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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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Gut healing pumpkin soup and a simple video

gut healing pumpkin soup

My gut healing pumpkin soup has become a well loved staple at my family table this winter.  Spending some time focused on gut repair and really working hard to improve our diets to clear up some quirky health concerns had me making this soup every week. Luckily for me, every body loved it! Gut healing pumpkin soup A big part…

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Feeding A Crowd + My Roman Tomato Sauce

feeding a crowd

Feeding a crowd can get expensive if you love entertaining and often have guests arrive hungry and ready to eat at your table.  My tomato pasta sauce made alla romano, in the roman style, is versatile, budget friendly, simple and delicious. I love inviting people into my home and then feeding them!  I can’t think of a better way to spend…

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Rome + What I learnt from the Italians

Rome

I have just had the most amazing two weeks in Rome. If you know me, you will know I am absolutely crazy about Italy; the food, the wine, the coffee, the history, the language and the lifestyle. In Rome I tasted my first real Spaghetti alla Carbonara, was inspired beyond words by the work of Michelangelo, Bernini and Caravaggio, walked…

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GAPS – Our Family Experience

grain free cookies

Since going on the Gaps diet, I have had so many questions, emails, messages and even been stopped in the street by people wanting to know more about it. So, I wanted to share our experience with you and also tell you about a new program, created by my friend Jo Whitton, that is making the lives of Gaps mums…

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

slow cooker chicken cacciatore

My easy slow cooker chicken cacciatore couldn’t be easier.  Healthy, delicious and an all round family favourite, this winter warming recipe is sure to become a a regular on every busy family’s menu.   I haven’t always been a fan of the slow cooker. My husband says I don’t like it because it’s, well…slow.  And he’s probably right.  I like…

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A family feast in fifteen minutes.

This is exactly the kind of easy family meal I prepare when I’m short on time.  Like, when I stay on the beach until 10 minutes before the fruit + veg shop closes!  We love spending time on the beach in the summer and make the most of every sunny moment.  Usually, this sees me unpacking a car full of surf…

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The art of food assembly + an easy chicken recipe

easy chicken recipe

Too busy to cook?  I have the answer!  Read on to find out how you can prepare delicious, healthy meals for your family in no time at all.  It’s all in the art of food assembly. When people tell me they are too exhausted or time poor to cook, that they are lacking ideas and inspiration or that they just…

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Easy Oven Baked Lemon Chicken

baked lemon chicken

Oven baked lemon chicken is the perfect family meal when you are short on time.  I serve this to my family time and time again and they love it!  All of the work is done ahead of time leaving you less time in the kitchen and more time to do the things you love. Nourishing and delicious, you will love…

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4 Tips To Make Meal Plans Easy + A Simple Baked Risotto

Meal plans.  Don’t roll your eyes!  I know, I know, it’s hardly a glamorous way to pass the time but it does make sense and it does work!  Read on to find out how to make meal planning easy and work for you! Family life is busy.  Children’s activities, school commitments and social activities fill our calendars.  It’s easy to…

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