• Meat Free Monday

    #Meatfreemonday: Tasty vegetarian options the whole family will enjoy

    Cooking for a four and seven year old can be demanding, and most of the time one of them will refuse to eat or ask for something different. We’ve recently introduced ‘Meat Free Monday’ into our home and the girls have really taken to it. It’s been a great way of getting them to help choose our meals, teach them about the environment and also the importance of a healthy diet. The official #MeatFreeMonday website is packed full of nutritious recipes, from celebrity chefs to tried and tested family favourites from the McCartney family. One of my favourites has got to be Jamie Oliver’s pumpkin, chickpea and coconut curry. The sweet…

  • Tuna potato pasta

    My girls love pasta and tuna and all their combinations. So one day when I was watching Food Network I think I saw how this italian lady was boiling potatoes and pasta together and than combining them with tuna. My eldest saw a glimpse too and then she also asked: “Mummy can you cook that for us too?”. And of course I did. I love a challenge. I looked up the recipe but I didn’t have all the ingredients. I was missing the peas and the basil – the most important flavour one will say but I still made it. The girls and husband loved it though so I continue…

  • Meaty Cupcakes

    Meaty Cupcakes

    Cooking for a 2 year old and a 5 year old can be hard at times as most of the times one of them will definitely refuse to eat. They never like the same things and usually one of two plates ends up in the trash. As mummy is on a diet…they usually eat differently. However there is one thing we can all eat together – meaty cupcakes! I mean they do eat meatballs cooked in the oven too but changing shape is just lovely for them. 4.5 from 4 reviews Meaty Cupcakes   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   Meaty Cupcakes…

  • Girly Cake Pops

    You are right. It was about time for me to post another recipe wasn’t it? I actually made these cake pops quite a while ago for my eldest birthday but never actually wrote about them. They were made before the Halloween Cakes Pops  which I wrote about here actually a few months. Now I comeback with pictures with these pretty ones. The method I used is essentially the same but I made them more colourful and more fit for a girly party. Ingredients for sponge cake 120g unsalted butter, softened 150g unrefined brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 free range eggs, at room temperature 180g self-raising flour 4 tbsp milk, at room temperature…

  • Halloween Citrus Cupcakes

    Last minute Halloween Citrus Cupcakes they should really be called. Just after I let my eldest go to school with her grandmother I started making these. They are inspired from Fiona Cairns Monster Cupcakes and they are just fab!   It all took about an hour and a half under the close supervision of my youngest – only 22 months at the moment and very clingy at the moment. Some of the tasks were done with her in my arms of course. Ingredients for batter: 250g unsalted butter, softened, diced 250g self-rising flour 1 tsp baking powder finely grated zest of 2 large oranges and juice of 1/2 250g golden…

  • Halloween Cake Pops

    Not long now ’till Halloween and my girls (especially the eldest) kept asking for desserts to celebrate the day so as I received some delicious Hadleigh Maid’s Baking Buttons I thought I used them in creating chocolate cake pops. But as I had two kids around they didn’t end up as good as they were supposed to. Anyway, they loved them so I will share my recipe with you too: Kara said she wants chocolate inside so I thought I should use the recipe for the brownies I always make for them. Have a look at the link before for the recipe. Instead of using cacao though I used melted milk chocolate buttons from Hadleigh…

  • Wafers with caramel and nuts

    Wafers with caramel and nuts

        This is a romanian recipe that romanian kids love and of course my english girls love it too. They can’t get enough of it but I don’t make it very often because it contains quite a lot of sugar for my taste and for what I like them to have. The wafers are not perfect as this is the first time I’m making the caramel cream on an electric hob. But here it is the recipe. Ingredients:  250g chopped walnuts 400g caster sugar 150ml water 150g icing sugar 4 eggs 200g of butter 1 packet wafer sheets 1 tbsp of vanilla extract Start by mixing half of the sugar…