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

Scrambled Egg Muffins

In my neverending quest to think of things that my children might eat I googled "egg muffins", and made these. They're like mini-frittata, handy for breakfast or lunchboxes. My eldest wasn't a fan but the smaller two loved them, Miss L seeking a third one. You can play around with the added ingredients, lots of … Continue reading Scrambled Egg Muffins

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

Quick Meals: Penne with Creamy Smoked Trout and Peas

We all know that fish is good for us and that we should include it more in our diets, yet people seem to be wary of cooking it and hate the lingering smell that preparing it in the house leaves.   Atlantis Seafood which trades as "Kilmore Quay" in your local chiller cabinet have a … Continue reading Quick Meals: Penne with Creamy Smoked Trout and Peas

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

Sweetcorn Pancakes

The cutting I have of this recipe calls them "Sweetcorn Fritters" so I guess that's what they are, but in our house we call them what we think they are, which is Sweetcorn Pancakes.  To me fritters are what you get the Chinese restaurant, deep fried fruit in batter, and they're hard to explain to … Continue reading Sweetcorn Pancakes