October 13, 2014

Halloween is upon us so time to share some wonderful spooky inspiration today as well as a little freebie!

This fabulous Halloween Dessert Table has been created by Elise from Sweet Scarlett Designs.

Elise has put together the cutest set of printables which are bright and fun.   How great would this also be for a party theme for the lucky October babies!

As a special treat for Sweet Style readers Elise has provided us with this fabulous bunting banner as a free download.  I can see this hanging in my window for all to see.
To see all of the items available in this wonderful range visit Elise’s Etsy store HERE.
For the free download please click HERE.
You can also find else on Facebook HERE.

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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

August 28, 2014

Have you found a Fathers Day gift for you dad, grandpa or husband yet?  Is he a surfer, a car lover or a foodie?

I am still deciding on the final purchase for the man in our house but in the meantime please check out these amazing finds which Fiona from Fiona Kate Simply Gorgeous helped me to curate – they are a combination of both of our favourite things!  Two of these great items come as free printables (the car desktop wallpaper and the food tags) so please click on their links to find them!




August 26, 2014

With Fathers Day less than 2 weeks away I have some fun and simple ideas today to help with your Fathers Day Celebration on Sunday 7th September.

These very cute little Mini Pails can be found as part of the Styling Essentials Kits by Celebrations and Occasions, who put together gorgeous boxes of carefully curated party supplies and styling essentials for your special events!  

I had a go at creating three different ideas using these pails.  Use them as a sweet gift for dad or something to serve dessert in!  There are really so many uses for this great piece.

Find them here as part of the Rustic Food Station Kit where you can see all the great items included in the kit (the forks and blackboard signs are part of the kit also).


A lovely little mini cactus from your local plan shop looks great in these pots – write your guests name on the blackboard and this can be used as a favour or a table setting.sweet style-6679_w


Whose Dad doesn’t love donuts and when they come in the form of this cute cookie they are even better!
These fabulous cookies were made by Nicci from Frosted by Nicci and are great as a favour or to eat after your meal!

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Dessert is always on the menu so why not use these pails to serve it in!  Stamp your cutlery with your favourite words and you have the perfectly styled dessert.
I have made a no bake cheesecake to go in my pot but ice cream or mousse would work perfectly as well!

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Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style