After School Clubs @ Eat Your Veg

Cheese & Butternut Scones

This recipe completes a set of fifteen recipe cards for my Sutton Primary Big Lottery funded ‘Healthy Snacks Club’. Fifteen easy recipes for kids to make at home with their parents as a healthier after school snack. Each week we make or bake one or two of the recipes at the club, munch on lots […]

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Sugar Tax is not hard-hitting enough

I was delighted to have been asked last week by The Hereford Times to write an article on my opinions of the Sugar Tax. Even more chuffed to be labelled a ‘healthy eating ambassador’, please take a moment to read it here:   Withington mum and healthy eating ambassador welcomes sugar tax but says measures […]

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A Bangin’ Bangers & Beans Super-Stew

As I write this I’m happily contemplating the possible end of stew weather; the sun has shined for at least five days in the last week now, obviously barring yesterdays cold and overcast onslaught. And there’s finally some spring warmth, admittedly more than a tad chill still at night though!. Stew weather or not this […]

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Oaty-Licious Apple & Pear Crumble

Three blogs almost within a week, very probably a record over the last twelve months. Yippee as Jacques would say.  I seem to have a massive backlog of recipes and news to post so I’m trying my very best to get down and bloggie this week. A bit of a simple recipe today but everyone […]

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Baked Veggie Crisps

At the end of each run of my lottery funded ‘Healthy Snacks Club’ at Sutton Primary School I issue evaluation forms for parents and children to complete. As well as reporting back on the impact the club has had I ask for suggestions on other healthy snacks we could make at future clubs. The most […]

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My #HealthyDinnersClub

Hi folks, A little newsy post for you today on my after school cook clubs. Since the Spring I’ve been lucky enough to receive Big Lottery funding on behalf of two local Herefordshire schools to run healthy eating cook classes.  Eat Your Veg in action and I’m loving every minute, my dream vocation in fact. […]

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Fruity-Licious Banana Bread

The unanimous baking request from my latest after school ‘Healthy Snacks Club’ group was for Banana Bread. I don’t blame them, banana bread’s a total gem of a yummy bake and a cinch to make too. Unbelievably it’s been a good couple of years since I’ve made banana cake in loaf form so yesterday I […]

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Sugar-Free Choc, Fruit & Nut ENERGY BALLS

Ooooo I’m a little bit addicted to these awesome balls of energy at the minute. Amazing shamazingly they’re sugar free too, at least in terms of added sugar content with their sweetness entirely derived from dates and any other dried fruits of your fancy. And choca full of so much other good stuff too, oats, […]

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Child Friendly Chilli Con Carne!

Before Jacques started school I used to cook practically every day with him, soups, stews, cakes, muffins, bread, absolutely anything and everything. He was even more obsessed than me, loving nothing more than cutting up a courgette with his big plastic ‘lettuce’ knife or stirring a pot on the hob, my diddy budding chef. Happy […]

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Eat Your Veg HQ #News #Summer

#Fressh@EatYourVeg #StreetFood #FamilyCookeryEvents #Holidays #Istanbul #TheGarden I feel like I start every blog post with an apology these days, yet again it’s been weeks since my last posting, sorry folks. Despite my good intentions to get firmly back on the bloggie block over the hols I wound up inordinately busy. Kids, holidays and my new […]

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A Trio of Magically Instant Fruity Ice Creams

I promised in my last post to get back on the bloggie blog, and with two posts in one day I’d say I was definitely achieving that!. Don’t get too excited though, I’m actually off away tomorrow on my jollies for the next nine days so it’ll predictably be a while again until my next […]

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I’m Back! With a Broad Bean & Feta Dip for starters….

I’m not entirely sure how it’s happened but more than a month has passed since my last blog post. Which is definitely a record in the whole five whole years I’ve been blogging. Ouchy. Apologies. And about time I seriously got back on it folks. It’s not exactly that I haven’t been recipe concocting, far […]

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Baked Fish Cakes with Sweet Potato Wedges

Love a fishcake? We certainly do round here, and if you’ve never made them before they really are a bit of a doddle. A slightly messy doddle maybe, but a fun one nevertheless. And a great little make for the kids, we’ve made these twice now at my after-school ‘Healthy Dinners Club’ at Withington Pirmary. […]

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Eat Your Veg HQ #News #May

#AfterSchoolClubs #Fressh #GrowYourOwn #Veggies #GrowingLocal #The Bar #TheBlog #AGARangemaster Welcome to the first of my new ‘news’ post folks, a brand new feature on Eat Your Veg and something I’ve been meaning to write for some time now. All year in fact. But needless to say it’s taken me until the third third of May to […]

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Gnocchi, Tomato & Summer Veggie Bake

It’s National Vegetarian Week this week folks, a week that encourages the UK to go ‘veggie’ and explore new and delicious vegetarian meals. Whilst we’re not all-out veggies here at Eat Your Veg, by our very namesake we are partial to a meatless meal pretty often!. Probably three or four days a week I’d guess […]

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Meatballs with a Hidden Veggie Tommie Sauce

We LOVE a meatball around here, well who doesn’t? There’s something supremely comforting about tucking into a (large) bowl of steaming homemade balls in tommie sauce, with oodles of pasta too of course. They’re definitely in Jacques Top 5 fave meals, in fact funnily enough all his fave’s contain pasta. Hence his recent super-hero naming […]

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Easy Cheesy Muffins & Food Revolution Day

Did you know this Friday, 16th May, is Food Revolution Day? A day when grown ups across the World will be getting kids in the kitchen to cook up a global storm. It’s a day of foodie fun to raise awareness of the importance of getting the wee ones involved in cooking from an early […]

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Some very healthy Fruit, Nut & Seed Bars

I recently tasked myself with making a super-healthy treat out of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, a make I’ve been meaning to experiment with for ages now and co-incided with a Healthier Snacks session I was running at school.  Searching Google for inspiration I stumbled upon the perfect recipe that ticked all my boxes from David […]

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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 children (and grown ups) of all ages. If you’ve not come across Bread Tarts before they’re something of a cross between a tart or quiche, eggy bread, omelette and a toasted sandwich! […]

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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. I always sneak these out first from a mixed bag of commercially produced ones, and so I thought it was about time I actually made my own. And now that […]

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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, partly for a Healthier Lunchbox project at my local school and partly because I’ve been meaning to experiment with more fruit and veggie crisps for such long time now and this has provided me with the perfect excuse!. What’s […]

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Chicken & Veggie Chow Mein

I actually made this as part of my wee Chinese New Year banquet for the kids back at the end of January, to go with the Baked Prawn & Veggie Spring Rolls, but as usual it’s taken me a while to find the time to post!. Considerably healthier than take-away Chow Mein and a very tasty […]

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Better For You Apricot, Coconut & Plain Choc Cookies

It’s been a few days since my last post as I’ve been having a little time off. Time out to sort a few personals and to fully revel in a weekend away without the littlies in the fair city of Newcastle upon Tyne. A city I began my student life in over twenty years ago […]

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