20 July 2016

Kale, mackerel, beetroot and avocado salad


If I gave this to my children they would be lost for words. They'd look at me, lip-curlingly aghast that I had basically served them 4 things (oh actually, 3 things) that they don't like. So, just to be clear, this is for MUMMIES. A quick, throw together lunch for busy parents who want to be healthy and enjoy the odd meal where they don't have to think about what their delightful offspring don't like about that they have made.

19 July 2016

Tuna and broccoli pasta bake


I have started doing a weekly Facebook video which I then post on YouTube (don't forget to like/subscribe by the way), the idea behind this series is that I come up with ideas for quick and easy (under 30 mins) midweek dinners. I respond to requests, so if you have one, head over to Facebook and comment under this one, or the latest one (I'm playing catch up). I think quick dinners for Monday to Friday are the hardest things for busy mums, and that's why I am starting with this as a theme.

Chorizo, pepper and kale wraps


My kids don't like peppers. Well, at least, a few weeks ago they didn't. But I have managed to stealthily put them into a few recipes without them knowing and - get this - they ate them!! MWAH-HA-HAAA! Bea ate some in an Oxtail stew that I will blog soon (don't say ewww, oxtail is gorgeous, honestly don't knock it till you've tried it!) and Arthur in these wraps! I swear, if I put some chorizo on a brick Arthur would eat it though...

12 July 2016

Broccoli and feta quiche


Recently, I have really felt a need to revert back to proper, old fashioned family favourites - proper cooking - the kind that Delia would approve of, and many examples of which you may find in an old, battered Be-Ro book. I would say that these types of thing are actually what I do best: stews, soups, quiches, pies, cakes - nothing fancy, everything delicious. I do get engrossed by what's hot every now and then, and my cooking is influenced by everything from Deliciously Ella, to Rick Stein, with a bit of Ottolenghi thrown in too. But when it comes down to the bone, I am an English, slightly pudgy mum who needs to feed her kids without having a stress meltdown. And I'm guessing quite a few of you are too?

6 July 2016

Chinese chicken picnic drumsticks


What to take to a picnic? Even though I am a family food blogger, and you must imagine picnic creativity of seismic proportions, it is actually usually sandwiches. And there is nothing wrong with that. I have made tarts, and quiches, and houmous and all sorts of stuff in the past. But mostly, yes, it is egg mayo sarnies. And crisps. And tea. And that is totally fine, especially as we don't usually have crisps in the house - unless wine drinking friends are expected.