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I’m Happy It’s School Term Again, Does This Make Me A Bad Mum?

In Lifeby eva.katona@yahoo.com6 Comments

That’s how it feelt in the last few days. Listening to my friends how they are having emotionally tough times as their toddlers are starting in the nursery or with a child minder. Most of my friends (just like myself) are typical helicopter parents to small children. But even though I feel like I’m being overprotective and worrying excessively sometimes, I …

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Vegan Paneer And Butternut Squash Curry

In Foodie Meby eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

It's so good to have a big bowl of spicy and warm comfort food on a cold winter day. Vegetarian and vegan curries can satisfy the pickiest meat eaters too. The spices do the trick. If you can't get vegan paneer, you can substitute it for other vegan cheese, as long as it's soft enough. Add extra chickpeas, spinach, or …

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Wintery And Warm Apple And Walnut Strudel

In Foodie Meby eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

Just as easy as delicious. Strudel is a very popular pastry in Central – Europe, both the sweet and the savoury versions. For me, it’s a comfort food and also the manifestation of a Sunday lunch at my Grandparents. My Grandma made the pastry all by herself, even when it was already available in the supermarkets. I don’t have the …

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Want, Need, Wear, Read – Why I’m NOT Buying The “Four Gift Rule”

In Lifeby eva.katona@yahoo.com7 Comments

You’ve probably heard this before: you ought to buy four (that’s 4!) Christmas presents for your kids: something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read. It’s often referred to as the four gift rule. Personally, I couldn’t disagree more. Firstly, clothing items are not exactly presentable, unless your little one has just started to discover her/his style …

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Christmas Bonbons With Dates And Walnuts

In Foodie Meby eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

If you’re looking for some quick Christmassy dessert for the weekend, you can definitely steal the show with these. They are a lot easier to make than they look, and that’s a bonus. We tend to forget about our refined sugar intake during the holidays (or let’s just admit: we just don’t care), but these bonbons require no extra sugar. …

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Review: Humble Stuff Eco Cleaning Products

In Green & Ethical Living, Reviewsby eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

With Marie, the creative mind behind Humble Stuff we share the same ideas about being green. We even jokingly agreed on rather receiving eco-friendly cleaning products for Christmas than yet another jumper from Marks and Spencer. I’m always on the look out for natural everyday products without harsh chemicals and without giving up on performance. Not just for our planet, but …

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Review: Nim’s All Natural Vegetable And Fruit Crisps

In Foodie Me, Reviewsby eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

I’m always on the look out for healthy and vegetarian nibbles. Bobcat is a very picky eater, he currently doesn’t eat any fresh fruits or vegetables apart from a little banana and some tomato. No matter how creative and persistent I am, he just won’t eat them. Therefore, I’m keen to try new things just to make him eat some …

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Pumpkin And Choc Chip Cookie Monsters For Halloween

In Foodie Meby eva.katona@yahoo.com11 Comments

Halloween is around the corner and like it or not: little kids love their trick or treat. Mainly the treat bit. So here’s something really cute you can prepare together with them, as it’s really easy and takes no time. Not to mention the fun and the yumm factor. Pumpkin and choc chip cookie monsters  For your little vampire monsters you …

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CalAid – Putting A Good Cause On Your Christmas List

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I’m lucky. Very lucky. I have roof above my head, running water and food. Internet access to write this. Literacy, because I was able to go to school. I have my beautiful family. I’m grateful for all this and I feel I ought to pay forward. CalAid is my chosen charity for this Christmas. Why CalAid? CalAid was set up …

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Greek Style Farro Salad

In Foodie Meby eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

I fell in love with farro a few years ago and it was love at first taste. Similar to (and often interchangeable) pearl barley and spelt, but it’s more chewy. I love it for its neural taste. I only used it in salads so far, more to explore with soups. I normally buy the quick cook version, otherwise it needs …