Food · Soups & Sauces · Vegetarian Options

Warming Pumpkin Soup with Pine Nuts and Halloumi

There’s already an autumn chill in the air so what better way to keep out the cold than a comforting bowl of warming soup? During the winter months, I’ll often make batches of various soups as I find them the perfect quick lunch for me or tea-on-the-go in a flask for the kids. This recipe… Continue reading Warming Pumpkin Soup with Pine Nuts and Halloumi

Food · Kids Tea Tuesdays! · Pork, Bacon & Sausages

Sweet Potato & Chorizo Fritters

Having got the kids to eat (and love) sweet potato in fish cakes, I’ve managed to made it a double with these sweet potato and chorizo fritters. Not only do they contain a good portion of veg (including the infamous sweet potato), they are also quick, cheap and easy, so an ideal mid-week family meal.… Continue reading Sweet Potato & Chorizo Fritters

Food · Nutrition · Reviews

NutriBullet- Just Another Expensive Gadget?

There’s always a new kitchen gadget being advertised, from apple cutters to bread makers, they range in their functionality, adaptability and longevity and are all marketed as time savers, easy to use and absolutely worth the expense! But how many of them actually are all of those things? Well, the multi-functioning vegetable chopper would save… Continue reading NutriBullet- Just Another Expensive Gadget?

Food · Kids Tea Tuesdays! · Vegetarian Options

Cheesy Carrot, Courgette & Pea Fritter Stacks

This fritter recipe is super easy, quick and cheap to make. You can vary the type and proportion of vegetables within the fritter, just make sure they are fairly dry- sweetcorn and spinach work well.  Check out our Veg & Bacon Fritters for a meaty variation or layer these up with some ham, salami or… Continue reading Cheesy Carrot, Courgette & Pea Fritter Stacks

Food · Sweet Treats

Healthy, Low Sugar Desserts and Treats

Midweek desserts are always a bit of a tricky one for me. Like many parents, I’m conscious of my children’s sugar intake and so have limited sweets, chocolate, cakes and biscuits to Friday night and the weekend, leaving only fruit, yogurt or homemade flapjacks for midweek desserts. During our recent mini heatwave, we experimented with… Continue reading Healthy, Low Sugar Desserts and Treats