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Spiced baked eggs

Spiced baked eggs

  This dish was one of the first dishes I made post In:Spa last week. It was really simple but exactly what I was craving. It’s very loosely based on the idea of Shakshuka but minus the tomatoes. Tomatoes seem to feature pretty heavily in most interpretations of this tasty middle-eastern brunch dish, and while...
Fluffy, gluten-free, American pancakes

Fluffy, gluten-free, American pancakes

I haven’t made pancakes for a while now. I don’t know what was so special about this morning. Perhaps it was the fact that this week had been gruelling; I probably needed to draw a line under it by acknowledging the difference between gobbled bowls of porridge or granola and a leisurely weekend feast. Whatever...
Cheesy cornbread

Cheesy cornbread

This recipe was the love-child of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Claire Patak. Both cooks write for the Guardian, but they each took very different approaches to the humble cornbread. Hugh, as you would expect, adopted a no-nonsense approach with very few embellishments. Claire, took an apologetically Southern approach to it – adding egg for a...
Apple Dutch baby - Moosewood cookbook recipe

Apple Dutch baby – Moosewood cookbook recipe

With a little bit of effort this makes a handsome breakfast. This is a Moosewood cookbook recipe. A Dutch baby is a giant oven – baked pancake. First time I made it I thought of clafoutis so the second time I used frozen cherries. This morning I used apples as the original recipe suggests. Be...
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...
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...
Breakfast muffins

Breakfast muffins

These were the muffins I made and brought with me to the Wellbeing workshop I did yesterday. They are so easy to make – the recipe makes loads and you can freeze them and take them out as you need them for a quick breakfast option. Both the cinnamon and oats in the apple, cinnamon...
What's so good about oats?

What’s so good about oats?

It’s World Porridge Day today which got me thinking about the food that I probably talk about the most in clinical practice. Porridge is probably one of the most robust breakfast options going – but why? Well, oats are bursting with dietary fibre (good for avoiding constipation and keeping hormones balanced as it ensures that...
Sugar-free granola

Sugar-free granola

This granola is sweetened with apple juice. I made it this morning and almost immediately after I’d placed it in the oven the flat was filled with the warming scent of cinnamon. Perfect on such a rainy, miserable day.  The cinnamon is optional but is thought to balance blood sugar and reduce cravings. This granola...