Rice Krispie Treats Rice Krispie Treats seem to be having a bit of a moment. Perhaps it was the Christmas fad with the snowmen? Remember? Until then I thought they came made by Kellogs in a shiny blue foil packet. I’m a lover of baking and a lover of said foil wrapped treats so I thought I’d have a go at making my own. We were invited to a small birthday party recently so I excitedly blurted out ‘I’ll bring Rice krispie treats’ barely understanding what they were. I found a recipe via Nigella Lawson (goddess of looking like you made far more of anRead More →

The very best carrot tips and recipes The carrot gets a fairly geeky reputation in my opinion. We’re taught very early on that eating carrots will help us see in the dark. Yawn. For me, carrots are small orange circles sliced for ease, not taste. If you want to get more out of this humble vegetable then read on! Cut them length ways! I have a friend who will not eat carrots when the are sliced from top to bottom. We are so used to seeing the sliced this way that most of the time it wouldn’t occur to us to do things any differently.Read More →

Strawberry ice lollies with Greek yogurt and banana. The great thing about these strawberry ice lollies is not only are they sugar free, they contain two different fruits. I’m always dubious when it comes to kids and ice lollies or ice cream, like many soft drinks I feel like they are laden with hidden sugar. It’s hard enough as an adult to get your daily allowances right (find more on that here). There’s no way I have the time to be working out lolly pop portions in the searing heat. When I was a child I remember my mum making us lollies out of fruitRead More →

‘Skinny’ Fish Pie This recipe is inspired by the Weight Watchers Fish pie with cauliflower mash but I’ve tweaked it to what we had in the cupboards and how I like my fish pie. It’s not as creamy as a traditional fish pie because I don’t like cream! I served it with green beans. I used: 300g Frozen fish pie mix 1 Cauliflower head 200g potatoes 1/2 head Savoy Cabbage 1tsp Butter 1tsp Plain Flour 150ml 1% Fat Milk 1tsp each of wholegrain and dijon mustard What I did: Preheat the oven to 190C. Peel and chop the potatoes and cauliflower and put the onRead More →