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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

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! [...]

Mini Burgers

Keeping with the holiday theme of fun, fun, fun...it’s now time for little ones to help their Mum! We rounded off the day with making these cute & tasty mini burgers. Really easy for little hands to make, with plenty of mince left over for us adults to add more seasoning & spice a bit [...]