Simple broccoli soup recipe (Vegan) – new recipe

When I started weaning Ioan onto solid food, he ate everything I put in front of him. Then, as he reached toddler stage, he began expressing preferences for the bland or sweet (or sausages). A few months ago, after starting pre-school, he suddenly started informing us that his favourite foods were “broccoli, carrots and peas” […]

Cookbook challenge – Rick Stein: poule au Riz

Sometimes you come across a recipe which you know is going to be a keeper. You might tweak it a bit and make it your own, but it’s made it onto your list of favourites to make again and again and again. I have a few core recipes like that: easy, reliable, minimal washing up, […]

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 […]

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

This post contains affiliate links to the Froothie website – if you click on the link and buy a product, I will receive a small commission, although it won’t cost you anything extra. This healthy vegan breakfast smoothie tastes great, but there is no getting around it – it looks pretty disgusting. It’s full of […]

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 […]

GBBO week 8 – Danish rye bread smorrebrod

I love Danish pastries, but Andrew does not, so I chose to make a Danish rye bread for the latest Great British Bake off challenge. Have you ever heard of smorrebrod? I didn’t before I watched the Bake Off Danish week and liked the idea of topping some rye bread with creamed horseradish, smoked mackerel, […]