Fish and Potato Croquettes

These fluffy and yet crunchy fish and potato croquettes were fun to make with the kids. I was SOOOO much more comfortable with the making process of these little crispy delights than the last time I had Verity in the kitchen to crumb fish with me. She was only a toddler at the time and […]

GIVEAWAY At My Family Table {Book Review}

Giveaway for a great children’s picture book about food open from NOW until 15 Oct 8pm Sydney time. It was so exciting to attend the book launch for Mandy Dos Santos’ first picture book “At My Family Table”. I have loved watching Mandy’s journey via her facebook page and chatting to her about the book […]

What to Expect When You are Expecting … A Book

The story of us I connected with Ruth from Pea Fritters (my co-author of “Allergy Free Afternoon Tea”) about 18 months ago. We did a little social media dance of commenting, liking, sharing and (dare I even say) DM’ing. We muddled our way through the getting to know you stage.  We found some common ground. We laughed. Her […]

7 family meals under 20 mins & my recipe for Vietnamese style chicken soup

Time poor parents – this one is for you! 7 great ideas to add to your mid-week meal repertoire! 5 min noodles My 5 Minute Tahini and Beef Noodles are easy to also serve deconstructed. You can make these with spiralised zucchini (Zoodles) along with some soba noodles for a speedy dinner prep. They both […]

2017 Foodie Trends and Family Food – Are They Related?

{Hand up, waving} I am always keen to know what’s hot in the food scene. Do I get out and about on said “food scene”… Umm… not often, or at least not often enough to keep up as it seems to evolve. So, when I read about the root-to-stem movement being a 2017 foodie trend, […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 5: Baked Taco Dinner

Ellie, Verity and Simone cooked the first few steps of this recipe live on Facebook in August 2016. This just proves that cooking with kids is never easy. However, you may like to watch it with your kids and see what they think about some of the words we use to describe the ingredients. Enjoy […]

The Lure of the Skewer

Skewers offer us a delightful way to engage with kids about foods.  They bring to the table a couple of properties (besides nutrition) that kids thrive on CONTROL (Choice), CREATIVITY (Choice) and BOUNDARIES.  The boundaries of the task are to put different things onto a skewer.  They are allowed to go right up to those […]

Parsnip and Carrot Mini Bundt Cakes, #EmbraceMess, #BackYourself & #OneFamilyOneMeal

These Parsnip and Carrot Mini Bundt Cakes with Orange Custard are healthier than you would expect and get a tick of approval from the kids. Cate from Life Behind the Purple Door blogs about crafting, family and baking AND she has started up a weekly baking challenge.  We are to be inspired by the recipes on the […]

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