Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful friends. I hope you have all been good or else you know what Santa does if you are on his naughty list. Over his knees with you and a well deserved spanking. 

No matter how you celebrate, I hope you have a nice time. Think of us down under celebrating on a lovely warm summers day. 

Merry Christmas from Lindy and Bear. 

Friday, 7 December 2018

FFF #45

How on earth are we supposed to stick to healthy eating with all those delicious recipes floating around with the cookie exchange.  I think just reading everyone's contributions added 100 kgs. LOL!

This time of the year is way too hard to stick to healthy eating.  I went out to lunch with my photography friends Wednesday.  Wonderful venue, awesome friends and a beautiful view.  We all ate, drank and were merry.

Our summer has finally arrived so we have switched from cooked vegetables to salads. My favourite part of the year meal wise. Love eating it with fish , meat or what ever takes our fancy.  Hopefully its a better choice to help me on the weight loss cycle. Although its just way too hard with all the never ending Christmas celebrations around.

This week I have managed my steps, a few other exercises my osteopath gave me to  keep me mobile. Guess that's something.

So so hot here today, it reached 39c. We usually have it below 20c where I live, its such a huge difference.

Have a good weekend everyone. Not a very good report but I'm too tired.
Hugs Lindy xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza turns NINE! 
Thank you once again for hosting this fun day Jz.
I love this time of year when we all exchange our recipes. They all look so delicious.

This year I'm sharing one of Bears and one I made recently in a cooking demo.

On Sundays Bear always makes a delicious brunch, so this is  his recipe. Maybe you and your family might like to make them for Christmas morning breakfast. You can add any toppings, I like mine with either mango like in the photo below or blueberries, mascarpone and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Gluten free Waffles


2 ½ cups 310 grams gluten free S.R..flour

75 grams caster sugar

3 eggs

125 grams oil = 150 mls

2 cups - 500ml milk


Place eggs, sugar and milk in a large bowl, beat to combine. Add oil, then flour, beat until thick and thoroughly blended.

Use level 1/3 cup of mix per waffle. Spray waffle maker, pour mix into middle and spread with spatula. Lower lid, hold down firmly until waffle is cooked as desired and comes away cleanly.

Serve with your favourite topping. 



2 Cups pitted dates
3/4 cup raw cashews or nut your like
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 pinch of salt


Toss everything into a food processor and chop until mixture starts to go smooth and clumped together.

Take golf ball size pieces and roll in your hands. Then roll in the coconut to coat. 
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes until firm.

Can also be made into bars by pressing into a square dish lined with parchment paper. Cut into fingers after placing in the fridge for 30 minutes.
 The kids will love them.

Bon Appetit!

For more recipes and treats head on down to Jz's place or visit one of these participating blogs:


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. We hope you all enjoy celebrations with family and friends Please stay safe...