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Recipe of the Week - Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Ganache and Fresh Berries - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

We've got you covered for the silly season with a cake that is as easy to make as 1,2,3!

Ingredients:
1 packet Gluten Free Chocolate Cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
200ml water

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 170°C and line an 20-22cm cake tin with baking paper.
2. Empty the contents of the packet into a bowl.
3. Add the oil and water and whisk until smooth.
4. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 35-40 minutes.
5. Allow to cool before cutting.

Why not make a chocolate ganache to really impress! Method below;

Chocolate Ganache
1. Heat 200g coconut cream in a small saucepan. When hot, add 200g chopped dark chocolate (50-60%) cacao solids, dairy free if possible.
2. Remove from the heat and whisk until the chocolate has melted into the coconut cream.
3. Spread over cold cake or allow the ganache to cool and then whip it into a mousse.

Impress those guest with your baking skills.

Image and recipe from Gluten Free Food Co.

 

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Pineapple, Ginger and Lime Cleanser - Thursday, October 25, 2018

This cleansing drink is rich in antioxidants and helps to aid digestion, and gently cleanses and alkalizes the body.

Ingredients:
3 cups fresh pineapple, peeled
2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled
3 pieces of turmeric
1 lime, peeled

Method:
1. Juice all of the ingredients in a high-powered juicer.
2. Pour ¼ glass full of juice, ¼ glass full of crushed ice, and fill the rest of the glass with coconut water or distilled water.
3. Garnish with lime slices and fresh mint.

Make sure you use one of the Munch reusable straws and enjoy this refreshing and good for you drink!

Recipe and pic from Munch website. Cheers guys!

 
There also ulternative straws you can choose from instore and on our online store, like Ever Eco Stainless steel straws 2 Pack or Treehutvillage Rose gold metal stainless steel straws 2pk so many options to choose from!!!

 

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Razzbutter Smoothie Bowl - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Naturally sweetened with berries and dates, this bowl is full of antioxidants and flavours of summer.  Paired with Love Crunch chocolate granola, this bowl is as decadent as it is healthy.
 
Ingredients:
460g almond milk
300g fresh raspberries
150g almond butter
30g hemp hearts
1 banana
7 dates
 
Method:
1. Combine raspberries, almond butter, banana, dates, milk and hemp hearts in a blender and process at high speed until smooth. If smoothie is too thick, add a splash more of almond milk.
2. To serve, pour into bowls and top with granola along with any other variety of chia seeds, coconut, cocao nibs, pecans or flax.
3. Enjoy right away or transfer to a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Be sure to pack the toppings separately to ensure they don’t get soggy.
 
Serves 2, so maybe this is a treat for that special someone.
 
 
 
Recipe and pic from Nature's Path website.
 
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Baby shower inspiration - Thursday, October 11, 2018

The imminent arrival of a new baby is such an exciting time but it can also be a very overwhelming experience when it comes to preparing a nursery and all other essentials that baby might need.

Well, Little Organics is here to help.  With us, you can create a baby shower registry and we can help you to select items that your bundle of joy and you, yummy mummy, will need and want.

 

The hospital essentials of course will include;

Bambo Nature nappies, Wotnot wipes, Aromababy barrier Balm, Gaia baby bath and bodywash and a Breganwood gorgeously fluffly towel for baby's first bath and of course a Lassig nappy bag to keep all these items in as you head out & about!

Speaking of out and about, have you considered the ever so stylish Green Tom pram.  Practical, lightweight and sustainable this pram is the perfect set of wheels for your new treasure to cruise around in. A baby carrier will be a must to keep bub at your side or on your front rather whether you are out & about or inside and need your hands free for other tasks.  This is where the Hugabub comes in handy. Besides which baby carrying is great bonding for mother and father alike.

 

For a new mum you might want to consider investing in a few of our bamboo nursing singlets available in a range of fab colours including black, a Melbourne staple of course, as well as blue or teal. These are a great summer staple and ideal for layering. Plus there's also Pinky's Boobie Bikkies and Mama's Body tea on hand to help new mothers with the production of breastmilk and an easy treat to enjoy while breastfeeding your little one. In addition to which a Nook Sleep System Nursing Pillow will ensure baby is nursing in comfort.

 

 

When it comes to a safe and stylish nursery, Little Organics also has you covered. The Nook Sleep System cot mattress is a breathable, safe and innovative addition to any nursery. The ergoPouch fitted stretch sheets are designed to fit any cot and they are luxurisouly soft on baby's skin. Plus keep your little one warm and snuggly in a breathable, natural fibres and organic cotton baby cocoon swaddle by ergoPouch.

When progress to the next phase of your baby journey, we can help once again with a range of feeding options from Cherub Baby glass baby bottles and Munch bamboo baby spoons as well as an Eco Hero toddler cup. Munch also offer a great food tray with 7 individual cubes, giving your baby a chance to try a range of different foods and tastes. Lilypots come in handy at this stage of the baby feeding process for those not wanting heat food in a microwave.  The Lilypots fits over the top of a pot allowing baby food cubes to be heated.

Your little one may get a sniffle or cough and with the Badger Balm aromatic chest rub applied on the chest and back plus on the bottom of their feet and the Lively Living diffuser range and coughs and sniffles oil, you can help to ease the effects of a cold or congestion.

For all things play we are also there every step of the way. The Nook Sleep System playmat is a comfortable and healthy place where your cherub can play, hang out or take a little rest.  And  Lanco natural rubber toys, offer safe and natural alternative bath toys and a range of teethers making bath time so much more fun and teething hopefully a little less painful.

So you see, we have you covered for ideas and inspiration in every step of your new baby journey including great ideas for a baby registry for your baby shower.

 

 

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Greentom - The first green stroller on Planet Earth. - Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Greentom Classic
 
The first green stroller on Planet Earth.
 
The most lightweight stroller on Planet Earth is as green as it gets. Greentom presents a new generation of sustainable lightweight strollers, turning the world of strollers upside-down. Wherever you take your petite passengers, they’re bound to remember their first adventures as comfortable, carefree and green. Happy strolling!
 
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This fantastic Green ergonomic stroller is lightweight, has comfortable alround handling for mum and bubs, is extremely maneoverable for a smooth ride and has 3 positions to choose from full recline, relax or upright just for the comfort of your little bubs, best of all it has an easy fold system with intergrated lock which makes fitting the stroller in the car so much easier for mummy.
 
This stroller has 5 of the strongest and reliable buckle points to secure you little ones safety, and one of the great features is being able to remove all fabric parts whenever you need to and give it a good clean without any trouble.
 
 
 
Greentom Strollers are made of high quality (recycled) materials perfect for the environment!
 
The white frame is made from recycled, post-consumer polypropylene, The comfy fabric
Bottle Fabric Collection fabric set is made of recycled PET-bottles and The Limited Fabric Collection fabric set is made of Olefin.
All components of the stroller are easy to disassemble and can be reused or recycled. These Greentom products are fantastic as they do not contain BPA, PVC or phthalates and are non-toxic perfect for children and additionally enviromentally friendly.
 
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Recipe of the Week - Vegetable Fritters - Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Recipe of the Week

Vegetable Fritters
 
We're back to school shortly and if you're like us and looking for quick and easy meals and lunchbox ideas, these vegetable fritters with a ton of veggies will do the trick!
 
Ingredients:
4 sprigs parsley
2 handfuls baby spinach
250g can of cannellini beans
150g potato
100g broccoli stalk
50g cauliflower
1 clove garlic
½ brown onion
1 egg
70g wholemeal plain flour
 
Method:
1. Place the parsley and spinach into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped, set aside. 
2. Add the cauliflower, beans and potato to the processor and pulse again until finely chopped. 
3. Remove and put into a strainer to press out any excess liquid. 
4. Place onion, garlic and roughly chopped broccoli stalk into the processor and pulse until finely chopped. 
5. Place all ingredients into a large bowl along with the egg, flour, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.
6. Heat a little oil in a fry pan over med-high heat and add heaped spoonfuls of mixture. 
7. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, pressing down a little after flipping. Cook until golden and firm through. 
8. Drain on paper towel before serving.
 
And we have the perfect plates to serve them on! Just in this week.
 
 
Recipe and image from the Bobo&boo Bamboo Dinnerware website.
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Friday Recipe of the Week Amazonia Probiotic Peanut Butter Bites - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
 
This could be a fun activity to get the kids involved in during the school holidays with the added bonus of having healthy snacks on hand.
 
Ingredients:
1 serve Amazonia Raw Pre-probiotic
¹/₃ cup raw cashews
¹/₂ cup organic peanut butter
1 tbsp. cacao powder
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
1 tbsp. coconut oil
Dust balls in cacao powder or chia seeds (optional)
 
Method:
1.Combine ingredients in a food processor then shape into balls. 
2. Roll balls in cacao or chia seeds if desired. 
3. Place in fridge until firm.
 
Get in quick before the kids eat them all!
 
Recipe and pic borrowed from the Raw Amazonia website.

 

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Workshop - Meal Plan Healthy Snacks for the 5 day School Week - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Meal Plan Healthy Snacks for the 5 day School Week


 

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Recipe of the Week Kids Bolognese - Thursday, August 16, 2018

 

Kid’s Bolognese from the Bellamy's Organic website by Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Susie Burrell, a proud mother of two and leading expert in early childhood nutrition.

 
What kid doesn't love a Bolognese and with the addition of some sneaky vegetable, this recipe adds a healthy twist to a family favourite.
 
Ingredients:
200g lean beef mince
1 small carrot, grated
1/3 brown onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 x 400g can of diced tomatoes
1/4 cup salt reduced tomato paste
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small zucchini, grated
1 small carrot, grated
1/2 clove of garlic, crushed
 
Method:
1. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan, over a medium heat and add the mince and brown, stirring frequently to break up any lumps, before removing from pan and setting aside
2. Heat the remaining oil and add the onion, garlic, celery, zucchini and carrot. Sweat these ingredients down until they are soft and fragrant
3. Return the mince to the pan along with the tomatoes and tomato paste giving the mixture a good stir.
4. Cover and simmer for up to an hour, but in the last 10 minutes of cooking remove the lid and let the sauce reduce and thicken.
5. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, heat a smaller pan over a low-medium heat with a spray of oil oil and cook the Bellamy’s Organic Spelt Baby Macaroni.
 
Serve the Bolognese over one or two tbsp. of macaroni
 

 This recipe is suitable for nine months and above.

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Brand Feature - Aromababy - Sunday, June 3, 2018

Catherine Cervasio, founder of Aromababy AROMABABY, is a leader in her field, she has personally handpicked pure ingredients for their therapeutic properties and efficacy, enhancing the range of benefits of these unique products. She holds a diploma in Aromatherapy and massage, has trained as an Infant Massage Instructor and has been working in the area of product development of skin care products for more than a dozen years now.

Aromababy organic baby skincare

Created as a world-first, offering only the gentlest of baby skincare including Aroma-Free™ product, all AROMABABY® baby care contains no petro-chemicals, added colour (artificial or otherwise), artificial fragrance, animal ingredients, propylene glycol, parabens, sulphates, alcohol, cocoamphodiacetate (still used in some so-called ‘natural’ baby products), talc, herbal extracts (commonly prepared in a base of either alcohol or propylene glycol), synthetic vitamin e, silicones (dimethicone and others) and so much more.

Also left out in the cold are natural vegetable oils which have been solvent extracted or those which are linked to skin irritation, for example, peanut oil. This extensive collection of Australian-made skin care is rich in certified organic, natural oils and GMO free pure vitamin e. This ensures customers find something to suit all pregnancy, labour, postnatal, baby skincare, baby massage and gift giving needs. Aromababy  are also constantly adding to their range.

With Aromababy products, you can cleanse, moisturise, protect and pamper your growing body and your baby’s skin with the most exquisite, natural and organic-rich baby skin care products available. At Aromababy, they are also aware of the need to minimise the world’s waste and they therefore aim to avoid the use of senseless packaging. They use recyclable and/or recycled materials wherever possible and encourage their customers to do the same. The end result is a range of pure products that are kind to the skin as well as to our environment.

Aromababy Baby skincare

Jump online and explore the wonderful range of Aromababy available at our store.

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