Nutty Cacao Balls

I still get surprised at how regularly my kids need a little snack. As they are so active, I find their energy levels can drop really quickly. One minute they seem fine and suddenly I’ll have a screaming toddler, who will not listen and give me no clue as to what is wrong. With time, I’ve…

Edible gifts to make with children

As Christmas is fast approaching I thought I would do a roundup of my favourite recipes out there for foodie gifts you could make with the kids. My little girl has been talking about Christmas for weeks now as they have been rehearsing for their nativity play at school but now it’s December it has definitely…

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…

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…

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…

Ricotta & basil Gnudi with a quick tomato sauce

I only tried Gnudi for the first time recently…and it’s amazing! It’s like nothing else I have ever tasted. A little bit like Gnocchi but made of ricotta instead of potatoes. The word Gnudi comes from the Italian for ‘nude’ and refers to the idea of ‘naked ravioli’. The dumplings are delicate, soft and melt…

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…