‘ Store cupboard essentials’ porridge

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Ahhhh… so nice to be back home in London again. My off-piste eating excursions have been rather exceptional so I can’t wait to kick-start my good food habits anew.  Being on holiday is great but you never have your ‘stuff’ at the ready. All those extra curricular condiments and such like that you’ve collected over weeks and months and that you take for granted when you assemble/cook food at home. On holiday you have the choice to buy the whole lot again – or not in my case. I did it the local way instead and ate what was there and enjoyed it. Basta. Continue reading “‘ Store cupboard essentials’ porridge”

Sweet potato and pomegranate salad

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Is it just me or did this summer come and go way too fast? It feels like I have not had a chance to use half of my summer wardrobe and now it’s almost too late. I say almost as I’ve decided to fight autumn every step of the way. It helps that I’m off to Spain for a lovely wedding this weekend and sunshine and bikini are some of the menu items. I will enjoy every minute of the sun and festivities. Continue reading “Sweet potato and pomegranate salad”

Children’s Breakfast Granola

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Here is a surefire winner in the breakfast department at our house. Home made granola. Yes, some batches are better received by the children than others but complaints are generally due to nuts/seeds not being ground up enough. Overall, it is a staple that we are all happy to eat daily. Add to it some creamy organic greek yoghurt and am happy knowing my kids have started their day with nutritious seeds, nuts, fats and gluten-free grains. It is also a fun thing to be making together on a rainy day. My daughter loves finding pretty jars for our granola that we can put ribbons onto and display (proudly) in the kitchen. Continue reading “Children’s Breakfast Granola”

Energy Bites

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Presented with a choice of sweet or savory, I’d go for savory every time. This penchant is probably reflected on the Green Swede blog where juice, salads and main courses dominate.  However, friends have asked me to feature more desserts as there are so many great new recipes for cakes and puddings that replace the traditional flour, sugar, egg combo with healthier alternatives that are actually good for you. Continue reading “Energy Bites”