Friday, October 11, 2013

Achieve your goals with Lift

I have just discovered a fantastic IPhone App (if you don't have an iPhone you can use their web site instead) called Lift.

Techcrunch probably do a better job at describing it then I can but basically it is an app that helps you accomplish whatever it is you are striving for by either giving you small tasks every day that lead to a bigger goal or by you simply checking in for that task if you have completed it that day. You can set it up to help you with any goal such as "work on my web site daily" to "Drink more water" or whatever it is that you aim to make into a daily habit.

You can set it up to remind you each day of the tasks that you need to be doing and other people give you encouragement along the way too to motivate you even further. It's a free app and so far I am loving it.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Slim noodles made from konjac flour

These noodles are amazing. This is going to sound like a sponsored post but it isn't! I bought this for the first time ever and despite feeling sceptical I tried it. I was totally blown away. At only 8 calories per 100g I ate a grand total of 20 calories and felt like I had a huge meal! 

My fridge was lacking a little on ingredients so I just grated some cheese added some baby rocket, salt and lemon and had a pasta salad type thing. Delicious. I will definitely be buying it again. It also comes in rice form and I'm looking forward to trying that next. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Banana muffins

I made banana muffins tonight after having been pestered for months now by my sugar craving family to make them. I thought I would share the recipe that I have been using for years because it always produces great results.  

2 cups of self raising flour
1 teaspoon of mixed spice (or cinnamon is good too)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup milk 
125g butter melted
1 egg beaten
2-3 bananas mashed

Grease 2 muffin trays. 
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. 
Stir in wet ingredients. 
Do not over mix. Mixture should be course and slightly lumpy. 
Divide mixture among pan holes and bake in moderate oven for about 15 minutes. 

Here is the end result. They are not too sweet which is good. Sometimes I make them with half sugar half artificial sweetener just to cut down further on the sugar but they are pretty good either way. 

The recipe comes from the Australian women's weekly cookbook "Babies and Toddlers Good Food" it has great recipes not just for babies but everyone. It's the only cookbook I have bought more then once thanks to managing to get half the ingredients of recipes spilled onto the first copy over many years. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Christmas present idea for 10 to 15 year olds - Minecraft Lego

I came across this as I was browsing amazon:

I have an 11 year old daughter and her and her friends are crazy about minecraft.. I know this LEGO Minecraft would be a much appreciated present for many kids aged between 10 - 15. It's number three on the list of most wished for products in Amazon's toys category.

Monday, August 12, 2013

First post

This is the new busy blogger (lost the old database :(  ) I will start posting soon