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Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheesy Pasta Bake

I was mightily chuffed with this dinner as it was a major first in the Foti household. Frannie actually ate pasta with cheese sauce! Weird that she’s never liked it but combined with cauli and broccoli and a crispy breadcrumb topping she finally devoured it. Result!

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April’s Family Foodies event: Healthy Snacks

For some reason it took me a while to ponder on a theme for April’s Family Foodies. After much deliberation I finally decided to go for something closer to the ethos of Eat Your Veg and chose Healthier Snacks.

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And we have a #FourSeasonsFood #SomethingFishy Winner!

Well what a lovely first month of spring we’ve had on Four Seasons Food with so many fabulously inspiring and tasty ‘Something Fishy’ recipes linked up. Sure to be something to tickle everyone’s fishy tastes….

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Soy & Ginger Glazed Salmon & Courgette Kebabs

These tasty kebabs are a really simple made in minutes dinner with very few ingredients and little assembly. They can be grilled or (dare I say) barbecued….

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Some very healthy Fruit, Nut & Seed Bars

These no bake bars are choca full of goodness including oats, sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, mixed nuts, dates, cranberries and sultanas and are bound together with honey and peanut butter. What’s not to love?

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Baked Salmon Starfish

I’ve made salmon fishcakes before using fresh salmon but thought I’d give them a whirl with cheaper and more convenient tinned salmon. Shaped into fun and appealing Starfish they were a bit of a hit with the monsters too, result!

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Bread Tarts!

A couple of days ago I made Bread Tarts with the year 1 and 2 children at school, a great little make for kids (and grown ups) of all ages. By replacing a slice of wholemeal bread for pastry you cut out all the faff and time of pastry….

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Slow Cooked Beef & Guinness Stew with Pearl Barley & Veggies

(un) Fashionably late again to the party here’s my nod to St Patrick’s Day with a Beef & Guinness Stew. Not one to appreciate the nasty fake green foods that usually surround the event I opted for a sensible and wholesome stew ……

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Parsnip Crisps

Following on from my Apple & Cinnamon Crisps I give you Parsnip Crisps. The fave of all the veggie crisps, well at least to me, and I thought it was about time I made my own virtually fat free baked version. And gosh are they tasty!…..

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Photoshoot Soup! (Butternut & Red Pepper actually)

We recently made this soup with veggies left over from an ‘action’ photoshoot. Shame to waste them and they regenerated into one deliciously flavoursome soup which the kids and I loved equally! Result.

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Apple & Cinnamon Crisps

I’ve been on a bit of a mission lately to test out a few healthier snacks recipes. What’s great about homemade oven baked veggie or fruit crisps is you get to have a total handle on the amount of sugar, salt or fat going in there. And they’re really not as fiddly as you may think!

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Healthier Tuna Mayo Pockets

Most kids love tuna mayonnaise and it’s a very easy mixture to bulk out with lots of extra goodies, I regularly add grated courgette, finely chopped pepper, sweetcorn and spring onions…..

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My Higgidy Pie Party!

I was lucky enough to win a ‘Pie Party’ from the lovely folks at Higgidy Pies to celebrate British Pie Week last week. Of all the winnings I’ve ever had, which to be honest haven’t exactly been numerous, this would certainly be the most fun!

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Chicken & Veggie Chow Mein

Stir fries are a great way to easily bump up your 5-a-day quota and are a fun eat for kids, there’s something about noodles that they all seem to love. Speedy too and the perfect mid-week fodder.

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February’s Family Foodies ‘Love’ Round-Up

Gosh, where did February go? I know it’s a short month but really, that was ludicrously quick. At this rate Christmas will be upon us in a few short weeks. And what another lovely month of Family Foodies we’ve had ……

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March’s Four Seasons Food challenge NOW OPEN!

Welcome to Spring folks. Whilst there’s always a good deal of debate as to exactly when the season officially starts, March the first is the beginning of Spring on Four Seasons Food so I’m going with it. Have you noticed our lovely badge by the way?

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