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Dairy Free Spinach and Basil Muffins

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | By Rachael Archer
We had a family birthday celebration on the weekend, and one of the members of our clan has just found out that she is lactose intolerant. Each member of our family brings along a savoury or sweet snack to these get togethers, and I wanted to make sure that I was including EVERYONE with my contribution. So I found a recipe for these muffins and substituted a few ingredients with some ..

Recipe: Beef and Coconut Curry

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | By Rachael Archer
If you love coconut and you love spices, this recipe is perfect for you! It was really quick to prepare and cook, and the flavour is delicious! Plus, it's healthy and nutritious, too. Ingredients: 1 x brown onion, chopped 500g diced beef 1 x red capsicum, chopped 2 cups cauliflower, chopped 2 cups brocoli, chopped 200g green beans, chopped 2 x carrot ..

New Recipe: Easy to Make Energy Balls

Thursday, August 03, 2017 | By Rachael Archer
I realized this week that I'm turning into my mother. I watched as my little girl tucked into every other child's food at our Mums n Bubs class, because it looked way more exciting than the boring fruit I had packed her. And I had flashbacks of my own childhood - the number of times I rolled my eyes as I opened my lunchbox to find "boring old fruit!" (Such a tough life!) So this ..

What's in my fridge?

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | By Rachael Archer
Meal prepping. If you've been following me for a while, you'll know it's something I love to do! Basically, a couple of times a week, I "shop n chop," ie I shop and then on the same day, I chop and cook up all of our main meals for the next 3-4 days. It takes a couple of hours, but it's so worth it! (No more scrambling to make dinner at witching hour)! Anyway, this ..

This week, I got a pleasant surprise!

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | By Rachael Archer
So, this week I had my measurements taken. I've been measuring every 12 weeks since I started training again after having Noah. And this week, I got a pleasant surprise! The first measurements were taken in January, and the second lot were done this week. (Obviously, we took a lot more sites this week!) But to say I was happy, is an understatement! I didn't fe ..

Recipe of the Week: Slow Cooked Chilli Beef

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | By Rachael Archer
If you've been following me for a while, you'll know how much I love my slow cooker. I'd marry it if I could! (Sorry Luke!) And with the winter weather starting to kick in, now is the perfect time to get the slow cooker out and get ready for some warming soups, hearty casseroles, and today's recipe, Slow Cooked Chilli Beef! It's one of our all-time faves here in the Archer househ ..

Babywearing Workout

Thursday, June 15, 2017 | By Rachael Archer
I've really embraced babywearing ever since having Noah last year. It's the only way I can get anything done! It allows me to play with my 3 year old, do the chores, the cooking and even workouts, all with my hands free! (If you have a baby who just wants to be held all the time, I highly recommend investing in a wrap/sling/Ergo, etc.) Many mums struggle with prioritising  ..

The simple way to survive witching hour and get dinner on the table!

Thursday, June 08, 2017 | By Rachael Archer
Witching hour. It's a b%$#&, isn't it? Noah has grown out of it now, but my goodness, those first couple of months were tough! With a toddler and a newborn to bath, dress, read to and get ready for bed, I can't imagine what I would have done if I'd needed to cook dinner, too. Before Noah was born, I spent some time preparing meals so when he arrived, I didn't have to thi ..

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