Ditch the Coke for some Jam Packed Drinks!

It never ceases to alarm me how parents calmly pour sugar laden fizzy drinks down their children. The knock on consequences to their (and your) health both short and long term are worrying to say the least, not to mention the reaction to the massive caffeine and sugar hit. It has been said that Coke…

Ruthie’s 2 Way Power Breakfast

  Ruthie Edwards is a mum to two real-food -crazy boys with endless appetites and a passion for rugby and fitness. Her day job is as an Integrative Nutritional Health Coach, on a mission to help the stressed and frazzled tame their busy-ness beast, one healthy, happy lifestyle nudge at a time. Here is her…

Smoked Haddock and Spinach Power Packs

I have never really subscribed to this thing of eating leftovers on a Monday – as if Mondays weren’t dreary enough without rifling through the back of the fridge for cold pasta sauce……. This week the weather isn’t improving as promised here in Somerset and with two mid exam teenagers and a tired swimming child…

Anifa’s Awesome Party Combo

This lovely creature is Anifa.  A Zumba teacher who’s married to a keen cyclist and mother to a former GB biathlete, she know’s a thing about sporty families. And, she’s a rockin’ cook. If she ever invites you over to dinner I strongly advise you to accept. I have begged her for her trademark salsa and…

Beth’s Open Water Brownies

Beth French is an extreme open water marathon swimmer and adventurer. Mother to 8 year old Dylan, they travel the world swimming seas and fighting sharks and the like. One of the upsides to such a lifestyle is that you get to eat like a horse and she has developed a diet that provides the…

A Fish Buying Guide

Why Buy? The reasons to maximise fish in our diets go on and on….. they contain crucial nutrients for development giving Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin D. It is linked to reduced risk of autoimmune diseases, reduction of asthma in children, improved long term eye sight and better sleep. And that’s just for starters……

Fabulous Fishcakes with Foaming Cream Sauce

This is another exercise in being sneaky with the ingredients but it results in a batch of luxurious fishcakes good enough to serve at a dinner party but a real crowd pleaser with the children. The cream sauce is actually liquidised veg for the most part but if you don’t tell them neither will I….

Humble Superfood

As two out of the five in our family suffer from an autoimmune condition, there is usually some of this mixture skulking in the fridge to provide a fast, tasty snack, to top baked potatoes, stir through pasta and offer impromptu guests a show off bruschetta, casually sprinkled with freshly torn basil and flat leaf…

Easy Spring Roast

Yes, I know it’s nearly summer but this week we had hail stones on Somerset and a blanket of snow over many parts of the UK. My fridge was full of spring veg and fresh flavours but what we really wanted was something hot and comforting. The ingredients are just a guide… you can just…

Scrumptious Sneaky Cake

I have snaffled the base of this recipe from the May 2017 edition of Olive magazine which inspired me to use a classic recipe for banana bread and turbo charge it with veg and goodness. However, it will be wolfed down with all its protein and fibre rich structure intact as it masquerades as a…

Bank Holiday Big Bang BBQ Beef

Okay Parents, its our break too. In our house, we can’t get through a weekend without an epic roast dinner…it simply doesn’t feel like Sunday without one. But, this Bank Holiday, I think a change is in order – a rest for all is required. This recipe is designed to feed big appetites, tantalise the taste…

Lemon Crumble Fish with Power Mash

Revision time. Heads are down, tummies rumbling. It is an anxious time for the GCSE and A level students and something about anxiety makes you crave comfort food. This dish fits the bill without much in the way of bad fats and is super tasty. I’ve been generous with the mash as it tends to…