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…

Pan Roasted Cod & Chorizo

In a recent clear up of the kitchen I came across a much loved cast iron skillet which I though I’d press into action to recreate an old favourite – pan roasted fish. You will need a thick fillet of cod, monkfish or similar for this – good & fresh. You can leave the skin…

Slow Chicken & Bacon Pies

In full on autumn mode here – ‘have emptied the freezer of all the BBQ supplies and now planning a restock for the colder months. This is an absolutely delicious, easy crowd pleaser which freezes well for busy days and ravenous crowds. The recipe makes enough for two family size pies and a couple of…

High Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

A demand for a sweet treat was aired today so I’ve mashed together a few recipe ideas to put these vegan cookies together – all the taste without the guilt. I’ve used white spelt flour here but you can just as well use rye, oat or similar – they all work just as well. The…

Summer on a Plate Salmon

A easy, fresh and popular serving – from idea to the table in just 10 minutes. I’ve portioned the recipe for two people but of course you can multiply (or halve) to suit. This has a very high veg content but because of the bright colours involved it somehow foxes the teens into eating it….

Strawberry and Chia Pancakes

Good Morning Sunshine! A day of hard swimming awaits so we start off with a tasty, nutritious and slow burning treat today. Quick and most importantly, popular. They’ll down these no problem at all, leaving them full until lunchtime. Serve outside in the sun – while you can. Strawberry and Chia Pancakes – makes 8/10…

Easy Stuffed Peppers

A good lunchtime fix this one, easy to assemble from leftovers and the store cupboard at short notice. A bit of eye rolling was experienced before the family actually tasted them but afterwards, no complaints. I have used spelt instead of the usual rice but you could use lentils, wild rice, couscous – whatever you…

Super Smoked Scotch Eggs

Cricket season is upon us again and my mind turns to two things at this time of year – how am I going to get the grass stains out and how am I going to feed them something nutritious on the sidelines? It’s iGCSE time so brains are bursting with revision and cramming for exams….

Chocolate Chia Cookies

I stole the base of these cookies from a recipe in Olive magazine (April 2018) but have changed some of the ingredients to boost the nutrients. These are easy but require a 3-4 hour wait while the dough cools in the fridge half way through. I manage to sneak chia seeds into so many things…

Comfort Cider Chicken

Oh, for goodness sake, this is ridiculous. Here in Somerset, England, we are looking forward to yet another wet weekend as we look forward to Spring starting. Soon we hope! However, not today so I’ve set about preparing a veg packed meal for the slow cooker that we can enjoy after a rainy day activity…

Raw Breakfast Bars with Yoghurt Topping

Heads are down in preparation for the upcoming summer exams but despite my preaching and begging, some teen members of the family are refusing to eat a good breakfast as they just can’t face it before 8am on a weekday morning. Fair enough. However, without a good start to the day, concentration levels will be…