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AHPs Day..!

AHPs Day (a day to celebrate and appreciate our allied health professionals) was yesterday and is the main reason that I’ve not been in here much! Back in April I tweeted the Chief AHP Officer for NHS England to see if there was such a thing to which she replied

Rainy day baking: Herby pizza bases

Really simple to make and loads of fun. Recipe for the bases: 375g bread flour 7g fast acting yeast (one sachet) 2tbsp & 250ml warm water 2-3tsp mixed herbs 2 tbsp oil Pinch of salt and good grind of pepper Method: Mix yeast with 2 tbsp warm water and leave

Apple explosion

How not to bake your apples! We’re lucky enough to have lots of apples on our tree so I thought I’d have a go at baking them. If you don’t have a tree keep an eye out for garden gate stalls as you can pick up a bag of apples

Banana glut? Try making dried banana.

Bananas all about to go over together? Try making dried banana: Slice bananas and dry / dehydrate at 65’C for 6-7 hours. As dried fruit is relatively high in sugar and can get stuck in teeth it’s recommend that these as with all dried fruit are eaten at a meal

Burger time

Homemade burgers with sliced gherkins, humous, cheese, rocket, lettuce and BBQd courgette & a squeeze of onion relish all in a toasted bun. Flashback to last weekend’s BBQ. Everyone enjoyed making the burgers and eating them! #burger #bbq #lovecornwall #balancedlife

#AHPsActive challenge kicked off

Dietitians are part of the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) which make up the third largest workforce in the NHS. Today is Day 1 of the WeCommunities activity challenge and my contribution this morning is 2km in the pool. I’m inspired to swim further than usual by my friend who is

Mackerel pate

The mackerel are in! Now making all things mackerel 😂 here’s my mackerel pate wrap. Sliced gherkins, lettuce, rocket, raspberries and a drizzle of Caesar dressing to accompany my mackerel pate and it was yummy! To make the pate whizz together a mackerel fillet with some cream cheese (approx 2:1

Happy Sunday everyone – make it achievable

🍉☀️ couldn’t resist a slice of #watermelon in the sun for a post run second #breakfast It’s not a long run (25mins) but this means it fits in with most family plans for the day and we are pretty consistent in doing it every week. It’s better to do something

Playing squash…

Yummy, I’m like daddy. I like squash too with Uncle Tom.’ I wonder what they think daddy does when he goes to play squash with Tom..?! 😂 either way I’m pleased that it’s got them eating squash again! This one was simply roasted whole and has been enjoyed as a

Boat spotting & plant sales

After school stroll to the beach with our friends yesterday. Loved the idea of a plant sale at the school gate. We now have two sunflower plants that I’m hoping will stabd more chance against our mega slugs 😆 #lovecornwall #cornishlife #lizard #beachlife #cliffwalk #hopeful #doubleyummy #loveactivity

Wild strawbs & off to conference

Wild strawberries are ready 😍🍓🍓🍓🍓 keep your eyes peeled as these little gems are a real treat. About to get on my flight to London for #CAHPO18 conference. So glad we got to do this earlier today #workingmum #worklifebalance #wildstrawberries #homegrown #lovewhereyoulive #lovecornwall

Struggling to get your little ones to try new foods?

Pick up some veggie plants and get your children to help plant and look after them. You don’t need to have lots of space. Cherry tomatoes as a windowsill plant, strawberries in a pot or courgette in a grow bag all work well for small spaces. Maybe even start smaller

I’m going ‘on diet’ tomorrow #PKU #DietitiansWeek

As part of #dietetiansweek I’m going‘on diet’ tomorrow. I’ll be follow a low protein diet that we prescribe for #PKU This doesn’t just mean no meat, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, pulses, soya, nuts or seeds (the more obvious sources) but also no grains and a restriction on fruit&veg. Just finished

Pack horse!

When you look down to find you’re carrying quite a collection! Two scooters and helmets in the other hand 😂 This is a light day as no toddler carrying (sometimes both of them) or mass of bags 😜 #enjoyinglife #familytime #getactive #mumlife

Ready for cooking

Fire Warden training. I’m now ready for cooking again 😂 Having put out the waste bin fire the fire officer commended my thorough job saying that by doing it so well he couldn’t illustrate how easy it was to think you’d done it and then it reignite! #thorough #workingmum #whatdietitiansdo

Enjoying the wild garlic

Wild garlic – so much if it everywhere at the moment and it’s so tasty! Stick it in stirfries, salads, tortillas, pasta bakes, bread – pretty much anywhere you’d normally use garlic or spinach. #wildgarlic #foraging #toddlerlife #dietitianlife #toddlerfood #paediatricdietitian #eatforfree

Giving breakfast a Vitamin C boost with Cramelised Pink Grapefruits

Simply cut three grapefruits in half and sprinkle a light dusting of sugar over the surface and grill until caramelised. Although pink grapefruits are nice without the caramelised top and this means giving ‘added sugar’, at about 1/4 tsp each and with the relatively low sugar content of grapefruit I

Roasted squash falafel meze

Roasted squash falafels in the making. So simple and really tasty. Ingredients: 1 tin of chickpeas (400g) 1-2 large handful of roasted squash 1 egg 1/2 onion, finely diced 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped(I used smoked garlic) 1 handful of fresh mint and / or coriander 1 tbsp tahini

No added sugar or sweetener ice creams at the ready

Child (and adult!) friendly nice creams. No added sugar and no sweetners and an ‘ice cream’..? Really? Just mash up a banana add some yoghurt (we used Greek full fat) and add some mixed spice. Mix together and freeze in lolly moulds. The ratio of fruit to yoghurt doesn’t matter,

Tomato and cucumber salad to start

Simple tomato and cucumber salad with a little vinaigrette drizzled over. So easy to do and a great start dinner this evening. We popped this out on the table to keep the girls happy whilst the finishing touches were happening to the main.

Celebrate our differences

Some of us are born with a little extra. #worlddownsyndromeday Let’s embrace and celebrate our difference as they make the world a richer more fulfilling place. This evening my girls chose Elmer for their bedtime story which felt so appropriate. Smile, make others smile and don’t be afraid to show

Snow day snack

The snow has returned and were now warming up with peanut butter banana snowmen and a a baby chino (frothy milk) after a morning of snow play and sledging. The girls love a baby chino but I always ask for frothy milk as a baby chino in a cafe can

Are they identical?

This is something people ask me about my blonde and blue eyed daughter as she stranded next to her brunette brown eyed sister. Looks aside though their personalities are also very different. A good illustration of this is their food preferences. Although they’ll usually eat most things their preferences are

Quick lasagna top: Greek yoghurt with a sprinkle of cheese

Quick lasagna top: Greek yoghurt with a sprinkle of cheese. Today’s ‘experiment’ paid off. I always bulk up my bol with loads of veg and pulses to up the fibre and micronutrient content of this yummy dish. #lasagna #timesaving #delicious #mealideas #dietitian #doubleyummy #familyfood #kidsfood #toddlerfood #babyfood

Snow day bird food

I hope you’re all enjoying the snow. Our seeds and nuts in dripping (I save all of the fat from our roast) priced popular with this little guy in today’s snow ❄️ #feedthebirds #robin #snow #snowday #wastenotwantnot

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