Food

Quick & Easy Thirst-Quenching Watermelon & Feta Salad Recipe – Parents Article

5 July, 2019So, it’s official.  This unprecedented heatwave is predicted to last for the rest of summer and if you’re struggling to cope with the heat like I am, you’ll welcome this gorgeous recipe for a light, cooling salad – water-rich, stuffed with vitamins and containing one of my favourite cheeses, feta.  What’s not to like!Cool Watermelon and Feta Salad from Sopwell HouseEven better, this watermelon and feta salad recipe was created by none other than Gopi Chandran, Head Chef…

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Piping Hot Lunch At Work: Check Out The HotLogic Mini – Single Dad, Parents Article

*** The Single Dad’s Guide to Life was provided with a HotLogic Mini in consideration for a review on this blog.  While I was provided with the HotLogic Mini all the thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own*** When it comes to food at work, for the most part, I hate it.  This doesn’t mean I hate what I’m eating.  But basically, I hate bringing food to work because it’s always cold and never tastes good by the time…

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The Best Summer Strawberry and Cream Scones Recipe – Parenting Twins Article

There aren’t too many things better than a fresh, hot out of the oven scone. Sweet, savoury, buttered up….they’re pretty irresistible…amiright???  A family favourite in this house is strawberry and cream scones. The best part about them is they are not complicated to make, in fact they are quite simple and are quite impressive to others…just be sure not to let them know how easy they are to make.  Not only are they delicious to eat, they make such a…

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My hubby and his love of BBQs – Parenting Twins Article

If you know us well, you’d know that Gavin LOVES barbecues. When I say LOVE I mean it. We have lived together for 8 years, and every year he will buy at least one, sometimes three new BBQs! Apparently they all have their uses, but for as long as I have known him he has wanted Weber BBQ. I was never keen on him spending that much on a summer fad, so at the beginning of the spring I made a deal with him…

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It’s meal time again. – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

“Dad you have just made that up. I’m not having your favourite desert as a kid was called a Knickerbocker Glory” It was. It was the ultimate childhood treat. I sometimes feel as old as Captain America – in a time before Windows 1.0, in a time before Rubiks really annoying Cube, probably even before VHS Recorders. The Knickerbocker became a bit of favourite for me. It’s was layered ice cream and fruit sundae heaven. And where did they get…

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Piccolo Launch Stir-In Sauces, Stock Cubes & Snack Range, Shop Now – Parents Article

Renowned for its range 100% organic nutritious baby food & snacks, Piccolo has added a cooking at home range to its ever-growing range. Stock cubes and stir-in sauces, specially developed for little ones, will be on the menu, alongside a new snacking range of Italian-inspired breadsticks and tasty teething wafer Squares. Staying true to Piccolo’s healthy ethos, the new additions have no added sugar, are very low in salt, 100% organic and inspired by the Mediterranean. In fact, the stir-in…

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5 things I love about Homemade & Blessed – Parenting Twins Article

With so many options now available, choosing what to feed your little one can be a little challenging. It’s important that their first meal times are both nutritious and enjoyable, whilst also being quick and easy to manage (an absolute must for twin moms!). That’s why I was so excited to hear about Homemade & Blessed: producers of organic baby food. Here are 5 things I love about them: 1. It’s freeze-dried goodness Freeze-drying is a modern food preservation method where fresh or…

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Shiitake and Chive Dumplings | My Baba – Parents Article

(Makes 20–25 Dumplings)Preparation time: 1 hourCooking time: 10 Minutes Ingredients 225g plain flour 130–150ml hot water vegetable oil, for frying The Filling 50g rice vermicelli noodles a handful of coriander 1 spring onion a thumb-size piece of ginger 1 garlic clove 5 shiitake mushrooms, soaked and drained 200g Chinese chives or garlic shoots 5 pak choi leaves 1 leaf of Chinese leaf cabbage The Marinade 1 tablespoon light soy sauce ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼…

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5 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters: Research Brief – Parents Article

Several years back, a popular parenting magazine reached out to get my thoughts on kids who are picky eaters. I happily answered their questions…and that was that. It just occurred to me that this issue might resonate with many of you, so I wanted to share what some of the research says about this hot topic.  The Journal of Pediatric Health Care focused on this very thing in an article a few years back (1). There was a cool reference…

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School Lunches, Food Allergies and So Much More! – Parents Article

If you are looking to improve your family’s health…this boat load of resources is at the ready! Affiliate links are used in this post. It costs you nothing to use our affiliate links and we get a small commission that helps us bring you more content.  School Lunches, Food Allergies and So Much More! Operation back-to-school is in full swing and the energy is palpable. It’s a mix of excitement and nerves as kids (and parents) acclimate to their new…

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