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 [...]

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 [...]

Couscous Paella On A Shoe String

Couscous Paella On A Shoe String

This Miguel Barclays Couscous Paella took us all by surprise. We loved it! Okay, okay...it's not traditional at all. But it does taste really good and reminds us of happy holidays in Spain. It took 10 minutes to make which totally gets the thumbs in our house on a busy school night 👍🏻 I've bought [...]

Squeeze The Day

Squeeze The Day

According to experts, Orange is the happiest colour. It radiates warmth and energy and apparently, also helps stimulate activity and our abilities to socialise!! I do agree with this, bursts of Orange always brings a smile to my face. I stumbled upon this Jamie Oliver marinade recipe and had to give it a try. It [...]

You Deserve Butter!

You Deserve Butter!

James' Spiced Fruit LoafWe did warn you that James is a serial bread maker didn't we? Here's his debut bread recipe for his divine fruit loaf. Definitely something for the weekend. Packed with fruit and has a good hit of cinnamon this tea time treat is delicious with thickly spread butter. Ingredients 400g Strong white [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

When Life Throws You Lemons…Make Houmous 🍋

When Life Throws You Lemons…Make Houmous 🍋

This beautiful Houmous is so easy to make & tastes delicious. It makes me smile. Here's the recipe: Ingredients: 400g Tin of chick peas (rinsed and drained) Juice of 2 lemons 5 tbsp of Olive oil 2 tbsp tahini paste 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 tsp coriander 1/2 tsp ground cumin Salt & pepper Fresh [...]

Red Pesto Sauce

Red Pesto Sauce

This gorgeous red pesto sauce will have your family begging for more! Not only is it very easy to make, it tastes delicious and is perfect for a quick mid week meal. Ingredients: 200g Sundried Tomatoes 20g Fresh Basil 1 Clove of Garlic (more I'd preferred) 60g Pine Nuts 50g Parmesan, grated 50ml Olive Oil [...]