Leek and Two Potato Soup

I wanted to do a little twist on the classic leek and potato soup.  The only way to get Ethan to eat sweet (“orange”) potato is in soup and he gobbled it down.  It can’t have just been for the reason that I said as soon as they’d finished they could go back to watching their superhero programme on TV!

Eating for Health as a Family – Guest Post by Tamar N Henry

Ten years ago my first son was born, and immediately I fell in love with wanting to do everything I could to nurture and raise him well. Jul developed normally in so many ways and for the most part he was a happy little guy, but Jul was also suffering. He was unusually and frequently sick, he already had many negative reactions to breast milk and then foods, he was itchy and sensitive, the list goes on. At the time the doctors were stumped as to what was causing Jul to be so poorly and over time it only became worse.

Pumpkin Soup

This soup will store in an airtight container for a couple of days in the fridge or in the freezer for a few months.  The recipe below serves two adults and two children with one portion left over for a lunch or dinner another day.

Lentil Ragu – 3 Meal Ideas

This recipe serves two adults and two children as an accompaniment to pasta for one meal with at least three portions left over for other meals. I served this with brown rice spaghetti to make it a gluten-free vegan meal but you can use normal wheat pasta.

I used nutritional yeast to give the sauce more flavour, if you don’t have this and are not avoiding dairy or dairy intolerant you can stir in some parmesan cheese before serving.

Lentil & quinoa salad

Lentil & Quinoa Salad

This is a really summery salad.  I love to make it for a summer’s evening barbecue or have it for a work lunch.  I eat it with a big spoon of houmous and beetroot salad.  It would also go great with some warm green veg such as green beans, spinach or tender stem broccoli.

Strawberry & Chocolate Muffins

Vegan Strawberry and Chocolate Muffins

These muffins are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free but so lovely and very quick to make.  They’re inspired by Livia’s Kitchen Raspberry and Almond muffins. The sweetness of the strawberries is complemented by the bitterness of the raw chocolate.  The ground almonds and strawberries keeps them lovely and moist.

Three Bean Chilli

This is a recipe that I made up based on a meat chilli I have been making since the boys were weaning, I think I got it from a weaning cookbook.  It’s super healthy and warming for when the nights are drawing in and you want something comforting to eat.

Raspberry porridge

Raspberry & Vanilla Overnight Oats

I never liked porridge until about six months ago when I started trying to eat healthier and went in search of recipes to help me do it. When I found Deliciously Ella’s baked porridge I was hooked. Not only did I now like porridge but I found a way to make it without loads of refined […]

Vegetable soup

My “Chuck it all in” Vegetable Soup

This soup is brilliant for using up veg that you have in the cupboard or fridge that may be starting to go past its best.  It’s also great because it means that the kids will have quite a lot of their ‘five a day’ in one meal and because it’s smooth they don’t act suspicious about what’s in it.  In fact whenever I make it they ever moan and quite often ask for seconds.