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About Michelle Fernandez

Married to my best friend // Mother of 2 angels - Mia Clemencia & Mason Navarro // Paediatric Nutritionist // Born in the USA and living in Sydney Australia

August 2020

Nut-Free Cookie Dough Bliss Balls


Nut-Free Cookie Dough Bliss Balls When Mia started school and needed a packed lunch every day, I went out in search of recipes that would suit her Planetbox lunchbox. I knew bliss balls would be an easy win but was surprised to see how many contained nut flour or peanuts - [...]

Nut-Free Cookie Dough Bliss Balls2020-08-30T21:25:49+10:00

November 2019

Polish Pierogies


Polish Pierogies I'm sure you have a few recipes that are considered "family traditions", passed down to the next generation around the holidays. Sometimes a recipe is written down on the back of an envelope but more often than not, there are no set quantities for the ingredients but rather everything [...]

Polish Pierogies2019-11-11T21:11:44+10:00

September 2019

Salsa Chicken


Salsa Chicken This is the $1 Million Grand Prize winner of the 1998 Pillsbury Bake-Off.  I wish I came up with a recipe that won me $1 million!  In any case, I think it's worth every penny.  This dish has so much flavour and will keep in the fridge for at [...]

Salsa Chicken2019-09-01T21:34:39+10:00

August 2019

The Power of Positivity


Harness the Power of Positivity Approximately 1 in 5 people in Australia experience symptoms of mental illness, such a depression, throughout their lives.  It’s up to us as parents to shape our children’s mindset and to help them see the positive moments in each day. I watched this TED Talk by Shawn Achor over [...]

The Power of Positivity2019-08-10T20:39:12+10:00

May 2019

Nature’s Multivitamin


Nature's Multivitamin There was this commercial on TV when I was growing up that had this silly little jingle: "the incredible, edible egg". It was the kind of jingle that gets stuck in your head for hours. The commercial wasn't lying, the egg really is incredible. It's sometimes referred to as Nature's Multivitamin which [...]

Nature’s Multivitamin2022-06-12T11:06:39+10:00

October 2018

Safe Decisions


Safe Decisions I consider myself quite lucky to be the third born and “baby of the family”. This means that both my sister and brother had their children before I even started my family and they learned all the hard lessons raising their kids so I could just call on them for advice when [...]

Safe Decisions2018-10-30T19:48:51+10:00

May 2018

My baby reacted to eggs! What do I do now?


A life without eggs? *gasp* Egg whites are the second most common allergen so a reaction is actually more normal than you think and the good news is that your baby will most likely out-grow this allergy / intolerance by the time they are 12 months old. There are four different proteins inside the [...]

My baby reacted to eggs! What do I do now?2020-03-11T20:35:38+10:00

Fruit Salad – yummy, yummy!


Fruit Salad - yummy, yummy! I’m American and even though I live in Australia, my kids don’t watch The Wiggles (I can hear all of my Australian friends *gasping* right now…).  Anyway, my point is that the “fruit salad - yummy yummy” song is from The Wiggles and with my lack of exposure to [...]

Fruit Salad – yummy, yummy!2018-06-27T17:03:32+10:00
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