Before we became parents we would quite often head out for a midweek dinner (probably more often than my waistline would like).  The main reason being that at the end of a working day when you’re a bit tired and the thought of cooking dinner and cleaning away makes you want to cry, letting someone else take care of that for you was the perfect solution. Since O came along this has become a bit of a rarity.  When he was younger we had a very strict bath at 6:30 and bed for 7pm which made going out in an… View Post

I do like a pudding, probably a bit too much, so when I saw this recipe for guilt free sticky toffee puddings I had to give it a try and, even if I say so myself, they were pretty tasty and surprisingly easy to make. And the best bit, all this sticky yumminess for only 340 calories! Ingredients 175g pitted dried dates 150ml maple syrup 1 tbsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs, separated 85g self-raising flour Fat free Greek yoghurt Preparation Time Under 30 minutes Cooking Time 1 Hour Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4. Put the… View Post

This year we are really trying to make Christmas extra special.  Maybe it’s because it’s the first year our 3 year old really seems to be getting it,  but we are making the most of every festive opportunity. For me this has meant starting to spend a bit more time in the kitchen and doing some festive baking.  Yesterday I had a go at making something I’ve never made before, a bit of fudge.  Peanut butter fudge! Ingredients 125g butter 500g dark brown sugar 120ml milk 250g crunchy peanut butter 1 vanilla pod (seeds only) 300g icing sugar Method 1.… View Post

I’m certainly not professing to be an expert on paleo cooking. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what it all means other than trying to eat as our ancestors would have done a very long time ago with as much natural produce as possible. My hubby is a bit of a fitness freak (if we don’t mention the Guinness he’s rather partial to) and keeps encouraging us to eat more healthily and this is one of our favourite recipes. It’s really simple to make, although not strictly Paleo as there is a bit of dairy in there and we… View Post