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 [...]

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 πŸ‘πŸ» 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 [...]

When Life Throws You Lemons…Make Houmous πŸ‹

When Life Throws You Lemons…Make Houmous πŸ‹

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 [...]

No Hassle One Pan Lasagne

No Hassle One Pan Lasagne

We all know the drill. Kids bundle through the front door yelling "what's for dinner?". "Hello darling! Have you had a nice day?" "Yes, I'm starving!! What's for dinner?" You've had a full on day and quite frankly, are feeling a bit knackered!! This One - Pan Lasagne is basically the cheats way to make [...]

Do You Budget For Your Meals? What’s Your Weekly Planning Secret..?

I'd love to hear what people do when it comes to their household shop. Don't be shy. Please share what works. Are you the type of person who flies by the seat of your pants and wings it every day? Buying food on a whim , depending on what your taste buds are calling for? [...]

No- Junk Lazy Tuesday Tea

No- Junk Lazy Tuesday Tea

Well it's not exactly flaming June, is it? Having settled back in to the school routine, I found myself looking for something a bit different for tea. The brief was super fast, easy and nutritious but a crown pleaser (I almost always manage to cook the same as school dinners - note to self, read [...]

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 [...]