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Beetroot Houmous

Beetroot Houmous

Just looking at this beetroot Houmous makes me feel insanely happy. The colour is so vibrant, it's hard not to break into a smile just looking at it. It also tastes as good it looks and is so easy to whiz up. Ingredients: Half a tin of cooked chick peas (plus half of the juice [...]

Top Tips For Sleeping In A Heatwave

Top Tips For Sleeping In A Heatwave

As we brace ourselves here in the UK for a hot days, we are getting the paddling pool prepared, water squirters are at the ready, drinks are in the freezer, sun cream is applied....let the fun commence!! We don’t often experience heatwaves here, but when we do it can really change our sleeping patterns. We [...]

Quick Pesto Sauce

Quick Pesto Sauce

If like me, mealtimes at the moment are a bit of a rush, why not give this green pesto a try? Knocked up in less than 5 minutes, it's the perfect solution for a quick tea time meal. Stir into some pasta or spread on top of chicken fillets, voila!! Ingredients; 50g Fresh basil leaves [...]

Smashed Falafel Tortilla

Smashed Falafel Tortilla

Stuck in a rut at lunch time? Try this healthy chickpea recipe. Taking only 5 minutes to prepare and plate up, this lovely lunch packs the punches in the taste department. Ingredients for the smashed Falafel; Half a tin of chickpeas Juice of half a lemon 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 [...]

Tips For Disneyland

Tips For Disneyland

We have just returned from a fantastic family holiday, topped off with a surprise trip to Disneyland Paris for our kids. We decided to keep it a secret as we didn't want our children to only focus on the Disney element of our holiday. We therefore had a blissful week beforehand, without being constantly asked [...]

Crust Topped Cod Fillets

Crust Topped Cod Fillets

If you are looking for a light and healthy yet tasty fish recipe, you've landed in the right place. This delicious dish is unbelievably easy to prep and only takes 12 minutes to bake. Want to know more? Let's go! Ingredients: 2-3 Cod Fillets 2 slices of stale bread (crusts off) 2 cloves of garlic [...]

Let’s Talk Prosecco

Let’s Talk Prosecco

Here at Mums In Real Life we love a good hack, and yesterday we were introduced to this one. How this has escaped us so far, we don't know! Have you ever opened a bottle of fizz only for it to go flat once back in the fridge? We have, but no longer! Simply place [...]

The Lean Mean Fighting Machine – Leftover Lentils – The Making Of A Supreme Soup

The Lean Mean Fighting Machine – Leftover Lentils – The Making Of A Supreme Soup

So, following on from the success of our MIRL Saturday night takeaway, I had loads of left over brown lentils (which I'd soaked in water for 12 hours Prior to cooking, so they couldn't go to waste) to do something with. The so called humble lentil is a must in my cupboard. I love lentils! [...]

Mackerel & Cous Cous Super Food Salad – Let’s Get Summer Started

Mackerel & Cous Cous Super Food Salad – Let’s Get Summer Started

Are you in the mood for salad? One that's going to hit the taste buds and fill you up? Give this a try! Not only is it easy, it is bursting with goodness! Did you know...? Mackerel is high in long chain omega 3 acids, which may help prevent heart disease. They're also a good [...]

Don’t let the Great British Weather ruin your washing!

Don’t let the Great British Weather ruin your washing!

Ever put the washing out in glorious sunshine and an hour later it's chucking it down? Go to work and come home to soaked washing falling off the line? You and me both. Isn't it the most annoying thing in the world. EVER. Well, this is a really simple hack and it works. You know [...]