Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Mr Carl Fredricksen. UP!

So this guy was also much easier to make than first anticipated!
I thoughthe would be a challenge, but once you break it up: this is pretty simple.

I always go for a sugar free recipe, and generally also a wheat free recipe.
Today I didn't!
Its sugar free, (i used coconut sugar)
but I used organic plain flour today.

Sweet and lovely old man pancakes recipe:

-1 1/2 cup sifted plain flour

-2 tsp baking powder

-2 tbs coconut sugar

-1/8 tsp (tiny pinch) himalayan salt
(i turn my salt grinder once)

-1 1/2 cup milk
(forgot to take a picture of the milk, but Im sure you know how it looks =)

-1 egg

-1 tbs vanilla bean paste 
(or whatever you want to 
use to give it a special flavour. 
Cinnamon? Lime? 
Vanilla essence?... 
But then you have to add more 
or less depending on your choice)

-2 tbs organic cold pressed coconut oil

Mix the dry ingredients with a wisk!
Mix in the wet ingredients, starting with the milk.
There will be a few lumps, thats fine. Don't over work the batter to get rid of the lumps as that will give you a tough old man pancake ;)
Put into a squeeze bottle or bag or whatever you prefer:

...and draw beautifully on your frying pan/skillet .
Like so:

(Beautiful huh?)

Then, if your making Mr Fredricks, your gonna want his skin to be pale, so no heavy frying!

Then comes the fun part: the guessing game:

Then trying out the glasses on a volunteer:

Then putting the pieces together:

Draw with a squeezie bottle with chocolate inside:

And tada!
Add some details with cream cheese... 

Write UP! with a knife on a Pawpaw...

And your good to go :)

Now, wasn't that the funnest 10 minutes you've spent in the morning lately?
And might I add; yummy!

Triceratops fruity quiz!

Ill post the answer a bit later today, but this is the link for the cutter I used!
Small triceratops cutter

In the first draft, I used 6 fruits, but i changed that.
I ended up using:

In the original version there was strawberry too.

Dinosnacks rock! :))

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tasmanian devils. An endangered species.

Aussie natives #1:
The tassie devils is one of the most known aussie natives.
Supercute small carnivorous marsupials, that are facing extinction due to devil facial tumour disease.
This has drastically reduced the devil population and now threatens the survival of the species, which in 2008 was declared to be endangered.

There is action being taken to both learn about their tumors and to save the species.

You can read more here Devil Island Project

Burly mama bear!

Anzac day!
Woke up and made Cal a burly bear sandwich like this:

1: Slice of bread

2: cut the shape
(This might sound strange but can you see the bearface in this piece? I didnt come up with this idea, it was sort of there...)

3: apricot snout, thompson raisin details

4: place the snout on the bear :)

5: cut some almonds for the paws and claws, use rolled oats for the tummy, ears and eyes.

6: put on a plate and make bees from sultanas and sunflower kernels

Someone Likes eating the raisins first <3 

...Then we jumped on the trampoline...

before we jumped on a train to the city and went to Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens. Due to a detour (constructionwork!) we echoed our way under the opera house.
Lil C ran and jumped and played on the big rock and I was pretty worried about him falling down the whole time.
Then he rolled around on the grass and then he had a major (with capital letters), tantrum in the mud... (Thank you Peppa Pig, for making mud so much fun!)

It was fab! It was fab going downtown and seeing all the veterans,
(Dont get me wrong, I am still very much against war and all about peace but these are men who are close to 100 years old... i mean... that alone is something to honor!)
and it was great being out and about on my own with my two kiddoes. (Some mana power right there! Feelings of accomplishment!)
The botanical gardens are magnificent!

Beautiful days like this, is soul food. Treasures of the heart.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Lets make monkey pancakes!

Oats! Bananas! Monkeys! Sugarfree! Yum!!
I modified this recipe:

1: Mash 3 bananas all mushy!

2: Make oatmeal from tolled oats.

-wroom- TADA! Go!

3: Add 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp nutmeg,
1/2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbs coconut sugar to the banana mix.

4: Then add the oatmeal.

5: Now add 2 eggs, 2 tbs coconut oil, 1/2 lime juice!

6: Mix all but don't over mix!
Then you will get tough and chewy rubber pancakes!

(Note: These are not as awesome as the almond pancakes to make food art with, but they are WAY better tasting and I'm sure that you can make something much more creative than my monkey from this batter. Just flip them carefully :)

7: Then serve with some apple and decorate with some chocolate sauce =) 

8: Then you Hi Five! 
(yourself, the mirror, the monkey, your kid! Whoever! Just Hi five!
It makes us feel goooood) 

THEN you eat! Yum yum!! I will be making these again soon for sure!
So so good! 

Sunday, 21 April 2013


I couldnt NOT make Wall-E's girlfriend, and so here she is, as a part of the sandwichAday project.
And I included a detailed how to aswell!

1: Find a slice of bread

2: Cut the shapes with a good knife

3: put on cream cheese

4: find a black plum

5: make the face in the plum

6: cut the piece of and place on the head.

7: squirt som blue writing icing in the eye holes.

(Not really a way to get around that.. Her eyes are very blue!!)
8: cut a flower in a kiwi same way you did the face in the plum
9: cut a heart in a watermelon
10: serve to the starving and patient kid! (or adult. Or yourself)

This takes about 5-10 min. Depending on how quickly you cut! (But carefully of course!)
And I have to add, maybe use a very soft cream cheese, as mine was very stiff and almost broke my pieces.
Or toast the slice of bread first? Up to you what you like really...
The cut offs of bread can be placed in a bag, and then you can bring your kid(s) out to feed some birdies :))