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
Seven years of infant/ primary school are coming to an end. The countdown to high school has begun. The final weeks of term are set to be a series of events, marking the year group’s departure, their achievements and waving them off to their new schools. The residential trip is looming, for many, the longest… Continue reading The Countdown to High School Has Begun!
Pasta is our number one, go to, store cupboard ingredient. It’s quick, cheap and easy to prepare as well as being extremely versatile, with a little imagination! Here are our favourite recipes, along with some handy tips and tricks to ensure great flavour but still a healthy option! They are all highly versatile, allowing ingredients to be… Continue reading Our Favourite, Quick, Pasta Recipes!