One Pot Chicken and Rice Pilaff 

“One pot wonder” is how the Lidl webpage sells this recipe, but it should come with a cautionary note that it’s only a one pot wonder if you own the right pot. Luckily, I do. I’ve made this dish a few times and it always goes down well, mostly because…

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Healthy Coconut Macaroons from The Happy Pear 

Like the whole world I’m trying to eat less crap, but my sweet tooth is letting me down and I’ve been scouring my “healthy” cookbooks for better for me ideas. I got the Happy Pear cookbook last year and instantly loved the no bake twix bars(link) and the caramel slices…

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19 Healthy Snacks My Kids Will Actually Eat 

Surely my kids aren’t the only ones that are ALWAYS hungry? Sometimes I think that when I’m at home I just feed them, clean up after feeding them and repeat all day til bedtime. When I was off work on maternity leave we’d have lots of visitors so they’d enjoy…

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Our 9 Favourite Family Dinners 

Dinnertime conversation in our house is, well, low brow. It’s punctuated with spilled milk and requests for ketchup. I went through a phase of asking the kids what their favourite meal was to distract them from how much they hated whatever was on their plates at that moment so now,…

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A Spiderman Party for a Five Year Old Superhero

We’ve had two birthday parties in this house (Yes, actually in this house, our attempts to outsource either one this year were met with derision) in the last two weeks. There have been many, many small boys and girls running and bouncing around the place (and off the walls). I…

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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies 

You know when you find a recipe, and  you mean to try it and then you do and you’re surprised how nice then you realise it was so easy to make that you make it twice a week? And it’s healthy too, and the kids love it?  No, it’s not…

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Banana Pancakes with Three Ingredients 

Pancakes. My favourite breakfast. Well, blueberry pancakes are. But two weekends lately the grocery shopping hadn’t been done by Sunday morning so there were no blueberries. I panicked. I cried. I surveyed the fruit bowl. I’d tried banana pancakes before, 2 ingredient ones that my sister loves, but frankly they…

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