Dairy Free Buttercream

There are some aspects of being a parent I have dreamed about for a very long time.  I  loved baking so much but really had the wind knocked out of my sails once Felix was diagnosed with multiple allergies.  I thought I’d be the kind of mummy who slaved for hours over a birthday cake…

What I’ve Learned from Veganuary

I’ve done it!  I’ve completed a whole month of eating nearly no animal products and I feel so proud of myself (smug face) for sticking with it.  There were a couple of mishaps but nothing too bad.  When I did dry January I buckled at 10.30pm on 31st January 2014 – my mate had come…

Tasty Tofu Stir Fry – Child Friendly

I’ve posted this stir fry on Instagram several times and had more requests for the recipe from friends than any other dish.  It’s vegan, full of vegetables and relatively quick to cook.  The preparation isn’t too hideous but the flavour is well worth it. Now don’t get my wrong.  The boys sometimes create a fuss (big…

Quinoa Salad – AKA The Fridge Raid

Tonight the kids were a pain in the bum to get to bed.  Felix (age 6) was on a post sports club high and Teddy (age 2) was so excited by having his brother in the bath turned giddy, splashy and then ran around naked.  My kids do not find baths a relaxing wind down…

Burns Night Supper – Veggie Version

I’m sticking my neck out here giving you a recipe for Burns night when a) I’m not Scottish and b) I’ve fashioned a haggis into a pie.  I’m hoping my Scottish friends (of birth and blood) approve of this recipe.  Well, I say recipe, it’s more of an idea!

Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

It’s supposedly Blue Monday, the most miserable day of the year.  It’s dark and we are all hitting a post Christmas low.  It sounds to me like a way to flog us stuff when we feel a bit fed up rather than a real phenomenon.  January always seems to be an odd month for diet…

A Weaning Disaster

The question I am asked more than any is “how did you find out Felix had allergies?”  It was a day that will always stay with me! Felix was a hungry and chubby baby who apart from his very first feed in hospital was exclusively breast-fed.  I started weaning him on all the health visitor…

Sesame Free Houmous

When Felix was tiny the Baby Led Weaning thing had just started to take off.  My Facebook feed was full of messy babies plunging veggie sticks into pots of houmous.  I was so jealous of this (I’ll write again soon about my jealousy of other kid’s food) and tried a few sesame free houmous recipes…

Veganuary – Why I’m Trying a Month Eating Plants

I need to eat less meat.  I default to meat for far too many meals and told myself the reason I ate so much was because Felix was allergic to too many foods.  I’ve done 8 months dairy free whilst breastfeeding, Felix was egg free for 4 years so I know I can do that….