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Hi, I’m Kamille

(aka Skinny Jeans Mum)

After my 39th birthday, I felt I needed to prove my readiness to wear some big, 40-year-old-girl shoes.

I amped up my exercise and focussed getting my health and life sorted. I started Mountain Biking. I took a Freefall Writing course and found my writing voice. I stopped eating things that made me sick.

I began to feel fantastic: energised, fit, happy and stable. Whoa! Lets back up a bit. Stable? Read More

The year my teenager became an actual human.

‘The beast stomped down the hallway, its bedroom door thrown open so hard, it hit the wall(or it would have had a rubber stopper not been applied for such occurrences). In the kitchen, the family inhaled a collective breath. The mother greeted the beast by its former name, frightened to illicit the wrong reaction this early in the day. The beast was known to be at her worst on waking. Read More

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Pumpkin Scones and Sugar Free Jam the kids actually loved!

Buttery, orange pumpkin from my Dad’s garden (where everything grows wild and free) and a sugar free jam that impressed the kids and we have a winner!

Dad's pumpkins are the best!

Dad’s pumpkins are the best!

For the scones:

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon hot water

1/2 cup dextrose powder

1 egg

1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin

pinch salt

2 cups Self Raising flour – (1 & 3/4 cups if using gluten free SR flour)


Beat first 3 ingredients, then add egg, beat again. Stir in pumpkin and salt and lastly, flour. Roll out on floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake in hot (@ 180 C) oven for 10 minutes.

Pumpkin scones - gluten free on left, normal flour on right

Pumpkin scones – gluten free on left, normal flour on right

For the Jam: (adapted from The Sugar breakup recipe –

Frozen mixed berries

Frozen mixed berries

500g or 3 cups frozen berries(any; I used a mix of raspberries, blueberries, mulberries and strawberries)

1/2 cup Rice Bran Syrup

Juice and rind 1 lemon

Add all to a saucepan and simmer for 45 minutes or until it thickens, stirring occasionally.

Nearly done!

Nearly done!

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You’re Not Going to Believe What These Plums Can Do

These are Queen Garnet plums. I tasted them on a recent trip interstate. They were $5 a kilo and mild tasting.

Tests have shown high levels of an antioxidant called Anthocyanin(also found in other purple foods like purple carrots and blueberries), known to prevent and treat a range of health problems including obesity and related diseases, such as diabetes.

Obesity is the world’s greatest health problem. In Australia, almost two thirds of the adult population and a third of children are overweight or obese.

Enter the Queen Garnet. Isn’t she gorgeous! Mild tasting and affordable, these little beauties are available fresh, powdered or juiced. May the Lord make us truly thankfulRead More