Pear Turnovers

September is a special month for us now as it’s my little boy’s birthday (he just turned two) but this year has also brought a lot of change: the start of school for my (big) girl and my youngest has also just started going to playgroup which means a bit more time for myself. Autumn also brings a lot…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Millet croquettes

I recently rediscovered Millet Croquettes, I’d forgotten how much I loved them and how tasty they are.  I think we used to have them on a weekly basis as children growing up in a macrobiotic household. Millet, which you can find in health food stores, is super healthy, gluten free and easy digestible. It’s a…

Caponata Aubergine Stew

Caponata is a Sicilian Aubergine Stew that has become one of our regular family meals. It’s on our menu most weeks! It’s so versatile; you can serve it hot or cold and have it with bread, pasta or couscous. We usually have it with gnocchi. Traditionally Caponata would be made with celery as well as…

Pear Tarte Tatin (refined sugar-free)

We have a pear tree in our garden that never stops to amaze me at how much fruit it can produce.  They are deliciously sweet conference pears and at this time of year I always have to find ways to use them up. In the past, I have made jars of mulled pears, chocolate & pear…

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…

Slow cooked chicken, apricot & chickpea tagine

It’s not that often that I’m organised enough to prepare dinner in advance using the slow cooker but when I do I’m never disappointed.  Every time I say to myself ‘I should use it more often’. The meat always turns out tender and the sauces taste so flavoursome. I managed to prepare this recipe whilst…