Week night tea: Bread pizzas

Lightly toast the bread or grill one side. Simple base – 50:50 tomato purée to pesto. We often use little bowls or piles on the chopping board of various topping eg mushrooms, sweet corn, olives, peppers, pineapple, cooked meat for the kids to sprinkle on their own toppings. Then grated

Chefs perks

Pizzas tonight. The girls (now 3) loved chopping their toppings. Some got eaten on the way #chefsperks which is fantastic as one them had gone off avocado until chopping it for herself. We chopped as the pizza dough rose. They loved helping to mix the ingredients (250g string bread four

Pizza dough

Dough rolled our on semolina flour (if I’d have found it earlier then I’d have substituted 1/5 of the four for semolina flour). Semolina give a much crispier texture. Dough about to go in very hot oven (240’C) until starting to crisp. We’ll then top with tomato purée (herbs for

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

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

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.

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

Veggie packed cheats mousakka

Tonight’s veggie packed cheats mousakka. Lamb can be expensive but it’s delicious so my advice is to bulk it out with veggies so that it’s cheaper per serving yet retains all of that yummy flavour. Here lentils boost the protein and fibre content at the same time. You’ve got to

Lunch for me and my toddlers in 10 minutes flat.

Method: Boil a pan of water. Pop in some eggs to boil for 6-8 mins depending on their size. Meanwhile pop some bread in the toaster, open a can of sweetcorn, wash top and tail a few carrots and grab a couple of handfuls of salad leaves. And assemble on

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

Love it, like it, learning it with prawns

Ready steady stir fry! The girls absolutely love prawns. They were a ‘learning it’ food for me for a long time so it’s something I’m keen for them to like from an early age. In fact it’s only since they’ve been so into them (definitely a ‘love it’ food for

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,

Egg-free mini pancakes

Ingredients: 200g self-raising flour,  1tsp baking powder,  300ml milk   Method: Whizz together, use fresh butter to cook each set of pancakes.  4/5 blobs for each pan.  Makes approx 20-25 little pancakes Aunty Jen whipped us up a batch of these little beauties and then said ‘whoops I forgot the

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

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

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