Sweet Potato, Apple & Lentil Dip

Since becoming a parent I cannot understate enough the need I’ve developed for quick meals and convenience food.  It’s been quite the learning curve; the discovery of how those few minutes in between the last activity that held anyone’s attention, and eating can escalate from slight discomfort to total break down in literally seconds.  …

Saddness and Oatmeal

This morning I made oatmeal, because I was sad. Sad that there are now two babies in the world with one less set of arms to hug them and love them. Sad there is now a wife without the opportunity for mundane comforts, like kissing her husband goodbye when he goes off to work. Sad…

Kale Pesto Pizza

I know what you’re going to say. Enough with the kale trend already people, no one likes kale.  And well, it’s true.  Kale can be a pretty rough vegetable to eat.  It’s very tough, it’s kind of bitter, and lord knows if I see another ‘kale chip’ or someone convincing me to put it into…

Dinner parties don’t have to be complicated

As a self-admitted perfectionist when it comes to cooking, turning my kitchen efforts towards my children has been very, well, humbling.  Sometimes I have to manage doing something one-handed and it ends up looking the polar opposite of pretty or even appetising.  Or I run out of time before the tears and whining kicks into…

Beginnings

This attempt at capturing even just fragments of the important lessons and experiences I hope to give my children through their exploration of food. Cooking it together. Eating it together. Being curious or creative or determined, or just plain messy. Let the adventures begin.