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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

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 [...]

Let’s Get Spiralling- The Courgette Way

Here at Mums In Real Life, we love a gimmick and nothing quite beats a good ' spiralling' session!! Not only is it fun (the kids LOVE watching!), but it gets the kids eating their superfoods too and...they just look so so pretty!! We have the Hemsley & Hemsley model, although there are plenty of [...]

Homemade Potato Salad – A Must Make

Whilst our gardens here in parts of the SE of England are enjoying copious amounts of rain, here at Mums In Real Life, we're thinking about the summer. This led to thinking about food (naturally!), a topic never far from our minds. My Dad always makes this potato salad and it is quite simply, delicious! [...]

Greek Night

So, with word that Storm Freya was hitting us this weekend, we headed over to Tahlias’ and Co for a Greek night. Having taken inspiration from Pinterest, Tahlia cooked up a storm! We were greeted with a 7 layer hummus dip, served with mini Pitta breads. The house was a cacophony, one room blasting out [...]