Fig & Honey Fitness Balls

This recipe is a somewhat bastardised version of my Raw Breakfast Bars but as everyone seems to be rushing past me on the way out to festivals/swim parties/cricket I tought I’d make another version of “grab and go” high protein, high fibre snack. I used cashew butter here but of course you can use whatever…

Halloumi and Chorizo Kebabs

BBQ! At last! We have had 7 days without rain here in Somerset, so summer has been declared. Time to break out the coals. An easy one this…..easy to assemble, quick and easy to cook. Multiply the quantities to suit numbers around the table. These would travel well for a beach BBQ to be served…

Summer Sunshine Cake

Our local fruit growing farm, Thurloxton Fruit Growers in Somerset, sent their annual email announcing the readiness of their strawberries and raspberries so my daughter and I hot footed it down there to collect a stash of the ripe red fruits. We have a few guests passing by this weekend so we are making a…

The Ultimate Brilliant Brownies

These brownies have several uses – disguising seeds, nuts and fibre into young athletes, feeding friends after dinner parties, making popular picnics, complementing a coffee on a rainy afternoon…. I could go on. But this is a super reliable chocolate fix which pleases all it touches. Use the best ingredients you can, as all shine…

Healthier, Crowd Pleasing, Toad in the Hole

Sigh. Although it’s the middle of June, here in Somerset the rain keeps falling with no end in sight. The log basket is still stocked and heating still on. But hey, an excuse to cook up this warming family favourite, boosted with wholegrain flour and roasted vegetables fragranced with fat garlic cloves. The Yorkshire pudding…

Lemon & Rye Shortbread

This delicious shortbread is quick, easy and scrumptious – a great filler in the lunch box or for a post exercise sweet hit. I use my beloved Kitchenaid mixer for this but you can just as well go the old fashioned way and mix by hand for an extra workout. Lemon & Rye Shortbread –…

A Running Breakfast, Italian Style

This beautiful view was the venue for this mornings family run, hampered by my constant slowing down to take photos of the scenery, cars and other peoples houses, much to my husbands annoyance. However, it makes me happy to bring a bit of Italy back to Somerset, even if it’s on my computer screen. All…

Lemon & Artichoke Hummus Dip

A wet and windy day last November brought a group of my family and friends to Bath for an impromptu trip around the famous Christmas market. We neglected to book a restaurant in advance and found ourselves wandering, starving hungry, pressing our noses up against restaurant windows like starving Victorian street children, watching affluent diners…

One Sporty Mother Food Principles

Below are some thoughts and principles that I like to try and apply to our family nutritional intake and generally thump the children with these thoughts as often as I can……. Food is not food when it comes through the window of your car. ‘Nuf said. Sportsmen and women need a calorie rich diet. But…

One Pan Swift Chicken Roast

I am craving the comfort of roast chicken today but have neither the time nor the inclination to wrestle with all the faff of the veg and accompaniments so I’ve given this a go. It seems to have worked! Prep time 10 minutes flat. The portions can be scaled for whoever many you have around…