Low Sugar Mango Tea Cake

I had some gorgeous Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla in my pantry. For some reason, I’d been saving it for something special, using vanilla sugar or standard vanilla essence in my cooking. Now I’m avoiding using excess sugar, I find myself stretching into my pantry and grasping for flavours that will disguise the fact that my baking…

Spiced Quinoa

Our family is making a drastic change to our diet. We are eliminating wheat, dairy, and all heavily processed items and synthetic products – including sugar. So, time to embrace other grains, and I’m starting with the king – quinoa. This is super-duper health food, and has too many benefits to list here. Check out…

It’s time to come clean

A little personal deviation… There’s something just not quite perfect with my youngest son. We didn’t realise that everything wasn’t exactly normal until he was about two and a half, but now we look back, the signs were all there, right from day one. In Australia, he has been diagnosed loosely with an Autistic Spectrum…