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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pimms O’Clock

Pimms O’Clock

It's the mid-summer, the days are long - perfect weather for sitting outside with a nice refreshing Pimms cocktail enjoying a good book? Yeah, so I've got young kids who go outside, and they always try to kill each other on the trampoline, or accuse each other of various misdemeanours. So it’s usually something to keep [...]

Spiced Zahtar Chicken With Lentils

Spiced Zahtar Chicken With Lentils

Whether you love or loathe Lentils, this dish needs to be tried. They are renowned for being a great source of fibre and they marry perfectly with this Middle Eastern dish of Zahtar spiced Chicken. If you currently loathe lentils, you won't after this recipe. Zahtar is a spice blend of the zingy scent of [...]

Focaccia Stuffed With Pesto & Tomatoes

Focaccia Stuffed With Pesto & Tomatoes

If you are looking for a food project this weekend, look no further as this is it. We've upped the ante by adding juicy cherry tomatoes and by slapping red pesto into a traditional Focaccia. Ingredients: 500g Strong plain Flour 7g Sachet Yeast 1tsp Salt 3tbsp Red Pesto (see link https://mumsinreallife.co.uk/2019/06/19/red-pesto-sauce/ for one of our [...]

Homemade Herb & Chilli Infused Olive Oil

Homemade Herb & Chilli Infused Olive Oil

This beautifully scented Olive Oil took minutes to make and was a team effort. My youngest happily gathered Rosemary from the garden whilst I did the prep work. Grab yourself a clean glass bottle and top with boiling water. Screw the lid on and leave for a few minutes. Remove the water. Lightly crush the [...]

Summer Berry Pavlova

Summer Berry Pavlova

Remember last weekend when it was summer? (temporarily) We had a lovely bbq over at our fab friends' house - they were 'doing' the meat, so we said we'd bring something lovely for pudding. What screams summer bbq more than pavlova? Loads of beautiful seasonal strawbs and raspberries loaded on a fluffy meringue base. Happy [...]

Summer Has Arrived! Roasted Gazpacho Soup – Served Hot With Croutons

Summer Has Arrived! Roasted Gazpacho Soup – Served Hot With Croutons

It's been a busy week, so much has been going on! As always, food is never far from my thoughts and I just have to share this recipe with you all. I stumbled across a recipe book in the library by Miguel Barclay called 'Super easy One pound meals' and naturally, I had to see [...]