Afternoon Delight – Thermomix Mocha Smoothie

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My afternoons look a lot like this.
My baby is beautiful.
But she does not sleep.
Day or night.
I greet the morning with a coffee in hand.
By two in the afternoon I am generally wanting another one.
Actually I am wanting a wine and a nap.
But we can’t always get what we want!
Enter this Thermomix mocha smoothie.
It is rich and feels a bit indulgent.
It provides a much needed caffeine boost.
It is enough to get me through cooking dinner, bathing the little ones, serving read more

Thermomix Carrot Cake Porridge

Thermomix Carrot Cake Porridge

 

I love carrot cake.  I love the sweet carrot, the cinnamon, I know cooked sultanas divide the masses but I am a fan, and I especially love the cream cheese frosting.
I have seen quite a few traditional recipes for carrot cake porridge and have been meaning to convert one for ages…today was the day!
I mostly made this porridge because I don’t think I am eating enough vegetables.  In summer, fresh salads make getting my daily serve of vegetables easy, but when the weather turns read more

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

 

Charlie’s birthday seemed to span a week.
And I think I made, and ate, cake every day of that week.
First I made raspberry cupcakes with blackberry frosting.  Disaster.
Then I made chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate frosting for him to take to school.  Really yummy.
Then I made a chocolate layer cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate frosting for his party.  Intense.
Finally I made an Oreo ice cream cake for his actual birthday.  Insane.  So delicious.

He asked read more

Lactation Muffins

Lactation Muffins

 

Just after L was born, a friend dropped by with some lactation cookies.
When I am breastfeeding, I am hungry.
Ravenous.
Having healthy snacks around is a necessity…those that I can eat with one hand are ideal.
The cookies were perfect and I polished them off over the course of a few days.
While I love cookies, I love muffins even more so when it came time to make more, I adapted her recipe and came up with these lactation muffins.
They have been a hit!
Both with those in our read more

French Press Cold Brew Iced Coffee

French Press Cold Brew Iced Coffee

 

Brisbane has been hot and humid.  Really hot.  And really, really, really humid.
From the moment I open my eyes until the moment I close them, I feel sticky, sweaty and generally like I want to jump in an ice cold pool.
My slightly frantic “I am SO BLOODY HOT” feeling could also have something  to do with the fact that I have to wear two abdominal binding girdles and generally have a baby attached to me.
Anyway, the only cure is a creamy iced coffee…or an iced latte in read more