• Food

    Fake it ’til you bake it.

    I didn’t really care for baking until I got pregnant with the Little Mister back in 2011. When the urge hit, I went a little bit nuts (I’m really not joking). Luckily my joy for it has since evened out and now I like doing it regularly. It can be a cost effective way to fill out Mr Unprepared’s work lunches and to provide the Little Mister with interesting enough snacks. It is also the way that I pad out the end of the pay period (when the cupboard and fridge are looking a bit bare). I find ways to throw as many random ingredients into a muffin or some other…

  • Food,  health,  Uncategorized

    Crisp…and delicious: Apple chips!

    This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s September Photo a Day challenge x OMG. Check out these apple chips. Yes. Apple. I found a version of this recipe on Pinterest and it sounded just like something I needed in my life! It’s easy, reasonably healthy and low in calories! Not to mention, bloody tasty and surprisingly sweet! Fantastic treat to help beat those sugar cravings without going overboard(much better for us than M+Ms no?) and something yummy to help encourage the Little Mister to try new things (spoiler alert: he loves them). Look, they’re not sugar free, but you need so little because the apple’s natural sweetness comes out.…

  • health,  Uncategorized

    Remember: How good cauliflower tastes.

    I’ve been trying out a bunch of healthier recipes lately, trying harder to look after my body. Yesterday I made a cauliflower dish I found on Pinterest. It was supposed to replicate the flavours and satisfaction that you get from eating a bunch of stuffed potatoes – without so many carbs. It was a bit of a risk feeding it to my little family (especially the more picky pint sized one), but I gave it a go. You can find the recipe here (I promise it is ridiculously simple). I just converted the 350 farenheit degrees to 180 celsius and away I went! Well, the Little Mister gobbled it up and…

  • Food,  just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Healthy. Well, my version anyway.

    This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day challenge x About the photo: OK, so I am actually not that much of a fan of strawberries, but I’ll eat them if they’re a part of a dessert…they were probably the healthiest part of my cake (besides the water I poured in there) that I made on the weekend, but still, they were there, looking pretty and red so I took the photo! I’m almost a week into my improved diet (not ‘diet’ as in fad diet but as in what I eat – big distinction) and I’ve already noticed a big difference. My body does not…

  • Food,  Uncategorized

    Out of place.

    This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s September Photo a Day challenge x Everywhere I go in my house, SOMETHING is out of place at all times. I think that’s the definition of a house that’s ‘lived in’. Especially when your home is lived in by a toddler. Sometimes it gets out of control to the point where I’m frustrated, but other times it’s kind of comforting and I know I would miss it if it wasn’t there. I feel grateful for the fact that I have a messy little munchkin or a munchkin at all. Yesterday, my ‘out of place’ companions were Humpty and Fergus from Play…

  • getting silly,  travel

    Korean snacks are weird and wonderful.

     My happy tourist face in Insadong, Seoul.  One thing that gave us a laugh in Korea was the great variety of creative street stall snacks. One favourite over there is a tube like ice-cream. It’s some kind of waffle-y cone with soft serve inserted at both ends and besides the fact that it looks ridiculous, it is frickin’ practical! Doesn’t drip. Ever. Which makes me suspicious about the ingredients that go into the ‘cone’, but then you are overcome with the joy of having a funny shaped ice-cream that doesn’t drip and you forget all of your worries. DOESN’T DRIP. LOOKS FUNNY. Who cares if it might sit in my…

  • travel

    Kimchi and me.

    image (not mine unfortunately) If you know anything about Korean cuisine, you will know that kimchi is a huuuuuuuge part of the eating experience. What is it? Essentially, it’s like a reeeeeally spicy chilli cabbage that is often fermented or pickled in some way. This is often a side dish (the Koreans are amazing for side dishes – you will never starve) that will turn up with just about every meal. I have spent most of my life avoiding it. While I’d dabbled in the enjoyment of various Korean foods (after one fateful day when my family with the help of Mr Unprepared literally shoved me so far into the…

  • travel,  Uncategorized,  What We've Been Up To

    I have no idea where to start.

    So I’m sitting here the day after we’ve flown in from Singapore. Our big holiday in Korea and Japan was quite epic. While I’ve been busting to blog about it all, I am finding myself feeling a little overwhelmed and not knowing where to start! My brain has been buzzing with ideas, but when I go to type, I just feel like I cannot even start to put it all together! SO MANY THOUGHTS, NOT ENOUGH WORDS FOR THEM ALL. I have no idea what order to blog things in, what format, which themes to focus on from the trip and how to capture the real essence of the experience…

  • What We've Been Up To

    So, what’s been happening? April-May 2014.

    Some of you may be familiar with these sporadic, “what we’ve been up to lately” posts. I write them to remind myself of precisely that, in the hopes that when people ask me I will actually have an answer and not just an awkward, “not much…you?” While my life isn’t overly exciting (I haven’t trekked Everest or saved any orphan dolphins lately), it is full. So here goes… (and please try to ignore the fact that I last did a March-April post and that it overlaps with April-May and I will try to get everything in order at some point but truly who cares because it’s my blog haha) Easter.…

  • What We've Been Up To

    Camping 2014 – Daily photos: Eat and drink.

    Camping sure isn’t what it used to be. I have memories of eating burnt sausages, tinned spaghetti and if we were lucky we had a dessert of canned rice cream. Of course these things taste horrible at home, but while camping we were in culinary heaven! These days we are spoilt. I don’t know if we could quite call it “glamping” yet (or at least I am not willing to admit to it), but let’s say our campsite meal times have become a lot more creative and delectable. In fact, it could be argued that we eat better while camping than we do when we’re at home. I think I…