No-sew favour bags

For the aspirational crafter like myself who doesn’t have the patience for sewing, these no-sew favour bags are for you! They allow you to get creative with your wedding without requiring any seamstress skills!! Yay! All you need are some simple supplies from the craft store and an iron.

I chose neutral calicos and jute twine but you can of course go crazy with the fabrics and ties, mixing and matching to your colour scheme. Fill the bags with store-bought wrapped candies or chocolates. Or homemade treats if you are so inclined!

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For the full tutorial, check out my guest post over at Polka Dot Bride.

 

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Miso bolognaise

On a rare baby-free outing the other weekend I made it to Cho Cho San for lunch and it was delicious! One of our favourite dishes was the Japanese bolognaise so I thought I would try and recreate it at home.

My version is a tad healthier as I made it with chicken mince and lots of veges but it still retains the salty umami goodness that is miso. I served it with udon noodles but you could also have the bolognaise on ramen noodles or rice.

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Spiced coconut brown rice pudding

This coconutty brown rice pudding is laced with chai spices like cinnamon and cardamon. It’s warm, comforting and perfect for a cold autumn night.

The pudding is vegan and dairy free which is pretty awesome for such a creamy dessert. Or breakfast if you are so inclined…….. Plus it’s kind of healthy seeing as it’s brown rice right???

Try it with some seasonal fruit like stewed rhubarb or pears.

coconut-rice-pudding In this pic: Cream ribbed bowl from emerald + ella.

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Beetroot, horseradish and feta dip

This dip is super quick to whip up and tastes divine. You just throw everything into the processor and in 2 minutes you have a dip!

The sweet beetroot is balanced nicely with a salty hit from the feta and a spicy kick from the horseradish. Serve it up with crackers or smear it on toasts.

beetroot-dip In this scene: Grey ribbed bowl

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DIY bellini bar

This do-it-yourself bellini bar is perfect for your next barbecue, brunch party or wedding reception.

Instead of the classic peach nectar, I have created some delicious summery flavour combos like berry + basil and peach + elderflower. Just add 1-2 tablespoons of puree to each glass of bubbles for a frothy, fruity cocktail.

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