Tomato based sauces are one of the most versatile kinds and add flavour to many different meals. They are also very popular with children; hence this is a recipe that I would use a lot in the crèche. There are lots of supermarket options on the market but most of these contain quite a bit
This is a nice simple Valentine’s recipe that can be made with your children. The biscuits look very cute and can be given to a loved one or will make a nice lunchbox surprise! This is just a basic shortbread recipe but I have reduced the sugar content by half to make it more suitable
Food intolerances are becoming increasingly common these days but that doesn’t mean that pancakes are off the menu! Thanks to Chef Gill’s recipe, none of our little ones had to miss out on the treats at Beacon Court this Pancake Day. This recipe is egg and dairy free and therefore is also suitable for vegans.
In the second part of our ‘Super Shakes for Wellbeing’ series, Chef Rohan shows us how to incorporate super food vegetables into your breakfast smoothie…and yes they do taste great! These shakes are choc-a-bloc with fantastic nutrients for the body and are suitable for adults and children alike. They are also quick and simple to
This is the ideal meal for this time of year – tasty, warming, healthy…and best of all quick! Chef Gill’s Quick & Easy Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry is easy to prepare, ready in minutes and a great way to get in your five-a-day. Plus it’s bursting with flavour! To add more protein just include pan fried chicken or prawns.
Smoothie makers and juicers have become very popular in the last year with all kinds of blenders coming on the market. However, you do not need a Nutri-Bullet to make any of these shakes – a hand blender or blender attachment will work just as well! With all the colds and bugs going around at
After the over indulgence of the festive season, January is normally a lean month with most people looking for healthy recipes. However, the cold, dreary weather also make us crave our favourite comfort foods! Chef Rohan has the perfect solution with this week’s recipe – a quick, tasty and low fat meal that is ideal
Mince pies are a festive favourite among all ages but traditional mince pies often have a very strong taste which young children dislike. They also usually contain a certain amount of alcohol. This recipe is a bit lighter with no alcohol, so it should be ideal for younger children. This is also a nice activity
It is often difficult to get children to sit down for a meal while they are in the middle of play, especially if they have friends over. An easy way to get over this is to create a grazing platter for children which allows them to eat while they play. I know that a poor appetite
I am often asked how we get so much flavour into our meals without adding seasoning. One of the best ways to get flavour into your meals is by using lots of fresh herbs. A few weeks ago we talked about setting up a fresh herb garden. Now I am going to talk about how to incorporate
Hummus has become very popular in recent years and I regularly receive requests for my recipe. As well as being very tasty this is also a healthy choice for both parents and children. Packed with protein for growth and repair and containing garlic for immunity, it as an ideal snack for long winter days. It
Egg or dairy intolerant?! Here’s a dessert you can enjoy! Our Chef Gill’s carrot cake is allergy friendly, fuss free and most importantly…tastes fabulous! Whether you have a food intolerance or not, a slice of this always goes down a treat! Ingredients: 225g grated carrot 170g raisins/sultanas 140g self-raising flour 140g wholemeal flour 1tsp cinnamon