Moosewood Roasted Beet Salad (Recipe Trial)


I often get a bag of beetroot in my Organic delivery.  I find an easy way to prepare them is to roast them in a root vegetable roast or use them in this recipe.  This recipe is from “Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health” by the Moosewood Collective. The colours of this salad are divine.  I…

Peaceful Parenting Quotes


I’ve just been organising my audio files and emails for my Peaceful Parenting course and as I have gone through I have read the inspiring quotes that Jolette has included.  I have found them so inspiring I just felt I had to share them here. ‘When we parent the world, we are parenting the world and…

Peaceful Parenting


Parenting is tough.  There are so many different opinions out there on the best way to parent which makes a difficult job even more difficult.  What I have found so far though is that when carrying out a parenting technique – if it consistently feels bad doing it – it probably isn’t right for you.…

Towards Plastic-Free


I have never felt very happy with having plastic in the home, whether it be toys, food containers, furniture etc.  There are varying opinions out there on the safety of plastic.  Some chemists argue that it is safe.  But I’d rather not take the chance.  It goes beyond that too.  The resources required and the…

Quick Snacks – Trail Mix


Okay – so you want to banish all those packaged snacks from your house?  You’ll need to think of some replacements like veggie sticks with hummus and bean dips, fruit smoothies (preferably green smoothies!) and trail mix. Try making your own trail mix. It will be cheaper and you can avoid toasted nuts and seeds…

Chestnut Roast (Recipe Trial)


I have recently discovered chestnuts.  They are scrumptious! I recently made another recipe (will post about it soon) with them and Elise and Steve absolutely loved it.  I wanted to try them in something else so I tried this recipe from Gillian McKeith’s “You Are What You Eat Cookbook”. It is an absolute winner for…

Chickpea, Orange and Carrot Salad


This is another easy salad to add some interest to those greens! Makes one large main salad or 2 side salads Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups Mixed Salad leaves and romaine leaves 1 Orange, peeled and chopped roughly 1 medium carrot, grated 1 large handful (about 1/2 cup) of cooked chickpeas Light Squeeze each of lemon…