Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Easy Poached Eggs in the Microwave

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I have a ridiculously easy and incredibly tasty How To for you today! It's how to poach an egg perfectly in the microwave - in less than one minute.

That's right, under a minute and it's SO EASY.

I'm no chef and until recently, every time I tried to poach an egg it ended up either hard all the way through from the microwave (in one of those poaching cups), or completely messed up floating around in a saucepan full of water.

But a few days ago I did some reading up on it and realised I could combine both of these methods into one! 

I can use the microwave and a little bit of water to achieve the perfect poached egg with hardly any effort - just how I like it ;)

Take a look below:

If you're trying this at home, you may need to change the cooking time slightly - my microwave is 1100 watts and yours may be higher or lower. But if you use a small bowl and stick to a half cup of cold water (just tap water temperature, not fridge), you'll get there in a couple of tries.

Let me know how you go with it!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Healthy Fish and Chips!

This week I'm thrilled to welcome guest blogger Stace from A Healthy Mum to Beautifully Organised! 

I was chatting with Stace about how much easier life is when we have quick and easy meals to cook that are healthy too - it helps us with time pressure, mother guilt, and general everyday overwhelm.

Stace has some fantastic ideas over at her blog and has been kind enough to share her Healthy Fish & Chips recipe with us here - Enjoy!


A family favourite guaranteed to be ready in under the time it would take you to buy them from the store. 

Made in minutes, enjoyed by all and perfect for the freezer. 

These homemade fish and chips are a real winner!

Serves: 4 | Prep time: 8 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins


300g de-skinned and boned white fish fillets, cut in to 5cm pieces

4 tbsp mayonnaise 

3/4 cup sourdough bread crumbs

1 tbsp dried Italian herbs

3 tbsp coconut oil for baking 

2 large potatoes and sweet potato cut in to 1cm thick rings


Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 200c and line two oven trays. In one dish place the mayonnaise and in another place the breadcrumbs with the Italian herbs stirred through it.

Step 2:

Firstly coat the fish in the mayonnaise, you're best to do this with your hands as you want it even. Then, roll the fish in the breadcrumbs and place it on the lined oven tray. Repeat until all the fish is crumbed. 

Step 3:

Before placing in the oven, brush a little coconut oil on the fish and also on the cut potatoes and sweet potatoes that you can place on the other oven tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning half way through.

To serve:

A side salad, mushy peas, steamed green beans would all be lovely. You'll find you don't  need much sauce for the fish as the mayonnaise keeps it from drying out.

A Healthy Mums Nutritional Tip:

Fish is brilliant for the babes, not just for brain development but for cell health too. And, these fish fingers are a great option with their healthy crunch, helping little mouths discover new textures and tastes.

If you want to freeze the fish fingers do that before cooking, store them in an airtight container in the freezer for a good few weeks.

Stace aka A Healthy Mum is a corporate girl, turned happy and healthy mother, with a real desire to show other families how quick and easy making nutritious choices for the whole family can be. She runs a successful health coaching business and writes recipes for corporate clients and her cherished followers. You can follow Stace here:

Instagram: a_healthy_mum

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Winter Fashion for Busy Mums

It's the middle of winter over here in Australia.. although it only really feels like it first thing in the morning and last thing at night!

A lot of you have been asking about fashion for busy mums lately..

This can be a bit tricky for me, in that I'm happy to share what I wear with you, but I can't say I'm much of a fashion expert!

Fashion is fun, and I love the idea of being fashionable, but I think the most important thing to consider when planning your wardrobe is whether or not it suits YOU.

Your body type, your lifestyle, etc. It's about making you FEEL great as well as look great :)

So today I'm going to share with you what I'm loving this Winter - more specifically, what I'm wearing most often and what I feel most confident and comfortable in.

Here goes! Watch the video below, and then scroll to the bottom for details of the products I mention:

So in a nutshell, here's what I'm loving this Winter:

  • Black opaque stockings: I wear them with my knee / above the knee length skirts so I can feel pretty and girly but warm and comfy at the same time
  • Knee high boots with flat heels: I have a pair in brown and a pair in black
  • FitFlop DUÉ Ballerinas in nude: These shoes are simple & beautiful and SO comfortable
  • Scarves: Extra long ones in winter are my favourite, I wrap them around my neck and huddle up into them :)
  • Layers: Long tank top, floaty shirt on top, then a cardi over that. Nice and warm, flattering for my shape, and easy to dress up and down whether I'm running after the kids or out to dinner!
  • Flat front, pull on jeans: They hide my tummy and work well with layers! Mine are from Katies but you can find them almost everywhere now :)

So those are my Winter fashion essentials! What are yours??

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I'm taking guest post and interview requests! If you'd like me to write an article or record an interview, just send me an email and we'll make it happen :)

  • I received a complimentary pair of FitFlops to review. I purchased all other products mentioned myself xx

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