Learning to cook with food intorelances

A few weeks back I started to see a naturopath and she did a complete food intorelance test. I kind of knew I had issues with some food but was very surprised when I had my follow up meeting.

There is a list of 10 items that I must not eat.

A couple are wheat (flour), eggs, dairy and yeast. So this makes cooking a new learning curve.

I’m learning to eat and cook with spelt.

Today I’ve made Apple Scrolls.

Here is the recipe 

2 cups of spelt flour

2 tsp of baking powder

1 cup of A2 cream

1 apple (cored,peeled, sliced)

1.5 tsp of nuttelex

1 tsp of white sugar

Heat oven at 180deg

Mix spelt, baking powder & cream to make a stiff dough.

Place dough on some baking paper with a little spelt on it.

Roll out to a rectangle with thicken of 1cm.

Place cut apple all over the rolled out dough then roll up.

Cut into approx 9 pieces and place into a greased muffin tray. 

Mix nuttelex and sugar in a small bowl. Dot nuttelex and sugar mix on top of each.
Bake for 15mins or until brown.

You can eat while still warm or keep in an airtight container for 3 days.



Making my way back slowly

I’m still here thank you for your patience. 

Over the past few months I’ve been on a journey to reclaim my health. 18 months ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Whats that I hear you say I said the same thing basically in a nut shell I live with constant nerve pain 24/7.

I have a great GP and specialist but I’m taken control to handle the pain with the help of a naturopath.

I went two weeks ago and had a blood test that showed some food intolerances.

So now I’m working on cutting these ingredients out.

No oats, wheat, corn, rye Brazil nuts, cow’s milk, whole eggs, mushrooms, yeast. 

So what will eat? Lots of fresh meats, fish, fruit & veg just what my mum and grandmother would eat and make for the family.

As I work through this I still get very tired and have to sleep a lot. I find it hard to go out and socialise. I’m so grateful for my small amazing group of friends. 

This is a recipe I found on Facebook.


I made it but used spelt flour instead of white flour. Still very yummy.

This is mine not much left…

Until next time


MIA – Im coming back

Hi faithful friends

Ive not been blogging for a few months as I needed time to refocus on a few things like family, health, and me.

Im almost back on track and can’t wait to share ┬ásome exciting new projects I’m involved in.


Right now I’m working on this crochet blanket from Attic 24. There is a group of women on Instagram and we are all encouraging each other to complete this.image

Im a few weeks behind but am catching up.

Next week I will show you how far I’ve come. So stay tuned.

Until then take care

love Samxxx

Back to School baking

Quick and easy biscuits for back to school

I have been googling and searching for some quick and easy ideas to help save time and money as my boys are back to school this week.

I always struggle with what to put into the lunch box of teenager boys.

Today I came across this really easy recipe for

Peanut and choc chip freezer biscuits.


These are mine ready to go into the freezer.

I will pop them into freezer bags and pop them back in, in the morning so on Wednesday morning pop a few into the oven so the boys have fresh biscuits.

Do you have any recipes you can share, I’m still looking for some more to help fill my boys lunch boxes.



How to save $5000 in 52 weeks

Happy New Year

January is almost over and this is my first post for 2015.

This year I would like to save some money. Saving money and running a budget are things I don’t do well. I have in my head how but I have a saving plan I found on Pinterest.


Don’t panic when I first read it I thought no way can I achieve this. What Ive done is gone on line to my back account and have set up automatic transfers into my Christmas account. So every Friday an amount goes from one account to another, I don’t have to do it, I just need to make sure the money is in the account. I can’t get at this money till 1st November so I know it’s save till then.

So at the moment I have $300 which is a good start.

Do you have a saving plan you can share?

Next week I will share some ideas on saving some money on your weekly shopping.

Have a great week.

Sam xxx

Happy New Year – 2015 is here

Happy new year everyone.

Our family is enjoying some time together at the moment so I have been able to stop and refocus what 2015 will (fingered crossed) look like.

I know my blog has been very quite last year as I struggled with my health and refocused control over this.


What is installed for 2015.

I’ve been planning ideas to post about simply living, living a toxic free life, healthy family meals, frugal saving ideas, craft ideas, and living with teenagers.


I’m praying that you stay with me and we enjoy 2015 together.

Sam xxx

2015 here we come

I’m still here the past 3 months have been crazy.

In September my beautiful grandmother passed away, my health hasn’t been the best, my youngest son has had a few issues with school and I’ve been working hard both at my paid job and with my little craft business.

Over this Christmas break I’m going to be working through this two books.
Its written by the iBloom Team.

I have been praying about what things God has in plan for me next year.
I know it involves reclaiming my health, we (my husband & I) will be stating on 18 Jan 2015 working throughout The Paleo Way by Australian Chef Peter Evans. It involves 10 weeks of learning to cook clean and fitness. When I think how much we have spent in 2015 on medication and doctors $99 is a small price to pay.

Here is the link if you want to join us. http://www.thepaleoway.com

I have a few ideas for my little business at Four Red Hens. I’m looking at naturally dyeing Australian yarn for resale. Plus adding some new items I will be making for markets.

I also have become a Young Living affiliate and sell essential oils and health products. What I love above these oils it I’m able to make items that I would normally buy and not know what is in them. This way I control everything. My on line business is called Wellness Today.

Here is the my web page https://www.youngliving.org/wellnesstoday

I’m heading to my parents home before Christmas with our youngest as my dad is very sick. He had a heart attack last Sunday afternoon and I’m wanting to make sure mum (and him) are ok. My brother has gone away with his wife on a cruise with her family around New Zealand and won’t be back till the new year.

Then my other two men arrive and we all head to the beach for a well earned rest at the beach.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and safe New Year.


I promise to not leave it so long between post in 2015.

God Bless
Sam xxx