Nut-free basil pesto

I love pesto but shop bought varieties can have a very high salt content, which means it’s not actually as healthy as you might think. (See this article). We all know salt is something we should avoid in our children’s diet so by making your own pesto you can watch exactly what goes in it…

Baked eggs with ratatouille

Ratatouille is one of my favourite easy recipes. I find it makes a hearty and filling dish even though it is only made from vegetables. I quite often cook a big pan and eat it again and again through the week and it always tastes better the next day! This ‘baked eggs with ratatouille’ recipe…

Crust-free spinach and ricotta quiche

I used to make quiche all the time. It was one of those things I’d make so often I didn’t need to follow a recipe. I especially loved making the pastry but right now I struggle to find the time. There are just too many different steps: making the pastry, letting it rest, making the…

Cheesy baked polenta chips

My daughter is mad about cheese. I don’t mind giving it to her occasionally but as it is has a high salt content I prefer not to give it to her all the time! I have enjoyed cooking with polenta for a while. I like using the fast cook grain rather than the ready made…

Miso marinated tofu with vegetable noodles

I’ve had tofu since being a child. I remember standing next to the stove and picking at it straight from the pan before it made it to the dinner table, it seemed like a treat! A lot of people think it’s bland but not when it’s cooked in this way. I’ve always liked it best…

Tahini chicken skewers with grilled vegetable couscous

Tahini is one of the ingredients I have rediscovered recently. You can use it for so much more than just hummus, it’s great for sauces and works well with meat. My tahini chicken skewers recipe is more suitable for toddlers than small babies. Most babies could have it but you have to be careful as…

Broad bean purée and sardines on toast

This recipe has become a firm favourite in our household, on a night when the fridge seems bare and we haven’t got round to doing the food shopping yet. It only uses cupboard ingredients and is quick to make yet so tasty. Best of all, sardines are apparently one of the best fish for your…

Sweet potato with feta and mint

I love sweet potato and so does my daughter. I find that when she’s not too keen on something new; she’ll eat it when I mix in some sweet potato! I always make extra so I can have some sweet potato purée in the freezer. This is such an easy lunch that only requires 3…