A cheap one-pot dinner is a busy mother’s best friend. When the nights are drawing in, I want something that I can throw in a pan, stir here and there, and get on the table quickly so that I can soon be snuggled up on the sofa under a warm blanket. A lovely idea in theory, though I’ll most likely be snuggled under a 6 stone bulldog with a restless toddler for company. Before I made this risotto, I couldn’t even tell you the last time I ate artichoke in anything. But you know when you have those lightbulb moments … Continue reading Mushroom & Artichoke Risotto
Dear Post-Baby Body, I need to start by thanking you deeply, from the very bottom of my heart. I’m thankful for what you have done for us – the limits you pushed yourself to, the impossible tasks you have performed without so much as a conscious prompt from me. You were a warm, safe and comfortable vessel and home for my growing baby. We had yet to make our decision, but you had made yours – I trusted you, and you knew what you were doing, even from the very beginning when I did not. The shock of our unexpected circumstance shook me … Continue reading Dear Post-Baby Body..
When it comes to vegetarian/vegan comfort food, I think the word stew is often confused for what I would call a casserole. When I think stew, I think stodgy cooked deliciousness, swimming in gravy and topped with fluffy dumplings. I … Continue reading Comforting Vegetarian Autumn Stew
Recently, I put a couple of items of clothing up for sale on eBay. No biggy, just a young woman looking to make a bit of extra cash. Out of the blue, in ONE DAY, I received 2 completely unsolicited messages from 2 very sad and obviously desperate guys – creepy eBay messaging sex pests are like buses eh? I’m not too sure what they expected me to reply or if this odd method of courtship has ever been effective in the past; perhaps he used it when he met his ‘wife’ (who I’m assuming is a straw-stuffed bin bag with … Continue reading Is anywhere free from sexual exploitation?
My name is Christy, and my son is a fussy eater. Something I never thought I’d say, my heart breaks a little just typing it. I’ve always made his food fresh, and he’s always wolfed everything I’ve cooked down with … Continue reading Savoury Flapjacks
This week, I’ve been trying to look for snacking alternatives to crisps that don’t suck. It’s hard. Crisps are shiny and easy and convenient and sold everywhere; so I have been finding myself giving them to C more and more. … Continue reading Cheese Straws
Finally autumn is here. And if I hadn’t already given you even reasons as to why it’s my favourite season, here’s another – the food! I love love love cosying up on an autumn evening with a big, comforting bowl of something hot. The seasonal produce in Autumn is by far the best and it’s a really good time to get inventive with earthy flavours. Before I gave up meat, a hearty beef stew would have been my go-to dinner for a chilly evening. Replacing meat with mushrooms not only makes it cheaper, but also more healthy and quicker to … Continue reading Mushroom Stroganoff
A quesadilla is essentially a Mexican sandwich – it’s a grilled tortilla filled with gooey delicious melted cheese (queso). As well as cheese, you can practically throw whatever you darn please into there – making it the perfect quick lunch … Continue reading Bebé Quesadilla
In our quest to become a more self-sufficient family, Dan and me decided we wanted some chickens in the back garden. Being our normal impulsive selves, we purchased a nearly rotten secondhand hutch from eBay for £40 and named our … Continue reading Meet the girls!
Regular updates for baby led weaning / toddler lunch inspiration! The plate we use is Nuby split plate. Lotsa Veg Savoury Muffin, Plain Rice Cake, Cucumber, Homemade Lemon Cake and Satsuma Avocado & Tomato Quesadilla, Cucumber, Skips & Satsuma Cream Crackers, Cheddar Cheese, Cherry tomatoes, Apple Slices & Smallicious Muesli Biscuits Continue reading Our lunch in pictures!
In the realm of baby led weaning or self-feeding toddlers, you probably want to keep breakfast as mess free as possible. No one needs to be brushing sloppy, wet porridge out of their hair before they’ve finished their first cuppa. These … Continue reading Banana and Blueberry Porridge Cakes
My son is 1 now, he’s developing his own little character with likes and dislikes. Some recent revelations in the personality development saga: Likes: Climbing up and down the stairs, ceiling lights, eating dog biscuits Dislikes: The stairgate closing (even if … Continue reading Easy Muffin Tray Omelettes