Posted in March 2014

Meat Free Monday – Easy Mini Calzone

Meat Free Monday – Easy Mini Calzone

Mmmmmmmm pizza! Sometimes you just feel like eating pizza and the best thing is if you make it yourself it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. I prefer serving the kids these mini calzone over regular pizza as they solve the problem of the topping slipping off and going all down their fronts or, as Lottie … Continue reading

How to throw a Healthy Birthday Party

My little boy turned 3 last week. In fact, this whole month has been all about turning 3 – as many of his friends have also had birthdays around the same time. I hate being the party pooper but I always dread birthday parties a little bit because it means he gets offered the sugar-laced … Continue reading

Delicious and Nourishing Chocolate Coconut Custard

Delicious and Nourishing Chocolate Coconut Custard

When I think of custard I think cream, oddles of added sugar and unless it’s some gourmet brand additives and preservatives. Well this one isn’t! In fact this delicious chocolate coconut custard is a dessert full of nourishing ingredients without heaps of saturated fat and added sugar. The recipe is very simple to follow and … Continue reading

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

This is a recipe I have been meaning to post for AGES but life has somehow been too busy and I’ve been preoccupied with trying to create a recipe index which is taking some doing. Nearly there though so watch this space. So back to the chips. These chips are delicious and healthy too so … Continue reading

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Gnocchi are one of my absolutely family favorite dishes and one of the most popular dishes in Italy. They are a small potatoes dumplings made with boiled potatoes, eggs and flour served with a nice sauce. They are to die for and my kids adore gnocchi. I’m Italian so I grew up making gnocchi starting … Continue reading

Meat Free Monday – Cauliflower Cheese Gratin

Meat Free Monday – Cauliflower Cheese Gratin

I had one of those days today when you just feel sluggish and in need of a quick and easier dinner for the whole family nothing fancy just good old fashioned home-cooking. Freddie had preschool today so was ‘mega’ hungry and needed feeding fast. This cauliflower cheese recipe definitely hits the spot – a quick, … Continue reading

How to eat REAL food – Wholemeal Bread Rolls

How to eat REAL food – Wholemeal Bread Rolls

Reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is back in the limelight with the WHO changing their recommendations with the target of a 5% of the total daily calorie intake… AT LAST!!! By sugar they mean extrinsic sugars, those added by manufacturers as well as syrups, honey, fruit juice and fruit concentrates. If you … Continue reading

Meat Free Monday – Fresh Homemade Pesto

Meat Free Monday – Fresh Homemade Pesto

Even though this has to be one of the quickest, simplest meals I can think of it really packs a flavour punch and definitely doesn’t leave you missing the meat in your dish. We have successfully managed to grow our own basil plant so even though pine nuts seem to be more expensive than gold … Continue reading