Monday, 1 April 2013

Fun with (some of) the cousins

My sister is here with her lovely family and we're having so much fun with them. Here are some photos....


Cupcakes of awesomeness

I'm worried I'll forget how to make these little beauties if I don't write  the recipe down now! 

Adapted from this great food blog. 

  • 1 1/2 cups (170g) whole almonds (or almond meal)
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup (70g) desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 2tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • approx 50mL of milk (dairy free if you'd prefer)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g butter (or nuttelex if making dairy free), melted + 50g rice bran oil
  • Frozen raspberries to put on top (1/2 to 1 cup)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. 

Put almonds in blender / food processor and grind until fine. Add eggs, oil / butter mix first, then other ingredients except raspberries. If using a Blendtec blender, pulse a few times then run "batters and sauces" cycle. If using a food processor, process until it makes a smooth batter. 

Pour into lined muffin tin and bake approx 25 mins. 

My mix made 16 normal sizepd cucakes and 12 mini cupcakes. 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Recipe round up

Thought I should post some of my favourite recipe links (all gluten free of course), to make sure I'll be able to find them again when I need them...

These protein balls are delicious. These felafels are cheap, easy and very tasty (and pretty much allergy free). I make these brownies every week to take to church and I don't think I've ever brought any home again! This stir fry is terrific - we're not tofu fans so I usually make it without - works really well with a packet of frozen stir fry veges for a quick lunch.

That'll do for now :)

Monday, 26 March 2012


Some good friends of ours have just had a most spectacularly gorgeous baby girl. She is seven days old today and I was very fortunate to spend the morning taking photos of her. Here are some of my favourite shots.

(she very obligingly modelled some hats for me!)

It is so lovely to finally meet this precious little person. Welcome to the outside world little R!

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

29 Feb

This afternoon was quite alot of fun. Although if you're 2 years old there is always something to cry about!

This was captured by Jeremy - maybe next time it's Feb 29 he'll have another crack at using the camera!

Friday, 24 February 2012

Some of my favourites...

Here are a few of my favourite photos from my ailing photo project (from Feb anyway). The gorgeous baby belongs to a friend - isn't he lovely?

Monday, 20 February 2012


Well I'm up to a grand total of 21 photos out of 300 for my photo project... I think I need to seriously reconsider the number of photos I'm aiming for! Tonight the kids were in bed and I realised I hadn't taken a photo today, as I'd intended so I gave them each a glowstick and got some fun photos! It's now over an hour later and they aren't asleep yet... might be a one off activity I think!

Girl with glowstick.....

Boy with glowstick... these 2 photos say such a lot about the personalities of my 2 older kids!