A vegan misadventure

I knew that Andrew would not be particularly excited by my miso aubergine with Japanese rice and pickles last week (I say ‘mine’, it’s Jamie Oliver’s), but I wanted to restart meat-free Mondays for 2020. Although cheese undoubtedly makes food (vegetarian or otherwise) even more delicious, I did think an over-reliance on cheese might not […]

Getting back into the swing of things – first week of the year meal ideas

I won’t even pretend that I buy into all that ‘new year, new you’ nonsense. January is a notoriously tough month, following on from the excesses of Christmas and New Year, where all your friends are sworn off the booze or tasty food, and it would set me up for disaster to try and strip […]

Cooking food that my child will actually eat

Another busy week bites the dust, and all of a sudden it’s British Summertime (not that you’d know it from the weather forecast), we’ve lost an hour but gained some daylight, and Easter is just around the corner. We had a good week this week of keeping to plan and that always pleases me, especially […]

Menu planning with my new cookbook ‘Get your kids to eat anything’

My food blogger pal Emily Leary, who writes a fantastic blog called A Mummy Too, recently published a cookbook called ‘Get your kids to eat anything‘, and kindly sent me a copy to review. It couldn’t come at a better time, as Ioan has literally this week started to test boundaries at the dining table. […]

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 […]

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) […]