Brown Sugared Bananas (Dessert)

A few days ago I posted my Meal Planning for the week. In it I listed a couple of meals and said recipes were to come. Well here is the recipe for Brown Sugared Bananas. Click on the picture below to download it. Print it off, enjoy and then add to your recipe collection.


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Weet Bix Slice (Recipe)

Yum Yum

This is my take on a Weet Bix slice. I have use LSA mix and a few marshmallows to change it a little. Click on the banner below to download the recipe.

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Lemon Coconut Slice (Recipe)

When baking for lunch boxes I sometimes fall back on family favourites. I first had Lemon Coconut slice when my mother-in-law made it a few years ago. Now you can find the recipe almost anywhere. Here is my recipe. Click on the link below to download and print out the PDF version.


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Quick Tuna Pasta

When you are time poor it can be so easy to grab a quick take away.  Here is a quick, and dare I say, yummy recipe that will keep them coming back for more. Gabbylocks asked for it the next night for dinner as it was apparently the best pasta she had ever had.


Pasta of choice (I used shell pasta)

Small tin of tuna with mayonnaise (in tuna aisle)

Grated cheese – to taste

Tomato sauce – to taste


1. Cook the pasta as per packet directions.

2. Drain and return to the pot.

3. Add the tin of tuna – 1 was enough for my two kidlets. (1 / adult)

4. Sprinkle in some cheese.

5. Squeeze in a little tomato sauce.

6. Return to the heat and stir until the cheese has melted.

7. Serve with a sprinkling of extra cheese.

You could bake it in the oven but we were too hungry to wait.


Sweet Yellow (Fresh fruit drink recipe)

This fruit drink was made in my Thermomix but I am sure it can be adapted easily for a normal blender. You can also adjust the quantities to suit your kidlet’s taste. Mine decided more mango next time.


2 bananas

1/2 mango

1 orange – peeled and cut into quarters

3 tablespoons of frozen yoghurt

2 small cups of water (or milk)

I would add 2 handfuls of ice next time


Blend on Thermomix speed 8 for 20 – 30 seconds.

Serve in a cup with a coloured straw.

We bought cocktail umbrellas today for our drink this afternoon

Sweet Yellow


Ants On A Log (great snack for little tummies)

I am always looking for snacks that are as healthy as possible. Here is one of the favourites, for my husband and kidlets. I am not a huge fan of celery but they love it.

Ants On A Log

1. Wash and clean celery.

2. Cut into finger length pieces.

3. Fill the inside with peanut butter or cream cheese.

4. Add sultanas (ants)


My kidlets love the crunch of the celery and the mixture of flavours. I think this might be a new favourite for the lunch boxes.



Christmas Popcorn (Recipe)

Today our Advent Calendar told the kids they could watch a movie and have a popcorn treat. I made them some popcorn in the air popper and then added some little treats. Voila, Christmas Popcorn.

Popcorn (without salt if possible)

A couple of jaffas (round orange chocolates)

Green, white and brown M$Ms


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I love Christmas