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Delicious orzo with cherry tomatoes

We are now well into weaning our almost 8 month old little boy and trying as much as possible to feed him what we eat. I have a range of great weaning cookbooks, including ‘What Mummy Makes’ and ‘Wean in 15’ which have fantastic recipes for all the family. However, as I have become more …

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Easy peasy veggie curry!

An easy and delicious vegetarian curry recipe. With its truly authentic taste, this is a great mid-week meal option the whole family will love! Many of my curries (and other meals) are a result of an accidental pulling together of random ingredients. This was one such occasion and I am pleased to say it worked …

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Perfect lemon drizzle cake!

My latest cake endeavour was the simplest yet yummiest recipe from my old faithful recipe website, BBC Good Food. Somehow I made it to 31 having never made a lemon drizzle cake (though I have eaten plenty!) I was a little nervous to make this after my disastrous presentation following cake-tin-stickage with a previous vanilla …

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My delicious slow-cooker curry

For my husband’s first Father’s Day I decided to make him a curry as out of lockdown we probably would have gone out for one! We have found using our slow cooker really useful since having a baby as it pretty much does all the hard work. It also helps us to serve up dinner …

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Vanilla Pound Cake – YUM!

Time for another ‘mum’s yum’! After it flashed up on my Instagram, I decided to make the Vanilla pound cake advertised by BBC Good Food. We were not disappointed! I admit the presentation of the cake is a 1/10 but the taste is easily a 9! The presentation failed a little for 2 reasons: We …

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Rediscovering my sandwich toaster!

I usually find lunch the most boring meal of the day. I am not a fan of sandwiches at all and I often just heat up last night’s dinner for lunch. As lockdown is already boring enough I wanted to add some excitement to the monotonous day of a new mum. So, call me ‘retro’ …

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Orzo with harissa and halloumi

I thought it was time to blog about another of my ‘mum’s yums’! This is one I came up with recently when I had some veggies and harissa paste leftover in the fridge. I love orzo as an alternative to pasta or rice (it is like a blend of the two!) This easy recipe needs: …

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My lockdown ‘whatever you have’ pasta

In a bid to avoid going to the shops as much as possible, my husband and I have been getting inventive in the kitchen. Something I have had particular success with is my pasta dishes. I love pasta and could eat it with anything but I’ve found it particularly delicious lately when mixed with roasted …

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Best banana bread

I have joined the lockdown banana bread bandwagon and got baking during one of Isaac’s naps. I have used this recipe countless times and always have success with it so if you want an easy, affordable and quick recipe check it out here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bananabread_85720 Today I had no plain flour so took the risk …

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