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Potato Bean Pesto Salad

potato bean pesto salad

This potato bean pesto salad is a really simple way to make vegetables more interesting.  Served along side some grilled or roasted meat and you have a family dinner that looks impressive, tastes delicious and is enjoyed by everyone.   I have sung the praises of pesto here many times before and also how having just one thing prepared and…

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Top 9 Best Lunch Box Recipes

best lunch box recipes

My last post, Lunch Box Ideas was so popular, I thought I’d continue with the theme and share some of my best lunch box recipes with you. When it comes to lunch box recipes, I want simple ideas that are healthy, sustaining and fast to prepare.  Nourish little tummies with love and good food leaving plenty of time and energy…

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Lunch Box Ideas

lunch box ideas

I am always receiving emails asking for advice for lunch box ideas (especially allergy friendly ones) and as a teacher and a mum, I am delighted to share my experiences and handy hints! After spending long, lazy days on the beach, enjoying the freedom of the summer holidays and living by the adage the routine is, there is no routine, getting…

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Making Simple Special: Easy Italian Potato Omlette

Thursdays are crazy in the Cossie household! Thursday night is ballet lessons night which means several trips to and from the community hall in town to drop off and pick up my daughters as well as attending to the myriad other jobs a mum has to do on a week night. If I have learnt one thing over the years…

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Polpette – Italian Meatballs

Want a sure fire, guaranteed, no fuss winner of a kids dinner?   Well, I have one for you…Polpette!  Italian meatballs…and adults are pretty partial to them too!  These delicious morsels are easily adaptable to suit everyone… great finger food for toddlers and leftovers are really yummy on a sandwich for lunch the next day. The more I learn about…

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Making Simple Special – Vegetable + Lentil Soup

The way I cook and consequently the way we eat, has changed so much over the years.  Rather than creating complicated gourmet style meals, my cooking style has become very simple.  Each week, I depend on seasonal, fresh, organic vegetables to be the stars of our meals and I truly believe, this is the way it should be. That’s not to…

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Tomato, kale and chorizo frittata + my tips for dining solo

As mothers, most of us do an awful lot of cooking…sometimes so much, we barely have enough energy left to feed ourselves.   When my children were small and my husband was away for work, I found it really challenging to find the will to nourish myself properly, especially in the evenings.  Most nights, managing without a partner, once sticky toddlers…

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How to get kids to eat healthy.

Recently, I was asked by my lovely friend Kate Toholka of SummerSalt Life to participate in a workshop which focused on introducing women to a more holistic lifestyle.  I was so excited to have the opportunity to engage with others and find out more about people’s well being journeys. One thing that seemed a big concern to many of the…

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