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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CRAZY Fundraising offer!

CRAZY Fundraising offer!

Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you well. Can you believe that we are in October already! That means only 3 months left of the year! I feel so old saying it but where has the year gone!? As a Mum of 4 I know that the end of the year can get super busy and...

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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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{{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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Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast

Good Afternoon friends and Happy Friday! An extra Happy Friday here as it is the last day of Term and those that have been following my blog for a while would know that I am a lover of School Holidays!  A few months ago I discovered and fell in love with Nutritional...

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Test. Fail. Move on.

Test. Fail. Move on.

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you well. Last Friday was Hubbys and my 16th Wedding Anniversary. Being a friday all 4 kids were at School and Preschool and it was a work day for us both but we decided to sneak away for an hour to have a lunch date. It was...

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Miss 10s behaviour issues

Miss 10s behaviour issues

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you all well! Several times on Facebook I have touched on the health and behaviour issues we have gone through with our second daughter Miss 10, Teenie. After a big and emotional day yesterday I thought it was about time I...

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Girls Foodie Catchup

Girls Foodie Catchup

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you all well and having a great week so far. I was going to start off my blog today by apologising for being a little distant on my blog for the last week – with the excuse that I am ‘chasing’ my tail. You see, like many, I am...

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DIY General Cleaner

DIY General Cleaner

Good Morning friends, I hope this finds you well. A couple of weeks back I posted on Facebook how I clean my fruit and veg and since then I have had a few people ask me what I do for other cleaning products so I thought I would share some with you. For cleaning around...

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