Grazing Tables

Grazing Tables

Good Afternoon friends, I hope this finds you well. Our eldest daughter turned 18 in June and despite 'Covid-19' altering her birthday plans drastically, we were so grateful to still be able to throw her a gathering, on a smaller scale, sticking to all 'rules' of...

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Part 2 Grocery experiment – Miss 16’s week

Part 2 Grocery experiment – Miss 16’s week

Good Morning friends, I hope this finds you all well, keeping warm and coping OK if you are in places around Australia that still have big restrictions with Covid-19. Sorry for the delay with sharing Miss 16's grocery week update, school holidays have me juggling as...

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Part 2 Grocery experiment – Miss 18’s week

Part 2 Grocery experiment – Miss 18’s week

Good Afternoon! I hope this finds you well! If you haven't caught up on my previous blog, this might not make sense so be sure to check it out HERE!  Miss 18 (who was Miss 17, 6 weeks ago when we actually did this!) was kind enough to answer some questions I asked...

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Experiment – Groceries on a Uni student budget

Experiment – Groceries on a Uni student budget

As usual I found myself chatting ‘life’ with my kids. We were in the height of the Corona life and all four children were crisis-home-schooling. My eldest was 2 months off turning 18 (she turned 18 last week!), she is rather independent and has always been ‘grown up’...

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ISO groceries – shop more buy less?

ISO groceries – shop more buy less?

Life is really strange at the moment. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that. A few years ago when I was really unwell with my mental illness (Bipolar), one of the first things I gave up was grocery shopping. On good days I could just get dressed and just manage...

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Daily self-care

Daily self-care

Good Morning friends, I wrote this list for myself & thought that perhaps it may help some of you also. I understand self-care looks different to everyone. I know not everyone likes to ‘schedule’ things into their days but for me it works. I’ve always been a list...

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INFO | COVID-19 Update

INFO | COVID-19 Update

To Dear our valued friends, family and customers, We are touching base today due to the current situation going on around with World with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We understand that these are stressful, confusing and uncertain times. As a small business we feel it is...

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Meal Planning (Part 3) Tips from you!

Meal Planning (Part 3) Tips from you!

Good Afternoon friends, I hope this finds you all happy and healthy and not under too much stress with what is happening around the World with COVID-19. We are all well here, doing what we can not to freak out or get caught up in the panic shopping. All my kids sports...

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Meal Planning (Part 2) Where to start?

Meal Planning (Part 2) Where to start?

Good Morning friends, I hope this finds you well. I apologise for my delay in posting ‘Part 2’ of my Meal Planning blog, between kids going back to school, kids sports, work, deadlines and illness (Hubby and Miss 9 have awful coughs and colds), it’s slipped right past...

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Meal Planning (Part 1) Why meal plan?

Meal Planning (Part 1) Why meal plan?

Good Afternoon friends, I hope this finds you well. For as long as I can remember I have meal planned. I am not sure how or why I started or who introduced me to it, I don’t actually recall my parents doing it when I was growing up (although can’t be certain) but I...

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You can freeze eggs !?

You can freeze eggs !?

Good Morning friends, I hope this finds you well. I was inundated with messages after I posted on my Instagram story the other night about freezing our excess chook eggs. So I thought I’d share on Facebook also & answer the questions to help you if I can! The post...

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A ‘real ‘ happy 2020 from me to you!

A ‘real ‘ happy 2020 from me to you!

Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you well.As it is New Years Eve tomorrow, I thought I would take a moment, like most years, and send you all a message.I’ve been mindlessly scrolling social media this morning whilst having a quiet cuppa before my four kids...

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Boxing Day Sale – up to 50% off all stock!

Boxing Day Sale – up to 50% off all stock!

Good Morning friends! I know many people out there that hold off on some Christmas gifts or that give money or vouchers in anticipation of Boxings Day sales. At 'Cut out the Crap' we have taken up to 50% off ALL stock - not just the 'Cut out the Crap' 5 x best selling...

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Merry Christmas (belated!)

Merry Christmas (belated!)

Good Morning friends, whilst I know it is early Boxing Day morning as I type this, I still wanted to take a moment to send my best wishes to you all - a little late but with just as much love as it would be before Christmas!Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from my...

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9 NEW recipes for you!

9 NEW recipes for you!

Good Afternoon friends, I hope this finds you well. I am popping into your email inboxes today to show you the beautiful new recipes I have created and shared the past few weeks on here for you, incase you have missed them. There has been a few changes in the way my...

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A random chat about GUT health!

A random chat about GUT health!

It’s always the way, I had so much planned & was so eager to tick things of my list (my 4 kids went back to school & that next week after school holidays or having guests here I always spend playing catch-up). I had a pretty early appointment out in the...

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Coffee: friend or foe?

Coffee: friend or foe?

Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you well. As you probably know, I love my coffee. I try to stick to one coffee a day but some days I need the loving of that second cup. At home my coffee is made in our little machine from coffee beans and I have mine with rice...

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Spring update!

Spring update!

Good Morning friends, I hope this finds you well. Spring is here! I love this time of the year in Tasmania, the perfect amount of crispness and sunshine, daffodils and jonquils popping up everywhere like weeds but making everything look oh so bright and happy, newborn...

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

I am 41 years old and this week I was told I was overweight. It’s the first time I recall ever having these words said to me. They were followed with ‘to be healthy you would know you need to lose at least 10 if not, 20 kilos’. Ouch. It was like someone had kicked me...

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COTC 9th Birthday * time sensitive offer *

COTC 9th Birthday * time sensitive offer *

Good Morning friends! Happy Monday! This week marks the 'birthday' of 'Cut out the Crap' - 9 years ago I received my first ever shipment of 'Cut out the Crap' Cookbooks. I recall the day so well. I paced the house waiting for the truck to turn up. Once it arrived I...

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HAPPY 2019!

HAPPY 2019!

I feel so old saying this but my gosh 2018 went so fast! It’s been a reasonably uneventful year for us, however, I find comfort in this & am grateful for the quiet-ish & healthy-ish year that was. 2018 saw our family visit a few different countries. In June...

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My Belling Richmond Oven (aka Mabel)

My Belling Richmond Oven (aka Mabel)

Good Afternoon, I hope this finds you well. The Winter weather is creeping in closer here in Tasmania and I am starting to make more Soups and Casseroles etc. I am having a day in the Kitchen today, I have a Chicken Casserole going in the Slow Cooker part of my oven,...

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 a new website and a gift for you!

{{time sensitive}} a new website and a gift for you!

Good Morning friends, I hope this finds you well. I am not sure if you have seen my exciting news yet but I have a lovely new, modern and fancy website .... a massive thank you to my trusted Bec from Firefish Design and her Team ,,,, if you haven't had a browse around...

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My liver can’t fit into it’s jeans ….

My liver can’t fit into it’s jeans ….

It has been a while that I have written a personal post. I have been around, just a little quiet and guarded, as I have been unwell.
Last July you may have seen that I started GAPs (see my starting post here) and I have been meaning to update you since, but sadly I have to tell you I have been putting off this post until now as I might not say what you want to hear, but if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be me and sticking to my rule of keeping it real.

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‘Mabel’ and my new Kitchen

‘Mabel’ and my new Kitchen

Good Morning friends! Happy Wednesday, I hope this finds you all well.

For those that know me and have been around here a while, you know I am not one to brag, however, I wanted to pop by today to show you my new gorgeous Belling Oven and half kitchen renovation.

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Raw Emotions

Raw Emotions

Good Morning friends. I hope this finds you well. I have fought with the idea for a while now, to write a very personal blog post and even as I write this my chest tightens and I am unsure if I should just press my delete button and keep my thoughts to myself. After...

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The Shakti Acupressure Mat

The Shakti Acupressure Mat

Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you all well! We are all well here. We are loving Tasmania! People told us that it was still cool in October but honestly I didn’t believe them all that much! It’s SO true though, we still have the fire going some days and every...

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Meat Free Sources of Protein

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you well (can you believe it is only 12 more sleeps until Christmas! You can tell I have young children around who are on the countdown!) I am popping by today to share with you some interesting information on ‘MEAT-FREE...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle PART TWO

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle PART TWO

Good Morning! I hope this finds you all well. As promised, here is the ‘part 2′ to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ blog I did a few weeks back. This time I have asked four everyday ladies (lovely COTC friends who were kind enough to share their time), just like you and...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle PART ONE

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle PART ONE

Good Afternoon friends! Happy Wednesday! I hope this finds you all well. Since moving to Tasmania end of May 2016 (next week it will be one year ago!), I have had to quickly learn about becoming more environmentally friendly and more aware of our rubbish situation. I...

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How to make Sushi – tips

How to make Sushi – tips

Good Morning Friends! Happy Thursday! I hope this finds you all well. I am popping by quickly today to post on here my ‘how to make Sushi – tips’ …  the last time I posted on Facebook that I made Sushi, I got loads of comments & messages about “how” …. so when I...

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A Girl, her Mum & a Smoothie

A Girl, her Mum & a Smoothie

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you all well. We are all great here. My kids went back to school on Monday after their 2 weeks School holidays. I can not believe that we are into Term 4 already! This year is flying by! My sister, Nephew and Niece came to...

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Cocoa V Cacao

Cocoa V Cacao

Good Morning friends! Happy Friday! Over time I have been asked often (especially when I post a recipe with Cacao in it) … ‘exactly, WHAT is the difference (besides the spelling and price) between Cacao and Cocoa?’ … SO I have called in my trusted friends and experts...

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Starting Gaps. 37 days in. My journey.

Starting Gaps. 37 days in. My journey.

Good Afternoon friends. I hope this finds you well. I have promised for a while now (about 37 days ) to tell you all about GAPS (Gut & Psychology Syndrome). Not necessarily the in’s and out’s of WHAT GAPS is, as there is LOADS of info on the net out there about...

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DIY Fabric / Linen Spray

DIY Fabric / Linen Spray

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you all well. I am just popping by really quickly today to share with you this DIY Fabric / Linen Spray that I love. Since cutting out additives in our diets a few years back, I felt it was important to cut out Chemicals we...

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Our move to Tasmania

Our move to Tasmania

I feel like I can tell this story in my sleep. Back in February of this year when we started telling family and friends that we were going to be moving to Tasmania, of course, the number one question was WHY? The majority of people were asking out of genuine curiosity...

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#keepingitreal

#keepingitreal

Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you all happy and healthy! For those of you following me on my Social Media pages (Facebook, Facebook CHAT, Instagram), you would have seen our exciting family news that we moved to Tasmania only 2 weeks ago! I can not wait to...

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Pre & Post workout foods

Pre & Post workout foods

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you well. For those of you have been around for a while you would have seen me share some stories and photos of my eldest girls doing their BJP Physie (dancing) competitions. Whilst ‘dancing’ doesn’t always come across as a...

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20 tips for fussy easters!

20 tips for fussy easters!

Good Afternoon friends! Happy Wednesday! I hope this finds you all well. Ok, so I am going to get straight to it as I have been asked SO many times since sharing dinner photos and especially back to school lunch box photos ‘how do you get your children to eat that???’...

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DIY Bath Salts

DIY Bath Salts

Good Morning friends! Happy Wednesday and Happy New Year (a little late I know!) … I thought it seemed fit that my first blog post of the year was sharing something we all might need after the possible stress, busyness and overindulging during the Christmas and New...

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‘Legs up the Wall Pose’ (VIPARITA KARANI)

‘Legs up the Wall Pose’ (VIPARITA KARANI)

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you all well. We are all well here … can you believe it is ONE MONTH until Christmas! With the upcoming rush of the days and weeks ahead, I thought it was important to remind you of this Yoga pose I adore and do my best to...

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DIY Washing Powder

DIY Washing Powder

Good Morning friends! Happy Friday! I hope this finds you all well. We are all well here … the end of the School holidays has arrived and as always we are torn between being happy that School is going back (kids miss seeing their friends daily, I need to catch up on...

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Maca

Maca

Good Morning friends! Happy Friday! I hope this finds you all well! You may have seen my previous post on Nutritional Yeast by my Nutritionist and Food Technologist friend, Abbie-Lee – well she is back again with a wealth of information and knowledge for us all on...

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Just be nice – one comment at a time

Just be nice – one comment at a time

Good Morning friends! Happy friday! I hope this finds you all well and that you have had a lovely week. I wanted to chat today about something completely unrelated to food and instead about something that has been sitting a little heavy on my heart. I have stepped...

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Oats and the Gluten Free Diet

Oats and the Gluten Free Diet

Good Afternoon friends, I hope this finds you all well and having a lovely week so far. I have a long list of recipes / topic ideas for my blog and some of them seem too ‘easy’ to blog but if you are anything like me, sometimes you want easy. Sometimes you want basic...

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Kombucha

Kombucha

Good Afternoon friends! Happy Friday! I hope this finds you well! I am super excited to be blogging today about a new passion of mine “Kombucha” and my journey so far making it and loving it! Twelve months ago I am not sure if I even knew what Kombucha was …. 6 months...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Good Evening friends! I hope this finds you all well … I am not sure how many of you will actually get to read this tonight, given that it is New Years Eve but I wanted to pop by with a quick message for you all just the same! My news feed on Facebook is covered with...

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With Love and Blessings to you!

With Love and Blessings to you!

Good Afternoon friends! How are you all? Great I hope. Happy Christmas Eve Eve Today is my twins Birthday! They are 4 years old! I can not believe how fast those 4 years have gone. Their party is over and we are all having a little quiet time so I wanted to take this...

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