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Adventures in baby led weaning

Adventures in baby led weaning

About 2 weeks ago, my 10 month old clamped her mouth firmly shut and swiped my purée laden spoon away with her chubby fist. She then turned her head back to face me and shouted. Yes, at 10 months old she shouts. I scuttled to the fridge and returned with some cucumber batons and sticks...
Slow cooking extravaganza

Slow cooking extravaganza

I’ve just discovered the joy of slow cooking. I was initially dismissive of it at first. I think I’d filed it away in my brain with the likes of high waisted mum- jeans. Anyway, over the last week or so I’ve conquered my fear and, I’m not ashamed to say, I’ve fallen in love. What’s...
A healthy sweet treat: Apricot and oat bars

A healthy sweet treat: Apricot and oat bars

On Monday I was craving a sweet treat and really needed it to be healthy as I’m still going to the gym in earnest. The recipe is from my favourite cookbook that I picked up, by chance, in a discount book shop in Cumbria. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed reading a cookbook as much...

How to get your kids to eat more good stuff!

Anyone who has got kids or knows anyone with kids will know that at some stage you will have the inevitable food battle/ deadlock/ impasse. It’s almost a right of passage. It can be worrying, frustrating and downright annoying so I’ve just written about it in my inaugural post as a guest blogger for the...
Kids food: chickpea and pasta soup

Kids food: chickpea and pasta soup

I got this recipe from one of Jamie Oliver’s Italian cookbooks – I don’t own this book but my friend Kim (who has the best collection of cookery books out of everyone I know) does and I cooked it for a group of us last New Year. A quick, hearty and healthy meal, this has...