DIY Bulk Dishwashing Powder

We used to swear that we wouldn’t use our dishwasher because we were afraid that it used more water than we did hand washing, and also I was terrified of the thing (like I am of all appliances which I am prone to breaking). And then when baby came and the family of three became […]

Big batch recipe: One lamb roast, 3 family dinners

 

3 Meals from 1 Roast Chicken

By Emma Chow Your average whole chicken intended for roasting is about 1kg. If you get the sort that is vacuum sealed in a plastic bag, you’ll see that they state that a single serving is 100 grams, and so a single chicken should yield 10 serves. This is contrary to the Sunday lunch scenario, where […]

The $90 a week Food Budget Challenge!

By Emma Chow Last week I did a live Q & A on the Mamabake Facebook page and there was a lot of interest in how my family and I survive on no more than $90 a week for food shopping. I’ll be honest with you, sometimes it is $70, sometimes $80 and the only […]

A Survival Guide for Australian Families: Budget 2014

By Michelle Shearer What does the Abbott Government’s first budget mean for families?  It’s not for the faint hearted.  Here’s a rundown from ABC News: The Budget 2014: How it Affects Families The Government has reduced the cut-off for Family Tax Benefit B to $100,000 from $150,000. Previously the Family Tax Benefit B extended to families […]

The MamaBake Guide to a Waste Free Kitchen Part 1