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Easy Peasy Star Biscuits

So when your toddler asks to make star biscuits, you can’t really say No. I’m not a fan of my kids having too much sugar so we always are on the look out for ways to reduce the sugar content of our baking, here we have used just a little apple juice and it worked […]

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Should we label a food as good or bad?

The label of good and bad foods annoys me. It is one of those labels that I find hard to get away from when I am talking to people as it comes up constantly. I spend a lot of time trying to break that idea down in people’s minds. Google it and there are over […]

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Cocao Power Balls

You know those moments when you have a craving for chocolate? For me it is usually mid afternoon, that lull part of the day. Or just before teaching a class, when I need a pick-me-up and energy boost. So I created these beauties to help me, as I’m kind I thought I would share 😉 […]

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Help, my child won’t eat his veggies!

We are firmly in a fussy eating stage, frustrating is the word. I currently have Miss K who will eat pretty much any fruit or vegetable and the J boy is decidedly anti-vegetables. I’ve tried explaining the evidence behind why vegetables are so good for you, talking him through the nutritional benefits (I know, he […]

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Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Eating disorders are not something we generally associate with men, there is a huge stigma attached if you do have an eating disorder and it’s not an issue frequently discussed. So I was so pleased to come across the Men Have Eating Disorders Too (MGEDT) charity. I was even happier to find they had a […]

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My Favourite Cookery Books

I have a lot of cookery books. Well over 50, I try hard to justify this as “I need them for work purposes” or “I cook a lot” but I will admit to it being a slight obsession. I just love to sit down and read recipes! Every now and again I try and have […]

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Welcome 2015, resolve to relax.

2014 you were officially a whirlwind. With a baby, a preschooler and 2 businesses to run I had to cut maternity leave short and get right back into the craziness of working around my littlies. Trust me this is not recommended and leads to generalised chaos, very little sleep and a never ending to-do list.  […]

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Gingerbread Biscuits: Wheatfree and gluten free.

We’ve been doing an activity advent calander this year, which has been a lot of fun. Each day I’ve planned out and put a different Christmas themed activity in our advent calander. It’s meant I’ve been able to plan in all the little things I’ve wanted to do with the kids and it’s made me […]

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Roasted Red pepper Hummus

Hummus is a firm favourite in our house and one of our staple lunches. I tend soak the dried chickpeas overnight then cook them at breakfast ready to whizz up at lunch. The dried beans are more faff but cheaper, especially when you have hummus monsters in your home. I love all the flavours or […]

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Fruit and Nut Balls (gluten free, wheat free, dairy free)

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to get my creative side out. A few weeks of my husband being tied up with things has meant I’ve been pretty much keeping the show on the road by running around like a juggling magician 😉 Keeping 2 small ones fed, vaguely clean, amused, pretending to […]

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