What is the First 1000 Days?

1000 days. Doesn’t sound like an awful lot does it? But the fact is that the first 1000 days of your little one’s life are a uniquely special time that can have a very real influence on how they develop, grow and learn — not just now, but for his or her whole life. Watch … read more >

What veg are in season?

Buying foods when they are in season is the best way to get best quality at the best price. Now that we are entering Spring (although it may not feel like it!) There are lots of fresh veg that you can incorporate into your weekly shopping list. Here are the vegetables that are in season … read more >

Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday is here! Pancakes are so versatile and can easily make a nutritious meal for both you or your baby or toddler. Pancakes made with milk are a source of calcium, eggs add some iron, protein and vitamin D, you can use wholemeal flour to boost the fibre and then serving with fruit adds … read more >

Halloween tricks & pumpkin treats

Is it just me or has Autumn this year been completely dominated by Halloween and the Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte? Everywhere I go I see Halloween paraphernalia and signs for this intriguing beverage and every minute of the day I long for its spicy, creamy goodness…   Clearly Halloween is fast attaining the same kind … read more >

Detox Disaster!

As much as I like to think of myself as immune to the diet trends last week I got sucked into the propaganda. Thanks to the meteoric rise of the Nutribullet cult all around me people seem to be drinking rather than eating their calories, of late. Last week, I was sitting next to a … read more >

Step By Step Vegetarian Curry

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more vegetarian dishes in our diet.  Not that I don’t love meat, but it’s nice to have a break a couple of nights a week.  Lentils, beans and chickpeas are all excellent alternatives to meat – they provide protein and are low in fat, but high in fibre.  … read more >

Chasing Henry

After the all out food-fest of Christmas I always go through a burst of sanctimonious healthy eating in January. This is spurred on by my increasingly tight pants and the ever expanding ‘muffin top’ though ‘mince pie top’ would be a more appropriate appellation for the unpleasant roll of fat around my middle. Henry has … read more >

Step-by-Step Pasta Bake

Pasta bake is one of my go-to comfort food dishes.  I always make a huge batch so there’s enough to last for a couple of dinners and maybe even a lunch.  The beauty of pasta bake is that you can tailor it according to what ingredients you have lurking in the fridge or what you … read more >

Friday Night Fajitas

We live in the middle of the countryside, and thankfully we are too far from any takeaway food places to deliver to us, so there’s no temptation on Friday evenings after a long week at work to order in.   Of course there are times when I wish we could, but it just takes a little … read more >