Surprisingly Delicious Broccoli Soup

I know, to most, broccoli soup sounds more like a threat than a tasty tea, but it doesn't have to be that way. This recipe has really opened me to the idea. It's quick and easy and uses only three ingredients (four if you count the oil). The result is a creamy bowl of moreish … Continue reading Surprisingly Delicious Broccoli Soup

Picnicking through the seasons

Picnics are fun, it's in the name. PIC-NIC. It even sounds fun just saying the word. As owners of children who are ALWAYS hungry we very rarely leave the house without sandwiches and to be hilarously funny the kids start asking for the "car picnic" ten minutes after we've left home. Picnics take the unpredictablity … Continue reading Picnicking through the seasons

Quick Fix: Pesto Pizza Slices

I'm always looking for quick and easy lunches, but it's hard to get the three year old to diversify from a ham sandwich or ham wrap. He know what he likes and sticks with it. The boys are big pesto fans, their absolute favourite dinner is "pasta pesto", and I encourage it as it's so … Continue reading Quick Fix: Pesto Pizza Slices

Quick Tomato Soup

Happy New Year, hope the resolutions are still intact and that you're ready to give 2014 your all. To start the blog rolling this year I'm sharing a very quick and easy tomato soup recipe, made using tinned tomatoes. The resident three year old refuses to eat any vegetables, yet this is his favourite lunch, … Continue reading Quick Tomato Soup

15 Minutes of Fame and a 15 Minute Recipe for Greek Chicken and Couscous

It's apt that I'm posting a "15 minute meal" just after we've had our 15 minutes of fame, appearing an article in the Irish Times Health Supplement about cooking with kids. If you've managed to avoid my publicity of the article til now, you might like to check it out here. I really enjoyed participating … Continue reading 15 Minutes of Fame and a 15 Minute Recipe for Greek Chicken and Couscous

A Meal in Minutes: Quick Quesadillas

If you love authentic mexican food you should look away now, or better still check out Lily's blog.  Right, for those of you who are still here and enjoy a tasty light meal that's on the table in minutes read on. Today I had a lovely lunch with Julie, who has recently started a very popular … Continue reading A Meal in Minutes: Quick Quesadillas

Secret Surprise Lunch

I chuckle to myself when I see magazine articles about "Fun ways to get your kids to eat vegetables".  In my experience, limited to two boys aged almost 4 and almost 2, if a child doesn't want to eat something no amount of fun or forcing will make them. They're not eejits. It's blending and … Continue reading Secret Surprise Lunch

Brunch: Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Green Pepper Home Fries

We rarely eat brunch or cooked breakfasts, as the boys are up early and demanding Weetabix as soon as they get downstairs. However, on a rainy bank holiday Sunday, with a restaurant dinner booked for later and spurred on by people tweeting delicious "this is what I am having for breakfast" photos, (I'm looking at … Continue reading Brunch: Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Green Pepper Home Fries