Recipes


Cacao Banana Cake

CACAO BANANA CAKE  This Cacao Banana Cake is healthy, easy baking. A nice little recipe for after school. Yum! Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins Makes 15 pieces Method: PREHEAT fan forced oven to 180°C (200°C conventional). LINE a medium baking tin with greaseproof paper. IN one bowl combine all the wet ingredients, perfect for a Magimix! IN a separate bowl, sift and combine all the dry ingredients. GENTLY combine the two mixtures and pour into lined...

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Cleaned-Up Bubble Bars

Cleaned-Up Bubble Bars These look scrumptious! Thanks to Simple Nourishment for the great snack idea! This is a great one bowl recipe to use with a Magimix Cook Expert Ingredients: Prep: 15 mins Set: 2 hours gluten free, dairy free 2 cups puffed rice or rice bubbles 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 tbs chia seeds 2 tbs cacao powder 1⁄4 cup coconut oil 1⁄2 cup honey Method: LINE a medium baking tin with greaseproof paper. IN a large bowl, combine the...

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Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Thanks to the team at Simple Nourishment, we have a great recipe to get the July school holidays up and running with some deliciousness. “…With some children finishing school this week, and others finishing next week, you may not want to think about the school holidays but they are coming, so what better way to meet them other than head on and organised!   For us, time in the kitchen is therapeutic and lovely and warm and fuzzy, we...

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Chewy Almond Butter Bars

CHEWY ALMOND BUTTER BARS from Simple Nourishment After school activities less the mess! With after school activities in full swing for this term, we’re always needing ways to get from A to B and maybe even C with stable energy levels that ensures children are fueled for the learning ahead. But let’s be honest, processed packaged ‘stuff’ just doesn’t do the job! And, while we’re being honest, if we’re...

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Crunchy Seed Bars

Crunchy Seed Bars from Simple Nourishment There’s just a couple of things you need to know about this recipe. Firstly, they are EASY to make. Secondly, they are DELICIOUS. Perfect for a school lunch box, or to have on hand for that afternoon craving you get when you realise you’ve been so frantic all day that you haven’t eaten anything since breakfast! The details: Prep: 8 minutesCook: 15 minutesMakes: 15 pieces Ingredients: 1...

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Lemon and Cashew Balls

These are an easy, yummy, healthy way to provide a super snack. The kids can help make them, and they’d be scrumptious in a lunch box or for an after school nibble. Yummo! Thanks to Simple Nourishment for such a yummy treat. What you really want to know is: These only take about 12 minutes to makeThis amount of ingredients makes 12 ballsThe balls keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeksThey are DELISH!! What you need: 1 cup dry roasted...

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After School Snacking

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Top Tips to Keep After School Snacking Under Control! Check out these great tips from our resident dietician, Tanya. Tanya is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Sports Dietitian, Qualified Personal Trainer and Co-Director of Life Personal Trainers, a boutique personal training company with studios in Hutt Street, Unley Road and Kent Town....

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Santa Cookies

These Santa cookies will make a great snack for hungry Santa this Christmas. Or, alternatively, you can just eat them yourself so that Santa doesn’t get too full and get stuck in the chimney. Ingredients: 3 Cups of flour 125 grams of melted butter 1/4 cup condensed milk 1/4 cup white sugar m and m’s Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees Line a tray with baking paper Melt butter in microwave for 15 seconds Add sugar and mix to creamy Add...

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The Best Gingerbread Recipe

The Best Gingerbread Recipe from The Colourful Housewife I have always been a bit fearful of making gingerbread, mostly because it just sounds hard because it’s ginger AND bread. I mean, sure, I have made chocolate cake before, but cakes are meant to be lots of different flavours whereas bread, well, that’s just bread. Adding ginger to it sounds all just a little too tricky to me! So, thank you Colourful Housewife for this simple...

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3 ingredient fruit cake

3-ingredient fruit cake from The Colourful Housewife An easy, delicious cake. This one would be a nice one for the holidays when you don’t really want to spend too long in the kitchen! Ingredients: 1 kilo of dried fruit 2 Cups of self raising flour 2 1/2 cups of fruit juice (or orange, peach, tropical…) Method: Place fruit and juice in a container with a lid on it and let sit over night Preheat oven to 160 degrees Add the flour into...

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Golden Rough

These Golden Rough’s only need 3 ingredients and don’t take long to make at all. Enjoy this delish recipe from The Colourful Housewife. Ingredients: 1 block of Cadbury cooking chocolate 2 teaspoons of coconut oil 1/2 Cup of coconut (add more if you like a lot of coconut) What to do: Put the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave bowl and place in the microwave on high for 1 minute When it’s melted, stir through until...

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No Rice Fried Rice

This recipe is a good way to get veggies into your kids (and husband!), while also lowering how many carbs you’re consuming. How? Swapping rice for cauliflower of course! This is a great dinner recipe from The Colourful Housewife. What you’ll need: 1 full cauliflower with the florets broken off ready 100 grams of ham, chicken or prawns 1/2 a zucchini 1 onion 2 eggs 1/2 a  red capsicum 1 cup of mixed peas and corn 1 tablespoon of...

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3 ingredient Rainbow Fudge

This 3 ingredient Rainbow Fudge from The Colourful Housewife is a very versatile recipe. You can make it with different types of chocolate and biscuits so that it suits your taste but the rainbow is a kids favourite of course! Ingredients Block of white chocolate (we use Cadbury) Tin or condensed Milk Packet of chocolate plain biscuits, we use Marie or Arrowroot What to do: Break the block of chocolate into pieces and add to a microwave bowl...

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Vegetable, Bacon and Sausage Scroll

This Vegetable, Bacon and Sausage Scroll from The Colourful Housewife makes a 4kg scroll (lots to share) and would make a delicious lunch or dinner. I’m going to make this on the weekend as I think it’d be good served hot or cold. Yum! Ingredients: 1kg Sausage mince 250g bacon 2 carrots 1 large onion 1 cup broccoli 1 cup sweet potato 4 sheets puff pastry 4 sage leaves 1/2 cup parsley 1/4 cup basil 4 garlic cloves 1 egg salt &...

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Chocolate Coconut Rough Brownies

If you’re like me, then you’re probably fairly infatuated with coconut. And brownies. Some favourite easy snacks of ours involve sliced banana covered in coconut, and mixed dried fruit blended with a dash of milk and coconut oil, then rolled and covered in coconut. Mmmm. So yummy. BUT. If you want to actually make something that takes a few moments longer, requires a few more ingredients and is a WHOLE lot tastier and presentable...

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Picnic Bar Slice

This chocolate slice recipe from The Colourful Housewife is a winner. It doesn’t say you have to try to mixture as you go, but I would highly recommend it. I mean, you’ve gotta check it tastes okay right? 🙂 Picnic Bar Slice Ingredients: 1 Cup of mixed unsalted nuts 1 Block cooking chocolate, we use Cadbury 1/2 Tin of caramel (can purchase in the baking isle of your supermarket) 1 Packet of cream wafer biscuits 1 Picnic bar Method:...

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Easy Peasy Choc Chip Cookies – thanks Nan

Easy and baking are two words I like seeing next to eachother and that’s why I love this cookie recipe. Not fancy, not gourmet but definitely delicious! A great one to try with kids. You’ll need… 125g butter1 1/4 cups of brown sugar1 egg1 cup of plain flour1/4 cup of self raising flour1/2 teaspoon bicarb1/3 cup cocoa2/3 cup Choc chips, M&Ms, cranberries, or your other “chip of choice” After that… Preheat...

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Peppermint Fudge Slice

Okay everyone. Just relax. Take a deep breath. Yes, this is a peppermint. Yes, this is fudge. Yes, you will probably die of happiness when you take your first bite. Yes, yes, yes. The Colourful Housewife has done it again! Enjoy! Peppermint Fudge Slice 1 Tin of condensed milk 1 Block of white cooking chocolate 1 Packet of Marie biscuits 1 Peppermint Crisp bar 1 Block of peppermint chocolate, we use Cadbury 2 Drops of green food colouring...

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Tim Tam Cheesecake Slice

This recipe from The Colourful Housewife is pretty decadent. It’s cheesecake. It’s Tim Tams. It’s slice. It’s DELICIOUS! And, it’s not too hard to make either. Please note that in the ingredients it says 7 Tim Tams, 2 of which are used for decorating the slice. Please do not feel guilty if the remaining Tim Tams in the packet are used to decorate your lips. We would hate to waste them now wouldn’t we? 🙂 Tim...

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Rainbow Yoyos

Being South Australian, you may be mistaken for thinking this was a recipe for making Arnott’s Yoyo’s a bit more cheerful. It isn’t. It’s WAY better than that! These biscuits literally look like to a toy yoyo and you’ll want to devour them immediately. They’re THAT scrumptious. Another great recipe from The Colourful Housewife. Enjoy! Rainbow Yoyos Ingredients: 180g butter ½ cup plain flour ½ cup custard...

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Mango Cheesecake Slice

Mangoes are so, so delicious. I could eat them forever. I’d probably get a rash, but it wouldn’t stop me. This Mango Cheesecake Slice from The Colourful Housewife doesn’t take long to put together, but make sure you allow for 6 hours in the fridge when planning ahead. Yum yum yum in my tum tum tum! We hope you enjoy this and if you’d like to deliver any samples to us we’d be happy to taste test! xx Ingredients:...

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Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Apple Crumble Cheesecake So, let’s just be clear. Apple Crumble Cheesecake covers pretty much all the food groups…there’s the Fruit and Vegetables Group, the Dairy Group and the um.. Cake Group. This recipe from The Colourful Housewife will make you the magical superhero of any gathering… or you can just secretly eat it all yourself, which is my preference. Let’s get baking! Ingredients: Base: 400g can pie apple...

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Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe My Lil Pouches can be used for more than you think! Check out this cool Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe for example. A GREAT way to keep the kids busy, well fed, learning about measuring and patience, while also spending some valuable parent-child time together. Plus there was very little mess! This is definitely one to keep in mind for coming school holidays. “…School holidays seems to be the time that we hear the...

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Make Your Own Jelly Lollies

If you’ve ever been tempted to try making your own kids party lollies or just a new snack that your kids will love then definitely try these easy jelly and custard gummy lollies out at home! You’ll need some moulds such as the silcone ones we got from kmart and Coles for $1-2each and then get into it and make your own jelly lollies! Ingredients: 1 x jelly crystals pack (makes 700ml) 350ml boiling water 1.5 tablespoons Gelatin Powder...

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Marshmallow Ballerinas

Anyone having a kids party soon? Well these will be a hit for sure! There aren’t any really clear instructions for these, but they look pretty simple to create. We originally found these on funcraftskids, but click HERE to head to the stylish board, which shows you what you need and how to put it all tu-tu-gether. Haha. We had a go at these at home with items we had in the pantry so we used: – Coconut mixed with a few drops of food...

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Homemade Banana and Coconut Muffins

Every child loves a bit of a treat now and then. Admittedly, we don’t send treats to school, except the occasional Tiny Teddies. However, now that my daughter is in “big” school, she comes home telling me about all the lovely treats her classmates have in their lunch boxes. So my go-to treat is homemade muffins. There are so many options when it comes to muffins. Practically every fruit there is can be turned into a delicious...

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