Rich Beef Bolognese

How is everyone keeping? I am guessing most likely you are all bored, fed up and feeling like this is groundhog year? I know I am. I have quite literally no news. I talk to my family every day, and to be totally honest, I don’t know what we talk about other than which vitamin…

Easy Fried Gnocchi

Gnocchi is one of those things that everyone makes a little differently. I am no expert on making it and I’m pretty sure a lot of people would say this isn’t gnocchi. I don’t make traditional little knuckles of potato dumplings; instead I make slightly larger pieces and fry them in butter and oil. My…

Chocolate Baileys Cake

This chocolate Baileys cake is super rich and totally not dry and crumbly. It is divine! The How to videos are in my highlights on Instagram ‘ChocBaileys cake’ so be sure to check that out. You can make it in any tin. I just wanted to use my Bundt tin for a change. I love…

Rainbow Spaghetti

I really love playing with food and colours and compositions. This rainbow spaghetti is just so cute. It is really important to try to get kids to eat the rainbow. Every different food holds different nutrients and benefits and even if your child won’t eat everything, exposure is important. As a parent, I have been…

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

These are really great little cookies. In my mind they are not biscuits as they aren’t crispy and crunchy, but they have a slightly crisp outer edge and a chewy center. I don’t think cookies in general can be healthy if they taste good, but these at least don’t have refined sugar so in my…

Hot Cross Buns

Gently spiced hot cross buns with chai, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, these buns are fluffy, light and lovely for breakfast or snacks all week. I haven’t always been a fan of hot cross buns, and I don’t think I have bought one in many many years so I kind of forget what they ought to…

Braised lettuce, pea and wild rice soup

Have you ever made lettuce soup? It is so good. Lettuce is such an overlooked ingredient when it comes to anything other than salad or sandwiches. I used to make a side dish of braised lettuce and peas when cooking for a big lunch or dinner. This soup is a little upgrade to that dish….

Super healthy green pancakes

This week, we are going all out and making fun food our focus, with an Irish theme of course! We made these amazing green pancakes for breakfast and Superhero muffins as treats for the week. We love making Green Rice for lunches and easy dinners and then I will theme our grazing boards (I make…

Strawberry and almond cake

I am so excited to share this recipe. It is one of my favourite cakes to make and eat. Somehow every time I make this, it cheers me up and makes me feel lighter and happier emotionally. Usually shared with friends over a coffee and a chat in the garden, but I’ll take what we…

Spinach and cashew nut pesto

There is never a week that I do not have a big jar of homemade pesto in my fridge. It may vary from traditional basil pesto, tomato pesto to spinach pesto. I usually use what I have to hand. If I have lots of fresh spinach left in the fridge, I will use that. If…