Tag Archives: food

Parmesan Chicken with Raw Pesto Courgettini

It sometimes seems that I am on a never ending mission to reduce the amount of heavy starchy carbs that I eat, they encourage my blood sugar leves to misbehave and often make less room for more nutrient dense vegetables.   Having a toddler in the house, however, means that we need balanced meals, varied […]

Roasted Cod and Puy Lentils…not a hippie in sight

When I was younger, the idea of a family sitting around the table and tucking into a plate of lentils, was probably accompanied by the notion that they strummed a rainbow painted guitar, knitted their own underwear from reeds and practised naked family yoga.   However, things move on, and while I haven’t yet made […]

From cradle to table- my principles of baby, child & family eating

Wow, in the UK, and I’m sure all over the developed world baby and toddler food is a big business!  Purees vs baby led weaning, pouches of fruit and yogurt, special recipes to ‘hide’ vegetables and smother tastes in something sweet (think a popular child food chef, and her fish in orange juice recipe…interesting eh?). […]

Melanzane Parmigiana – aubergines (or eggplants) Italian style!

It’s August, and while the sun has got his hat on, I have my sweater on (it’s chilly).  The UK isn’t known for the most amazing summers, but a few forkfuls of this rich aubergine dish (complemented by a good glass of red) will transport you in mind and spirit to the balmy climes of […]

Organically Speaking

The argument for choosing to buy organic produce is two fold – it helps to protect and minimise the impact of growing food on our planet, and secondly it’s better for us. While I am all in favour of protecting the earth from excessive chemical use, my primary goal is to feed my family and […]