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Lisa's Christmas Pudding

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There is always that one friend who can bake and create and actually make cakes look like an art work! Unfortunately that is NOT me! However, my good friend Lisa has shared with us her secret Christmas Pudding Recipe (not so secret now)! She makes it every year and it is absolutely delicious. Here it is:  -2 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (option to use gluten free) -2/3 cup plain flour (option to use GF flour) -teaspoon of baking soda -teaspoon vanilla essence -1 1/12 oranges -1 lemon -1 apple peeled & cored -1 carrot grated -half-1 cup brandy -3 large eggs...

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - What is it & how common is it?

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I feel Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome has been a hot topic and the term has been thrown around a lot lately. Perhaps we hear more about it as we enter our motherhood years or when we first start trying to concieve. Some women are unaware that they even have PCOS until they have trouble falling pregnant so they make an appointment with their doctor for a check up and leave with the diagnosis of PCOS. This is certainly not to suggest that all women with PCOS will have trouble conceiving. Some women may find out they have PCOS after they notice they have had irregular periods with intermittent...

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Barre vs Yoga vs Pilates: Which Is Right for You?

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Barre vs Yoga vs Pilates: Which Is Right for You? Harmony Inspired Activewear love seeing people being active, fit, healthy & enjoying life. The girls at Aleenta Barre Mermaid Waters share our passion for health & fitness and have written a fabulous article on the difference between Pilates, Pilates Barre & Yoga to help guide you in making the right decision when adding these types of exercises into your training program or lifestyle. To keep you active we would love to offer our readers a $10 voucher to Aleenta Barre.... Keep reading to find out how! Congratulations on your decision...

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Tahini Chocolate Fudge - So tasty that it is hard to believe it is HEALTHY!

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My good friend always makes her kids amazing healthy treats for their lunch box and after School snacks. Her recipes really are inspiring and very easy which is why I love it when she shares them with me! I am all about simplicity in the kitchen!  She shared this recipe with me... However it never made it into my kids lunch box or lasted after school because it was just soooo delicious... Yep guilty mum moment right there!  The Recipe: 2/3 Jar of unhulled tahini 1-2 tbsp of good quality Cacao powder 2 tbsp rice malt syrup or maple syrup...

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Is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) the best exercise for weight loss?

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The question remains: Does slow and steady win the race or does HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) win the race for fat loss? Here is what we found out: In recent years, new and exciting forms of cardiovascular exercise have emerged, with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a clear frontrunner. This shorter form of cardio has been gradually replacing more conventional forms of cardio exercise such as long jogs, walking or distance cycling, which are all known as Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS) exercise.   The main reason for the switch?   HIIT is said to be superior for health...

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