Vegan Banana, Chocolate & Chia Muffins {gf}

As a child, I dreamed of becoming a professional photographer. I wanted to capture stunning vistas and cute animals and add scripture verses to the blown-up image like the posters I saw on the walls of our house. In pursuit of the dream, I borrowed my parent’s film camera, and much to their chagrin, took…

Melt & Mix Banana Bread

So, there we were on a fine spring day, staying at home instead of attending play group, all because the kid has decided to toilet train. Who’d have thought? Just a day before, it had been a struggle to get him to even sit on the toilet. Then I chatted with some mummy friends and…

Banana, Berry & Chia Seed Muffins {gluten-free + dairy-free options}

The first time ever that I came across chia seeds was while teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to adult migrants and refugees. A relative newcomer, Tuoy (pronounced ‘Twee’) had lived in Australia for many years, but had next to no knowledge of the English language. The first day she entered the class I…

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Paddle Pops

Summer: translated, means: holidays + beach + ice cream, I’m sure you’ll agree. So… what’s your favourite ice cream on a stick? Mine has for a long time been one of the cheapest and simplest you can buy; the chocolate-flavoured Paddle Pop. Compared to the more expensive and indulgent chocolate covered varieties, it just seems…

Emergency Banoffee Pie

I know, I know… it’s high time I got around to sharing some Christmas baking on this site, and believe me, I have some goodies in mind… i.e. a recipe from Karen’s newly published cookbook… but first up, let’s have some fun with this quick and easy dessert. Seen first on my Instagram feed, a…