Mess free cooking – including a Cajun Spiced Salmon recipe

**Posted in collaboration with Bakewell** I don’t know about you but I LOVE a roast dinner, however the preparation time is something which always puts me off, so much so that we rarely have them (even at the weekends sadly). The thought of spending a few hours peeling potatoes, chopping carrots, broccoli and cauliflower, makingRead more

Guest post from Jen: Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe

I love nothing better than discovering new blogs and when I do I like to share them with you.  I now have the pleasure of introducing you to Jen who writes a lifestyle and food blog Just Average Jen. I find this blog a compelling to read – it documents Jen’s weight loss journey, sharingRead more

Hot Sweet Potato & Tomato Soup Recipe

Just after Christmas I treated myself to a new soup maker. Our old one was so over used that the motor burnt out and it stopped working and it was just one item in the kitchen I couldn’t live without. Not only do I love soup but the children do too and it is theRead more

Be careful what you feed your dog this Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly and it is certainly the season for over indulging. I always plan to not over eat but with the fridge filled with cheeses and pates, the cupboards loaded with mince pies, selection boxes and Christmas cake and then boxing day sponsored by turkey sandwiches – it’s rather impossible forRead more

Trying something different with Flora – Mexican Bean Lasagne

Mexican Bean Lasagne - dairy free

I’ve told you on many occasions that my children absolutely love their fruit and vegetables, given the chance they would happily live on this all the time but of course it would get boring it they ate carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, green beans, sweetcorn and peas all the time. Don’t get me wrong they will now eatRead more

Fruit Smoothies for busy mornings

Mornings here are hectic to say the least, as we walk to school we all have to be ready and out of the house by 8.30am to get there on time – that may not sound too bad however getting myself and 2 children up washed, dressed and fed by that time is a challengeRead more

Making school lunches healthy and varied for Harry

Now Harry is in school 3 full days a week that means he needs a packed lunch on those days.  Of course he isn’t really fussed about what is inside his lunch box just as long as he sits with his friends, doesn’t have to drink water and hopefully gets to wave at his sisterRead more