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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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How to be a Kitchen Goddess

kitchen goddess

Let me show you how to reconnect with your inner Kitchen Goddess (not to be confused with becoming a domestic goddess, though I’m pretty sure Nigella had her tongue firmly in her cheek when she came up with that one). I have some thoughts to share about why eating and cooking has become  a nightmare for so many of us…

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Whole Food Master Recipes – making cooking easier

whole food master recipes

Having these whole food master recipes in your cooking repertoire will save you so much time in the kitchen.  Delicious, simple and family friendly, I know my favourite whole food master recipes will soon become yours too.  I have a confession to make.  During the week, I really only cook about three or four recipes.  I have a handful of favourites…

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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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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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Zesty Chilli Beans + Eating Cheap

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart… Beans are not only delicious, nourishing and simple to make, they also give you an opportunity to horrify your kids with tunes from your child hood! Cooking my own beans from scratch is only a recent development in my culinary journey.  I have always relied on tins of organic legumes and indeed, I…

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Leftover lamb shepherd’s pie + eating well on a budget

lamb shepherds pie

This very nourishing and totally satisfying Shepherd’s Pie was a big hit with my family and a wonderful way to use up the left overs of a slow cooked leg of lamb. There is no denying the fact that beginning on the path to better eating can seem expensive and overwhelming at first.  A trip to the health food shop…

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How I make my Bolognese Sauce

Healthy bolognese sauce

Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed by my gorgeous friend Lisa Corduff for her 21 Day Wholefood Challenge.  We talked about my famous bolognese sauce! It was such great fun! We chatted for ages about why we eat the way we eat, our favourite quick and simple meals and of course, how my Italian family has influenced my…

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