Lentils and WHAT? Yes, bananas. In pancakes? We know, it doesn’t sound like a tasty pairing of ingredients but the kids loved them and kids really are the harshest, most pedantic critics. Even after the great reveal that they were eating lentils, they didn’t care and continued to hoover them up (too focused on the […]

Pasta is fairly easy to get kids to eat but when something different to their regular tomato-based version comes along, they get judgy and suspicious. Here’s how talk about this spaghetti is likely to go down: Child: I don’t want to eat the green stuff You: OK Child: But there’s green stuff all through it […]

Cast your mind back to childhood and your memory of brussel sprouts likely involves the unappetising, watery, overboiled version. Regularly topping ‘most hated vegetables’ lists, brussel sprouts have a bad reputation so it can be hard to convince your loved ones they should be eating them. Enter our easy one-pan recipe that will have even […]

If you like risotto but the idea of standing by a pot and ladling in hot stock every few minutes prevents you from making it, try our simple one-pot mushroom and leek version that requires limited stirring. Leeks are a handy vegetable to keep in the fridge. They last a couple of weeks and taste […]

Like overripe bananas are often destined for banana bread, potatoes usually go the way of mash or roasting. That’s OK. Routine is good. But when you feel the need to bust out of it because it’s just dawned on you that routine is ruling your life (thanks, kids!), put those potatoes to a new use. […]

This is our go-to dessert in winter as it’s a guaranteed hit with adults and kids. We use bags of frozen berries when we’re out of time because no pre-cooking is required but you can also use strawberries, cooked apples, pears, rhubarb, quince or all of the above. The quickest way to make the crumble mixture […]

Technically, this isn’t a bolognese because there’s no meat but trickery is an underrated tool when it comes to getting kids to eat, so in our families, we label it ‘bolognese’. It’s made with mainly pantry ingredients and requires very little preparation. In order to get the onion, carrot, and celery in deceptively small pieces […]