are also tasty and make-able. Pancake donuts (or donut pancakes) What happens when a pancake and a donut love each other very much? Repeatedly. This! This recipe, by Cooking Classy, involves […]

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WANT SOME AWESOME SUGAR FREE TREATS? DOWNLOAD OUR NEW E-BOOK!

School is back in full swing now and if you’re anything like me, you’re starting to feel stretched for lunch box inspiration. It’s tempting to just throw in packaged sugary treats and to heck with the consequences! But in the longer term, you know that won’t make anyone but the dentist happy. With that in […]

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The quirky history of gingerbread – Plus a darn good gingerbread house recipe!

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Nothing says Christmas like gingerbread. But did you know that there is a rich history behind this much-loved dessert? Read on and you will learn everything you never realised you wanted to know about gingerbread – plus a delicious and easy gingerbread house recipe at the end! GINGERBREAD: HISTORY AND FUN FACTS The specific origins […]

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Amazing grazing platters!

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As we head into party season, the grazing platter becomes an increasingly central feature of entertaining. Gone are the days when you simply threw some Jatz crackers and toothpicked cheese cubes onto a plate. Grazing platters have become all about quality produce, stunning flavour combinations and visual artistry. My younger and more immature self (circa […]

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The best spring racing picnic recipes

Ahhh spring racing. The perfect time to don your prettiest frock, sip some bubbly.. oh and something about horses. The weather in these parts is not exactly spring-like at the moment, despite what November in the Southern Hemisphere (excluding Antarctica!) is meant to deliver. With any luck the weather will warm up soon. But even […]

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Bento Box ideas for adults

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The Bento Box has swept playgrounds across the world, with kids (and parents) loving their colourful and fun presentation of food. Adults are increasingly hopping on the Bento Bandwagon in recognition of their eco-friendliness (no need for packaging) and encouragement of healthy portion control. Furthermore, for those so inclined, Bento preparation is said to be […]

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6 awesome cookie dough recipes

cookie dough

As a kid, did you hover around the kitchen while goodies were being prepared for bake-off, all so you could lick the bowl? Perhaps now you’re the parent and you give the bowl a surreptitious lick before your kids have a chance to swoop in for the kill. (But it’s for their health!) Here are […]

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