Rude words and a giveaway from some awesome ladies

Mr M&P is worried. He came to me the other day with a brow fully crinkled.

“Mum”. He was obviously nervous about what he had to say. “Mum, do you know that you’ve got a cookbook with a rude word on it?”

“Really?” said I, unsure about where this was all going.

“Yes”. He dropped his voice to a whisper. “It’s called ‘Cut out the c-word’.” His eyes were wide as he conveyed this tidbit.

I tried not to smile, but couldn’t help it. He’d just seen a copy of ‘Cut out the Crap, which is Collette White’s wonderful series of cookbooks which have been following me around the house recently. Collette’s recipes take healthy eating a step further than mine. While I focus on variety and fresh produce, she is creating delicious gluten, dairy & preservative free recipes.

Collette and I have met via social media and it’s connections like this that dispel any worries I have about whether or not so much connectivity is a good thing. There’s a bunch of us ladies online who gather (admittedly, a bit away from public view) and workshop issues we have around hosting pages, running online businesses and wider life and health issues. I adore them all and every now and again I’m going to mention a few and encourage you to visit them. If you’re interested in health/wholefoods & alternative type things then go and check out some of their pages. Visit Collette at Cut out the Crap, Sonia at Natural New Age Mum, Alisha at Naughty Naturopath Mum, Kristin at Mamacino, Kelly Burch, Brenda Janschek, Jo at Quirky Cooking, Iwa at Additive Free Bites, Rebecca at 4myearth and Bek at Cooking with Bek. They’ll keep you entertained and inspired for a while!

I’ve got a giveaway too – a collection of fantastic things from some enterprising Australian women. There’s a copy of Collette’s Cut out the Crap for Kids. Some 4myearth products (including the fantastic bread bag), and Safety Food peelers and knives from the fabulous Jackie. I’ll chuck in a copy of Vegie Smugglers 1, as well.

Win all this!

Win all this!

Enter by liking up Collette’s page, Rebecca’s page and Jackie’s page. Then comment below, paying tribute to a local business you love. Or even promote your own venture. Competition is for Australian Vegie Smuggler subscribers only. Enter before 9pm Thursday March 6, 2014. Thanks everyone – this competition is now over – our lucky winner is Kristy who told us about Splatter Gallery in West Wyalong. Congrats Kristy!

Go you good things!

244 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Love our local ladies The Trusted Trolley. Thank you for recently bringing us Dr Dingle πŸ™‚

  2. 2

    Erica Hunt said,

    I love cut out the crap… helping me a lot Thanks

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    Julie Fitzpatrick said,

    I would like to pay tribute to ‘Torquay Larder’. This is a local business keen to promote healthy produce in Torquay. It makes cooking in a healthy way an enjoyable venture!

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    casey ankers said,

    liked all pages as required.
    a special local business near me is the Demonstration Gardens Wagga Wagga Inc, an environmental education organisation who grow great organic food, run a harvest food swap and provide a space for community learning around healthy sustainable food.

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    Amy Dowling said,

    I’d love to promote my own venture if I can which is food flags and baking cups for people with food allergies. Imagine being an a party and picking up a cupcake that says “I’m Gluten Free” or “No Nuts Here”, and know you can stay safe and consume the right foods. Thanks for such a great competition!

  6. 6

    Lisa said,

    Quirky cooking. Love it!

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    Lauren said,

    What a great competition! I actually have had the kiddy knives for a while now but met Jackie at our local market on the weekend and got the peelers! They are awesome! I love a local business canlled Marlz and Me that was at our local makers market on the weekend. Awesome jewellery.

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    Adele Brown said,

    Twinkle Star, based in Moama, NSW. – the cutest children’s clothing and appliquΓ©s.

  9. 9

    melanie said,

    How exciting everything is amazing πŸ™‚ Local business I love would have to be Sapore espresso bar it’s a lovely cafe that only uses fresh local produce that supports our local farmers and everything is wonderfully healthy I can’t stop eating their raw food balls mmm so good. They also make everything from scratch on the premises.

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    Margaret Davies said,

    Loving our local farmers markets here in Perth.

  11. 11

    Alecia fradelos said,

    I love bunbury whole foods. Fresh organic produce and they deliver it to my door!

  12. 12

    That peeler is totally awesome, I’ll have to get one for my 3yo son who is always disappointed that he can’t use the peeler like Mumma!
    I don’t have a name for a fancy local business but I would like to say how awesome my neighbour, Greg is. Greg sells posies of flowers (from his garden) at the end of his driveaway for the pricely sum of …. three dollars! How ace is that! And do you know what, he sells approx. 20 bunches a day – there are always cars stopping to buy them! Good on you Greg!

  13. 13

    Shannon M said,

    What a fabulous giveaway! A local business I’m loving right now is Your Organic Markets (Everton Park, QLD). Their organic fruit and veg boxes are great value and quality. They also sell organic meat, poultry and eggs from small local cottage producers. A great initiative supporting local sustainable farming.

  14. 14

    Natalie Stewart said,

    I love Bambino Expresso! They have great coffee, fresh juices and beautiful healthy salads and wraps. This coffee shop is in Mt Isa.

  15. 15

    joanne winney said,

    Catnets. REVESBY N.S.W

  16. 16

    Jacinta said,

    Big fan of the Pepi Cafe in Busselton! They make all sorts of raw and vegetarian delights

  17. 17

    Deanna Stout said,

    Hi there

    Thank you for your competition.

    We are Cutting Edge Mowing. We strive to be reliable, affordable and thorough each and every time. Please pm the page or call Travis 0433900016 today for your free quote.

  18. 18

    Melissa Curtin said,

    Liked Cut out the crap and Veggie Smugglers for ages but now also liked Safety food peeler πŸ™‚ One of the local business I love is Sydney Survivors – helping local ‘shire’ people get fit and healthy by exercising in a team atmosphere

  19. 19

    Janet Bragg said,

    I would like to thank INK in the main street of Cessnock (Vincent St) for their amazing GF range and the lovely fresh salads that I can enjoy every day of the week. ….. asking with my soy latte! 😊

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    If everyone could like my FB page Who’s Got Kids? that would be amazing!! I’m a fulltime working mum who posts slow cooker recipes (I use mine 5 days a week!) amazing finds that make my life easier and anything fun or interesting that might brighten your day!

  21. 21

    Hi, I’ve liked all the pages (2/3) were already done… the safety food peeler was new to me but looks like a great idea.

    I’d love to promote my dear friend’s wonderful fair trade homewares and jewellery store. A wonderful story of people making a difference to others and the environment!

  22. 22

    Desirae Stone said,

    I love all our local growers around this area (Clarence Valley, NSW) lots of locals have come together to buy swap and sell fresh produce…. fantastic idea.

  23. 23

    Sarah said,
    We buy our produce here. Locally grown veggies and fruit. That is sourced by Deb. Great way to support the farmer and eat in season aswell. Grown locally around Geelong.

    This pack would be awesome.

  24. 24

    Kylie Rogers said,

    The local business I love is MollydagMade. The owner is a lovely lady who makes the most gorgeous games and toys. I love going to the markets to see what new things she has created.

  25. 25

    Kathy Lowe said,

    All pages liked! I would love to win this , would give me some great ideas on feeding my 2 little girls more healthy.

  26. 26

    Hi, I’ve liked all the pages (2/3) were already done… the safety food peeler was new to me but looks like a great idea.

    I’d love to promote my dear friend’s wonderful fair trade homewares and jewellery store. A wonderful story of people making a difference to others and the environment!

    PS. the allergy food flags is an awesome idea Amy Dowling!

  27. 27

    Rebecca Fox said,

    Thanks for the chance best local business is Chillagoe Hardware sells everything and has the best coffee in our little town!!

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    KittenisticLeanne Russell said,

    I’ve been a fan of Cut Out The Crap and Natural New Age Mum for a while now. I have happily liked the other pages you mentioned as well. πŸ™‚

  29. 29

    Allison Brown said,

    I’d love to promote (and do regularly) Vegie smugglers. Im not just saying that to win, but the books have to be the most used in my cupboard. As I run family day care, I provide 3 meals a day for 4 toddlers blue breakfast and dinner for my own family. The books are so simple to follow and I know that only good stuff is going into the kids- so no wild mood swings or sugar highs and lows. Many of my parents have asked for the name of the books after the kids talk about the yummy food they have at my house. Thanks Vegie Smugglers

  30. 30

    sorry for some reason posted twice above.. please delete my extras 😦

  31. 31

    Kathy Lowe said,

    All pages liked. I would love to win this so I can make more healthy yummy good for my 2 girls. Thanks

  32. 32

    Kristy said,

    Great comp, I need the tools to get my kids into helping with cooking AND cut the crap! I love with lots of recipes and entertainment ideas for kids.

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      Kristy said,

      Sorry for some reason the link I posted above has gone to some random man’s Facebook page!! If you search SuperStuff in Facebook you should be able to find it, the picture is a little raspberry in the shape of a love heart.

  33. 34

    Lauren Lawley said,

    I love the trusted trolley – a huge help for my son with chemical sensitivity

  34. 35

    Helen said,

    One of my favourite local businesses is Critter Craft, run by the gorgeous Jayne. She makes wonderful soft toys which kids and adults alike adore!

  35. 36

    jenna watkins said,

    Thank you for posting links to all the above pages, I am looking for different ways to get all the junk food out of my kids diet, it’s hard when one may have autism

  36. 37

    hayley said,

    I am a also a HUGE fan of,Naughty Naturopath Mum,Cut out the Crap,Quirky Cooking, and Natural New Age Mum..These women are incredible mums who share their awesomeness with the world wide web and expect nothing in return..They rock!!!!

  37. 38

    Narita Price said,

    I love Bendigo Wholefoods! They have worked hard for years to promote healthy eating and living in Bendigo. I love ordering hampers from them for friends and family, especially those dedicated to healthy living.

  38. 39

    Alison said,

    I absolutely love Aproneers in Lindisfarne near Hobart. An absolutely fabulous store filled with organic produce, specialty products, local wines and loads more. And to top it all off, the most devine coffee!

  39. 40

    Kel said,

    A local business I love is Garden of Vegan – It is run by beautiful, friendly people and their food is all amazing.

  40. 41

    Thanks for the great suggestions!
    My husband and I run a website called, aimed at helping graziers find agistment for the cattle and sheep online. It has been running for 2 years now and is just starting to get going, but with the drought we have so many more people looking for agistment than is available. Still we are hopeful that we will be able to help other graziers keep their stock alive πŸ™‚

  41. 42

    Suzi c said,

    There is a lovely coffee shop near me called Cup From Above that sends all its profits to local community groups and disadvantaged. It has great coffee too

  42. 43

    Fiona said,

    I love the CERES market in Brunswick Melbourne. They sell ethical food and deliver all over Melbourne.

  43. 44

    Emily Thompson said,

    Hi! Great competition – thanks πŸ™‚ I’d like to pay tribute to Tanya Winfield from Additive Free Pantry – she is helping alot of families through the maze of eating additive free!

  44. 45

    Megan Fegan said,

    I (and Mr 3) are loving the kiddie kutters at the moment.

  45. 46

    Olivia Courtney said,

    I love following veggie smugglers page great info. Keep it up please. πŸ™‚

  46. 47

    Heather Southwood said,

    I love our local food store/cafe Aproneers. The best of local produce, and lots of weird and interesting veg to tempt curious kids (in the last few weeks we have tried oca, golfball cartots and spaghetti squash) πŸ™‚

  47. 48

    Ros Hansen said,

    I would love to give give a big shout out to Real Food Revolution in Perth NOR, they provide us with the most amazing quality fruit, vegetables, pantry staples, cleaning products, dairy and meat. Thanks girls for all your hard work!

  48. 49

    sharyn williams said,

    love all the businesses you have listed – they are a great inspiration. For my local business I love Kunara natural food store – where I get a lot of my family’s natural / organic food from πŸ™‚

  49. 50

    Brianna said,

    Well I love all of your facebook pages.. Such inspiration! So I might toot my own horn while I have the chance… I create vintage inspired timber signs for all special (or not!?!) occasions… I use recycled & new timber… yay…

  50. 51

    Amanda said,

    Petra’s raw cakes in Darwin,
    Proving healthy desserts can look and taste amazing!!!

  51. 52

    Kacey said,

    I’m loving my local organic shop Dynamic Organic in Mandurah.
    I get so excited everytime I go.
    P.S need to go without children or hubby as I like looking at everything πŸ™‚

  52. 53

    caroline said,

    I love Little Bento World.

  53. 54

    Sharnee S said,

    This a great idea with great books we are on a venture now trying to cut out most foods with Chemicals in them and this would be a great help. Also Additive Free Pantry is a great website πŸ™‚

  54. 55

    Vanessa Molesini said,

    Our family just loves our local Co-op Real Food Revolution, beautiful organic f&v, meat and lots of other goodies.

  55. 56

    Anita Hrkac said,

    Liked all pages πŸ™‚ I lOVE Wholefood Simply, Bianca is amazing πŸ™‚

  56. 57

    Sherree Cavanagh said,

    Hi the safety peelers look very interesting. Thanks for all your hard work ladies!

  57. 58

    Alison Knowles said,

    I love ‘wholefood simply’ for the simple fact that my 4 yr old is now eating cleaner more healthily than ever before and actively seeking these ‘treats’ for his lunchbox rather than commercial junk πŸ™‚ I can’t help but feel good about that!

  58. 59

    Nicole said,

    I would like to give a shout out to Persia Belle Cafe in Collaroy Plateau on the northern beaches- best coffee and fresh tasty food!

  59. 60

    Malea Ind said,

    I would like to say thank you to Wray Organics in Toowoomba for the delicious and wholesome food and coffee that you provide!! Yummy!

  60. 61

    Leanne Kratz said,

    I really love the healthful pantry in Newcastle, allowing you to order organic fresh produce at a great price. Cheers.

  61. 62

    animal9992014 said,

    I love Cairns Community Foods where I can obtain all my organic seeds, grains and nuts.

  62. 63

    You ladies are so inspiring. I actually shared Vegie smugglers pancake yesterday with my followers. I only recently seen your book this week as it was given the thumbs up on another website. I think it’s an amazing idea and at The Cheeky Homemaker, we also try to encourage healthy, whole foods that are family friendly. I would love to win to help further inspire our mission xx

  63. 64

    Natalie said,

    This is a bit down the road, but still local! Gorgeous soaps – pure ingredients πŸ™‚

    Like all the pages, thank you for the chance to enter!

  64. 65

    Clare said,

    These products look amazing. I’m from the central coast so cut out the crap is a local business that I admire. As well S the Bella organic cafe in terrigal.

  65. 66

    Katherine said,

    My 3 year old would live me to win this!

    I run a micro business that is focussing on simple fabric and felt toys.

  66. 67

    Kelly said,


    I love the cafe Miss Marmalade in Brunswick Vic, such great coffee and food, with a separate kids room at the back which means that little kids can play safely without annoying others. Such friendly staff too

  67. 68

    Love Cut out the Crap, have been following on fb for a long time now. Fantastic pages.

  68. 69

    Kristy said,

    I love Organic Feast which is situated in Maitland. They stock organic fruit and vegetables as well as a wide variety of other health related products

  69. 70

    Jess said,

    Local business is – these people are AMAZING! They go and source local, organic and DELICIOUS produce and deliver it to you. If you are in the Brisbane area – you MUST try these guys. Just have a look at their website. I can’t talk highly enough of them and the prices are INSANE!! Generally cheaper than your normal shop. I haven’t yet met the owners personally however I really want to as they are trying really hard to help everyday mums and dads to experience and AFFORD quality, organic produce.

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    Ros Griffiths said,

    Done! I love Cut Out The C-word too xo

  71. 72

    Vyky said,

    How cool is the Safety Food Peeler!! Never knew about that before – can’t wait to get my hands on one!

  72. 73

    Georgie said,

    Liked up!

    I’m sending out some local love to GreenMumma, who delivers fresh organic and bio-dynamic fruit and vegies.

  73. 74

    Cobie said,

    Liked all pages. Fave local business Little Red Chick – busy mums selling beautiful children’s clothing

  74. 75

    Sonia said,

    Liked them all and I love one of your mentioned being the naughty naturopath mum, love her 80/20 attitude πŸ™‚

  75. 76

    Bobbie Brown said,

    all done. I love our local cafe ‘Mana Kai’ – they do raw food and gluten/dairy free food which suits me perfectly. The girls are awesome too x

  76. 77

    Sarah said,

    Loving the safety peeler! One local business I love is Lunch Boxes With Love!

  77. 78

    Karen Bogle said,

    Viroga Yoga and Health Studio – a local business doing everthing brilliantly. People drive many kilometres through busy suburbs to get to this local gem of health and happiness!

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    Genevieve French said,

    I would love to pay tribute to a fairly new business in my area called Cooked and Co. in Sans Souci, Sydney, NSW.

    They’re a husband and wife team that run this cafe and offer beautiful fresh food cooked from scratch every day. They use mostly organic produce, the best pasture fed beef and organic free range poultry.

    What sets them apart from most cafes are their take home dinners. Cooked from scratch every day, they are healthy and and wholesome and very affordable. Not your ordinary greasy take away!

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    Casey Ashby said,


    I’d like to mention my friends awesome business The Cake Lady – Designer Cakes

    Looks like a fantastic giveaway πŸ™‚

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    milk&bread said,

    Great products and competition!! My favourite local business is Singingbird Yoga and Birth Support xx

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    Tania Tenten said,

    My local butcher is the best, St Agnus

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    I purchased the COTC for kids when we discovered all 3 of my kids had food intolerances. All is going well with them & this book is a fantastic help

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    Bel said,

    I’d love to win these. I don’t really have a local shout out but a site which I found had some interesting information

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    Jodie Louw said,

    I love a local facebook business that has just opened up her own store – Lollypop Lane Kidswear – she has the most amazing kids clothing! Also love Tibbys Creations – great local business handmaking kids clothes.

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    Mariesa said,

    I’m in Perth and I like The Local Grocer. Fruit and veg direct from the farmer while paying them a fair price. πŸ™‚

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    Angela said,

    little bento world, trusted trolley, (vegie smugglers) and natural new age mum are just a few of my regular go to fb pages and websites.

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    Renay O'Dowd said,

    Liked. I’d like to mention additive education and additive free pantry both are Australian based and on face book trying to do similar stuff πŸ™‚

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    Zoe williams said,

    I pay tribute to my local farmers market in Willunga .sa. I look forward to visiting every Saturday morning with my daughter πŸ™‚

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    Roslyn said,

    Love all of these & I would love to own ‘Cut Out The C***’ πŸ™‚

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    kylie oconnell said,

    My friend has just started a Cafe in caboolture called raw food Cafe but her website is The Cheeky Cuppa and she deserves all the publicity to help build this business. It is located on beerburrum road caboolture.

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    All pages liked, two were already liked! πŸ™‚ I love Quirky Cooking…so inspiring! Thanks. πŸ™‚

  92. 93

    Jaime said,

    trusted trolley is great πŸ™‚

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    Susie said,

    I already follow Collette, she’s great and thankyou for introducing the others…………. I’m going to be shameless and give myself a plug!! haha I have just started working as an independent distributor for Nature Direct – We offer a unique range of non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning solutions and disinfectants created by nature, but what i’m most passionate about is the health & wellness message. We help people see the link between chemicals & poor health…… the products are safe to use around kids & pets and are extremely effective, loving the products and loving the company πŸ™‚

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    Karen M said,

    This bulk wholefoods company has been operating as an online company, however recently they have opened a store in Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula, which is fantastic and MUCH needed on the Peninsula.

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    Bronwyn Clur said,

    I love my local SEO and Online Marketing company called Talk About Creative …. full of amazing ways to get your business out there … even if it’s on a budget! πŸ™‚

  96. 97

    Alison White said,

    Just loving finding ALL of these kid focused pages, anything to help me sneak in veggies to my 2yr old’s diet!! πŸ™‚

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    lissy said,

    they are awesome. would love this. got to 2 little girls

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    We love Organic Collective here in Perth – delicious fresh produce. They are great at getting my family to try a selection of fruit and vegetables all year round.

  99. 100

    Rosemary said,

    I love quirky cooking! Great for my kids with multiple allergies! She gave me inspiration to make my own chocolate that my kids can eat (they had never had chocolate before!)

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    marianne marks said,

    Bake Me! Great additive free recipes and products πŸ™‚

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    Cassie Gleeson said,

    Please let me win – would love to have all that πŸ™‚

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    Local cafe that uses organic produce (some grown in their own garden) and fair trade coffee. Best coffee ever! Also have gifts from around the world supporting locals.

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    Kate Nicholson said,

    I love cut out the crap and Natural New Age Mum. Their sites along with yours are inspiring me to change a lot for myself and my kids. Thanks for all of your great info and recipes.

  104. 105

    Leisa Swain said,

    Love my local organic shop: Organic Feast

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    Lalla Crowe said,

    done, done and done! im already fans of the kiddie cutter, so to win some would be awesome! but my major shout out is for Daddas Blend, its a natural teething pain solution, developed by a stay at home dad here in Aus! ^_^ if you go visit his page, tell him Lalla sent you! ^_^

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    Krystal said,

    Love our local Cafe Melzar – local organic produce & recently added Paleo options to their menu too.

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    Koren said,

    Love it all! I am vegan and also super passionate about kids healthy eating as I have a 3 and 5 year old. I am a pt as well and have just started my own venture with two other lovely ladies in our community, called Natures Nest. We live in a small country town in east Gippsland. There are no options here for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or clean eating, hence why we came up with the concept of Natures Nest Restaurant. I would love to win this hamper/gift pack. Love your work. thanks so much for all your hard work and time you put into this. xx

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    Jodie said,

    Love, love cut out the crap, makes my fussy son so happy

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    Kate said,

    My favourite local business here in Merimbula is PLAY. A beautiful little toy store specialising in quality wooden toys.

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    Angelique Slik said,

    I love all of the 4 Ingredient Books

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    Christina Keeble said,

    I would live to recognize Island Primary Produce on Phillip Island. A butcher that delivers product to plate along with local fruit and veg.

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    lynleigh said,

    Fruits of life Bacchus marsh

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    desiree said,

    Please, please. My little girl is 2 tomorrow. (6/3) I already feel like I am loosing the parent battle. It would be the perfect pick me up.

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    desiree said,

    This would be the perfect pick me up. Bad mum day 😦

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    Belinda Morgan said,

    I would love to win this & would love the opportunity to promote our small local business Prestige Build. We are a family run business on the south side of Brisbane specializing in renovations. If you or anyone you know would like an obligation free quote please call Dale on 0402227357. Please see our facebook page for some pictures of our past work.

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    womblywoo said,

    Not really local to me, but I love “Designs by Emma”
    She makes lovely bags that can be used for nappy bags, beach bags, work bags etc.

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    courtney said,

    Love all the business in gnostic corner in woy woy. Great giveaway, thanks for offering it!

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    Naomi Scarparo said,

    I love sinchies resusable pouches. They are great for yoghurt in my childrens lunch boxes. πŸ™‚

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    Rebecca Pizzi said,

    Love Little Bento World based in Perth (and local to me) who not only sells wondeful products to make lunches healthy and fun for kids but also provides the motivation with recipes.

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    Samantha Armitage said,

    Love , CUT OUT THE CRAP … just awesome… another great site to check out is ADDITIVE FREE PANTRY. So many great ideals and advise for having a pantry with no nasties in the foods. I feel this is soo important.

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    I LOVE supporting local businesses. My faves are ArchieBee (an online clothing store), Butterfly Garden (bricks & mortar store) and The Rainbow Collective (bricks & mortar).

    I also have a special place in my heart for my local business – Frangipani Baby. πŸ™‚

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    Danielle said,

    I love our local crafty boutique in Wynnum (Brisbane). It’s called “The Collective Store” and they sell a great collection of handmade crafted items (clothes, jewellery, kids stuff etc) all by local artists. They have a facebook page but I don’t know how to link it — look them up!

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    nadia said,

    All pages liked, the safety peeler was a new one for me… might have to get me one of those! shout out to the Green Bean organic cafΓ© in Lathlain Perth. not much here in perth for organic, clean and SUPER yummy food, but they make a great frittata and awesome salads! oh and I hope I win this!

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    Lucy Connolly said,

    What a great comp! Currently living Dance Along by Chrissy here in Brisbane. Providing kids like my 3 yo son with a program to spark imagination, burn energy, creative movement and a healthy mind.

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    Kim Byrne said,

    I love, located on the SurfCoast, who supply and deliver me with Organic and Bio-dynamic food to my family every week. I know that my family are getting the best food possible πŸ™‚

    l also help mums on their fitness goals with my business at

    Thanks for the great giveaway chance πŸ™‚

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    Sharon said,

    I love The Purple Pear Farm – I can’t wait till my kids are old enough to have a proper birthday party, so that I can have it here!!! (Who said that I am living through my kids lol)

    I also can’t get enough of “Totally Hooked” on facebook. The most beautiful handmade rugs ever!

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    Samie said,

    Done…thank you for this opportunity. X

  128. 129

    Kerry Lawrie said,

    Love Natural New Age Mum

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    I love all the cook books and gadgets I am seeing on this link..Now that my children are grown I’ve just became a foster mom and need all the help I can get sneaking in good nutrition. I hope we win. Good luck with all these great treasures!!

  130. 131

    Cyndy Hass said,

    Wow!! If I don’t win I am going to buy some kiddie peelers and the cookbook too!!!!! My two year old loves to help peel veggies but I’m always worried about his safety and as far as his diet goes I do my best but some days…..

  131. 132

    Tanya Sansoni said,

    Thanks for the links… Id like to give a plug to local markets and the quality of healthy foods at them. We are travelling in a camper trailer and love stopping at towns to checkout the local markets, pick up fresh, healthy food and meet the locals. It’s always a chalange to keep healthy good on the table without a freezer or oven and local markets make things much easier πŸ™‚

  132. 133

    Alanna said,

    What a wonderful prize pack and a fabulous way to find new and helpful pages πŸ™‚

  133. 134

    Bec G said,

    I’d like to mention a company here in Townsville- The Organic Pantry. They deliver fresh organic local produce πŸ™‚

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    Amelia said,

    My friend’s small business, Ethos. Which sells a variety of ethically purchased hand-made goods from around the world. One of a kind, fair-trade products purchased directly from the artists. She has some absolutely gorgeous toys for sale

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    Mel said,

    i have liked all the pages, and would love to give a shout out to Jess Ainscough- the wellness warrior as well as ‘Ground Organics’ who serve the most flavorsome food i have ever eaten!!!

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    Thanks for the shout out beautiful!! Love your work πŸ™‚

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    Danni said,

    I love my local vegie lady (Southern Highlands, NSW) –
    Robyn always sources me the most beautiful Australian fruit, vegetables, eggs and honey. She goes out of her way to source me wonderful Australian Garlic.
    She believes fresh and in season is best, local and organic where possible.

  138. 139

    Nicole Berry said,

    Have liked all pages. πŸ™‚ I love my local farmers markets held here in the Gladstone Area. πŸ™‚

  139. 140

    Kylie Jantti said,

    Top Notch Produce

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    Alexandra said,

    Ok well i LOVE pages like collete’s for promoting healthy affordable eating for families πŸ™‚ it gets tough to accommodate all allergies

  141. 142

    Emma Schmalkuche said,

    I love red berry kids! Great reasonably priced wooden toys, and easy to order!!

  142. 143

    Amanda Ing said,

    My shout out is to Little Lunchkins! They are a fabulous little business that has helped me tremendously to make my kids food/ lunch boxes fun!! Definitely a favourite in our house! πŸ™‚

  143. 144

    Kerry said,

    Where your health matters, has a great stock of organic foods. My business is @moon jelly kids selling toy/Lego mats.

  144. 145

    Tania prior Smith said,

    Firstly thank you for introducing such awesome businesses. I am a mum of a 3yo who has a lung disease and is intolerant to sucrose, isomaltase and lactose….. So healthy sugar free eating and clean living is essential ! Our local business we love is called Apple and Sage in Balwyn…… And we love Sugar Free Kids !

  145. 146

    nicole said,

    Done Thanks, Bargin Box Fabrics

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    Tracy said,

    I would love to win the vegie smuggler book as I already have the cut out the crap one which is excellent… I didn’t have to like any of the pages for this comp as I had already liked them all ages ago πŸ™‚ would love the knifes and the bread covers, I have the bread bag which is fantastic but would also love to try the covers… I love 4myearth products… Would love to win πŸ™‚

  147. 148

    Sarah said,

    Awesome prizes, and I already love most of those businesses you mentioned! I have recently found Happy Tummies, a business that sells lots of allergy friendly stuff, which will come in very handy for us now!

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    Kristy Philpott said,

    Thanks for the competition. The local business I love is the Bunbury Farmers Market, it has just relocated and opened at a much bigger place. Not only does it have amazing, fresh, local produce, it has a cafΓ© at the front to grab a takeaway coffee at and then trolleys that have cup holders but the food is always so fresh and nice and a much larger range of products than at the supermarkets.

  149. 150

    Bec van est said,

    I live trevallyn grocer. Lots of yummy local and imported produce. Some organic and allergy friendly lines, not forgetting locally made yummy treats too!

  150. 151

    Tammy Baarda said,

    The Hideout. A Cafe in Wodonga VIC that is offering top quality healthy food. They also sell homemade cordial with lemons the locals supply and offered cooking classes at Christmas and an online program about cooking. They are changing peoples perception of Cafe food and introducing many people to food they have not experienced before.

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    Celia said,

    Wow, what an awesome prize! I love our fruit and veggie swap meet in Mildura, Bring what you can, take what you need! Great way for community interaction and saves on wastage.

  152. 153

    Vandra said,

    Love that this group of wonderful Aussie women has got together to brainstorm healthy eating & healthy family lifestyles! Keep up the good work!

  153. 154

    Trudi Henry said,

    I love my local web based business Alphabet Street. It’s my one stop sjp for what’s happening for kids and mins in Newcastle. I use it to plan my weekend activities as well as their fabulous Xmas gift guide.


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    Carmen said,

    Great competition – I have liked all 3 pages & I love Vegie Smugglers πŸ™‚

  155. 156

    Helen Raso said,

    I love Peta’s page The Road to Loving My Thermomix. It has many recipes and helpful hints.

  156. 157

    Mellissa berndsen said,

    Thank you go vita health and nutrition centre chinchilla

  157. 158

    Kristy Booth said,

    I’m loving our local art gallery Splatter Gallery in West Wyalong NSW. It’s great, they support local artists, local foodie makers, are kid friendly and have awesome art classes for kids. It’s so nice to be able to take my 2.5yo boy to somewhere he is welcomed and can express his creativity without worrying about not touching anything!!

  158. 159

    shary smith said,

    Hi. I love all these pages. My daughter used to be intolerant to all but 11 foods, she is two and can now tolerate fruit and vegies but hates them as she was not raised eating them. My 4.5yr old son was just diagnosed with autism and we are triallong dairy/gluten free and my 2yr is still intolerant to dairy/gluten. So lots of creative cooking here. My fav local business is charlies fruit shop. Owned by two brothers and the most azing customer service (they take your shopping to your car for you!!!

  159. 160

    Karen said,

    I love so many sites but Quirky Cooking and The Road to Loving My Thermomix would have to be my two faves.

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    Sarah goullet said,

    I love vegie smugglers great ideas to assist with educating healthy eating choices for our future (children)

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    karlene75 said,

    Ginger Sport is a great, Brisbane-owned soccer company for 2-10 year olds.

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    Sachelle Oekinghaus said,

    Meeting Collette from Cut Out the Crap started my families food journey to a sugar, dairy, preservative and additive free life. I cannot be any more greatful, so I would like to shout out ‘Cut out the crap’ (all 3 books) and hope anyone seeking a change for life to buy her books!

  163. 164

    Karen said,

    Made for you by EllaBoo – a friend and new mumpreneur. Find her on Facebook πŸ™‚

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    Diane Bolland said,

    Have “liked” and by the way, love all your pages! I’d like to say I absolutely adore a local cafe in the beautiful Swan Valley in WA. Swan Valley Cafe is a vegan/ vegetarian/raw/gluten free/ organic cafe which is run by the most beautiful ladies and has the best, healthiest, tastiest food around!

  165. 166

    Nicole Zois said,

    Bulk Whole Foods, great business, easy to access and very knowledgeable.

  166. 167

    Melissa said,

    Thanks for introducing some great sites! I love Two Paper Dolls by Clare Foale. Great quality products and super prompt delivery!

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    Loving “cut out the crap” and “Vegie smuglers” I have just started working hard at changing my families eating habits and they have helped me so much! made the lunchbox slice today the kids loved it….and I did too πŸ™‚

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    Inka said,

    Hello, thanks for offering such lovely products. I would like to promote a local cafΓ© in Taradale, Victoria. Owned by a lovely couple that support local artists or anyone in the area that is starting their own business. I’m starting to practice Naturopathy after having a break while having children and they are very supportive.

  169. 170

    Marie Tapscott said,

    Already love all these pages! I’d like to pay tribute to a local business on the Adelaide plains – Lovin it Fresh – the best fruit & veg delivered to your door!

  170. 171

    susievenkat said,

    Liked all 3 pages. For a local business – we enjoy going to our local cafΓ©, The Laneway, in Cammeray; but I must say – I’m studying Nutrition at the mo, and when I grow up (ha, ha – I’m in my 40s) I want to be like you, Wendy and run a business/web page similar to this!

  171. 172

    Belinda Baker said,

    I love my beautiful silver pendant with my kiddies names on it from Koolamon Designs, a wonderful Aussie business by two lovely mums.

  172. 173

    Kristi said,

    Go girls!

  173. 174

    Michelle said,

    Must say love cut the crap , helped me with so much , and love 4my earth products

  174. 175

    Joanne said,

    Eco-originals, a new Brisbane based eco nappy company.

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    Stacey Kirsch said,

    Thanks for the competition and sharing these other great pages – love them. Here’s my friends page – she makes great handmade gift items:

  176. 177

    Jo said,

    Love the recipes that pop up from Cut Out The Crap – kid friendly healthy eating at its best πŸ™‚

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    Flick said,

    Creative Flow Graphic Designs! Run by a lovely mum of 2 young boys. She does everything from business needs to personal things like party invites, signs, printables etc!

  178. 179

    Veronica said,

    I love and am addicted to our local Health Food Shop “Wholefoods” in Burnie Tasmania and such gorgeous, happy, helpful staff. Love them. πŸ™‚

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    Jodie said,

    “Rock’N’Roll Market Place”, Brisbane. Great fresh fruit and vegies and Deli!

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    Melissa Dowden said,

    I am a career nanny and am always looking for new foods to excite the kids. I have been meaning to purchase both of these books! I follow both on Facebook and always have some great ideas.

    I am really loving the blog ‘one handed cook’ it has great ideas and is written by mums!

  181. 182

    Joanna said,

    Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane makes beautiful handcrafted kids items such as personalised padded bunting and crochet dolls. Love supporting local mums! πŸ™‚

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    Nerida said,

    I love Ooomph at East Gosford. Organic food store, cafe & bakery.

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    Rachel said,

    LOCAL – means having the shop assistant say hello to you and call you by name. Local means OUR FAMILY OWNED FRUIT SHOP where the friendly young boy offers to carry your box of fruit and veg to the car for you. In this instance ‘local’ means spending my dollars to support the little man, keeping him in business and his doors open for me to come back again and again. Local means not having enough change in my wallet and to be told “Don’t worry, just fix me up next time”. Local means making a quick phone call, placing an order and having my goods delivered to my door as the car is at the mechanics. This local fruit shop gets to know its customers, hands you a piece of new season fruit and gets you to taste test. Local means the assistant collecting the special stickers or treats that are in the chip packets for my son to collect on the Saturday morning. We live in a small country town where local businesses are the heart and soul of decency found in people.

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    Kristin Schmidt said,

    Love one of our local businesses, Des Lardner’s Organic Horsham. Heaps of great products & fantastic helpful staff πŸ™‚

  185. 186

    Melita said,

    What an awesome network you have.

    All pages liked, and a big shout out to my local butcher

    Trendy Cut Meats in Howrah.

    Understands allergies and intolerances, and has pure pork sausages, no preservatives, no onion, no garlic, ( we are low fodmap) no wheat fillers, just pork. It’s a relief to talk to someone who understands intolerances and allergies, and does not fob off. He will check the ingredients of anything he has for sale with a smile, because he is learning more too. At Christmas I asked him to check the preservative numbers on a particular ham, he checked ALL of them just to see if any of the did.

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    Danielle Stenson said,

    I love Go Organics – our local one stop organic shop and cafe.

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    Amanda McMorrow said,

    Fitness Forever, Brisbane. Not only is Suanne a Personal Trainer but she is also a diabetes educator, holding classes on what to eat & avoid and how to cook. She is also does kids exercise classes & birthday parties!

  188. 189

    Rebecca Brewster said,

    Love Goodness Me Organics in Newcastle NSW πŸ™‚

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    Chris. said,

    All pages liked πŸ™‚
    I would like to promote the Little Red Tractor Farmers Market who is holding their first local farmers market in Deloraine Tasmania on the 22 March 830-1230
    2 Racecourse Drive, Deloraine.
    Nothing like a motivated women with support and inspiration.

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    Amy Wilson said,

    I would like to sing the praises of a recently opened specialty food store, “Goodness Me Organics” in Newcastle. Not only to they stock great produce and cater for a wide range of dietary requirements in their cafe they also recruit other local businesses to help promote a healthy lifestyle through cooking demonstrations, information sessions and special event catered evenings. A wonderful and supportive addition to our city.
    Fingers crossed, would love to use some of these items with my students in cooking lessons not to mention my own children too.

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    Kat said,

    ‘The New Leaf Cafe’ is a lovely little vegetarian cafe situated in Murwillumbah on the Far North Coast of NSW, they serve the most delicious beetroot brownies!

  192. 193

    Kylie said,

    All looks great! Thanks. Check out

  193. 194

    Shylee said,

    I love harvest hub, locally grown from Australian farmers, great quality fruit and veg and reasonable prices. Also convenient which I also love

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    Thea Cooper said,

    I am really trying to set a standard of clean and healthy eating for my daughter who has allergies to eggs and cows milk products. I am learning new ways to pack her lunch….
    Goodness me organics Adamstown is amazing!

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    amber said,
    started a page about healthy eating and also i love my local flannerys

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    Mel said,

    My like my local markets.

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    Kirsty said,

    LOVE this idea! I own Beetle Bugz Australia which sell locally designed and ethiccally made products to help living sustainably be affordable. Our main line is cloth nappies but we also sell glass baby bottles, breastfeeding coverlets and soon a few other lines!

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    Melissa Ryan said,

    I’ve always been super passionate about kids health, but more so after learning where my own health struggles were as I grew up and particularly in my teens. I want my kids to have a good relationship with food as I believe this is where our struggles with food begin. I’m now a personal trainer, helping others lead healthier and happier lives πŸ™‚

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    Samantha McCann said,

    Yes please! I really need some more healthy finger food ideas for our son!

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    Lisa said,

    Oh I like the look of the peelers, the knives are great. Loving Peninsula Fresh Organics for great seasonal fresh produce.

  201. 203

    Simone said,

    I love 4 ingredients gluten free and cut the crap

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    caspette said,

    I have liked all the pages and would like to give a shout out to a local business called Greenies Food Market in Darwin.

  203. 205

    caspette said,

    I have liked all the pages and would like to give a shutout to Greenies Real Food for locally produced and organically grown food.

  204. 206

    Sabrina Blankley said,

    Liked all the pages. Shout out to Trusted Trolley girls!!!

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    Kylie said,

    Liked all! And like my local fruit and veg, joes fruit world, they have heaps of fresh and organic produce.

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    Anne Hunt said,

    Love all those pages and I own most of the books which made our allergy journey easier! One kind of local business I like to use is They are in Perth and we are regional WA but they are still super helpful and sell things we can’t access here!!!

  207. 209

    Karissa said,

    I would sincerely live to thank and pay tribute to natural by nature in mackay., Queensland. These ladies have helped take my family additive free, clean and healthy and give all of us a new lease in life beat of all they are offering such a brilliant service to a regional and remote area that would not normally be available unless in the metro areas near Brisbane!

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    Hailey said,

    Wouldn’t get by without the lovely crew at Aussie Farmers Direct. Love all the recipes given on the mentioned pages and as a mum of 2, the recipes plus the fresh produce is a blessing.

  209. 211

    Lisa W said,

    I’m loving ‘Wholefood Simply’ for all her delicious treats which aren’t actually that bad for me and my family.

  210. 212

    Katrina said,

    I have liked all the pages, thank you for sharing them they where interesting and loved the peeler πŸ™‚

  211. 213

    Katrina said,

    Oops forget to say my favourite business Blue Truffle lovely fresh, organic, gluten free food

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    Pip said,

    Loving at the moment 2 brothers whole foods in perth.

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    lisa hankin said,

    I look at all ingredients in my childrens food. I also run a work from home network marketing business in the uk and ireland. If you would like to find out how you can earn Β£50 – Β£300 per week part time, please get in touch Many thanks πŸ™‚

  214. 216

    Kiara said,

    Awesome giveaway! I have “met” a lovely mum through having my hair accessories page on FB (Little Miss Designs), her page is Ava’s Grace. Mel makes the most amazing dresses ever!!

  215. 217

    Sarah Nash said,

    Love the Healthful Pantry at Warners Bay – a great community inspiring healthy foods and lifestyle!

  216. 218

    Edge said,

    Love “2 Brothers” and Subi farmers market in Perth!

  217. 219

    Rachel Whitworth said,

    Love all these wonderful ladies and also Happy Tummies, keep up the good work!!!

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    Michelle said,

    Thanks for the link to the food safety peelers I have been going to have a look around to see if there was such a utensil after my 5yo son wanted to help me cooking the other night. I want to give a shout out for the Additive Free Pantry, while not a local business, Tanya’s shopping guide has been a lifesaver to help me in sorting out my 3 boys diets so that they are healthier, happier and calmer.

  219. 221

    Amanda Felton said,

    Liked all pages. Haven’t found a favourite yet, but still looking. Have many favourites from back home that I miss a lot.

  220. 222

    Carrie Webb said,

    Little Bento World is fab for lunch box recipes, inspiration and cute supplies!

  221. 223

    Tru said,

    Hi thanks :)) I would like to thank the guru who started me on the preservative, additive, colours, flavours, salicylates, amines etc world!! Her name is Sue Dengate from Fed Up Book, a failsafe Cookbook, seminars etc! She well & truly opened my eyes as to not only what we didn’t know we were eating but as to how it can affect behaviour & health. I have 2 high functioning autistic boys who started me on this path 5 years ago!!!

  222. 224

    Mel C said,

    I never win anything anyway, but I will tell you what I love the local Harris Farm! They have a basket of free fresh fruit for kids to eat while shopping! Isn’t that fabulous?
    Great other pages, thanks! Like(d) them all!

  223. 225

    SJE said,

    A local business I love is Life Chiropractic. I would not be able to stand up straight without them.

  224. 226

    leimaycherry said,

    Id love to pay tribute to my local cafe. Readers Cafe and Larder. A great little cafe situated beside our local library that does a lively selection if tasty allergy friendly foods as well as teaching cooking workshops and offering some of their supplies for sale.
    Tasty and great location as we can pop into the library then grab a coffee and bite at the cafe while we let the kids play on the playground behind.

  225. 227

    Kasey Bakes said,

    My favourite is Quirky Cooking, always inspiring me to cook (and I need inspiring constantly!). I’ve liked all the pages you posted above, they all look great!

  226. 228

    Sian Gillies said,

    WOW!! What an awesome group of pages – liked them all. I don’t like to play favourites when it comes to businesses – simply because I believe they all work hard and are passionate about what they do πŸ™‚
    If I have to pay tribute it would be to “the handmade expo” – the organisers work hard to help all small handmade businesses to get their products out there.

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    What a fine bunch of women – only one was new to me. Alexx Stuart is the other inspirational food blogger I love. A great giveaway – good luck everyone πŸ˜€

  228. 230

    K Masters said,

    Who knew I liked 2/3rds of those lovely ladies!! I love my online shopping and have recently supported the local businesses I find on fb or through word of mouth. Including (but not limited to!) tumble monkeys dryer balls, drool jewels and lil reyes mcns!

  229. 231

    Melissa Hart said,

    Check out Squishy Snak Paks, BPA Free reusable food pouches. Fill with baby purees or snacks for your littleones (eg. Yoghurt, custard, smoothies etc). SAVE money – fill & reuse over & over. Dishwasher & freezer safe.

  230. 232

    I have my own page This Mum Cooks. Nothing fancy & all done because I have the same passion for feeding families healthy food πŸ™‚

  231. 233

    Kristen J said,

    Liked πŸ™‚ A local business I love would have to be Lori’s Home Cooking.. (which is my mum’s business!). She has been making home made slices for nearly 20 years and everyone who has them loves them!

  232. 234

    Carly W said,
    A local (well kind of near me) Mum who has a great blog and sells wonderful natural goodies at a local market.

    Would love to win this prize .. thank you for the chance!

  233. 235

    Jane said,

    All liked. A local business called Indigo House is doing great things for our town. Her wares are fantastic, including locally made and she -Alison, is very crafty herself making her own range of ‘button’ accessories. Alison has also got other local businesses on board by organising a local buyers reward card and she donates so much to other people, groups and fundraising causes.

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    I would like to pay tribute to the “cut out the crap” girls. Their food is awesome in taste and easy to make plus full of goodness. My kids benefit greatly from these girls!

  235. 237

    Amy said,

    Great competition! Thanks πŸ™‚

    In terms of a local business, I love for cloth nappy supplies. They were brilliant when I had my first bub and really took the time to explain everything about cloth nappy-ing to me. The service and knowledge is incredible.

  236. 238

    Sharon said,

    enjoy reading the site “CUT OUT THE CRAP”

  237. 239

    Marnya said,

    Yes please! In my local town of Swan Hill, Victoria we have so many brilliant people but I absolutely adore Mint Soda

  238. 240

    Kristin said,

    I never thought I’d make it to the end of these comments! Lol…I feel incredibly blessed (and sometimes a bit like I’m punching above my weight) to be hanging out with you girls on a daily basis…you are so right about connectivity!

  239. 241

    Elaine said,

    I like going to Lake Parramatta Cafe.

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    Sam Hughes said,

    Mona Hecke is an amazing wellness warrior and passionate about helping our community lead more healthy lives. She is author of the lunchbox revolution and a very committed Natropath who devotes much if her time to educating the community re healthy food and empowering others to make better choices.

  241. 243

    All liked πŸ™‚ I would like to offer up a little self promotion for my little business Hatchlings Cloth Nappies Cloth Nappies and little boy gear, based in brisbane.

  242. 244

    Samie said,

    Done all that is required….good luck lady’s x

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