I don’t know about your kids but i’d wager that most toddlers are the same, they love to say no especially when it comes to meal times. I get it, we all like a little power, sticking it to the man. I’m partial to it myself! If you think about it, when you’re under 5 there’s not much you really have control over except your poor parents sleep schedules and your own food intake. We’re pretty lucky in that although Luisa is stubborn as a mule she’s also easily coerced (bad parent, I know) so I’ve always found it quite easy to convince her to at least try fruit with the old ‘OH I LOVE STRAWBERRIES let me eat them’. Once she gets going she finds she enjoys it… sucker. Veg is a little tricker though… she will almost always reject vegetable pizza toppings, chunks in a sauce or pieces in…

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Today I have a bit of a different post for you, I’m joining in an A-Z cooking with kids bloghop organised by Becky from 3 Princesses 1 Dude. Head over to her blog to find a different recipe you can make with your kids for each letter of the alphabet.   Houmous, Hummus whatever you want to call it it’s delicious. A tasty chickpea dip originating from Levantine cuisine. It’s an absolute staple in the middle east, mediterranean and in every good mummy’s Ocado order.   Aside from the fact that its really tasty there are a lot of other reasons to eat more hummus. It’s packed full of protein, b vitamins, folate and more. Sure it’s not low calorie but the calories are nutrient dense thanks to those vitamins, minerals and good fats. Plus studies have shown that chickpeas can lower cholesterol.   Recently I’ve been trying to involve Luisa more…

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As I said in a recent post I took it upon myself to make Luisa’s first birthday cake. If you follow me on social media at all you might have seen that my baking journey was a bit of rollercoaster but we got there in the end. If you’re a baking novice like me I can’t say I’d advise making a birthday cake especially not a first birthday cake! Honestly it would have been easier and more enjoyable to buy a plain cake and decorate it myself. There’s a good reason that cake making is an actual job.   Anyway I thought I’d pop on and share how I made the cake and a few tips I picked up along the way. The recipe I use was adapted from Gym Bunny Mummy’s go to sponge. I modified the quantities to make a 3 layer cake.     As I said my…

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Spring. New life, possibility, energy, potential. We’re all starting to shake of the sleepy winter blues and starting to think about long bright evenings. I don’t know about you but I instantly start looking forward to sunny days and BBQs. It’s also the time of year I start to panic and begin a major summer diet. I’m usually pretty motivated for a week or two and then Easter strikes. We’re bombarded by chocolate bunny’s and long weekends off work lead to overindulgence. This year we’re taking our holiday in late April/ early May so I don’t have time to mess around. I need to knuckle down on the healthy eating front and stick to my guns. I’ve got a few healthy spring recipes & tips to share with you today that are simple and tasty enough to hopefully keep me on the straight and narrow. The first thing I’m changing about…

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A few weeks ago I had these amazing spinach & feta savoury muffins served warm with pesto from a food truck at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I couldn’t stop thinking about how delicious they were so I went and made my own. They are little delicious savoury morsels that you can grab for a snack or serve up for lunch with a salad. There are a lot of ways you can tweak this recipe so if feta isn’t you thing hold on to the end to find out the other combos I’d suggest. The recipe below makes 12 generously sized muffins. Ingredients Frozen spinach – I used 5 of the little pattys 250g Self Raising Flour 180g (1 pack) Feta Cheese 2 Eggs 1 tsp Salt 80ml Olive Oil 200ml Milk   Method Preheat the oven to 180 & put muffin cases on a tray Beat the eggs & add…

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