Tagged with Quick and Easy

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

Spinach, Mushroom and Ricotta Filo Roll

Spinach, Mushroom and Ricotta Filo Roll

Well Monday is here again and yes you guessed it we are meat free again today! My meat loving husband pointed out that we were meat free nearly all last week. Not sure how that happened but as a result he took over cooking duties on the weekend which was a real treat especially as … Continue reading

Pea and Cottage Cheese Fritters

Pea and Cottage Cheese Fritters

These Fritters are great for lunchboxes, picnics or fingerfood lunches at home. In fact I  enjoy eating them too! Freddie and Lottie gobble them down and quite often have seconds. I love putting fritters in lunchboxes for Freddie. They’re quick and easy to make but don’t compromise on giving him a protein packed, veggie loaded … Continue reading

Banana and Peanut Butter Ice-cream

Banana and Peanut Butter Ice-cream

Freddie described this as “this is too delicious Mummy!” and I’m totally with him (just had a sneaky spoonful before starting to write this). The best thing is it is free from refined sugar, naturally sweetened by the bananas and the yummy butteryness of the peanuts. It is also dairy free. What makes this recipe … Continue reading

Week 3 sugar free – Healthy pantry shopping list

Week 3 sugar free – Healthy pantry shopping list

So week 2 sugar free has involved experimenting with sugar alternatives and I’m close to perfecting my recipes so watch this space. Thank you to my guinea pigs! The conclusion I’ve come to is that there really is no substitute for sugar! Cakes, muffins and biscuits made without added sugar really don’t taste as good … Continue reading

Week 2 sugar free – snack ideas

Week 2 sugar free – snack ideas

Well the first week sugar free was pretty successful. I had a couple of slip ups along the way! Surprisingly I didn’t miss drinking a glass of wine but white bread I found much harder to resist. However the hardest thing I found was quick, easy, satisfying snacks with no added sugar that both the … Continue reading

Low Sugar Banana and Date Muffins

Low Sugar Banana and Date Muffins

All of you mums with toddlers and preschoolers will know that they have little tummies and need to eat quite frequently during the day. A hungry preschooler equals tantrums in our house so making sure there are healthy snacks available is crucial! During the past 6 weeks of living without any kitchen equipment I’ve realised … Continue reading

Sugar Free Ice Blocks

Freddie is currently rather fond of yoghurt with frozen berries. I discovered he preferred them frozen when he ate them on the way back from our freezer under the house and wouldn’t wait for the berries to defrost. He gobbles down frozen berries and yoghurt calling it ‘icey yoghurt’ and thinks it is a quite … Continue reading

5pm Panic – simple easy dinners

5pm Panic – simple easy dinners

Monday is my work day so whatever I give Freddie has to either be pre-made or really quick to prepare. It can be really easy just to resort to a can of baked beans or spaghetti on these nights but given he’s had sandwiches or similar for lunch with his nanny I really want to … Continue reading

5pm Panic – Cheats Spaghetti Carbonara

5pm Panic – Cheats Spaghetti Carbonara

As a kid Spaghetti Carbonara was my brother’s favorite teatime food and I think Freddie has inherited his taste buds! This version of Spaghetti Carbonara is very similar to the one my mum used to dish up over twenty five years ago! It really doesn’t take long to whip up and if you serve it … Continue reading