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    Mexican Rice

    This is something I used to cook way before I started “dieting” and now it seems every time I have it on the menu we end up with a takeaway! Tonight, I finally managed to cook it again and I forgot how good it is for a simple, 1 pan dish. It’s a great way of using up wrinkly veg too as you can chuck whatever you fancy in it. You can also make it vegetarian, which I have done many times before, by simply removing the chicken. Also, you can make it as spicy or mild as you like, as with pretty much all my recipes, this is child…

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    Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese

    Spaghetti Bolognese is a family classic and everyone has their own way of doing it. I love mine filled with veg and because it’s chopped up quite small even the toddler eats it without much fuss. Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese really is just that though. Once upon a time my Bolognese would have been made with sauce from a jar. This way is just as easy though and far healthier! There’s no added salt and there’s so much veg in it. I have my Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese with gluten free pasta and the Bolognese is naturally gluten free. I also enjoy having it with courgetti (spiralised courgette) that’s been…

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    Slow Cooker Herby Chicken

    Slow Cooker Herby Chicken was a complete experiment that turned out to be one of those much loved recipes! I love my slow cooker and not just during the winter. I decided to have a look through my recipe books to create some new recipes to do in it. This is quite simple but really tasty and makes life so much easier on the days I have work. All I need to do is cook some pasta and serve it up. You could have it with anything though as it’s almost a casserole type dish.

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    Curry Loaf

    Curry Loaf is by far one of the best things I make! Even if I do say so myself. It’s so simple, only uses a few ingredients and it makes enough to last all week. I have mine with salad for lunch or just on its own as a snack when I’m feeling peckish. To make this gluten free you have to check the ingredients. It’s mainly always the rice that you need to check. I used to use the cheapest possible one I could find. Unfortunately, they contain wheat so do be careful.

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    Cottage Pie

    Cottage Pie is a proper British classic! You just can’t beat comfort food at this time of the year. There’s nothing better than snuggling up after a dinner full of carby, meaty, gravy covered goodness. Do you know the difference between your Shepherd’s and your Cottage though? So many people don’t, I was quite surprised. For those of your who don’t; It’s down to your meat. Shepherds look after sheep so that’s lamb mince…. Don’t ask me why Cottage is beef though! This dinner takes me back to being a child as it was one of my mum’s favourite, easy meals. My recipe is slightly different to my mum’s one…

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    Banana Bars

    This isn’t my usual kind of recipe as it’s a baby led weaning one. Most of my recipes are child friendly and don’t contain any nasties but these literally contain 2 ingredients so are perfect for little fingers.

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    Vanilla and Toasted Marshmallow Baked Oats

    Baked oats were my staple breakfast once upon a time. They always taste pretty good with whatever combination you come up with. This Vanilla & Toasted Marshmallow recipe is a pretty simple one. It tastes great though! Nothing can beat toasted marshmallows for breakfast though. You can find another couple of variations of Baked Oats by clicking HERE or HERE. I use gluten free oats for mine but you can use any you have in the cupboard if you don’t have to worry about intolerance’s.

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    Feeding The Small Humans

    Once upon a time, well, a couple of years ago. I would have said my then 8 year old was a fussy eater. She would only eat things in breadcrumbs or other plain and boring, beige food. Every so often she would eat spag bol but it would be pot luck if she ate either the pasta or the bolognese. She never seemed to like both parts at any one time.

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    Eggy Breakfast Muffins

    Eggy Breakfast Muffins are great for so many reasons! They are so simple to make and they are great for using up leftover veg and old eggs. You can put anything you want in them and eat them hot or cold so great for days when you need something quick. As long as you made them the night before that is. They’re naturally Gluten Free and pretty filling. They’re basically just mini omelettes, muffin style! This recipe makes 6 muffins so I usually have 3 at a time. That seems like a reasonable portion to me.

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    Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

    Chicken, bacon and mushroom risotto has got to be one of my favourite meals! It is slightly time consuming as you can’t leave it. But it is so easy and amazingly tasty! Little man was not a fan the 1st time he tried it but since then he’s become a big fan. I just have to spend time picking out the mushrooms! As you do to get toddler’s to eat anything. Rice dishes are always my favourite meals and you can find another great recipe here. I just find these one pan meals so much easier on busy days.