Flageolet Bean Pie
421 cals    17g fat    8g sat. fatServes 4        ready in 20 minutes Ingredients : 1 onion 3 x 400g cans of flageolet beans 50g cheddar, grated 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 5 tbsp crème fraiche 100g bread crumbs dried thyme Heat some oil in a large pan and gently fry the onion for 5 minutes. Stir in …
My Find of the Week : 100 Healthy Snack Ideas
My find of the week this week is 100 healthy snack ideas from Six Sister’s Stuff My favourite snacks on the list are Carrots with hummus and Cashew Nuts!! Go check it out and tell me what are yours favs? Linking to some of these great parties Check these great sites out
Creamy Spinach and Pea Pasta
643 cals    23.1g fat   10.7g sat fat   7.3g sugar  2.1g salt Ingredients : 400g spaghetti or pasta 350g frozen spinach 165g cherry tomatoes 300ml crème fraiche frozen peas 1 garlic clove Cook the pasta or spaghetti according to the pack instructions. Meanwhile in a deep pan fry the garlic, than add the frozen spinach and 2 tbsp of water. Cover and cook …
The Easy Peasy Way to Peel Garlic
There are quite a few ways to peel garlic. Take this nifty gadget where you roll the garlic cloves out of their paper like wrappers But why waste money on these gadgets when you don’t really need them.Try doing what I do. Simply cut off both ends of the garlic clove and the paper thing will just slide off! Easy …
Creamy Butter Beans & Chicken
419 cals    27g fat,   8g sat fat Ingredients:  Chicken Pieces 400g tin of butter beans 3 tbsp crème fraiche 140g roasted red peppers from a jar tin of sweetcorn 2 garlic cloves basil Gently fry the chopped garlic, then stir in the butter beans and the roasted red peppers. Add the crème fraiche and the chicken. Bring to the boil then simmer until the …
Magic Soap
Don’t you just hate it when your cooking and you have to chop up onions or garlic?! Not because it can be tricky sometimes or there’s a risk of slicing your fingers off, but because of the smell it leaves on your hands!!! Normal soap or hand wash helps, but doesn’t get rid of it completely. I found this Magic stainless steel soap …
Chicken & Veg One Pot
I got this recipe from  Easy Cook magazine, but I changed it slightly Ingredients: 1 onion chicken pieces (i used quorn) 1 bay leaf 700g potatoes 200g carrots broccoli 200ml crème fraiche 300ml stock frozen peas Serves 4  –  ready in 35 minutes  –  511 cals  –  25g fat 1. Heat a bit of oil in a large pan. Add the chicken and …
Saucy Meatballs with Rice
Saucy Meatballs with Rice This doesn’t look that nice in the photo as i mixed it all up and ate a few meatballs and then remembered i hadn’t took a photo.This recipe uses vegetarian meatballs, as I’m a veggie, but the original recipe can be found here. for this you needpacket of vegetarian meatballs350g frozen spinach1 onion2 tins of chopped tomatoesrice (i used boil in the bag …
Baked Potato with Feta Cheese and Salad
I just love baked potatoes! I could eat them everyday. Here’s one that i had for my lunch last week. For this just baked a potato in the oven or use a microwave. The microwave is a lot quicker but it tastes so much nicer baked.Butter the potato and sprinkle with feta cheesefor the salad i had lettuce, grated carrot, red peppers, …
Giveaway : 2 Free Graze Boxes
                                                                                                            Giveaway Graze is healthy eating sent …
First Steps to Meal Planning
I’ve been meaning to do weekly meal plans for ages but I only end up doing it for a week or so and not doing it again till about 6 weeks later. Loads of bloggers are doing it. Infact not only are they planning their meals just for 1 week, they are planning all their meals for an entire month! …
Christmas Countdown : Top 10 Christmas Treats
My Top 10 Christmas Treats 1. Marshmallow Snowmen by Dusti’s Cupcakes on Flickr 2. Santa Party Mix by Shelly at Cookies and Cups 3. Edible Fruit Tree by PJ at Ginger and Garlic 4. Gingerbread Truffles from Me and My Pink Mixer 5. Melted Snowman Cookies at Crazy Domestic 6. Reindeer Pop Treats by Amy at The Idea Room 7. Snowflake Cupcakes by Glory at Glorious Treats 8. …
Recipes : Chicken & Mushroom Pie
freezer meals
Chicken & Mushroom Pie Ingredients : 400g Chicken (or quorn if your a vegetarian like me) 750g Potatoes 1 Onion 295g  tin Cream of Mushroom soup 250ml veg or chicken stock 325g tin of sweetcorn 3 tbsp crème fraiche parsley or basil Serves 4  Ready in 45 minutes,   441 Cals   12g fat 1. Fry the onion and chicken for 5-10 minutes. …
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Ella’s Kitchen
I’ve been buying ella’s kitchen baby food pouches for my youngest child for a few months now, and he just loves them!! They have just brought out 5 new flavours and all are 100% organic and healthy NO added waterNO preservatives or thickenersNO E numbers or GMNO gluten, wheat, dairy or lactoseNO lumps or bits and nothing artificialJUST yummy organic …
Gnocchi bolognese with spinach
Gnocchi bolognese with spinach Ingredients : 500g mince (i used quorn, as i’m a vegetarian) 400g spinach 500g pack of gnocchi 2 tins of chopped tomatoes with herbs 125g mozzarella 1. Fry the mince in some oil, until soft. Tip in both tins of tomatoes. Fill one can up with water and add to the pan. Simmer for 20 minutes. …
Take Away Menu Organiser
Me and my husband love to have a cheeky takeaway, but the menu’s always seem to be scatted about in drawers and take ages to find. But a few months ago i came across the Takeaway Menu Organiser. which is great! In the front there is space to write all the telephone numbers you need and you favourite dishes. Then …
Lentil Bake
Lentil Bake Ingredients : 1 Large onion 2 carrots 400g can chopped tomatoes 2 veg stock cubes 400g can green lentils 950g sweet potatoes 2 tbsp thyme 25g butter 85g cheddar cheese makes approx. 4   ready in about 45 minutes,  531 cals,  17g fat ,  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion until soft. Add the carrots and …
Snack Box
Here’s another idea I found via pinterest, the original is Here and also another Here A snack box for the kids (and me!) I got different dried fruit, cranberries, cherries, strawberries and raisins and put them together in small self seal bags Then I just put them in a box where the kids can easily get to them. I also filled …
My Recipe Folder
I’ve got loads of cookbooks, magazines, printouts and bits of paper of recipes cluttering my kitchen cupboard up, so i decided to make a recipe folder of just my favourites. I brought a cheap A6 photo album and printed some recipes cards on paper from free printable. Then just wrote out all my favourites recipes and placed them in the album. …