Bob Bob Ricard, London (review)

This weekend, my mum friends and I had a longstanding date with Paris. We were going to leave the kids at home with their dads and take an early train to Paris, spend the day eating, drinking and eating and drinking (with maybe a bit more eating and drinking thrown in), relishing the freedom of […]

Working through ‘International Women’s Day’ week

Guess what? The leek lasagne failed to make the cut again last week, and takeaway ended up being our menu option of choice a couple of times. I definitely will get around to making it sometime soon, as it sounds delicious, but the prep time needs to be factored in to when I have a […]

South East Asian inspired tofu noodle salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This South East Asian inspired tofu noodle salad is a great meal-prep packed lunch: full of silky noodles, crunchy vegetables, chewy tofu and a zing from the lime juice and coriander. I am not generally a fan of tofu: mainly because it doesn’t taste of anything and the texture is a bit weird – it […]

Meal planning during a hectic couple of weeks

Last week ended up not being entirely to plan: leek lasagne turned into Spag Bol (Quorn version for my vegetarian brother); I let the potatoes over-boil on Thursday and the mashed potato was too salty, leaving them inedible; and a little accident for Ioan on Friday (bashing his mouth, leading to a chipped front tooth) […]

GBBO week 10 – doughnuts

Okay, I know the Great British Bake Off 2018 finished LAST YEAR, but as you will have noticed, I am not blogging as regularly as usual at the moment, thanks to work and motherhood getting in the way of this lovely blog. However, last year I did complete my challenge of undertaking a Bake Off […]

A simple and healthy vegan breakfast smoothie – new Froothie UK recipe

This healthy vegan breakfast smoothie tastes great, but there is no getting around it – it looks pretty disgusting. It’s full of things which are good for you, but when those things are combined in a high-power blender, they turn into something resembling mud. What can I say? Give it a go and enjoy the […]

Baking double chocolate cookies with a toddler – a photo guide

The other day, when Ioan and I were at home together and it was freezing cold and starting to snow outside, I decided that instead of venturing out, I’d bake some cookies with him. Call it greedy, call it fortunate, but there is rarely a basic baking recipe where all the ingredients aren’t already in […]

GBBO week 9 – madeleines

Before I start, let me just get this out of the way: Yes, they are supposed to be madeleines. Light, delicate, lemon-scented sponge cakes with a distinctive scalloped decoration on one side, and a pregnant bump on the other. My version have none of the above. I did think the instruction to ‘pour the batter […]

Junior’s taco salad bowl (easy to make vegetarian, or vegan)

When we were in Canada on holiday during the summer, we were based with some good friends of ours: Steph, Junior, and their little baby Levon. We tried to be the best house guests possible, and have apparently been ranked number one by Steph and her family! They were certainly amazing hosts, and Junior treated […]