Simple Lunch Box Ideas

Simple Lunch Box ideas - Simple tips and tricks for taking the stress out of school lunches

Thanks to one of my long time readers for suggesting this week’s ‘Keep it Simple’ topic – lunch boxes! I’ve been managing school lunches for the past seven years and I don’t love it. Trying to come up with new ideas, dealing with kids who don’t eat sandwiches, and the relentlessness of the task, it […]

Simple Tips for Meal Planning

Simple tips and free printables for easy meal planning

Last week I shared some simple tips and ideas for getting a meal on the table without losing your mind. There was a free printable master meals list to get you started with meal planning and today we are looking at meal planning in more detail, with lots of simple tips, tricks and free printables […]

Tips for Simple Family Meals

Simple tips and tricks for family meals

This week the ‘keep it simple’ series is tackling the tricky task of feeding our families. “Why do they want dinner every, single, night?” Right up there with the never ending monotony of laundry is the constant job of feeding a family. Even those people who enjoy cooking can find themselves totally demoralized as they […]

Lazy Pizza Scrolls

Lazy pizza scrolls - an easy no-knead recipe, perfect for school lunches

Ah school lunches, my nemesis! If only all my kids ate plain boring sandwiches! If only they all liked the same thing, and would eat it every day! If only I could just magic the right food into the right lunch boxes on the right days without even getting out of bed! Alas no lunchbox […]

Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chocolate Coconut Bars - easy to make, wheat-free, nut-free and refined sugar-free and really really yum!

The last day of the holidays called for a little rollerskating, a little painting, and a little baking. My kids requested muesli bars but I’ve made them so often that I just don’t have the muesli bar love any more. I really needed to make something different. So I turned to my trusty pinterest board […]

No-bake Rocky Road Cookie Bars

No-bake Rocky Road Cookie Bars - an easy sweet treat the kids can make!

It’s school holidays here, hooray! We spent the first week of the holidays in Tasmania, and this second week will be spent hanging out at home, going on a couple of fun outings, and having a movie night! Holiday movie night is a tradition that is firmly entrenched now. Every school holidays we hire three […]

20 Perfect Pancakes

20 Perfect Pancake recipes - because pancakes will fix everything!

“Pancakes will fix everything.” I’ve been known to utter that phrase on more than one occasion, but it’s true, really it is! Grumpy kids in the afternoon? Make pancakes. No idea what to have for dinner? Make pancakes. Got excess fruit? Make pancakes. Surprise afternoon guests? Make pancakes. Need a sweet treat? Make pancakes. Need […]

Menu Regret and Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters - easy and delicious recipe for breakfast lunch or dinner!

A little while ago some friends and I dragged ourselves out of bed early one Sunday morning and went to the Peninsula Hot Springs. It was lovely. We sat around in pools of natural thermal mineral water, we plunged into totally freaking freezing plunge pools, we sat in steam rooms, we walked over bumpy rocks […]