September 22, 2014

Last week I have the pleasure of working with Lisa from Pretty Pedestals to put together this lovely Wedding Morning Brunch – the perfect way to start your wedding day with your bridesmaids and close family and I would say this would go down a treat for a morning wedding celebration as well.

Lisa has a beautiful collection of Vintage Cake Stands and Bowls that she hires out as well as special furniture pieces that look just wonderful with elegant stands on top.  All that you see in the images below is available for hire plus so much more.
The food that we served was all super healthy and filled with loads of goodness to get you through your big day.  Granola, Mini Pancake Stacks, beautiful fresh fruit and to drink a divine Apple Cocktail.

Today we are sharing one of the yummy Granola recipes but keep checking during the week as well will also be sharing the recipes for the other items in the coming days.

Pretty Pedestals is located in Sydney and if you head to my instagram or Facebook page you can go in the running to win a $200 Pretty Pedestals voucher for stand hire, simply by reposting or sharing the photo of the beautiful stands and tagging @sweetstyle and @prettypedestals using the hashtag #styleprettypedestals.   You need to be able to collect and return from Pretty Pedestals in Sydney.  Alternatively if you are not on Instagram or Facebook then please leave a comment here telling us how you would style these pretty pedestals

Lisa’s collection is second to none so if you have a party you are planning then join in the fun on instagram, Facebook or here on the blog.  Winner will be announced on 30th September.

Alternatively visit Pretty Pedestals here to see more of their beautiful collection.

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Coconut, Banana & Macadamia Granola
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  1. - 4 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
  2. - 3 teaspoons white chia seeds
  3. - 2/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  4. - Big pinch of sea salt flakes
  5. - 3 tablespoons extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil
  6. - 2 tablespoons extra virgin cold pressed macadamia oil
  7. - 1 teaspoon pure vanilla bean paste
  8. - 2 ripe bananas mashed
  9. - 1 ½ cups of macadamia halves
  10. - ½ cup almonds halved
  11. - 2 cups organic unsweetened coconut flakes (available from health food stores)
  1. Preheat oven to 150 °C (300 °F). Line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl mix together oats, chia seeds, pepitas and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan warm the coconut oil, macadamia oil and vanilla bean paste.
  4. Pour the warm oil mixture over the dry ingredients and add mashed banana. Stir until dry ingredients are well coated.
  5. Spread in a thin even layer on each baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. After 20 minutes add macadamias, almonds and coconut flakes and cook for a further 20 minutes or until golden brown. Stir occasionally.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  1. Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 months.
Serving suggestions
  1. - Cold milk (soy, dairy, almond, rice)
  2. - Natural organic yogurt sweetened with vanilla bean paste & rice malt syrup
  3. - Fresh or poached fruit
  4. - Pancakes or Crepes
  5. - On its own as a snack
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 Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Cake Stands, Platters, Bowls, Sideboard all available for hire :: Pretty Pedestals

September 19, 2014

If you are like me and on the hunt for more great Low Sugar Recipes I have put together a list of 5 of my favourite places to visit to find great healthily treats for both the every day which also are great for party food.  I visit these sites regularly to find new ideas and with my kids starting school holidays today these sites are even more helpful for ideas to try out in the holidays.

Visit the links to all listed at the bottom of the post!  
Happy cooking.

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Supercharged Foods
I Quit Sugar
100 Days of Real Food
Green Kitchen Stories
The Healthy Chef

September 17, 2014

I have been busy baking and making for the kids lately and one of our favourites this week is a great banana smoothie and these delicious butternut biscuits.

Smoothies are a fantastic drink to serve at parties as they are so good for you and they can be made in a variety of flavours.

These butternut biscuits are also great on your party table as they are sugar free, wheat free, yeast free and diary free – no sugar high crazy kids after these two healthy options!


One ingredient that both of these yummy treats have is Vanilla extract!  Vanilla is such a wonderful natural sweetener and this one by Pink Pantry Vanilla is my favourite.  It is sugar free and gluten free and adds the perfect hint of sweetness to your drinks and baked items.

Today Sunny from Pink Pantry is hosting a give-away for Sweet Style readers.  The pack includes 
50ml pure vanilla extract
30g pure vanilla powder  
6 pack organic vanilla pods


We have two packs to giveaway and all you need to do is make sure you like Pink Pantry Vanilla and Sweet Style on Facebook and leave a comment here to tell us your favourite item to add vanilla to.

The winner will be drawn on Sunday evening and announced via our Facebook Page. 

Best of luck everyone!

Biscuit Recipe can be found here 

September 14, 2014

I am joined today by Fiona from Craft Hunter who has a wonderful blog filled with fantastic DIY tutorials, tips and idea.

Fiona is sharing with us her Confetti Gift Wrap Tutorial today – here is what she has to say about this fun DIY Gift wrap.confetti-leaf6-1-of-1

I wanted to make something bright and happy to decorate a special present, and with a bit of sticky tape and hole punched scrap paper, I got just that. In true Fiona style this project is super easy and literally takes less than 5 minutes – so there’s no excuse to give a boring gift. Actual confetti would of course work splendidly too, or a fun collection of cut up shapes… or chunky glitter!confetti-leaf8-1-of-1

To make some confetti leaves yourself:

Lay out a few pieces of sticky tape, sticky side up.
Make them slightly overlap eachother so you create a bit of a sheet
Sprinkle on your confetti goodness (mine are just from a standard hole punch)
Layer more tape on top, sticky side down
Cut your leaf shape and you’re done.

Simple and very cute indeed!


You can visit the Craft Hunter blog here or find Fiona on Facebook

September 11, 2014

Another yummy sugar free recipe for you today!  This time it is super healthy Coconut + Banana Cupcakes.  I have been working with a wonderful nutritionalist lately so I can get my kids back on track with their eating and this is one of her many great recipes.  There are really so many recipes to be found on the plethora of healthy eating, nutritional websites that are around.  I will do a post next week sharing some great sites I have found to help you source low or no sugar baking ideas.

My nutritionalist tells me these guys are perfect for breakfast but I think they also work perfectly on a party table as really it is all about presentation when it comes to food – prepare them in a pretty cupcake liner and place them on a cake stand and you have an instant party.  They are made with almond meal so make sure you check your guests for nut allergies.  A great replacement to use in your baking is coconut flour so be on the look out for delicious recipes using this as an ingredient.

This recipe is originally by Lee Holmes of Supercharged Food and shared with me by A Healthy View.  

The lovely cupcake wrappers & napkins can be found at Emiko Blue and the cake stand is the beautiful Les Desserts Round Skirted Pedestal you can find in my store here.

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Coconut & Banana Cupcakes
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 2 Cups almond meal
  2. 1/4 cup bicarb of soda
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tbs arrowroot flour
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 3 ripe bananas mashed
  7. 3 tbs butter
  8. 3 tbs coconut milk
  9. 1 tbs rice malt syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg
  2. Place almond meal, bicarb, baking powder and arrowroot in a bowl and stir to combine
  3. In a separate bowl mix the eggs until pale and fluffy (I used an electric mixer). Add the mashed banana, butter, coconut milk and rice malt syrup to the eggs and combine
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Spoon batter into 12 cupcake liners
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until set
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 Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style