Creamy Pesto Chicken

At this time of year my cooking tends to shift to lighter dishes to match the brighter evenings and (slightly) warmer weather.  I haven’t made soup for a few weeks now, favouring salads for lunch instead.  I love avocado at the moment, with some cottage cheese, cherry tomatoes, leaves and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  … read more >

Step-By-Step Oaty Fruity Muffins

The sun is shining and Easter is almost upon us.  I can’t wait to have a lovely long weekend catching up with friends and family.  I will be staying overnight with a friend and have promised to bake some healthy treats so I’m going to try this muffin recipe – they will be perfect for … read more >

Step By Step Beef Casserole

It’s starting to get very busy on the farm for us and we are expecting 750 baby lambs in the next few weeks!  So I’m trying to batch cook at the moment and freeze meals, as our evenings will be taken up with looking after the sheep and lambs.  Batch cooking is a great way … read more >

Step-By-Step Easy Mince Pies

There are so many treats available at Christmas, but mince pies have to be one of the tastiest. It’s amazing how many calories and fat those little pies can contain though, so I’ve come up with a healthier alternative using filo pastry. Filo pastry is only 3% fat and easy to work with. You can … read more >

Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of the first things I ever baked in our Home Ec class in school, and I still make it regularly. It’s super easy to make, and a tasty, healthier treat to keep energy levels up during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Toddlers will love it too as a snack! It’s nice and moist … read more >

Courgette & Potato Frittata

I love this time of year when so many fresh vegetables are in season, which also means there’s lots of value to be had in the vegetable section of the supermarket too. Here’s a list of just some of the vegetables that are in season now so look out for them when you are shopping … read more >