Vegetarian, gluten and dairy free shepherds pie.

So recently, we had friends over for lunch. One of them is vegetarian, but I only remembered this fact at the last moment, as I was planning the meal, having done the grocery shop. A bit of a fail on my part, as I had planned to make shepherds pie.  But, because I am resourceful, […]

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Slow cooked whole “roast” chicken!

I love roast chicken, it’s one of my favourite ways to eat chicken, and my family all enjoy it. But I’m lazy, and hate washing roasting pans, and cleaning the oven after a roast has been cooked. My answer is to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker. You get tender, juicy chicken, but […]

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Creative Kids – Easy peasy macaroons…

Welcome to Creative Kids. Mum is rubbish at crafts, but she likes to find other ways to encourage creativity, using imagination and having fun making things… No glitter allowed! 😉 I love helping with the school cooking class at my children’s school. Once a week, a group of parents help the younger classes do some […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

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Smoothie recipe…

Today we have a lovely guest post from Chantelle over at MamaMummyMum, and a rather delicious smoothie recipe, which I am going to try on my kids… I’m always trying to get my kids to drink more, especially in the Summer months when it is hot but this can prove difficult sometimes, even I have […]

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Easy peasy omelette recipe…

Omelettes are a quick and easy meal, perfect, I find for the kids, or for myself when I walk into the kitchen and think “eek, I need to feed us, but there’s not a lot in the fridge or I haven’t planned” or as a last minute thing. I know some people get twitchy about […]

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Potato & courgette gratin with goats cheese

Potatoes, goats cheese and courgettes go very well together in this simple potato & courgette gratin, that’s easy to make, and tastes great. You can substitute any cream/grating cheese you want, instead of goats cheese but it really does work well in this recipe. You need: 2 medium courgettes, washed and chopped into 1/2 inch […]

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Anyone for a Pimms Ice Lolly?

I know there are lots of recipes for Pimms ice lollies out there, but this is my tried and tested, tweaked a few times one. I am not an ice lolly fan, but it’s been very hot and sticky here, this past week, so I broke out the Pimms, this weekend and made my famous […]

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Toad in the hole (gluten free/cows milk free)

Toad in the hole is an  English dish, consisting of Yorkshire pudding batter, with sausages nestled inside, served with gravy and veg, it’s a warm, comforting, and delicious meal. We use a gluten free, cows milk free recipe for our toad in the hole, based on my very easy Yorkshire pudding recipe. The trick to […]

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Slow cooked Gluten free Meatballs & Gnocchi

A slow cooked gluten free meatball recipe, with gnocchi, a change from pasta. This recipe is an easy, and very tasty one, and because it is gluten free, is one you can serve to someone with gluten intolerance or allergies. You will need  olive oil for browning the meatballs and coating the gnocchi 1 medium […]

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