My 5 favourite bicarb uses

bicarb

There are so many things bicarb is good for when it comes to cleaning. You can learn all about what bicarb actually is, HERE. Here are my current 5 favourites ways to use this magical stuff. 1. Makes a paste for a 'pre wash whitening', for arm pits and collars of white clothes.  Mix 2 tbsp bicarb and 4 -6 tbsp water and scrub collars and arm pits with a tooth brush and the paste. Then leave for an hour and wash as normal. I have a white dress that I have done this with twice now and it works … [Read more...]

Whipped caramel icing

Caramel icing cupcakes

I have wanted to create a super low sugar icing that tasted good for ages. I believe it's here, if I do say so myself. This is inspired by one of Jude Blereau's recipes from her Wholefood for Children book, where the way you get the sugar out is by thickening some coconut cream first and incorporating it into the beaten butter / sugar... This is even higher in the coconut mixture and half the sugar again with a rapadura for a really caramelly taste - I figured as part spread where there will be … [Read more...]

Raw veggie San Choy Bow

veggie sanchoy bow

Raw veggie san choy bow is zesty, cleansing and uplifting either as a side to fish or meat, or on it's own with added protein from nuts, seeds and the dressing. It's super simple to make and I hope you love it! What you'll need (serves 4-8 depending on portion size / occasion ie meal vs canapes)  2 carrots 6 spring onion stalks from the whites to the green tips 1/2 a 30cm long daikon ( or extra celery and fennel if out of season where you are) 3 celery stalks 1/2 bulb of … [Read more...]

Bubba Yum Yum – A chat with Charlotte Carr

Bubba yum yum

I've known Charlotte Carr for many years. Randomly for a few years there, I was a singer songwriter playing pubs (seemed the perfect quarter life crisis career step disillusioned by the cosmetics industry, don't you think?) We met because during that time I'd gigged with Wes Carr her now hubby, and a dear friend of my sister's. Anyway, you get the picture. As far as character reference, I feel I am able to comment here that she's not some crazy lady trying to convert everyone to feeding their … [Read more...]

Super simple snapper

cooked snapper

I simply had to pop this super simple snapper recipe up so you could make in the coming days. This was for our little family of 3, but for a bigger family you could just double it and use two pans. So simple. Super tasty. 15 minute meal with steamed greens on the side. Perfection! What you'll need 2 large snapper fillets (about 4oo-450g) or any other white fish is fine. 1/3-1/2 bunch parsley 2 garlic cloves 3 stalks of spring onion 60g butter 1/4 lime or lemon sea salt to … [Read more...]

The land of hopeful

choices mandela

Here's a little something I wrote and initially posted on instagram yesterday (@Alexx_Stuart) but wanted to preserve it here on the blog - after just having spent a very inspiring day at TedXSydney 2015, Ted being an organisation who's core is "Ideas worth spreading" - it got me thinking... I bet so many of you out there, like me, have ideas worth spreading. So I wanted to check in and make sure that we were acting out of hope and living expansively, rather than retracting based on the fear of … [Read more...]

Cinnamon turmeric custard

turmeric cinnamon custard

If you're going to eat treats, it stands to good reason that you'd employ delicious tweaks to steer them towards being beneficial to your health, right? I'm talking anti inflammatory custard. Yes, you heard me! I created this custard as a twist on my lemony coconut custard recipe, for the Mindd Forum last week and Brenda Janschek who was helping distribute the samples to the 300 attendees said "no word of a lie I've never seen that many tongues out in all my life. Licking every last bit … [Read more...]

WIN A $699 Kenwood KMIX Mixer this Food Revolution Day 2015 – Are you IN?

Food Rev Day 2015

Well, we are 1 day away from Food Revolution Day, 2015. This FRIDAY MAY 15 is the day. I have been a Food Revolution Ambassador for 4 years and it is with great pleasure that I take things online this year – because it means we can all celebrate together! What do you have to do? Join the day's events page On the Friday May 15th, post pics of you cooking something with your kids - Could be breakky, lunch for little ones at home, after school snacks or dinner Friday night. Whatever you … [Read more...]