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 [...]

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 [...]

Tortilla Mini Pizza

Tortilla Mini Pizza

Are you looking for a dinner time hack this weekend? If so, you're in the right place! These Tortilla mini Pizzas are yummy and perfect as a quick meal time solution - for both kids and adults. Ingredients: Pack of mini Tortillas Tin of tomatoes - blitzed in the mixture Cheese Toppings of choice (I [...]

Cod And Crispy Pancetta

Cod And Crispy Pancetta

Here at Mums In Real Life we're all about ease & lifestyle balance. During the week especially, with a busy household to keep in shape it's often unrealistic to spend hours cooking. That's what makes this dish so perfect. This light but warming recipe is ideal for summer evenings & is incredibly easy to make. [...]

Holiday Packing Hack

Holiday Packing Hack

With the Summer Holidays looming, our minds have drifted to thoughts of sunny places; gorgeous sunsets, warm azure seas and that chilled out feel of sand between our toes.... But before we get there, we need to pack, right?!? We don't mind admitting, we're already slightly dreading the thought of packing!! So, with that in [...]

Healthy Breakfast Pots – The Grab & Go Way

Healthy Breakfast Pots – The Grab & Go Way

Life gets busy, right? Here at MIRL we love these scrummy yummy breakfast pots. Made up the night before, they are the perfect 'grab & go' in the mornings. Not only are they tasty, this breakfast pot is unbelievably healthy and very filling too. Do you want to know more about the health benefits of [...]

Bring Morocco To Your Kitchen

Bring Morocco To Your Kitchen

Whilst travelling around parts of Morocco, I totally fell in love with the cuisine. It's not hard to do. Vendors, nestled amongst Artisans, sell the most aromatic and visually tantalising displays of herbs and spices, every spirally turn you take through the labyrinths of the Souks. We tasted many a memorable dish, the best of [...]

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 [...]

Make Friday Count

Make Friday Count

Friday is one of those days we associate with fun - it's Fri-yay, lets have that drink, eat that chocolate, in fact in our house we've renamed it to Treat Friday. We pop to the local news agent on the way home from school, have a chat with the 'lovely lady' who works there on [...]