Simple, quick, easy and kid friendly. Oh, and fairly healthy too! Ingregients: New potatoes (about 4-5 per adult, if small) Low-fat quark, 200 ml Cumin seeds, about 2-3 tablespoons Freshly chopped chives, a small handful Salt & freshly ground black pepper 1. Put the potatoes into slightly salted water. Bring to the boil and simmer … Continue reading Peeled New Potatoes with “Springtime” Quark
I was searching online last night for something that would be a bit different for breakfast this morning (Sunday mornings are almost the only day of the week where I have time to make a proper breakfast…), but also healthy and delicious. These muffins hit the spot! They are filling, not overly sweet, quick to … Continue reading Good Morning! Oat Bran Muffins
Autumn has arrived at The Tiny House in all its golden, red, green, orange and copper glory! The garden looks so beautiful and this soup is a perfect way to bring those colours inside and onto your dining table. It is also healthy and super-easy to make. Ingredients: (makes about 2 x 4 servings; freeze … Continue reading Roast Butternut Squash Soup
It is now a couple of weeks since I decided to do something about the baby-weight (not helped by a love of chocolate, cakes and wine) and go on a diet. Have I stuck to it? Any noticeable results? Well, rather than go cold-turkey on the carbs, I decided to reduce my intake. I have … Continue reading A new beginning: so how’s it going?
If you are looking to reduce the amount of fat in your diet (like I am…), then buttermilk and apple sauce are two very good fat substitutes. Buttermilk only has about 1% fat (or less) and apple sauce can be substituted for fat in pretty much any cake/muffin-type recipe. I love to use buttermilk when … Continue reading Apple Buttermilk Pancakes
I love aubergine (eggplant). Any way you serve it to me, I am pretty much guaranteed to love it. So imagine my dismay when my two elder children pushed away their dinner plates with looks of horror and disgust the other night, when I served up a delicious, homemade melanzane parmigiana (loosely based on this … Continue reading Ode to an aubergine (or eggplant)
This is another Autumnal favourite of mine. It is so simple to make and it freezes well, so you can bag up the extra portions for those days when you just don’t want to do anything more strenuous than to heat something up. It is a great source of veggie goodness and is inexpensive to … Continue reading Pea Soup