Shredded Chicken Pancakes for Chinese New Year

Shredded Chicken Pancakes

This Friday lots of people will be marking Chinese New Year. It’s out with the old and in with the new and if you’re up for a spot of Chinese-themed celebrating, there’s plenty out there to be enjoyed. Last year we took the children into Chinatown in London to show them some of the Chinese… 

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‘Fruitdrop’ Pear & Plum Banana Bread


This week I’ve had a much-needed health kick whilst getting through a huge box of fruit delivered to me by a company called Fruitdrop. The children got very excited about seeing all the fruit and have been eating much more of it too, usually in the way of fruit salads and a quick morning smoothie. We… 

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Breakfast Club: Quick Rhubarb Muffins


A quick post to say that this month, I’m joining in with Fuss Free Helen’s Breakfast Club hosted this month by (BiB’s Finalist!) Katie over on her brilliant blog Feeding Boys and a Firefighter. I’ve had lots of rhubarb given to me recently, from friends and neighbours, who are reporting great crops! The theme is Breakfast Bakes and I… 

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Courgette or Zucchini Boats with Bolognese Sauce

Courgette or Zucchini Boats

One of the things that I enjoyed the most about my Paleo/Whole 30 challenge in January was the simplicity of it.  No processed foods, no heavy or starchy carbohyrdates, no gluten or wheat. Just plenty of lean and organic protein, fresh seasonal vegetables and lots of fruit. It’s not rocket science and it’s pretty obvious that… 

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Guest Post: Cucina Ceri – Subbing Processed Carbs for Colourful Veg

Cucina Ceri

By Ceri Jones, of Cucina Ceri Readers of this blog will know that this January, Ren committed to the Whole30 regime, which draws on the Paleo approach to a diet based on whole foods (meat, fish, veg, fruit, nuts and seeds) to enable the body to re-set itself and become less dependent on sugars and processed foods as fuel.  Since my blog, Cucina… 

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Review: ‘Well Fed’ and a Whole 30 Update

Well Fed

I can hardly believe it myself, but I am on Day 16 of my Paleo/Whole 30 Challenge, designed to re-set your system so that you become less dependent on sugar and processed foods to fuel your body. I’ve been eating plenty of lean protein, such as grass-fed (more omega 3, less hormones) pork and beef, organic chicken… 

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Recipe: Butternut, Coconut and Hazelnut Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Here in the UK, the sun is shining, the skies are blue and it’s the beginning of January. It’s a little disconcerting. The children have gone back to school, the Christmas tree is down (which means my big bay window and all our light is back) and everyone is on a health kick, including me. I’ve… 

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

A cold winter’s day really only demands one thing – a warming bowl of chicken soup. My favourite word this week when describing soup was ‘restorative’ - exactly what this soup is. This is my mother’s Polish recipe for a soup called Rosół z Kury, a clear soup, usually served with homemade egg noodles or dumplings. It can be made… 

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