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I Theme tonight

Theme ideas for meal plans are a great way for adventurous home cooks to expand their repertoire. love it or hate it Also for those who don’t enjoy cooking, it is a way to add ideas to your cooking. Over the years my themes have changed and some have become part of my meal plan […]

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10 things you need to know about being a working parent and meal planning

You are a working parent, every morning you go off to work and spend the time worrying about what to make for dinner. Should you stop and get something readymade or get take out? How late do you have to work, are there extra murals, do you have time to make a full meal? Let […]

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Lessons learned from falling off the meal planning wagon!

Lessons  learned from falling off the meal planning wagon! I fell off the meal planning wagon!  Over the last 2 months I haven’t been as diligent with meal planning as I should be and it is showing. Here are some of the lessons learned. Lesson 1 My bills have started to rise a little more, […]

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There’s a vegetarian living in my house!

There’s a vegetarian living in my house! One of the members of our home is a vegetarian and the rest are all big meat eaters.  This in itself would not be too much of an issue but she is also not exactly a fan of fruit and vegetables! As a teenager, in the olden days, […]

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Interesting times – a curse or not?

Interesting times May you live in interesting times, is thought to be a Chinese curse, however, there is no proof of this. The first time this sentence appears to have been used was in 1936 by the British Ambassador to China, Mr. Hughe knatch-Hugessen. In recent months this has been our home life. I like […]

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Dinner Theme Meal Planning

One of the tricks that has got me through meal planners block, is theme nights. I don’t mean elaborate themes, I just mean creating a template for yourself that will make meal planning, in all aspects, a little less stressful. What is a theme? A theme is whatever idea you want it to be. Some […]

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Meal planning and a sorted life

How does meal planning fit in with get sorted? New habits We’re getting sorted is all about clearing out the junk however, one of the most important ways to prevent the clutter from returning is to develop new habits. This week we look at meal planning, this topic is one of my favourites. I have […]

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Pass da Homemade Pasta

On the shelf About 15 years ago my mother bought us each a pasta maker.  I tried it once or twice but all that happened was that the dough got wrapped around the rollers and clogged up the machine. I put mine in a packet on top of my kitchen cupboard and mostly forgot about […]

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Meal planning and Menu ideas Workshop

I am hosting a 3 hour workshop, to help you learn to make planning your weekly and monthly menus easier. Join us in this interactive and fun workshop. You will be amazed how your life can change. Tools, tips and tricks on how to create a workable family meal planner and including menu ideas and how […]

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What inspires you?

I belong to a Mommie’s Facebook group and one of the mothers has a ‘what’s for dinner’ post each night. My kids think I am nuts taking a photo of supper every night. What I really like about the ‘what’s for dinner’ posts is that sometimes, when I am tired, this gives me my inspiration […]

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