Meal Planning in 2019

Sam already has nicknamed me “Dannii the list,” for my annoying lists that I insist on writing up, then ticking off tasks as I go along. I love my lists because they are so useful, not just in my personal life but in my professional work life too. These lists also fall under the meal…

A Chinese & Thai Foodie Fakeaway Eve with Friends

Who doesn’t like a takeaway? Chinese, Thai, Indian, curry, fish & chips, cheeky Nando’s, pizza, burgers, kebab – the options are endless. Us brits love them. You only have to sit and watch tv and notice the endless stream of adverts that can confirm this – JustEat, Deliveroo, Dominos. It’s easier to eat in, than…

I meal plan a week in advance, here’s why you should do it too

Keeping on track of what I need to cook for my family isn’t always the easiest task in the world. Most meals I cook for Sam and Emily, doesn’t always interest Emily. She’s good with her food but she’s a little-food-but-often kind of child, so a sit down meal in the evening before us adults…

Add meaning to your menu 

Since the beginning of the year I’ve been writing a side blog to this which you may have noticed pop up on the Facebook page and on my twitter feed. I’ve been writing a food blog, sharing with my followers and friends my love and passion for cooking. I have a mix of amazing recipes…

Muscle Food Review

If you buy the groceries in your house, you’ll know that buying any type of meat is normally quite expensive. It doesn’t matter where you shop, if you have a growing family, buying weekly shopping is expensive. I buy the food in this house and cook too. As you can tell from this blog I’m…

I love my veg box from Nethergong Nurseries

Thanks to a recommendation from Clare and not being overly impressed with the vegetable produce from the supermarket of late, I decided to sign up as a new customer to Nethergong Nurseries, a company in Canterbury that lets their customers access the freshest vegetables, all grown within 10 miles of their nursery. They deliver every…

Review: Sunday Lunch at The Wheatsheaf, St. Lawrence, Ramsgates

It’s that time of year, when a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food is hearty, rich and comforting. And when it comes to Sunday lunch, us Brit’s don’t like to muck around. If it’s Sunday lunch, there really is little excuse on a Sunday for anything else but a Sunday Roast. We…

Meal ideas: Apple & Pork casserole 

Whilst trying desperately to defrost the freezer before going on another Tesco grocery app shop (it’s addictive don’t ya know), I thought last week, I’ll try my hardest to use up what we have before going a little wild, as Sam likes to say “Dannii do we really need this much food for the week?”…

Winter Favourites:Winter Vegetable Soup

Try this delicious winter vegetable soup on for size. Perfect for those days when the fog takes over your day, the weather ruins your plans and you want something that will keep you warm and toasty. I’ve used 9, yes 9 vegetables for this soup and it’s a good source of calcium, folic acid and…

Non alcoholic Xmas drinks to get you into the festive spirit 

With Christmas, just around the corner, those new mum’s who’ve just given birth and are breastfeeding may be craving a cocktail, a glass of sherry, some baileys (like me!) or a glass of mulled wine but know that unfortunately they can’t consume any alcohol because of their baby. But no fear, there’s fortunately a few…