Potato, pancetta and egg breakfast skillet

This week, I have been waking up feeling full of life and buzzing with energy. I feel like I am dancing and singing around the place, now whether I am or if it is in my head I dunno, but it feels good to be alive and free and full of optimism again. The sun…

Coconut chicken curry

So I am all about easy these days. Meal prep happens on the weekend, which just makes life soooo much easier. I hate to miss a beat when I am with my son Alexander so being organised is key to us having quality time together but also proper family meals. I love the idea of…

Little Alexander’s Boat bars

A lot has been happening in our house recently. Alexander is coming on leaps and bounds. Gone are the days when I didn’t know what he wanted or was saying within his little “eeehhh eeeehhhh’s”. Now we have full on conversations all day long. All be it that they are about planes in the sky…

Blueberry compot

I must admit, I rarely make this in winter. Once spring has begun to show itself, I usually make this on a weekly basis for our breakfasts on the go. I like to make over night oats in a small tub, place a spoon of coconut yogurt, a dollop of compot and a few nuts…

Beef stew

I really cannot sum up my life in the last 24 months. It has been a rollercoaster. My son, my gorgeous, kind, funny, smart baby boy is now TWO!!! Where did the time go? I sometimes think to myself that I am trundling along, just about coping and then I have moments when I realise…

Chicken with butternut squash and pearl barley salad

I make no secret of the fact that I suffer from a huge amount of anxiety. It has been this way for the last three years since losing our daughter Elena. I am so in fear of getting things wrong that the anxiety just prevents me from moving forward and the best example of this…

banana bread

I developed this recipe for D the month that we got married. It was my first post after we tied the knot and I was super proud of myself that I was winning at married life. How different things are now. So I am reposting this with a few tiny amendments, as now my cooking…

The everything leek and potato soup

It is funny, this week marks my 1st anniversary of cooking for my son. I spent the first few months coming up with nutritious and tasty purees, then it became thicker foods that resembled actual food, then came the finger foods and things that had hidden vegetables it in. All was going really well, until…

Onion, thyme and parmesan tart

Since I have been back at work after my maternity leave, I haven’t taken a day off. I’m very very lucky to be able to work 8-5 Monday to Friday and weekends off, but ten months is rather a long time in which not to take even a day off. Especially when being a single…

Guinness cake

A while ago (looking back it is probably years ago), someone mentioned Guinness cake to me. And well I thought to myself ‘yuck’. I couldn’t imagine the cake being delicious or even pleasant for that matter. Don’t get me wrong, I like Guinness but just couldn’t imagine a cake made with it. Well about 6…