There is nothing I love more than a beautiful bowl of comfort food at this time of year. There is just something about scooping from a steamy bowl and knowing your body is being nourished from the delicious goodness inside. Those of you who know me know that my favourite meal in the world is our lemon kale pasta broth but I have to tell you, my friends, that this dish has rivalled it. Boasting the same nutritional benefits and offering the ‘hug in a bowl’ effect I can now proudly say that I have two favourite dishes. On to the recipe… If you’re feeling run down, need a hug or simply fancy a quick easy supper then let this be your go-to. It will warm the cockles of your heart.
I am so excited to be sharing this with you guys today. Quite often we will get asked in our videos what games the kids are playing with and so we thought we would put together a list of our most loved and used resources. We have always been big advocates of learning through play and when we decided to officially unschool our children we started to collect together items that we felt would support their playtime and enhance their exploration and understanding of the world around them. Over time we have learnt which of these items have been great value for money and which ones are merely a fleeting passion. We have thought long and hard about this list and we feel very confident that these items are the ones that are used most in our household. They are the ones that have helped our children understand certain concepts the best and have been a great addition to their educational journey. Abacus. This colourful wooden abacus has been a staple in our home since as long as I can remember. It is a really useful tool to support simple sums up to 100. It visually makes the message of […]
Doughnuts made of vegetables I hear you cry?! It’s crazy, but it’s true! These bad boys have been inspired by a Forks Over Knives recipe which you can find here. They have been adapted to fit even more wonderful veggies in and you will not believe how sticky and delicious they are. It’s about this time of year when our bodies crave the more fulfilling of recipes. Warm stews and roast dinners. Surrounded by so much confection in the shops and on the TV it’s no wonder that we begin to crave the naughty sweet stuff too, am I right? Well, this recipe is the best of both worlds. Your body will be nourished by all of the wonderful whole plant foods and yet your taste buds will be fooled into thinking that all their Christmases have come at once! Oil, egg, refined sugar and dairy free these scrumptious little rings are the treats that keep on giving. Enjoy!! You will need a mini doughnut mould. Here is a link to our sweet potato and date puree recipe I really hope you enjoy these fabulous doughnuts as much as my family has. Stay healthy beautiful people! Help us out! If […]
Fed up with nut roasts? Tofurkey not floating your boat? This my friends is the ultimate vegan Christmas centrepiece and I am beyond excited to share it with you. This will be our second vegan Christmas and I am literally bouncing off the walls with excitement. Not only do I love all things Christmas and therefore I’m in a heightened state of excitement most of November (Note to self…I must try to not put up my tree until December!) anyway but I have been practising this recipe now for some time and it is truly yummy scrummy. Both the kids love it which is a mega win and it feels super special to have something so lovely as the main part of the meal. You can make this beauty ahead and freeze before baking which will save you time on the day. Yay! Simply cook from frozen and a mere 30 minutes later you will be serving up a golden, buttery pastry wreath full of wholesome nutrition to wow your guests. Winner, winner, vegan dinner! Enjoy… Have a fabulous Christmas Fam. Thank you for considering a cruelty free Christmas meal. You have loving hearts for which we are grateful. This […]
If you want happy children, mess-free hours of play and a room that smells of Christmas then this is the craft idea for you! This craft is a lovely open-ended play idea. What starts with a simple Christmas sensory play tray may end up in cafe role play or Christmas themed maths. The choices are endless and can allow your child to lead you through their learning journey seamlessly from one thing to the next. Our best ever play dough recipe is taste safe making it the perfect play for all ages but be warned this Christmas version of the dough smells so good that they may be fooled into thinking that it is dessert! (Always be present when little ones are playing with it.) What can kids get from play dough? You may be very surprised to know that play dough is an excellent way to strengthen handwriting skills. Strengthening muscle memory and dexterity whilst practising fine motor skills making it the perfect exercise for those wanting to neaten up their writing.It allows children to observe, hypothesis, experiment and make conclusions.It is relaxing and helps strengthen nerve connections in the brain. Supporting their understanding of their sensory boundaries and […]
Ooh!! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys. There are few flavours I love more than orange and rosemary together and this here is no exception. It’s festive, its light, it’s fragrant and zesty. The perfect way to end a meal sweetly without having to undo your top button for room! (So rude!) This recipe was originally created many moons ago for our ebook but it just screams Christmas so much that I wanted to save it and share it with you lovely lot to show you how much I care. Nothing shows love more than Christmas or cake or Christmas cake. These little beauties are so moist and tender. The juicy glaze makes them melt in the mouth. However, as I like to indulge a little (a lot) over the festive season I drizzled them in my beloved Oatly cream and it transformed them into what can only be described as heaven on a plate. Yes really! I shall keep you in suspense no longer. Here you have the most wonderful orange and rosemary bundt cakes. Have a wonderful festive season Fam. We appreciate you more than you know. Help us out! If you have any […]