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3 Mexican Dishes That Will Spice Up Your Life

Think of warm sun, hot chillies, a fantastic holiday destination and Mexico is a country that you’ll conjure up in your imagination. Add a superb a Mayan and Aztec heritage combined with Spanish and other European influences and you’ll soon understand why it’s a top foodie destination. From divine dips to robust stews, Mexican food isn’t only spicy, it’s also …

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Making Gingerbread Biscuits Using The Real Baking Cookie Kit

It’s the season for Great British Bake Off and like every season (there’s now 7!) I am completely mesmerised by all the amazing bakes that are coming on our screens. To celebrate GBBO being back, we have been sent a selection of baking kits for kids to enjoy. We are starting our baking off with the Real Baking Cookie Kit. …

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Getting Active With PITCH Brioche Pasquier

We have gone about three months without a car recently and I have never been so active in my life. I think I’ve been living in a mix of complete exhaustion but actually feeling quite good about it. Being active has so many benefits and I definitely think I’ve started to feel some of them in that time. We were …

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A Family Meal At ASK Italian Rayleigh

It has become a very rare thing for us to eat out as a family. We always have good intentions of a nice relaxed bonding time over a meal cooked for us in a nice restaurant. The reality of it is, going out for a meal with three small children is one of the most stressful experiences in our family …

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Tips For Packing A Great Lunchbox #HartleysYourLunchbox

P1 extremely fortunate to receive school meals by the school. The menu is phenomenal and definitely exceeds anything I could ever come up with. So the school lunches are a bit alien to me. In fact packing a picnic was always something I forgot to do and I was never known for having snacks in my bag at all. Then …

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My Little Piccolo Review

We are well past our early weaning days. In fact I went down the babyled weaning route with both P2 and P3. However, when Piccolo got in touch and asked me to sample their new range of pouches I couldn’t say no. Not only did the website and packaging appeal to me when I took a little look but I …

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Mini Banana, Blueberry and Chia Muffin Recipe

I am really struggling to keep my girls occupied this school holidays. They seem to do something for about ten minutes at a time if I am lucky, then they’ll want to do something else. P2 seems really into baking at the moment so I have tried to do as much as I can. I also wanted some really healthy …

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Lily O’Briens New Chocolate Bars & A Hamper Giveaway Worth £45!

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We had a delicious delivery of 14 bars of Lily O’Briens Chocolate a few weeks ago. Yes you heard that right. Fourteen chocolate bars! It seriously felt like we were in chocolate heaven. The weather has been amazing this week and I have actually really fancied some chocolate. So the huge box of chocolates was very appreciated.  These are new for the …

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Becoming Superheroes With Ella’s Kitchen

I am really bad at planning activities for the girls to do. I think that’s one reason I’m quite grateful for my blog because it pushes me out of my comfort zone with the opportunities we get. Recently we were sent a huge box of goodies from Ella’s Kitchen and challenged to recreate a super hero theme. Inside our box …

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How Much Should I Feed My Toddler? #rethinktoddlerportionsizes

I have always had concerns when it comes to what my daughters eat in a day. P1 is such a skinny little thing but tends to eat an incredible quantity of food so we were referred to a dietitian who assured us that we were doing the right thing. But more recently I have been faced with other worries surrounding …

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My Relationship With Food

Growing up I don’t think food was really my friend. I’d turn my nose up at anything remotely odd looking or smelling without even actually tasting it. I wouldn’t dare to touch a pepperoni pizza or a Chinese, let alone Curry or even fruit. I was always the reason we chose certain restaurants or had certain things for dinner and …

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

My friend introduced me to overnight oats a while ago but it has taken me months to find the courage to actually try them for myself. In fact at first I couldn’t imagine them to be very appetising at all but that’s because I am a very visual eater and also very picky with my porridge in particular. Now I …

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Chocolate & Chia Seeds Overnight Oats Recipe

I don’t own a full length mirror. I’m not tall enough to see into our bathroom one and so I put up with a hand held one for my makeup in a poorly lit hall way. That’s how I dress myself each morning, relying on a quick glimpse in a shop window to double check I actually look half decent …

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How to Find Cheap Deals at Restaurants

Whether you’re visiting London, Manchester, Glasgow or Cardiff, the UK is home to a thriving food scene that incorporates cuisines from all around the world. Even if you’re operating on a budget you can usually find some great deals and discounts to be had at one of the nation’s many dining establishments. With that said, here are four methods I …

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My Sunday Photo 2016 – #18/52

We haven’t done a massive food shop in such a long time. We seem to have got into the habit of just going to our local supermarket for meals for that day or the next few days. Which was working fine but with our recent holiday the food cupboards had got quite bare. The kids were demanding food constantly and …

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