Blackcurrant & Almond cake

I think this cake looks quite impressive but it’s in fact really easy and quick to prepare. It’s one of those recipes that I keep making again and again so I just had to share it! I make it with blackcurrant as I get loads at this time of year from my allotment but you could…

Cookbook Review : Cool Kids Cook & Meatballs recipe

I’m so excited to be reviewing ‘Cool Kids Cook’, the brilliant cookbook by Jenny Chandler that can teach your kids vital cooking skills and turn them into little foodies. It only just came out on 12th May and you can win yourself a free copy! (To enter the competition all you need to do is comment…

Cookbook Review: Very Veggie Family Cookbook

Cookbooks…I love them, I have got so many (too many!) I did a rough count the other day as I wanted to order a couple more and it came to over 100! One hundred cookbooks, how can I still need more? Here’s my excuse…I don’t use all of the cookbooks I bought in my twenties (pre-…

Lentil Spaghetti bolognese

Cooking this lentil spaghetti for dinner today made me reflect on how my life has changed in the last five years. Life couldn’t be more different. We have moved from a busy London to ‘the countryside’ with the addition of two children who have become the centre of my world. One thing that hasn’t changed so much…

Avocado, Tuna, Sweetcorn & Cheddar Quesadilla

Right now is such a nice time with the kids. My 3 1/2 year old has grown up enough that I can have a conversation with her, she asks questions, wants to learn & help but still retains a cute innocence. My 18 month old is just starting to talk and hasn’t quite got to the tantrum…

Healthy Granola

I had planned to post this recipe just before Christmas as I thought this would be the kind of breakfast I would love to wake up to on Christmas day. We were away staying with family and in my head I thought I might make a batch of this granola to take with us and…

Creamy Courgette & Coconut Soup

Every year I seem to plant way too many courgettes. I don’t know why I do it, I think I just forget how much each plant produces and I like to have different varieties. So, I always have to try to think of new ways to use my courgettes. This year, one of my favourite recipes…

Carrot Cake Oaty Bars ( Sugar free)

A great one to get even young kids baking, these healthy bars are so easy to make. Just mix all the ingredients together and throw in the oven. Twenty minutes later, you have delicious oaty bars that the kids will love, and best of all they don’t contain any refined sugar. I used date syrup as a…

Do I really want my toddler to drink Cow’s milk?

My little boy will be turning one in a few weeks time, how time flies. I recently saw the health visitor for his development check and she asked me whether I would be starting him on cow’s milk after he turns one. Without really thinking about it I said yes as this is what I…

Almond, Honey & Blueberry Overnight Oats

I don’t know what mornings are like in your household but if they are anything like ours, they are often hectic with trying to shower, get everyone dressed, fed and ready to go out & start the day. Breakfast with my two year old daughter seems to take forever at the moment! She hardly ever…

10 Super Quick & Healthy Toddler Meals

A little over 4 months ago we welcomed our little boy into our lives. I’m slowly getting used to having to divide my attention between two children. Time flies and I have enjoyed watching Toby grow and seeing his big sister interact with him. With things settling down a bit, I feel I have some catching up…

Frozen banana, peanut butter & chocolate bites

Frozen banana is a great summer snack; it’s so easy, pop it in the freezer and its taste and texture is just like ice cream. For my daughter’s 2nd birthday party I was looking for a way to create frozen banana bites as treats for the kids and I stumbled across this recipe which I…