Baked Beef and Almond Curry

I persist with trying to get the kids to eat curry. I also struggle to get stew into them. This meant that this dish, a curry, was a big risk. I ran out of some of the ingredients halfway through but I kept going. The boys saw the dinner and…

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Pesto Chicken Nuggets

I’ve been on a mission to keep the kids eating healthily, but getting frustrated that they weren’t eating new dishes that I’d slaved over. I even sat with them and we wrote a list of 21 dinners that they would actually eat. I had a revelation then, I could make…

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A Week in Dinners #9 – with a healthy twist

Remember my week in dinners? It’s been a while. I’m back to work and life is a bit chaotic. I still haven’t gotten into the swing of meal planning so it’s all a but random, and truth be told my evening meal often consists of cheese and crackers. (I also…

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Eleven dishes that you need to know how to cook

It’s no secret that I like to cook and that I adore my food, so people often turn to me for ideas- I get asked “what will I make for _____?”. Despite producing food every day to feed ourselves and our families, everyone seems to have a blank when it…

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A Week’s Dinners #5

I’m being encouraged to keep sharing our real life meals, so here’s another post about them Due to an incident involving a splash, a toilet and a box of rice I didn’t get to photograph this week’s meals, or the ones that I did are on the big complicated camera,…

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A Week’s (Barefaced) Dinners #4

I blogged a few times about what we really ate for dinner and people seemed interested, and relieved that they were normal in not feeding their families gourmet food every night, so I took a note of this week’s meals again. The title is a reference to my blogpost last…

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Quick and Tasty: Courgette Carbonara

This is a very regular feature on our dinner landscape, it’s tasty, it’s eaten by the whole family (including babygirl now too) and it’s on the table in under 15 minutes. If the kids are hovering I employ them in grating the courgette and mixing the parmesan and egg together.…

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Butternut Squash, Chicken and Couscous One Pot

Butternut squash reminds me of introducing my kids to solids, both boys loved it and it destroyed many’s the bib.  For some reason I rarely cook it these days, but all that will change soon as Miss L is about to enter the world of “real food” consumption. The motivation…

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Last Week’s Dinners (featuring many quick fixes)

I’m getting tired now of posting our dinners, especially when they are like this week’s (nothing to boast about) so this might be the end of this short series.  You’ll notice that dinners here at the start of the week are very homemade and healthy and that as the week…

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