As a family, we are full of wanderlust and truly missing exploring the world. So last night, the world came to us! The past couple of weeks we have had a lockdown date night and this time it was my turn to cook. This Tiramisu recipe took me right back to the cooking course we did on our mini moon in Florence, nearly 4 years ago now. As we ate I remembered the sounds of the bustling food markets where we picked up the ingredients that morning.
It’s official… making soup is good for the soul. This Autumnal Roast Chicken Soup is a great big hug in a mug and a cost effective way to use up your leftovers. A Sunday Roast has become a family ritual in the Earwicker home. I love it for 2 main reasons:
The trusty Cauliflower has had a bit of a comeback in the past few years and it’s got a fresh new look. Gone are the days of over boiled mush. It’s time for it to shine with all it’s nutritional wonder. Packed with a nutrient called ‘Choline’, essential for brain development, Cauliflower has super powers! What’s more, some studies have linked it to neural and cognitive development during the prenatal period. Move over Kale… there’s an OLD kid in town. 😉 Add to this some Pomegranate seeds, which are very rich in antioxidants, reduce inflammation (and some believe stress). What have you got? A nutritional wonder Salad! Before Autumn sets in, make the most of the last rays of summer and try this very grown up Cauliflower Salad for your next Teddy Bear’s Picnic. It got the thumbs up from Paddington Bear round ours!
Perfect for picnics or as a take along for a summer barbecue, this Panzanella brings joy to anyone I serve it to. Packed with fresh and simple ingredients, it brings a taste of summer to any occasion.
This yummy Kale and Beetroot Salad is fresh and full of flavour. If I ever want to clear and calm my Mama mind, I take to the kitchen to prepare this. There’s something very meditative about de-stemming and massaging the Kale. Great as a side dish, or as the main event at lunchtime. A packed lunch favourite for our family.
This Rainbow Veg Pasta Sauce will leave you glowing with smugness that: 1) you’ve created something uber scrummy from scratch that was easy peasy and 2) have delivered your Mama mind a good old dose of virtuous colourful veg towards your five a day while you were at it. Links have been found between a diet high in veg and lower levels of depression and anxiety symptoms. So what are you waiting for!
My Fatigue Fighting Beef Lasagne is the perfect pick me up for sleep deprived new parents. Packed with iron, vitamin c and carbohydrates it’s an ideal make ahead freezer stocker, ready for the first couple of weeks after baby’s arrival, or as a baby led weaning meal to be shared as a family.
It is my go to calling card whenever I want a homemade treat that wraps a big warm hug around me!
A hit for Mama and Baby alike, my makeover of the humble Tuna Jacket makes for a simple lunch. I love how quick and easy it is to create a nutritious lunch that you can share with your baby.
Are you looking for a midweek meal that really packs a punch in the flavour stakes? This Zesty Chicken Stir Fry recipe delivers every time. It’s a joy to make as the sizzling aromas will transport you to somewhere far away from everyday Mama life.
Around Easter I had stopped receiving my statutory maternity pay and it sucked. I needed a fun Easter gifting solution that was kind to my purse. Read on to find out how to make these cute Easter gifts that won’t break the bank and will get your creative juices flowing!