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This blog started as a way for me to share my recipes + culinary adventures, tips for vibrant health + happiness, thoughts on the latest developments in nutritional medicine + the low down on the Sydney wholefoods scene and beyond...

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags!

Becca Crawford

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Halloween is looming! Argh! As I walked the streets last Halloween with my kids and witnessed the stupendous amounts of junk /artificial crap/ "non-food"/ rubbish /toxic treats  (insert your word of choice) handed out to our little loved ones, the first thought that came into my head was "Dear fellow residents, can you stop poisoning my kids pleeeeeeeeeeease!!!" The next thought that came into my head was "This is not about deprivation! This is about providing a healthy alternative to every piece of junk."

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A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post on 6 ways I deal with Halloween which you can read here. My sentiments remain exactly the same. One of the recommendations involved taking your own trick or treat bag with you when you and your kids do the rounds of the streets filled with some healthy nutrient-dense treats for kids to munch on instead of the junk that they will be given. Another of my recommendations was to swap every piece of crap with a real food treat of equivalent weight which can be apportioned over the next few days or weeks. 

With the above in mind, last year I decided to take matters into my own hands and provide my community with a healthy Halloween trick or treat bag. Why? Because none exist in the market and it's high time we start a ripple effect that demonstrates:

1. As parents we care what goes into our children's bodies;
2. We are fed up with what passes as treats for our kids - don't they deserve better?? 
3. Healthy treats are just as, or even more delicious, without all the toxic ingredients. 

The bags were a massive hit last year and we could barely keep up with the demand. Parents came out of the woodwork expressing how grateful they were that healthy alternatives to junk food exists and that they no longer have to deal with the learning, behavioural and skin issues that often result when junk food is consumed.

My staff, my kids and I have had so much fun crafting these bags. They contain:

🎃 15g of our beloved raspberry gummies made with raspberries, gelatin powder and the teeniest amount of maple syrup (less than 1/10 teaspoon per gummy). 
🎃 2 of our mint Carob bears made with carob powder, raw cacao butter and food grade Young Living peppermint essential oil .... With NO ADDED SWEETENER!!! 
🎃 a 30g pack of our signature light and crispy activated nuts. Nice to have something savoury in the bag!! Traditionally, trick or treat bags contained nuts. 
🎃 25g of our original power bars smothered in a layer of our signature raw dark chocolate
🎃 30g of our chocolate coated activated macadamias. 
🎃 kid friendly Halloween jokes provided by my son Will 😂

All ingredients are certified organic where possible. 

The above have all been road tested on kids and every single one gave them the big  "I want more please?!" 🙌🙌🏻

These trick or treat bags retail for $19.95 and can be used in 3 ways:

1. Take them with you when going trick or treating and let your kids munch on some of the healthy snacks rather than the crappy confectionary they will be given (which you can accept graciously then turf at home). If you have no alternative with you,  the temptation to eat confectionary is too great for kids.

2. When you get back home use the treats as a healthy swap for all of the crap that they will be given.

3. Use the treats or the jokes when a little ghost or Dracula comes knocking on YOUR door. You'll feel good knowing that you have provided a little soul with something actually good for them.

 

These bags will be available for collection in the last week of October at my retail store Broth Bar &  Larder in Bronte. Limited quantities available so to avoid disappointment we encourage you to pre-order and pre-pay on 0421 786 009. 

HAPPY TRICK OR TREATING!!!!! 👻👹😈🎃👽💀

I would love to know what you think of these trick or treat bags. Please share your thoughts below!

Fun in the sun workshop!

Becca Crawford

I am excited to be running a brand new workshop this year limited to 20 people with the vibrant beauty Elizabeth from CheekyCoconuts!

As summer approaches and we spend more time enjoying the sun's beautiful rays, we want to share with you ways you can nourish and protect your skin and hair using all natural DIY products.  

In this workshop we will showcase how easy, quick, fun, rewarding and so much more economical it is to make more of your own personal care products focusing on products that are more frequently used over the summer months. 

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COST IS $65 PER PERSON AND INCLUDES: 


1. Brief discussion on the dangers of certain ingredients found in conventional personal care products. 

2. Hands-on experience in making four products containing essential oils to take home with you:

  • Sun Cream
  • Soothing after sun lotion  
  • Bug spray
  • Dry shampoo

3. Organic morning tea of peppermint after dinner mints, essential oil infused herbal tea and filtered water infused with lemon essential oil. 

4. Opportunity to purchase at wholesale prices Young Living essential oils which are the most pure, potent, and therapeutic on the planet. 

5. Opportunity to ask questions especially how Liz and I have replaced conventional personal care products with more natural toxic-free products.


THIS WORKSHOP IS IDEAL FOR: 
 

  • Those who want to take their health and well-being to the next level by  replacing more of their personal care products with essential oil based all-natural products 
  • Those who struggle to find a ready-made natural sunscreen that works for them or is easy to apply (or even smells nice!)
  • Those who want to learn to make new things and to meet and mingle with a beautiful tribe of a holistically minded people!

WHEN AND WHERE


Saturday 28th October. 10.30am - noon
Where: 23 Kent Street Waverley  


TO SECURE A SPOT


To secure your spot, CLICK HERE and simply follow the steps to checkout and purchase your place in this workshop. I will then email you further details closer to the date.


CANCELATION POLICY: Please note that once payment has been made, it is non-refundable. If because of last minute unforeseen circumstances you can not attend please feel free to have a friend attend in your place. 

PLACES WILL BOOK UP QUICKLY! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD TO ANY FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS

Casserole, pot roasts and roasts workshop

Becca Crawford

I am excited to be running a series of slow cook workshops.

A beautiful and tender slow cooked meal is a staple in all traditional wholefood kitchens the world over, and very much remains an integral part of all regional cuisines.  People of yesteryear would cook their meals long and slow to impart tremendous flavour and tenderness. This traditional way of cooking meals gave way to the fast food culture of the modern day, bringing with it deleterious health consequences. One of my missions in life is to honour the wisdom of our ancestors by bringing slow cooked meals back to the modern table and teaching people how to make them effortlessly and joyously in their home. This is your opportunity to learn how! 

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IN THIS WORKSHOP I WILL …

…teach you my craft of how to make a deliciously hearty, and nutritious slow cooked meal in my renowned super-simple and fuss-free approach. I will reveal all my slow cook recipes with you using a basic fail-safe “formula” that I have developed and fine-tuned for over a decade. 


COST IS $140 PER PERSON AND INCLUDES: 
 

  • Detailed theory discussion on the nutritional benefits and advantages of slow cooked meals, the difference between a casserole, pot roast and roast, and where to source pastured meats from.
  • Detailed workshop booklet including theory and recipes based on my go-to sow cook “formulas”
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Hands-on experience
  • Food tasting 
  • Opportunity to ask questions

THIS WORKSHOP IS IDEAL FOR: 
 

  • Those who are grain-free and dairy-free
  • Those who are interested in making or perfecting their own home-made slow cooked meals
  • Those who suffer, or have family members who suffer, from low immunity (eg frequent colds, infections) or gut/digestive issues (eg leaky gut, auto-immunity including skin conditions) and wish to make more hearty and nutritious meals for their family 
  • Those who are time poor and wish to prepare meals quickly and easily in under 10 minutes without ever compromising flavour and nutrient-density
  • Those who are wanting to give their family more variety in their meals 
  • Those who routinely make and consume slow cooked meals but wish to hear more about the nutritional benefits of them or wish to gain some culinary tips and tricks
  • Those who want to try new things and broaden their culinary repertoire

WHEN AND WHERE

Choose from one of the following classes:

Monday 16th October
Monday 23rd October
Monday 30th October

Each class runs from 6:30PM – 9pm ish. Please arrive by 6:20pm at the very latest so that we can promptly kick off by 6:30pm. If these classes book out I will run additional  classes. 

Where: BROTH BAR & LARDER, 49 BELGRAVE STREET, BRONTE (FREE STREET PARKING)


TO SECURE A SPOT

CLICK HERE AND FOLLOW THE STEPS TO CHECKOUT & PURCHASE YOUR SPOT!

I will then email further details a few days closer to the date. I look forward to seeing you at one of my slow cook workshops soon!

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cancellation policy - once payment has been made, it is non-refundable and your place can not be moved to a different date. If you can not make it due to last minute unforseen circumstances, feel free to gift your place to a friend and let me know.
Thank you for your understanding.