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Beetroot & Chickpea Dip

 A vibrant, healthy dip to be enjoyed with wholegrain crackers or vegetable sticks. Ingredients Serves 6-8 1x 400g can baby beetroots, drained 1x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed ¼ cup Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic Method Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth …

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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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Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup

 A hearty winter soup suitable for lunch or dinner. Ingredients Makes 6 serves 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium brown onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1 chilli, diced (optional) 1 garlic clove, diced 1/3 tsp each dried oregano, ground cumin and ground coriander 1.5 cups red lentils, rinsed 4 cups chicken or vegetable …

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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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Easy Overnight Oats

 A healthy, nutritious breakfast you can put together the night before. Ingredients Serves 2 ½ cup rolled oats 200g Greek yoghurt 80mL apple juice 2 tbsp seeds (e.g. sunflower, chia, pepita) ½ – 1 cup fruit to serve (fresh, frozen or tinned) Method  Place the oats in a large bowl. Add yogurt and apple juice, …

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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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