Chocolate Banana Muffins

And so we have ourselves another long weekend! It really does feel as though we’ve had quite the run of them lately. Unfortunately the weather has been a little drab, meaning outdoor adventures are not all that appealing. Instead, we’ve…

Miso chicken salad

Do you ever get stuck in a cooking rut? Using the same recipes, same cooking methods? For a long time, grilling was my cooking method of choice when it came to chicken. Or possibly even oven baking. But then I…

Spicy lentil stew

It is rather appropriate that I am posting about a slow-cooked stew on a day where the temperature has not exceeded 8 degrees outside (although, if I’m completely honest, it feels more like 2 degrees). I know this because I…

Strawberry Cheesecake

I don’t tend to bake sweet treats much these days. Not because I don’t enjoy it (I really do!) – its just that I generally crave savoury snacks over sweet – particularly when the weather is warmer. But now that…

Pumpkin and carrot soup

As I sit here typing, the rain is falling steadily outside. It was, of course, raining most heavily right at the school drop off – where I am sure my attempts to wrangle 3 kids, 3 bags and 3 umbrellas…

Roasted Pumpkin Hummus

Miss J is proving to be quite the fussy eater at the moment. She loves banana smoothies, but wont go anywhere near an actual banana. Apples and pears are eaten by the bucket load, but grapes and watermelon are nothing…

Harry Potter Party Bags

This year, Miss C asked for a Harry Potter themed party to celebrate her 7th birthday. She also asked to hold the party at a local games Arcade. The choice of venue meant that we had limited options when it…

BLAT Salad

When catching up with some friends the other day, the subject turned to food. More specifically, kids and food. And just how much the little ones can put away. There were furious nods of agreement when we mentioned that a…