Mixed Spice

Mar 14, 2013 by

Some of the recipes that I come across may have ingredients that are a challenge for me to find. Sometimes it is due to my region. Of course, I don’t expect to find certain tropical fruit or ingredients in my neck of the woods. But there are some things that I can’t find no matter how hard I look. One of the ingredients that I kept coming across recently is Mixed Spice. I couldn’t find it so I decided to look up the ingredients and see what was in it. Apparently there are many recipes out there, quite a variety actually. I decided to make my own version to share with you all. I got myself a neat little jar to keep it in.


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Mixed Spice


  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp Allspice
  • 2 Tsp Mace
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cloves


  1. In a storage jar, mix all ingredients together


I must say this is the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted. And perhaps the shortest.


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Do-It-Yourself: Mixed Spice


I have come across this ingredient in many cake and pudding recipes so I’m sure it will get used up in no time. I  have some Easter baking to do and now I have one less ingredient to worry about.


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Mixed Spice


Cheers and happy baking!



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Banana Nutmeg Smoothie

Oct 17, 2011 by

After chit-chatting with my friends on Facebook, I realized that Smoothies are quite popular with healthy-minded individuals! I guess I’m a bit late on the smoothie band wagon, but I’m slowly getting into it. I mean, who can resist a fruity drink that’s natural and GREAT for you? It’s always a bonus when the kids LOVE it too. I’m down for Smoothies! Are you?

  • What are your best smoothies?
  • How often do you have them?
  • What do you use to make them? (Blender, Immersion blender, Single Serving Blender etc)


Smoothies are so versatile. Its a meal on the go, or a quick nutritious snack. When it comes to ingredients, my Facebook friends have listed both fruits and veggies. Bananas seem to be the must have ingredient, followed by mango and pineapple. Peanut Butter adds a smooth shot of protein and frozen spinach adds some extra goodness to the mix. I look forward to experimenting more with Smoothies.


Here’s a recipe for a smoothie that my children and I enjoyed ~ Banana Nutmeg Smoothie



2 Bananas (If you use frozen Bananas, you don’t need ice)

1/2 Cup Milk (Substitute with Soy or Almond if desired)

1 Cup Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt

1/4 Tsp Nutmeg

1 Cup Ice



Add ingredients to a blender and mix until the ice is crushed and the liquid becomes frothy. Pour into individual glasses (or cups for the little ones).


If using as an adult meal replacement, adding a flavoured protein powder is great too.

Happy blending!



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