Scarlett was a bit sad when she came home from daycare and wasn't able to eat the coloured popcorn that the other kids were eating. So I decided to make some for her in her favourite "Frozen" colour shade of blue :) Ingredients: Popping corn (about 2 small handful's) 1 tablespoon coconut oil (you can sub butter for this if you can have dairy) 1 tablespoon rice syrup (you can sub honey for this) 3 drops of "naturally colourful" blue food colouring which is made from spirulina!
Holy hell batman, I have seen so many posts and articles about the gluten free diet choice on both sides of the coin... that it is more healthy... or that it is a fad that is stupid and unnecessary. Now I have had issues with food for a while now and I have found what foods I can eat and what foods will try and make a hasty escape like they are in some kind of internal horrible water park tube ride. 10 years ago I was told by a doctor to go onto a FODMAP diet, which I at the
Now I am quite aware that I am trying to be on some kind of healthy eating gig with myself and my kids... and I suppose I am supposed to be making a good example and all that. But I am also aware that I don't want to come off as some kind of sanctimonious bitch that only gives her kids organic green beans and hand caught snapper for dinner. I actually boycotted McDonalds for like 10 years. Only entering the premises a handful of times to use the bathroom. One of these bathroo
So I have a confession to make. on Monday after I popped the "Why I drink on Mondays" post up I had someone come around and drop off a card for my 4 year old (from her 4 year old) - I know its pretty cute! Anyway, I had a hard day (obviously, cause I wrote a blog about drinking on Mondays)... River woke up through the night, they were both cranky for the morning, it was raining you know, typical at home with the kids stuff. So I got a message from my friend that she was dropp
The super short answer: kids The short answer: Because there is no daycare on Mondays. The long answer: Because I spent 10 years being on and off sensitive to alcohol so never drank much... EVER. I spent 4 years of my life either pregnant or breastfeeding and never drank much... EVER Not that I feel like I should have to explain myself and I don't drink more that one bottle of wine a week and its usually only a glass a night. But I honestly think that if my husband has been w
One of my pet hates is before and after shots because I know how easily they can be manipulated... How easily they can be faked. I have done both kinds of 'before and after' shots. The shot on the left is genuine, it is me and I explained how long it took me to get to that point and what was involved. It was for a photo shoot at Suede Studios that involved hair, makeup, clothing and amazing lighting. Clothes were pinned in place... there was even a fan to blow my hair around!
The story that this book tells is not only the events that gripped a nation, it is the events that preceded and then followed one of new Zealand's most famous crimes and court cases... Through the eyes of Simonne Butler. It was the crime that saw Simonne and Renee violently attacked with a Samurai sword by Antoine (Tony) Dixon while high on Methamphetamine in 2003. It was a crime that brought P use to light, it was a crime that stuck in my head for a very long time. I had bee