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Sugar Free Baking – Cookbook Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed. The original winner did not reply to the winning email. I have redrawn and the new winner is Julie Asher. Julie has been emailed. sfb title

I was given this gorgeous book to try out.

It is full of yummy, healthy recipes packed with whole foods and no refined sugar.

The book is written by the lovely Nicole from The Happy Parent Project

What I love about Nicole’s approach to sugar free is her use of natural sugars to replace the over processed bleached white stuff that we’re all used to. I’ve seen other sugar free people shy away from all sugars including all those yummy natural sweet things. It’s just not a life worth living without honey, honey!

I chose to bake the Banana and Chocolate muffins because yum!



2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 Tb honey
1 egg
3 Tb coconut butter
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup self raising gluten free flour
1/2 cup flaked quinoa
1/2 cup dark organic chocolate
1/4 cup milk of your choice




1. Pre-heat oven to 180˚C
2. Grease muffin tins
3. Mix together banana, honey, egg, milk
and coconut butter
4. Break chocolate into pieces
5. Add dry ingredients and chocolate to
wet ingredients and mix gently
6. Spoon into muffin tins
7. Bake for 10-15 mins or until muffins
spring back to the touch
8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing
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Lick the spoon. ALWAYS lick the spoon.

Here’s an excerpt from the book’s press release, which sums up what the book is all about better than I could:

“SFB is the healthy baking learner guide for busy Mums. Mums these days are so aware of the need to feed their family healthy and nutritious breakfasts and snacks but they struggle to know where to start in making them. SFB has 30 exquisitely photographed full colour recipes that are refined sugar/ wheat/ dairy/ gluten and soy free. There are 8 pages of handy charts and tips which guide Mums on the rules of baking without refined sugar and flour, and the alternatives they can use. To supercharge their baking Mums will also learn how to pump up their recipes with immune boosting and calming whole foods as well as tips on how to make the transition to healthy eating for their family without any fuss or pain”

I love the charts. It means I can easily change up the ingredients of my current everyday recipes to make them healthier just by looking at the chart to see my alternatives.

The book is FULL of the most mouth watering recipes. I cannot wait to try Mint Chocolate chip Ice cream! or Raw Berry Cheesecake! OMG Yum!!!

I have one of these delicious books to give away.

The winner will receive the proper real hold-it-in-your-hands book AND the e-book.

Simply leave a comment below. All comments go into the draw. The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday 1st March.

Winner will be notified by email and will need to reply with their postal address within 48 hours or I will chose another winner.

If you simply cannot wait you can buy the books here.



Feliz Navidad – San Churro Giveaway – *CLOSED*

If you have never been to San Churro you are missing out. If you haven’t been lately, you need to go again soon. San Churro have added some Christmassy goodies to their menu for your Christmas pleasure. Salivate over these:

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The berry delicious Jingle Berry shake ($7.95) is made with real white couverture chocolate, vanilla ice cream, berry coulis and dark chocolate chips for a taste of pure Christmas indulgence.

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The new White Christmas ice cream sundae ($11.95) is made with San Churro’s own creamy white couverture chocolate ice cream, berries, berry coulis and ginger biscuit crunch, topped with milk chocolate and whipped cream.

Indulge in these Christmas yummies at your local San Churro. Can you think of a better place for an office Christmas catch up? Or mums group? Or anyone?
It’s also the perfect place to pick up something delicious for those teacher gifts or stocking stuffers. I’ve grabbed two of these truffle boxes to add to the teacher gifts this year. OMG they smell delicious. And how cute do they look? Perfect!

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There are some fantastic gifts. Cubitos are my new favourite thing ever and would make the perfect stocking stuffer. Check out the entire range on their website. There is totally something for everyone.

San Churro also do awesome hampers which are full of the most delicious Spanish chocolatey awesomess but they also come in the most beautifully colourful boxes!

I received this gorgeous hamper from San Churro and you can win one too!

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The hamper includes:

  • 2 x San Churro Hot Chocolate Mugs or Cups,
  • Cubitos,
  • Spanish Chocolate Block,
  • Catanies,
  • 2 x San Churro Mini Choc Blocks (Milk, Dark),
  • 450g Spanish Hot Chocolate Mix (Classic)
  • and a San Churro Voucher so you can go, and enjoy the delicious Christmas items on the menu.

The hamper is valued at: $99.85

  • This is a super quick giveaway as we want someone to receive this before Christmas, so simply add a comment  below to enter. Share on twitter or Facebook for extra entries but make sure you leave a comment to say you did so.
  • Entries close 6PM AEST 15th December. I will choose the winner by random number generator and contact the winner by email. The winner will need to reply with their delivery address and mobile number within 24 hours. 
  • Australian Addresses only.

Good Luck!

The winner has been drawn. Comment number: 7 Dream78 has been notified by email.

Disclaimer: I received the above hamper in exchange for running this giveaway. I am now addicted to Cubitos and need some more now.

Smartrike 4 in 1 Dream Review

Look what I’ve got!


This super cool Smart Trike 4-in-1 Dream has made the walk to and from school so much better! Before this little piece of awesome arrived on my doorstep I had to either run behind Xanthe trying to keep up or walk ahead yelling “hurry up”.as she stopped to jump in puddles and smell weeds. The stroller bored her and the bike she got for her 2nd birthday is a bit too advanced for her and has no steering lock which makes it hilariously frustrating trying to get anywhere.

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This little baby has that much needed steering lock, meaning that I am steering the trike in the correct direction with the parent handle, while Xanthe is twisting the handle bars all over the place while chatting to imaginary people on the on-board phone.

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Xanthe loves it. So much more fun than the stroller. The parent handle is adjustable so that it is perfect for me, my much taller husband and even big brother Millar can have a go pushing it.

When Xanthe learns to steer the trike and pedal consistently, I’ll be able to remove the parent handle and it will become a standard tricycle, so this will last for some time yet.

The smart trike is actually good from around 10months of age and is able to grow with your child.

Check out this video to see how cool this trike is and how it grows with your child.

The guy in the video says it takes only a minute to put this together. It took a bit longer for me. The trickiest part for me was the steering lock thingo. That little whatsit needs to click down. I could not get it to click and didn’t want to continue trying to force it. So the first few times we used it, the steering lock did not work properly. I had hubby look at it and after consulting the instructions and pushing really, really hard, the thing clicked into place and all is well.

But apart from that assembly issue, I love every little thing about this trike. From the parent pouch – handy for keys and phone, to the drink bottle holder so Xanthe can carry her own drink.

I imagine we’ll be loving this trike for at least another year. And to think we could have gotten another 18months use out of it if we had have had it since Xanthe’s first birthday.

***This give away is now closed. The winner, Catherine Tuckey has been notified***

So, do you want to win one?

Of course you do.

Simply tell in the comments below me what other gadgets make life with a toddler easier – either real or imagined.

The answer I like best will win a Dream 4-in-1 Smart Trike of their very own.

If you’re not the lucky winner, I suggest you put this on your favourite toddler’s Christmas list. 

Winner will be chosen on Sunday 30th June and advised by email. The winner will need to reply within 24hours with their delivery address details or another winner will be chosen.

Winner gets a choice of Red or Blue Trike.

Australian addresses only please

Judges decision is final.

I received a Smart Trike to review and keep but all words and opinions are my own.


Fast & Fruity – giveaway now closed

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You may have seen these on your supermarket shelves recently. Fast & Fruity launched in Australia on May 29th and are giving tinned fruit a run for it’s money.

The pouches contain no added sugar – unlike their tinned counterparts which can be drowning in syrup.

Here’s some quotes from their press release (because I’m too lazy to put it in my own words)

Fast & Fruity are great tasting, pourable, 100% pure chunky fruit, with absolutely no added sugar. They are perfect as a quick and easy breakfast topping or ingredient for anything from smoothies and baking to ice blocks and pancakes.

Each pouch is conveniently re-sealable, has no added sugar, no added preservatives, sulphites or sodium and is gluten-free. The 500g pouch packs come in three flavours: be-licious berry and apple; golden peaches with a hint of vanilla; and sunshine sweet tropical fruits.

These pouches are awesome for making fruit muffins and is a winner on porridge – I love my porridge in the winter. But let’s pretend it’s not winter. Lets bring some summer fun into the school holidays with some icy poles and tropical fruit stacks.

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Or maybe some hummingbird cake? OMG YUM

The team at Fast & Fruity wrote the below giveaway blurb for me too. (told you I was a lazy writer).

Fast & Fruity Giveaway

***This give away is now closed and the three winners have been notified***

We all know how difficult it is to keep the kids amused throughout the school holidays – and more importantly, feed them with something nutritious and delicious!

With this in mind, Fast & Fruity, an all natural fruit pouch, have 3 ‘School Holidays Cooking Packs’ to giveaway. Fast & Fruity are a great tasting, pourable, 100% pure chunky fruit, with absolutely no added sugar or preservatives. They are perfect for whipping up yummy, healthy treats and having on hand to keep hungry kids happy with minimum fuss.

The School Holidays Cooking Pack will keep the kids busy with three recipes and some cooking essentials, so they can play chef in the kitchen and make Tropical Jelly Fruit Stacks, a Hummingbird Cake and Yummy Frozen Fruit Blocks. Fun and Yum!

Each Prize pack contains: 

  •  6 Fast & Fruity 2 x 500 gm pouches of each of the three flavours, be-licious berry and     apple; golden peaches with a hint of vanilla; and sunshine sweet tropical fruits
  •  1 icy pole maker (makes 4)
  •  1 Sundae Glass
  •  Jelly crystals
  •  Recipe cards for: Tropical Jelly Fruit Stack, Hummingbird Cake and Yummy Fruit Blocks
  •  Total prize value = $39.05

Simply tell me in the comments below what you would do with the fruit pouches. I will pick three winners on June 26th and the prize packs should get to you during the school holidays. You are totally still eligible if you don’t have children and are not aware that school holidays are drawing near. You are still allowed to make icy poles and tropical fruit stacks.

There are three prize packs up for grabs.

Australian addresses only please.

Judges decision is final.

Winners chosen and notified by email after 5pm AEST Wednesday June 26th

If a winner does not get back to me with a postal address within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.