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Sarah Hopkins

Healthy Carrot Cake

I LOVE Carrot Cake. It’s fair to say it’s my favourite type of cake and I often find myself staring longingly at the decadent versions I see at cafes. Despite this, I almost never order it, even if it’s gluten free, because I find the “store bought” versions are super

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Sarah Hopkins

Life with Rafael – First Foods, Sleep and Parenting

It’s been 4 months since I last blogged about my motherhood journey so far and a LOT has changed (obviously) so it feels appropriate to share some of the more significant happenings here. Rafa is over 7 months old so definitely transitioning from a little newborn baby into more of

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Sarah Hopkins

Coconut Vanilla Gummies

So the obsession with gelatin gummies continues! But when searching for a different recipe, I wanted some variation on the fruit theme, partly for aesthetics (look how pretty the red and white look together in the pic!) and partly to see if I could incorporate some healthy fats into the

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Sarah Hopkins

Lemon Berry Gut Healing Gummies

I’ve been obsessed with gelatine gummies lately. I’d always liked the look of them on other people’s websites and instagram feeds but to be honest, I thought “too hard basket”….it couldn’t be further from the truth. These gut healing delicious snacks are the fastest and easiest treat to make and

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Sarah Hopkins

Healthy Sweet Potato “Gnocchi” with Iggy’s Pesto

I haven’t eaten gluten in like 6 years and I can honestly say that I don’t miss it at all. I love my favourite gluten free paleo bread and was never a big fan of pasta dishes (unlike my Italian partner). But the one exception/craving I continue to have is

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Sarah Hopkins

Life with Rafael; Eats, Sleeps and More.

They say the first few months of baby’s life are the final trimester so it seems appropriate to share the first three months of Rafael’s life here on the blog. And who knows, perhaps I’ll keep making regular updates. I’ve had a lot of positive feedback and it’s been quite

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Sarah Hopkins

Baby Rafael’s Entry Into the World

Rafael’s Birth Story As I write this final chapter in the journey of my pregnancy, I am looking down upon my beautiful little baby boy, wriggling and squirming on his little play mat on the floor….such an image of adorable perfection. It’s hard to believe he’s here and at the

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Sarah Hopkins

My Third Trimester – Preparation for Birth and More

As I sit and write this final blog post before bub comes, I have to confess that I really can’t be bothered! And I feel that that really sums up how I may feel in these remaining weeks. I am currently 37.5 weeks pregnant and it feels as if the

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Sarah Hopkins

My Favourite Toxin Free Makeup

Toxins are an inevitable part of our lifestyle today. They can be found hiding in our air, water and just about every other manufactured product we use in and around our home. In my experience as a health coach, it is rare to come across a client who isn’t suffering

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Sarah Hopkins

My Second Trimester – Food, Moves and a Medical Scare

As I write this second instalment, I cannot believe how fast this journey is progressing. I have to confess to being a little clueless when it comes to counting weeks and knowing which week represents which trimester. A typical pregnancy is actually more like 40+ weeks which is more than

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