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Mexican Mince

An easy to prepare, delicious Mexican mince packed with plenty of vegetables. Ingredients Serves 8 1 tbsp olive oil ½ brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500g lean beef mince 1.5 tsp cumin powder 3 tsp smoked paprika 1 carrot, grated 1 green capsicum, finely chopped 1x 400g tin of kidney beans, rinsed …

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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts, …

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Cranberry & Walnut Cookies

 A sweet treat that incorporates a serve of legumes. Ingredients Makes approx. 15-20 cookies ½ cup brown sugar 75g butter, softened 2 tsp vanilla 1 medium egg 1 tin chickpeas, drained and mashed/pureed ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup shredded or desiccated coconut ½ cup walnuts, crushed ½ cup plain flour ½ cup wholemeal flour …

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Paper Plate Cow Art

This month, we’re keeping in theme with 2017’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Cow Tripped over the Moon. Here’s an easy, fun, and engaging cow-related activity the kids are sure to love. You will need: Paper plate Black paper Pink paper Googly eyes Glue Scissors Method:                                          To get started, begin by cutting the black paper …

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Corn Fritters

This simple recipe is perfect for an easy lunch or a light dinner. A great way to sneak in a lot of vegetables without the kids realising it! Ingredients Serves 10 1 ½ cups sweet corn kernels (fresh, frozen or tinned) 4 spring onions, sliced thinly 1 small capsicum, deseeded and chopped ¼ cup parsley …

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Anzac biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut ½ cup brown sugar (firmly packed) ¼ cup caster sugar 125g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons water ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda   Method Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced) Line 2 baking trays with baking paper Combine flour, oats, …

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