Black Forest Cake Gluten Free

David is our Cook in our family – I cook because I have to, he cooks because he wants to. And he experiments, adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that until he gets the recipe right. I cook the recipes I know, stick to them and don’t experiment with any new ingredients!

Now that we eat mostly “Gluten Free” and try to stay Sugar Free as much as possible he has lots of ingredients, and lots of ideas and puts them together. Sometimes they don’t work out {He is still experimenting with his Gluten Free Sugar Free Bases for his Pumpkin Pies}, sometimes they do work out and taste amazing.

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Davids Birthday Breakfast And Dinner

Last weekend was David’s Birthday. He didn’t want to celebrate it with any fuss so I wasn’t allowed to mention to family or announce it online. So I respected his wishes and I didn’t even speak with our oldest boys to let them know – he didn’t want gifts. He wanted a day of fun, a day spent with family and Breakfast/Dinner with his favourite foods.

I was joking with him about “Getting Old” – but in actually fact he is not getting old, its only a number and you can feel as young as you like! Its actually a mindset thing – you can feel as older then age or even younger then your age. He says that he still feels like he is 21, but seen the ages of our oldest Woody Sons are around that he can’t be!

He wanted Bacon for Breakfast ::

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Cooking Dinner On Our Choofer

David loves cooking. He creates meals out of the raw ingredients that could easily be added to menu’s in Restaurants, or even in a Food Van! I think he is wasting his cooking skills but we are working towards sharing them soonish. The following dish was a Creamy Mustard Vegetarian meal that was the best we have ever eaten! I think its because of the “Woody” smokey taste to the dish!

We have shared Making Dinner Outside The Motorhome before – cooking our favourite dishes and sharing them! As soon as we got our Motorhome back we all were keen to have our Choofer out of the Boot and our boys collected the wood from the paddock asap so that we could fire it up!

Cooking Dinner On Our Choofer ::

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Bargara Queesland

On Saturday we had a few things to do in the morning – I was massaging while David was shopping! Afterwards we wanted to head to a place where we could sit, relax, walk along the beach and enjoy the Sunshine at Bargara Queensland.

It was such a gorgeous day, even though we had way too much stuff that still needed doing inside the Motorhome and the Shipping Container, we needed this day out and about just chilling out together as a family.

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Lions Park North Bundaberg

After having Our Motorhome back with us, and both David and I busy for the last two days getting her back into ship shape we all decided it was time to get out and about for some much needed down time.

You see we haven’t had our motorhome with us for the last 8 months and while she was locked up the mold had hit the curtains, the dirt was every where and David’s greasy finger marks were over lots of cupboards.

So between us we have washed the floors, washed the curtains, washed the bedding, washed the cupboards, sorted out our boys clothes and put them back in their wardrobes. And David completely took everything out of the Kitchen cupboards and de-cluttered it all – and put back the New Ingredients that he now cooks with. Seen as how we are now Gluten Free and mostly sugar free we have different herbs/flour/spices and food sources that he cooks with!

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Our Motorhome Is Back

We have tried to have Our Motorhome back with us {since December it has been stored}. Not sure if any of our friends realised but David went down to Sydney a few months ago to replace the Fuel Injector Pump with the one that was always in the Bus – it had been rebuilt a few times and cost over $2000,00 {I think it was closer to $3000.00} but was still not working.

When he went down {a few months back} and fitted the Injector back into the Motorhome she was still making a weird noise, and he was not sure if the problem was fixed. But decided to see if he could bring her home and hit the highway. But soon realised that there was an issue and so he had returned back to the Storage Facility.

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6 Things You Need for a Weekend Camping Trip

If you’re off on a camping adventure, the equipment you require will depend on where you are going, the type of activities you want to do, the season of the year and the length of your camping stay. For a weekend camping trip, here are six of the most useful and important things to take with you.

First Aid Kit

Naturally you are hopeful that no injuries will be sustained and no illness experienced, but a well-equipped first aid kit is a must on any camping trip. Make sure your kit contains bandages, band aids, antihistamine medication, paracetamol or other pain-relieving medication, a thermometer (housed in a hard case) and anti-nausea and diarrhoea relieving medication.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday I had that craving that you get once a month {being a girl and all – sorry for TMI} and I was in desperate need of a Chocolate Fix. If David was here I would have had him making our Favorite – Avocado Chocolate Coconut Mousse and if we had Avocado in the fridge I would have tried to make it myself. Instead I broke my No Sugar Rule and went for the naughty Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. And it worked! I got my fix.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies ::

Recipe ::

125gram Butter

3/4 Cup of Organic Raw Honey {it was actually too much honey so next time I am going to try less}

1 egg

1 3/4 Cups of Gluten Free Plain Flour

2 Teaspoons of Cream of Tartar

1 Teaspoons of Bicarbonate Soda

250grams Packet Nestle Bakers Choice Choc Bits Milk

Method ::

  1. Use A Electric Mixer and beat the Butter and Honey until pale and creamy.
  2. Add egg until just combined
  3. Stir Flour, Cream of Tartar and Bicarbonate Soda together and then add to the Butter/Honey/Egg Mixture {Mix gently with a wooden spoon}
  4. Add the Choc Bits until well mixed {mix gently with a wooden spoon}
  5. Spoon onto a Baking Tray {I use Baking Paper to save on them sticking and washing up}
  6. Cook in the oven on low heat {about 150-160 Degress} for as long as needed. About 20 minutes – they are golden brown and will firm up on a Cooling Tray.
  7. Try and keep them somewhere safe – out of your reach and kids reach!!}
  8. They are the best cookies ever

Going to try them with other Ingredients to make them more healthier – Will let you know how I go – instead of Choc Bits I am going to try Passionfruit next time!

Chocolate Fix


How Do You Get Your Chocolate Fix?



New Life on the Road

Love On Bruce Highway Gympie

As we have been driving back and forwards for weeks on end for Family reasons…..actually it was about two months of lots of driving from the Sunshine Coast and back up north…I have driven past Hell Town Hotrods so many times {one day I will stop to check out that amazing place} and we have seen the Love Heart across the road from Hell Town Hotrods but I haven’t been able to pull over to grab a picture.

Until Friday!!! I seen the Love on Bruce Highway Gympie in time for me to actually pull over safely, jump out of our Campervan and grab a pic or two! The farmer in the paddock has my heart….

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Smiths Crossing Fishing On Fathers Day

On Fathers Day we were able to celebrate the day with both David and his Dad! It was special even though all of our boys were not able to be with us {insert sad face here!!}

And we wanted to all get out of David’s parents house so we headed to Smiths Crossing Fishing on Fathers Day was the general idea- which by the way is no longer a crossing – the last floods 2 years ago destroyed the bridge that badly that the council decided it was not worth trying to fix it. So the people on the other side of the creek can no longer meet the School bus in the mornings or the afternoons and have to find another way home.

As soon as we got out of the car our baby {who will always be my baby even though he is now 10} ran off down to the creek with his fishing rod and tackle kit. He lives for fishing!

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