This is such an easy, cheap pasta recipe that uses every day ingredients, can be prepared in advance and has all the elements of a well balanced meal. It can be served all by itself or with a side salad and is great for using up leftover gammon or even substitute leftover chicken or pork.… Continue reading Ham, Broccoli & Bacon Pasta Bake
A few weeks ago, we came to our senses and decided not to move. Currently living over the road from K’s new school and being walking distance from pretty much everything, finally made us realise that moving was a bad idea, at least for now! So we took the house off of the market and… Continue reading Now We’re Not Moving, We’re Obsessed With Improving!!
Unlike most children, my three are not fans of sweet potato and though they love sweet potato muffins and think it’s carrot when I make vegetable chips, if I try to serve it as a jacket or mash, they will flatly refuse! I was therefore taking a bit of a risk with this recipe as… Continue reading Easy Salmon and Sweet Potato Fishcakes
We’ve been enjoying some extremely lovely sunny days lately, and while it’s great if you are able to get out and about with little ones in tow, if your spending time at home, you need peace of mind that your own outside space is safe for your baby. With this in mind, I’ve been looking… Continue reading Making Your Garden More Baby Friendly
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?
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
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
Despite a few setbacks, summer is finally here! We are eating salad by the bucket load, so I’ve been looking for ways to jazz it up a bit and maybe sneak in some salad veg that might not usually make it onto the plate in its natural form! This recipe is basically a chilled, gazpacho… Continue reading Super Summer Salad Soup!
So, we did all the hard work a few months ago, planting our kitchen garden and now we are beginning to reap the rewards of growing our own veg! Here’s how we did it! The great thing with this whole project has been the enthusiasm of the kids (mostly K) to water, weed and protect… Continue reading Reaping the Rewards of 'Growing Your Own' with Kids!
This easy and frugal mince recipe uses lentils to bulk it out. It makes 500g of minced beef stretch a lot further than most other bolognese and chilli recipes and the great thing is, no one will notice the lentils as they literally disappear! Not only is this good for the budget, but also perfect if you are… Continue reading Beef & Lentil Beany Tacos