Easy ways to spice up family meals

Family life, as wonderful as it is, can sometimes feel like a treadmill. This is especially true of family mealtimes. Perhaps you feel like you are constantly cooking? Perhaps you feel as though you are always cooking the same things and you are boring yourself, never mind everyone else? Perhaps you find yourself cooking multiple meals or several different versions of meals, to accommodate dietary requirements or preferences? Perhaps you just want to try something different without having to get the cookbooks out?

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Making life easy with EasiYo


A few years ago I really got into making yoghurt at home with an EasiYo maker I picked up at The Baby Show in Birmingham. The children loved it and the variety of flavours. We had fresh yoghurt everyday, either on its own or with cereal. It became part of a daily routine and it […]

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Ignite your tastebuds

prawn dishes

Chinese New Year is fast approaching, this year from 7th-13th February people will be celebrating. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. In line with Chinese New Year, I’ve been trying out some Firecracker dishes with Tilda Firecracker Limited Edition Rice to ignite the tastebuds. Here is a really easy dish I have called “Firecracker Prawns”. […]

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Cooking for pleasure

I love to cook but much of the time these days, cooking ends up being a functional thing. Just one more thing to tick off on the to-do list each day. I have loads of cookery books but rarely use them . Most of the time I cook from memory or I make it up […]

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Dining in

I recently wrote about why staying in is better than going out. If you missed that you can read it here. I also wrote recently about how much I love to cook, but how spending time cooking for pleasure is something I rarely have time to do. I think I have discovered something that combines a […]

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