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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Smoothie On The Go...


From the moment I wake up on a school day it is go, go, go. Or should I say them moment I decide to jump out of bed.

Put heat on. Let dog out, feed dog. Wake kids up, feed them, make sure they have got dressed, had breakfast brushed their teeth and hair. Make their lunch boxes.

Sometimes all I really want to do is make a cup of tea and eat my breakfast. Not in the Winter though, it is too cold and dark to get up early and chill.


Yesterday I made this breakfast smoothie to drink whilst running around and it was yummy! You may like banana's on your Weetabix, this is banana's in your Weetabix smoothie.
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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Fruit Salad..


My children love to eat their fruit. Especially if I cut it up ready to eat and put it in the fridge.

Then they can have some as and when they please.


The other day I made a nice and healthy fruit salad up so they could take some to school in their lunch boxes for after they have eaten their pasta lunch.
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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Banana Ice Creamy Treat..


As I am planning to start eating more natural and healthy foods in 2016, I decided to make a banana ice creamy treat for today.


Last night I cut 2 ripe banana's up into slices, popped then into a plastic freezer container and left them over night to freeze. Then today all I had to do was pop them into a food processor and combine then until creamy. A real easy to make, tasty and healthy treat!
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Fruit Cocktail..


Are you fed up of seeing mince pies now? Tired of eating chocolates by the handful from the tins you only buy at Christmas? Dipping not one but 5 of the biscuits in your tea as you have a big box full?

Or is this just me!?

I made up this yummy fruit cocktail to get away from the treats.. I usually make a bowl of fruit salad up for the children and it lasts a few days. Not this time with everyone home for Christmas, it was gone within a hour.


Fruit Cocktails:
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Sweet And Sour Satsuma and kiwi Pie...


Over on Tots 100 website they have teamed up with Clover and are running a fantastic competition to win £500 in supermarket vouchers. How amazing would this prize be!?! My 2 oldest sons will be home from Uni then and it would be unbelievable. Just before Christmas too. You can read all about the competition and enter it yourself here: Win with Tots 100 and Clover.


Today I am sharing my #NothingArtificial recipe with you and this is my entry into the competition. I have gone for a sweet treat. Most packaged up cakes you buy in the supermarket has something artificial in them to keep them fresh for longer. It amazes me how you can sometimes pick a box of muffins up and they have a sell buy date of 3 months on them. How fresh are these? Also brought a flapjack that had a years best before date of a year. Home made cakes and treats are much better for you.

Over the weekend I made this amazingly yummy Sweet And Sour Satsuma and kiwi Pie. The sweet is in the biscuit base and dark caramel filling and the sour is in the kiwi and lemon juice, they work great all together! Good thing about this recipe is you make it in 3 different stages as you need to wait for the base to set and caramel to cool before adding the cream. So if your short on time, you can make it throughout the day.
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Friday, 6 November 2015

Apple & Cinnamon Cake...


Spiced apple yogurt cake, delicious served warm with custard or crème fraiche..


Makes: 8” cake
Serves: 8-10 slices
Preparation and Cooking Time: 1hr 15 minutes​

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

My Favourite Smoothies...


This is my everyday favourite smoothie. After my morning run I make myself a tasty smoothie. At the minute I love adding low fat natural yogurt into my breakfast treat.


It make them taste creamier and without being fatty.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

5 Raspberry Recipes Made With Love..


5 Raspberry Recipes Made With Love..


I love raspberries and love cake so put them together and you get, totally yummy treats.
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Friday, 4 September 2015

Banana, Chocolate And Peanut Butter Smoothie...


Banana, Chocolate And Peanut Butter Smoothie..


We all love banana milkshakes here. Especially with peanut butter and chocolate syrup added!! So simply and so tasty..
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Thursday, 13 August 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow?


Over the last few weeks we have been on lots of cool adventures. Sometimes the simple things in life can be great fun too. 

Once a week we have been visiting my Mum and Dad. It is always a fun day for the children visiting Grandma and Grandad. 
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Monday, 10 August 2015

Kiwi Berry Smoothie : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..


Happy Monday everyone. Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas :) Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post and leave a comment if you like the blog hop.
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Banana, Raspberries, Blueberries And Apricot Smoothie...



Fancy a nice smoothie made with milk, banana, raspberries, blueberries apricots and fromage frais?
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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Raspberry Gin Sorbet With Lavender Thins..


Cool and refreshing, a cocktail in a dessert glass, or for a bit of fun why not freeze in ice lolly moulds for an adult only version.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Raspberry Portuguese Tarts...



Deep filled vanilla custard tarts with buttery melt in the mouth pastry and dotted with juicy jewel like summery raspberries.
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Halva And Blackberry Ice Cream With Blackberry Sauce...



You don’t need an ice cream machine for this middle eastern inspired ice cream. The crumbled halva adds a wonderful sweet hit balanced by the fresh fruity pieces of blackberry. Delicious served with fresh fruity blackberry sauce too.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Chicken Pho With Sweet And Sour Berry Sambal...


This wonderfully fresh tasting chicken broth is nothing like Granny would make. Packed with oriental flavours, shreds of chicken and fresh crunchy vegetables then topped with a taste exploding spoonful of naturally sweet berry fruits mixed with chilli and rice wine vinegar.


This warming soup will soon leave you feeling restored.
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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Strawberry Chiffon Cake...


A real girly pink, this American style whisked sponge cake is made with pureed strawberries and vegetable oil rather than butter so is light but still moist and moreish.


You don’t need any fancy tins to make this, just 2, 20cm (8inch) springform tins that you can easily pick up from the supermarket.

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Summer Berry Galette...


Who can resist a slice of warm fruit pie? Don’t stick to the old favourites of apple or apple and blackberry, try this tangy berry mix in a deliciously crumbly rich pastry.


A perfect dessert to follow a family Sunday roast. Any leftovers taste equally good cold too.
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Monday, 4 May 2015

Sweet Strawberry Basil And Balsamic Pizzas...


Try this new flavour combo as a dessert rather than the usual main course.


Fun to make with the kids and a great talking point after a summery barbecue.
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