Joining the juice gang

I know, I’m a little late to the juicing party. But I’ve just been given a Nutribullet for my birthday, and I haven’t been this excited since, hmm, since I got a Nespresso machine. The last thing the internet needs is another blog about the virtues of juicing, but I just have to say, I…

Carrot, pineapple & raisin muffins

These muffins are a bit of a triumph given that I’m not a big fan of either carrot cake or raisins. They are truly delicious – moist, moreish and actually very healthy. They’re made with a mix of wholemeal and plain flour, two large grated carrots, a tin of crushed pineapple and 100g raisins. I also…

Cinnamon Banana Bread

Ever pack your kids off to school or sport with a nice healthy banana, only to find it lurking, soft and blackened, at the bottom of the kit bag a couple of days later? Well, banana bread was clearly invented with the sole purpose of giving them new life. So after finding four bananas at death’s door…

Very Berry smoothies

The sun’s out, it’s a gorgeous day, and although it’s only March, I thought I’d make summery smoothies for snack-time. These are just delicious and perfect for blitzing any lingering winter colds and boosting your vitamin intake. We’re aiming to keep to 20g carb snacks between meals, and I managed to measure these to make…

Apple and blackberry wholemeal muffins

I’ve always loved baking with the kids, but even before the diabetes diagnosis, I wasn’t a big fan of the whole elaborate cupcake thing.  I’ve always preferred the cake itself to the icing, and vast swirls of novelty sugar and butter frosting are now even less appealing.  But let’s face it, cakes are yummy, and…

Buckwheat breakfast pancakes

What better way to start my new blog than with breakfast. And one of our favourite breakfasts in our family is pancakes. Not so much the doughy, thick American or Scotch ones, but the thin, crispy, crepe kind with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar.  These pancakes, made with a mix of…