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yesterday at 23:41. Facebook
Lunch boxes today - this is what I have sent for my hubby, Miss 14, Miss 12 & my 6 year old twins. They all have different size portions depending on how much they eat.

This is my Miss 6s food for the entire day. She actually is a great eater & normally a big eater but has been bringing home most of her school food as she has been "too busy playing" - so I just make sure she has a good...
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yesterday at 03:15. Facebook
Bottling my first lot of homemade Kombucha since moving to Tasmania. I use to make it all the time back in NSW but have only just got around to it here. My 4 kids love it (as do hubby & I) & we can go through a fair bit in a week which gets costly so it's far cheaper to make it (plus I love watching the Scoby grow, it kind of feels like a science experiment in my kitchen! )

The left one is...
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02/25/2017 at 11:24. Facebook
This is my Grandma (& me on the right with my sister on the left). We flew to Townsville yesterday for the Funeral of my Grandfather.

It was a long way from Tasmania & a big trip for me, but I wouldn't have missed being there to support my Dad & my family & seeing my Grandma (most likely) one last time. My grandfather had a long, interesting & tough life, migrating over from the Ukraine but...
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02/23/2017 at 00:05. Facebook
Chilli Fruit Chutney

(gluten, dairy, soy, nut, refined sugar free)

20 long red chillis – roughly cut (approx. 320g)

1 brown onion – peeled and quartered (100g)

2 cloves garlic

2cm x 2cm fresh ginger

10 rhubarb stalks – cut into 2cm pieces (260g)

1 small green apple – deseeded and diced 1cm chunks (100g)

ΒΎ cup rapadura (150g)

ΒΌ cup apple cider vinegar (55g)

pinch salt

Place chilli,...
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02/22/2017 at 07:19. Facebook
In my kitchen today:

** a huge fruit salad (rockmelon, yellow melon, grapes, orange, nectarine, pineapple & blackberries)

** hommus (recipe in Cookbook "Cut out the Crap")

** bacon "chips"

** banana bread (but using a square cake tin & adding from frozen raspberries on top that our neighbour gave us)

^^^^^^ all of that is going into lunchboxes tomorrow - plus afternoon teas.

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02/22/2017 at 01:46. Facebook
Yesterday in my kitchen:
** I made a massive bone broth overnight & then in the morning added mince, herbs & veg to it - which turned it into 8 GAPS meals for me.

** Apricot Balls & Coconut Muesli Squares (both from Cookbook "Cut out the Crap Lunchbox Solutions - all
Gluten, Dairy, Preservative & Nut free)

** 2 slow cooked chickens (not in photo) for dinner to go with a salad & leftover...
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02/21/2017 at 01:23. Facebook
New blog today! Soup in a jar! My hubby's favourite work lunch!

Collette x

Soup in a Jar!

Filling options:

Vermicelli Noodles
Spring Onions
Snow Peas
Dried Shitake Mushrooms
Dehydrated Bone Broth
pinch salt and pepper

Cut all ingredients as thinly as possible and pack tightly into a glass jar.
Add boiling water 5 minutes before serving....
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02/20/2017 at 03:10. Facebook
Apricot Biscuits

(gluten, dairy, soy free – nut free options)

200g dried apricots *

Β½ cup desiccated coconut (45g)

Β½ cup brown rice flour (80g)

1 egg

1 heaped tspn peanut or almond butter (20g) – optional

Β½ tspn vanilla powder *

pinch salt

Preheat oven to 180c and line two large trays with baking paper.

Place the apricots and coconut into a food processer and blitz on medium speed...
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Rhubarb, Strawberry and Pear Muffins

(gluten, dairy, soy, additive, refined sugar free)

2 cups almonds (240g) OR almond meal

6 eggs

Β½ cup rapadura (90g) *

Β½ tspn vanilla powder *

pinch salt

3 long rhubarb stalks (50g) – cut in half length ways then into Β½ cm pieces

6 strawberries (70g) – cut into quarters

1 pear – cored then cut into thin long slices

Β½ tspn cinnamon

Β½ tspn rapadura...
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* Almost 300 recipes
* All recipes are Gluten, Dairy & Preservative Free
* Lunchbox solutions & COTC for KIDS are refined sugar free (the other two books are not, but easily adapted)
*Lunchbox solutions is NUT FREE
* Cut out the Crap for Kids NOW had refined sugar free options
* Everyday ingredients for the everyday cook!
* No expensive...
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I hope you find this helpful!

If there is anything else you would like us to research then please let us know!

Collette & Team x

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Meat-free sources of Protein - Cut Out The Crap
Rich Chocolate Squares

(gluten, dairy, soy, egg, preservative free)

1 tspn coffee (instant)

1 tblspn boiling water

good pinch salt

280g dark chocolate – roughly chopped

1 tspn coconut oil (liquid)

1 ΒΌ cup macadamias (230g)

ΒΌ tspn vanilla powder

Stove top & Food Processor version:

Line a meatloaf tray (approx. 21cm x 11cm) with baking paper and set aside.

In a small heatproof cup or...
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A super easy & tasty dinner recipe (sorry for the bad photo! Must remember to take a better one!)


Collette x

Baked Mexican Chicken

(Gluten, Nut, Egg, Preservative Free)

1kg Chicken Breast (cut into tenderloins)
2 tblspns taco mix (see below)
6 roma tomatoes – sliced into approx Β½ cm slices
2/3 cup grated cheese

Preheat oven to 180c.

Place the chicken in a large lasange...
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(gluten, dairy, nut, preservative and tomato free)

It's tomato free because I am intolerant to them but I love tabouli! - you can always add them if you like!


Collette x

1 cup quinoa

1 large red capsicum – finely diced

1 long cucumber – finely diced

3 spring onions – finely sliced

1 large bunch parsley – roughly shredded (see notes)

3 tblspns lemon juice

2 cloves...
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Lunch boxes today. Homemade sushi (with cucumber & carrot), Tamari on a little container (wheat free soy sauce), salted caramel popcorn slice (from Cookbook "Cut out the Crap Lunchbox Solutions"), greengages (from our tree Yay!) & a fruit cup (organic brand from Woolworths) - this is Master 6s serving - all kids & hubby have different size portions! My 6 year old twins generally have smaller...
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I am trying to make Wednesdays my cooking & creating recipes day. No creating done today but loads of cooking!

In my kitchen this morning!

* Double batch of Cottage Pie for dinner (Cookbook Cut out the Crap for Kids)

* Cheesy Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips ([ Link ]

* Sweet Chilli Relish ([ Link ]

* Sushi for lunches tomorrow

* Salted Caramel...
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Sang Choy Bow for dinner tonight! Happy Valentines Day to my Hubby & 4 kids! Glad you enjoyed dinner so much

Recipe in my Cookbook "Cut out the Crap for Kids"

Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Preservative Free
Easy to source ingredients
No fancy machine needed
Full colour photo with each recipe!

Collette x
As promised ..... my "Lasagne" Pasta Bake!


Collette x

β€˜Lasagne’ Pasta Bake

(gluten, dairy, soy, egg, nut and preservative free)

250g rice pasta

500g mince of choice

680g jar passata

1 large red capsicum – cut into medium chunks

1 large spanish onion – cut into medium chunks

1 large zucchini – cut into medium chunks

1 punnet cherry tomatoes (roughly 18) – halved

8 large...
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Happy Chocolate Day ❀

Rich Chocolate Tart with Roasted Strawberries

((from book β€œCut out the Crap with Style”))


1 Β½ cups brazil nuts

4 tblspns agave nectar or maple syrup

2 tblspns cacao powder

1 tblspn coconut oil

1 tspn cinnamon

pinch salt

rich chocolate top

1/3 cup agave nectar or maple syrup

1/3 cup smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup cacao powder

4 tblspns coconut oil

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Today's gatherings from our backyard! Blackberries, pears, apples , greengages, strawberries (which aren't in the photo as Master 6 ate them straight away!) & a load of eggs! The kids & I were SO excited when we realised we had a greengage tree & I was even more excited when I saw the MASSIVE Nashi Pear tree full of fruit that is going to be ready soon! So grateful!

Happy Monday!

Collette x