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…

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…

Papaya & Banana Smoothie

  I began buying papaya when my daughter started on solids as I read it was a great first food for babies. It has a low risk of allergic reaction and is easy to digest. Papaya has many health benefits, it is high in beta-carotene, contains antioxidants and fibre but best of all you can…

Spring Vegetable & Chicken Stew

It’s spring time! I love this time of year. The days are longer, flowers start to appear everywhere, and everything is just greener. This dish is a celebration of spring. It’s fresh, healthy, packed with green vegetables and a great one-pot dish that doesn’t require hours to cook. It’s adapted from a vegetable stew with…

Date & Coconut biscuits (Sugar- free)

My new favourite thing to do with my daughter is to bake biscuits & cookies. She loves it… it’s like Play Dough but she’s allowed to have a  taste and enjoy the results. Predictably her favourite word is now ‘cookie’ but I don’t want her to eat too many sweet treats.  The problem with most…

Buckwheat pancakes with Ricotta & Spinach (Galettes de Sarrasin)

I think Buckwheat pancakes work great as a savoury meal. Using buckwheat flour gives the pancake a slightly heavier texture than your standard crepe, with a robust and earthy flavour that tastes delicious. A traditional pancake from Northern France, these galettes de sarrasin are quickly cooked in the pan for a minute or two, served…