Category Archives: Food

National Baking Week: 3 Easy Recipes

16/10/2017 | Articles, Food, Fun, Nutrition, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

Did you absolutely love the return of Bake Off? Have you been itching to get into the kitchen and teach your little ones everything you know about baking? If the answer’s yes then you’ll be pleased to hear that, from the 16th to the 22nd of October, it’s National Baking Week! Baking is a great […]

Quick and Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

22/09/2017 | Articles, Child Health, Education, Food, Fun, Health, Nutrition, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

When we were younger, a pack of crisps and a chocolate bar was standard fare for a packed lunch. However the more research is done into children’s diets, the more we become aware of the importance of proper nutrition in our homes and the more we want to make sure our children are eating healthily. […]

Keep Cool: 3 Refreshing Recipes for Summer

29/08/2017 | Articles, Food, Fun, Nutrition, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

When it’s roasting outside, the last thing you want to be doing is roasting inside. Hot recipes and carb-loaded food can be really unappealing when the temperatures are soaring and it can be challenging to get little ones to eat properly and stay hydrated when they’re feeling hot and grumpy. If you’ve exhausted your capacity […]

Our top 3 fun and healthy recipes for your family to try this summer

13/06/2017 | Articles, Child Health, Food | by Jane Thomas

As the sun pops her hat on and comes out to play, we start to dream about lighter, brighter, and more healthy meals for our families than the comfort food we often crave in the winter. If you’re feeling a bit stuck for warm weather recipes, check out our favourite three summer family meals. Lighter […]

10 Ideas for the Perfect Picnic

30/06/2016 | Food, Fun, Holidays | by Jane Thomas

Sun is shining, weather is sweet, makes you want to move those dancing feet all the way to your nearest picnic hotspot. But while most people are content to recline in the sunshine and nibble on strawberries, us parents know that kids need a whole lot more entertaining when it comes to picnic season. Luckily […]

Should Your Child Eat Dinner in Their Bedroom?

20/06/2016 | Food | by Jane Thomas

As all parents know, mealtimes can be a chore. Between fussy eaters and toddlers who won’t stay put, it can sometimes be tempting to plonk kids down in front of the TV or the computer in their bedroom when dinnertime rolls around. Well, if a new survey by Birds Eye is to be believed, it […]

Irresistible Irish Recipes for St Patrick’s Day

17/03/2016 | Food | by Jane Thomas

Slow-cooked Irish Stew Ingredients 1 tbsp sunflower oil 200g smoked streaky bacon, preferably in one piece, skinned and cut into chunks 900g cheap stewing lamb like middle neck or scrag (ask at your butcher counter), cut into large chunks Small bunch thyme 3 onion, thickly sliced 5 carrot, cut into big chunks 6 medium potato, […]

Perfect Pancake Recipes for Shrove Tuesday

09/02/2016 | Food, Fun | by Jane Thomas

Crispy pancakes with creamy chicken & bacon Ingredients For the filling: 2 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil 2 chicken breasts 200g pack smoked bacon lardons 1 onion, chopped 200g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped 3 tbsp flour 400ml milk Handful parsley, chopped For the pancakes: 100g plain flour 2 large eggs, plus one beaten, for brushing […]

Scottish Recipes Ideas For Burns Night

22/01/2016 | Food | by Jane Thomas

Chunky Sweetcorn, Haddock and Potato Soup Ingredients 25g butter 1 onion, chopped 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped 3 medium potatoes, diced 1 vegetable stock 2 sweetcorn cobs, kernels sliced off 500g skinless smoked haddock, cut into bite-sized pieces 5 tbsp double cream Small bunch parsley, chopped Method Melt the butter in a large saucepan. […]

7 Fabulous Finger-Food Recipes For Your Festive Fiesta

08/12/2015 | Food | by Jane Thomas

Smoked Salmon with Avocado Ingredients Serves 24 1 packet pumpernickel 1 ripe avocado 150g full fat cream cheese Juice half a lime 2 spring onions, roots removed and chopped very small Freshly ground black pepper 250g smoked salmon 1 small punnet cherry tomatoes, sliced into four slices per tomato Little fresh parsley. Method Cut the […]

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