Testing out the Stoves built-in electric oven with Sprite cupcakes

Picture the scene… I’ve just got back from dance club, the kids have been whining that they are hungry and I haven’t got anything prepared (standard Tuesday afternoon in our house if I’m being honest). It’s fine though, I pop a pizza in the oven and tell them all to get themselves changed and the food will be ready in a …

Recipe Box: Princes Spicy Tomato Mackerel with tagliatelle

Lunchtime seems to be the time of day when I struggle most with making myself a healthy meal. Are you the same? With a lunchtime pickup from nursery and having to get lunch for everyone else, I tend to pick on other things and forget to make myself a proper lunch. With starting my new health journey, I am trying …

Recipe Box: Princes Moroccan Mackerel with rice and chickpeas

As part of my new healthy eating drive, I am trying to discover new foods that are quick and easy to make. I barely get 5 minutes to myself to think about what I can make (let alone whether it is a healthy meal or not!), so when I discovered these handy tins of mackerel from Princes, I had to …

Don’t let food allergies spoil Christmas

Inside: Our party with a dairy free Christmas Jumper Cake.  “Oh no, he can’t eat that” “Can I just check the label?” “Don’t worry I’ll bring something for him” It’s just a part of our lives now, allergies. We are an allergy family. We have been since Lils was born and it is very much our norm these days. We …

Recipe: A Festive Snowball with Warninks Advocaat

Inside: Recipe for a festive Snowball with Warninks Advocaat. Don’t you just love a cocktail? Christmas is a time for snuggling by the fire, Christmas tree lit up, with a cocktail in your hand. And what better cocktail than a Festive Snowball? My mum used to drink Warninks Advocaat and I can clearly remember the iconic yellow drink on her sideboard …

Making cooking easier this Christmas with Panasonic

Once you put the turkey in the oven there is barely any room for anything else is there? We’ve all been there, ramming in the pigs in blankets, the parsnips, roasties and the Yorkshire puddings. Or am I the only one who does Yorkies for Christmas?  With multiple dishes, different timings and temperatures, Christmas dinner can be a stressful event for the …

Baked sweet potatoes with spiced quinoa | Vegan & gluten-free recipe

As a once vegetarian I know full well what it is like to go along to an event to find that there has been no thought put into the veggie option. So now, whatever the dietary need, I always make sure that I put a lot of effort into making something delicious for my guests. This Christmas, I am cooking …