• Recipes

    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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    Carrot & Sweet Potato Cakes

    I’ve decided this month I’m going to go as gluten free as I can to see if it helps my stomach at all. My niece has Coeliac disease and it’s supposed to run in the family, I’ve had stomach upsets for years but I always put it down to a bad diet, it’s been a lot better since I changed my diet 2 years ago but I still get the odd flare up and it’s usually when I’ve had pizza or pasta. I do get bloated quite a lot too so even though I know I’m not coeliac, I think I’m definitely sensitive to gluten. I made these potato cakes…

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    Cheesy Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

    These are probably one of my favourite starters ever and it took me ages to realise that of course I can have them as a lunch! They’re easy to make and don’t take long to cook but yet I still forget about them for months on end then all of a sudden they’ll just pop into my mind and I HAVE to have them!

  • Recipes

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus was a little bit of an experiment. I love when my experiments go right though! I’ve never been much of a hummus fan but I decided to give this a go so I’ve got something a bit different for lunch. Now it’s got me thinking about summer picnics down the beach. This is the only way I will ever eat celery. I can’t stand it on it’s own usually! Shop bought hummus can be quite high in fat so this is a healthier alternative. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a little bit thicker but still tastes amazing. It also doesn’t take too long to make, as…

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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…

  • Kids

    The day the carrot came to town…..

    The carrot came to town? Yes, I do mean literally…. Here’s a little story about my day and my son’s new best friend. This morning while I was prepping dinner and getting everything in the slow cooker, little man decided to steal a carrot from the cupboard and took it off to the lounge with him. My desperate attempts to retrieve the carrot were met by the typical toddler response of “NO! Mine!” while hugging it. I tried to tempt him with a smaller one but to no avail. He was happy with his carrot, one of the biggest from the bag. He’s not feeling too well as he’s full…

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