Pre An Gof celebrations dinner

Mediterranean tagliatelle.   A really yummy dish cooked up by my hubby on his day with the girls this week. I whipped in quickly and then headed out to the An Gof celebrations in St Keverne. I can’t believe it was 20 years ago that we walked to Bkackheath in

Reaching for chicken food

Now I can reach the chicken food it’s more interesting than collecting egg 😂 The sun may be hiding for a few days but put your coats on and go out if you can! I always pay with a bad nights sleep if we don’t get out at some point!

Portion control & pitta bread pizza

This is my lunch & the girls had a roughly half sized portion (ate 1/3 pitta each) with some additional cucumber sticks and I ate a carrot whilst prepping! Sometimes I hear people say you can’t have too much of a good thing. If only this were true… Grapes are

Keeping up the fibre with Peach Melba for breakfast

Today’s raspberry porridge is topped with 1/2 sliced peach.  Seasonal fruit is always so tasty. We always try to get a portion (2 if it’s carrot cake porridge) of fruit & veg in at breakfast.  Fruit and veggies are not only great sources of a wide range of vitamins and

When can I give peppermint tea?

Admittedly not the most frequently asked question in my clinics! But something other than water / water is boring is.   We are always saying that variety is the spice, but then when it comes to drinks the advice tends to be water or milk (in moderation) with the occasional

Herb roll making on an open fire

Getting children to get involved in making their own food is a great way to get them to try new things and to learn to enjoy for food more than just the eating.  Both girls loved making and eating their herby rolls as Enys Gardens Food Jam today and this

Upside down crumble quiche

Not really sure what to call it, but this epic fail at defrosting some leftover pastry that is frozen turned into something so yummy I thought I’d share!  At one of my children’s weight management groups this week we were discussing (with the parents and extended family whilst the children

Bamboo foraging 

Bedore bed last night we went foraging for bamboos to steak the tomatoes. Yes this job is well over due and I imagine Monty Don has it on his list of jobs for the weekend quite some time ago! Getting children involved is a great way to teach them about

Do you struggle to get your toddler to drink enough?

Have you tried drink with your toddler’s cup /beaker? The guidance to introduce a cup at 6 months and to move away from the bottle at 12 months is pretty well known (it’s important to help with oromotor development). However this often means that parents struggle to get their children

Sunshine in the veggie patch

Beautiful yellow courgette flowers. I can’t decide whether to eat them or wait for the yummy courgettes behind them! Courgettes are so versatile. Great sliced, diced, ‘spaghettied’ cut into fingers or thin slithers. Eaten raw or cooked. Stir fried, steamed or in a bolognaise, chilli, tagine or ratatouille. How do

What a great colour these fleeces are! 

Meeting the sheep at Stithians Show today.  The girls loved watching the carding and spinning of the fleece too.  We’ve had such a great day as the girls and I braved our first agricultural show without a buggy (one carrier) and just a handbag! It was great to see so

Slowing down the pace of snack time… 

​​ Sometimes we don’t realise we’ve eaten when it’s gone quickly. This can lead to over eating.  As your children get older let them do more of the prep. This can be as simple as getting them to perl their own satsuma or eating peas from the pod.  It also

Early (?) hedgerow snacks

Are blackberries out earlier than usual this year? This is a pic from last weekend i.e. July… #blackberries #hedgerow #snack #early #seasonal #doubleyummy #dietitian #localfood #eatinseason #cornwall #lovecornwall #cornishlife 

Pimms o’clock!

One for the mums and dads 😍 good use of the lolly mounds! #pimms #pimmsoclock #notforchildren #doubleyummy #everythinginmoderation #bankholiday #summer #lovecornwall #cornishlife #cornwall #icelollies

Pretty muddy induction!

Pretty Muddy 5k in the rain this morning. Really proud of our team for raising over £1500 and counting for cancer research. Looking forward to working with such a fun bunch (new job starts this week so this was my induction!) 💦💦 #prettymuddy #dirtydietitians #cancerresearch #balancedlife #doubleyummy #cornwall #stithians #dietitian

I won..! Thank you x

“I am honoured and thrilled to have won this award (Paediatric Nutrition Professional of the Year 2017). I am lucky enough to work with a fab passionate and innovative team in Cornwall and feel privileged to volunteer with and learn from such a great Dietitians in the BDA’s Obesity Specialist

Surf and turf 😂

The girls (almost 2yrs) are so into playing with their kitchen and food.  This is what I was served evening! Meanwhile her sister got me a peppermint tea 💖 They often cook at their kitchen whilst I get the food ready. They also help me with little bits (which they

eHealth: what little things can we change to improve services?

Meet Pepper. Here I am with a couple of brilliant Dietitians that I’m fortunate enough to work with. This was at the EPIC eHealth event last week. The idea is that is togetger we can find ways to make lots of little efficiencies in health care here in Cornwall it’ll

Gratefully receiving my award for Paediatric Nutrition Professional of the Year 2017 at Chandos House. A really lovely day meeting some amazing people. Thank you @cnmagazines  #cnmagazines #recognition #awards #paediatricdietitian #babyfood #familyfood #weaning #balancedlife #doubleyummy #registereddietitian #nutritionexpert #nutritionist #workinghard #workingmum #enjoyingthegoodtimes

Giant couscous risotto for tea and not a spoonful left from anyone! 

Simpler (much less stiring!) and cheaper than using risotto rice I’ll definitely be making this a regular one 😍  Ingredients (served 3 adults and two toddlers): Onion, medium sized and diced (I used frozen) Rapeseed (vegetable) oil, 1-2 tsp Garlic, 1 clove finely chopped Giant couscous, 150g Low salt stock,

Eggcellent, a triple yolker!

Triple yolker! This is a flash back to 4 years ago when we had this giant egg. We wanted to see if it was a double yolker so shone a light on it to get this pic. When we cracked it open it turned out to have 3 yolks! What

Twixmas leftovers

What have you been doing to use up your leftovers? Today we’ve had quesadillas, gherkins, low salt and sugar beans and toasted pittas jam packed full of roasted veggies and lemon-mushroom stuffing with a sprinkle of cheese and a scrape of pesto. #leftovers #twixmas #balancedmeal #familyfood #toddlerfood #doubleyummy #stuffing #dietitian

Endorsed by a celebrity… and more

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you’ve had a great day with family and friends. It’s the time of year when everyone feels they must make a change. If you don’t mind I’ve a few suggestions: 1. Just because it’s endorsed by a celebrity it doesn’t mean it works (or

My stoma gave me a new determination to succeed: Michelle’s gold

I’m so proud of Michelle and really want you to hear her story. Michelle is a talented Dietitian, Gold medallist triathlete and all round lovely person. Her zest for like is an inspiration to me. When faced with any adversity, but particularly medical diagnoses (in Michelle’s case this was having

The perfect airway blocker….

The perfect airway blocker…. if the grape (food eg small fruit or vegetable such as cherry tomatoes, or slice of sausage) is in anyway circular quarter it! Ive just been reading a story of another near miss. Unfortunately I know cases where it’s been fatal 😢 #choking #chokinghazzard #grapes #cherrytomatoes

Celebrating the small wins can make all the difference

Celebrating the small wins – I made it into this jar of pickled gerkins. I was on the verge of giving in to the mega tight seal but then my desire for a pickle drive me on!! On a more serious note though it’s so important to recognise the small

Potato love

Love is in the air! Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day. This potato reminded me of the unwarranted bad press that the poor old potato gets. We love potatoes in our house. Some of our favourite ways to eat them are boiled, mashed, chopped into stews and moussaka,

Site Footer