Spiced Red lentil, sweet potato and coconut soup

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I set out to make a Dal but changed my mind half way through cooking and ended up with this delicious and healthy vegan soup, packed with goodness and perfect for a cold winters day.
I didn’t make the soup too spicy as I wanted my baby Harry to have a taste but if you like heat then add more chilli. My father will travel to London from Sweden tomorrow and stay with us for the week. I’m planning to make this soup for him, he loves spicy food so I will probably triple the amount of chilli and serve Harry something else…… …..continue reading
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Salted Almond and Chocolate Treats

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These little treats are so delicious I have to stop myself not eating all of them at once. I have a two at the time limit! They are on the right side of sweet, not too sweet, with the sea salt taking them to an other level. The batch I made yesterday is nearly finished so I need to make an other batch (or two) before my mother arrives next week. She loves these!
They are easy to make, just a little fiddly to cover in chocolate. Do the toothpick trick I describe below as this will make the process easier. I used a milk free good quality chocolate so the treats are suitable for vegans.

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Seed Crackers with Fennel

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When I was pregnant with Harry I always made sure I had a box of these crackers in my draw at work. They give you instant energy and satisfaction when you have cravings or feel hungry between meals. Goes really well together with soup, salad or on their own.
I mentioned these crackers in my previous post of Butternut Squash Soup and I finally had a chance to make them. Having a seven month old baby makes you a master in trying to use your time efficiently however, all doesn’t always go to plan as you might be waking up to a new tooth poking through or him trying to learn a new skill. We have been suffering from teething pain for the last few weeks but I think we are out on the other side!…….until the next one…………… …..continue reading

Miso Aubergine with Soba noodles and Peas

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We have returned back home in London after six wonderful weeks in Sweden with family and friends. It was sad to leave but I was also looking forward to coming home and getting back into routine, both for the boys and for myself. And off course to be reunited with Seb! Casper is back at nursery and will start “big school” in two weeks.
One of the first things I did after coming home was to plan a healthy menu for the week. I have to admit that I over indulged during my time away. This is what I cooked today.
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