The Best Mascara

The Best Mascara

The Best Mascara

This is my first post in long long time! Unfortunately I just ran out of time with two toddlers to look after plus working as well. I still love to cook and hopefully I will be back soon with some more recipes.

So what else have I been doing?? As you may know I’m bit of a beauty addict and makeup junkie. I was an Avon Lady for a long time until I discovered Younique last year. It’s a Mineral makeup and skincare direct sales company and the products are amazing!! I fell in love with them and haven’t looked back.

Their best selling product is the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. It comes with two wands – a transplanting gel and the nylon fibers. Just look at my lashes in the top picture!! If you want long lashes without having to put falsies on then this is it! I absolutely love it! Here is a short ‘how to’ video so you can see for yourself the difference this amazing mascara can make to even the smallest of lashes.

Click here to order yours today – http://www.youniqueproducts.com/BindysBeauty

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam

In a bid to cut down on refined sugar (really hard when you love baking so much!!) I came across this recipe for a sugar free jam. It’s very easy to make and it tastes really good too.

With this Chia Jam being sugar free it’s a great plus and alternative to regular jam but the mixed berries are great for you too. They have lots of antioxidants, fibre and vitamin C. And then there’s the Chia Seeds. They are full of Omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and protein. So I reckon this little pot of jam is bit of a Superfood!

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam in jar

I have putting it on my Wholemeal Date Scones and I also put on my plain or natural yoghurt for breakfast in the morning.

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam on Scones

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam on yoghurt




Mixed Berry and Chia Jam

Print Recipe

Sugar free jam
Servings
1 jar
Cook Time
15 mins

Servings
1 jar
Cook Time
15 mins

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam

Print Recipe

Sugar free jam
Servings
1 jar
Cook Time
15 mins

Servings
1 jar
Cook Time
15 mins

Instructions
  1. Cook berries in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5 mins or until berries release their juices.

  2. Reduce heat to low and add chia seeds and syrup, cook, stirring occassionally for about 6 minutes or until thickened slightly.

  3. Stir in rind, juice and vanilla seeds and take off the heat.

  4. Allow to cool.

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School Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch Box Collage

It’s nearly that time of year where we get ready to send our kids back to school for another year.

This is my first year sending my daughter off to school. I can’t believe my baby girl is starting Kindergarten. It’s such a big milestone in all our lives. I think we’re all a bit nervous but excited at the same time.

So what am I going to make her for lunch? I’ve been having a look on Pinterest and it seems that a Vegemite sandwich and some fruit doesn’t cut it these days. You can be a lot more creative and healthy these days with insulated lunch boxes and groovy little containers for your yoghurt etc. My daughter’s school even has a fridge in each classroom! There was none of that my day.

Anyway, I have been making lunches for her for preschool last year but I have to get creative now for five days a week of school and they don’t have a canteen either which I think is a bit strange so there’s no choice but to make to healthy homemade lunches. Not such a bad thing at all.

Here’s a few ideas I’ve found which are healthy and easy to make. I don’t think I’m going to have time to get the cookie cutters out and make funny faces and the like. As cute as that is, I’m just not sure it’s feasible.

I love these Pizza Pinwheels from Simple as that Blog. I think I might try these. You can make a batch and freeze them. I like idea of a wrap on this post too. I think my daughter will like them.

Pizza Pinwheels

I like the idea of these skewers from
What Lisa Cooks. Fruit would be good too.

Cheese Skewers

I love these fruit roll ups by Our Best Bites. They look very easy to make.

Fruit Roll Ups

My Banana and Blueberry Muffins are always a hit. I make them in mini size sometimes and freeze them.

Banana and Blueberry Muffins stacked

These recipes from Create Bake Make look great.

Create Bake Make Lunchbox recipes

Home Made Muesli Bars by Bake Play Smile.

Bake Play Smile Homemade Muesli Bars

These Ham and Corn Muffins from The Organised Housewife would be a good alternative to a sandwich.

The Organised Housewife Ham and Corn Muffins

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