Healthy breakfast ideas for kids

Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day. After a long night it is designed to do exactly what it says – break your fast. After 10-12 hours without eating we need something to get us up and running again. Today there is such a wide range of options on offer it can be […]

Healthy Soup Bowls

As the autumn weather starts to get colder thoughts turn to comforting warm bowls of homemade soup (well in our house they do!).  However, soup is, well soup, however tasty it is, so I thought I would try and improve on a bowl of Soup by adding toppings (this does only work for thicker soup).  […]

Storecupboard Tomato Soup

Following on from my post about storecupboard ingredients here is a quick and simple recipe for Tomato soup.  The addition of Courgette makes the soup creamy without having to add any dairy products.  Serve with your favourite bread or a follow with a salad topped with beans for added protein and avocado for healthy fats. […]

Salmon Fishcakes

Personally I’m not that keen on Salmon on its own and neither is my husband, so as I often do I make it into something else – in this case fishcakes.  These fishcakes are easy to make and cook and can be served with a multitude of different things.  We tend to have new potatoes, […]

Cauliflower ‘Burgers’

These vegetarian burgers are a delicious and simple way to increase the amount of veg you are including in your diet.  Made from Cauliflower and Broccoli, which are a great source of antioxidants and support our liver in it’s work to remove toxins from our body these can be easily frozen for those days when […]

Apricot, Cashew & Coconut Balls

These 3 ingredient Apricot, Cashew & Coconut bliss balls are simple to make and taste great.  Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of pro-vitamin A carotenoids), and a good source of vitamin C, copper, dietary fibre, and potassium, Cashews give a dash of protein and good fats, whilst the Coconut adds […]

Cooking for kids – a collection of easy recipe ideas

Being the middle of the summer holidays I thought it would be good to bring together a few ideas for cooking with the kids that are quick, easy, fun and healthy to make. Perfect for a not so sunny day or just to do something a bit different and encourage your children to experiment with […]

Healthy Burgers

It’s the weekend and time to relax a little.  Try some healthy homemade burgers that are quick and easy to make, tasty and with no unwanted ingredients.  Here are a few ideas of different flavours, but you can experiment with your favourite herbs, spices and veg. Pork Burgers (serves 4) 1 pack Pork mince 4 spring onions finely […]

Rhubarb – the vegetable that thinks it’s a fruit

Rhubarb is an amazing vegetable, although we treat it like a fruit.  One of the earlier vegetables to be available in the year, rhubarb is in season from January (forced variety grown in sheds) through to the end of May.  A very misunderstood and underused vegetable, Rhubarb is extremely versatile and can be used in […]

Watercress – the original Superfood

Renowned since ancient times, Watercress has it all.  The Ancient Greeks believed it could improve their intelligence, the Romans ate it to prevent baldness, Hippocrates is believed to have chosen the site of his first hospital as it was close to a Watercress stream and the Egyptians gave Watercress juice to their slaves to improve […]