Milk for babies – breast, formula or plant based milks?

There’s been a bit of a social media blow up over milk for babies (bottle vs breast vs plant based), so I thought I’d briefly say something on the topic. 🍼 Fed is best. There is so much pressure on parents these days to be perfect and parent perfectly. And everyone has an opinion. Do what’s…

Mini egg and bacon pies

Egg and bacon pies for the kids (and mine!) lunches To make:Whisk4 eggs1 tbsp milksalt and pepper. In a separate bowl add 2 tbsp flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 cup grated cabbage and carrots. Mix well Add to the egg mixture. Mix well. Line muffin tins with bacon. Pour in egg and veggie mixture….

Slow cooked Moroccan beef and chickpea soup

To make the broth In a slow cooker put: beef bones – I used 1kg of beef bones with meat on 2 litres of water 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp vinegar Cook in the slow cooker for 8+ hours Soak 2 cups of chickpeas in water over night (or use tinned) then add to the…

How to talk to your tweens and teens about growth

This is my middle child when she was 8 or 9 and had ‘faltering growth’. She’s always been super skinny (it’s her natural body type), but she got really skinny, lost 6% of her body weight, felt the cold all the time, got sick nearly every week and took weeks to recover. Many GP and…

Body Positive Resources

In the media we are shown are very narrow view of what ‘beauty’ is and what the human body looks like. Studies show that only seeing white, thin, able bodied conventionally beautiful + photo shopped images increases rates of depression, anxiety, low self esteem and low self worth, even after only 15 minutes a day…

Chocolate and Peanut butter fudge

I saw this amazing chocolate covered peanut butter slice on Instagram this week and thought ooh yum! But of course couldn’t find the original post or recipe today, when I went to make it so had to invent the recipe myself. Totally nailed it! I whipped til smooth:1 cup peanut butter1 tbsp of molasses sugar1…

White chocolate and Blackcurrant Cake

gluten free, egg free, dairy free, vegetarian, low sugar – swap the gelatine in the topping for Irish Moss or similar to make it vegan. To make the base: In a food processor whizz til smooth: 1 1/2 cups cocoa butter 1 tsp lemon juice 1 cup cashews 1 cup dates 1 tin of coconut…