Blogs: Family Foodie Fun

Love to learn: Mucking about in the kitchen and garden

Mucking about in the kitchen and garden

Learning comes pretty naturally to small children. Which is just as well: if learning things in infancy was treated the way learning in later life often is, they’d be so afraid of getting it wrong that most of them would never try crawling, let alone walking, or trying to talk. Continue reading »

7 simple and healthy lunch box snacks for kids

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Why is it after a few weeks into the school term the kid’s lunch boxes seem to end up the same every day? If you’re looking to add some variety into your kid’s lunch box, then you’ll appreciate some new, fresh ideas. Here’s 7 simple and healthy lunch box snacks for kids. These should help add some interest to your kid’s lunchbox, and keep the snacking fun! Continue reading »

Cooking your way to life skills

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Being a parent is a mixture of elation, exhaustion, delight and fear, sometimes all at the same time! Continue reading »

3 breakfast ideas for the ultimate Father’s Day lie-in

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There’s only one thing I ever ask for on Father’s Day. It’s the same thing every year. Breakfast in bed, with a coffee and a newspaper. Ahhh, the ultimate Father’s Day lie-in. Continue reading »

Gilly’s Pantry low sugar Orange and Grapefruit Marmalade

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I have a dream.

And it really is that – a dream.

Because this will never be a reality.

I would love to give up sugar.

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Salmon Rice Paper Rolls for Mother’s Day lunch

Salmon Rice Paper Rolls

On Mother’s Day, I like to enjoy something fresh and flavoursome. At the super market today, I picked up a Salmon Steak, smoked – ready for use! I immediately thought of salmon rice paper rolls. Continue reading »

Get kids going with green smoothies for goodness!

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It’s a well known principle that including 5+ vegetable and fruit servings a day is a great foundation for your daily eating habits.  5 would be an absolute minimum, and we should really be aiming for double or more that number!

Getting that many servings is something I struggle with at times, and certainly I struggle to get my preschooler to eat that volume of fresh fruit and vegetables.  There are tricks though, and green smoothies are an excellent trick to consuming greater quantities of the foods that are great for our bodies with minimal hassle. Continue reading »

Egg Free Easy Butter Biscuits: creativity in the kitchen

Egg Free Butter Biscuits

Permanently bored people are a bit terrifying. Not, as many may fear, because they might cause trouble of some sort. But because someone, somewhere along the line, has convinced them they need to be constantly amused, preferably by external forces, and can’t do things for themselves! Perhaps this Egg Free Butter Biscuit recipe will help spark some creativity with your kids. Continue reading »

Tantalising ideas for leftover turkey

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Christmas just isn’t Christmas for lots of folks, unless it involves a great big roast turkey with all the trimmings… my mouth is watering just thinking about it.  To make full use of said turkey, you’d assume it was the meat that played the main role in your Christmas feast.  However, on many Christmas tables there are lots of options… who can resist that shiny, salty leg of ham that is also important festive fare?  And a few steaks and sausages on the barbeque are also reminiscent of a Kiwi Christmas meal.  All these options usually lead to… quite a bit of leftover turkey.

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Family games night – fun during meals

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Combining games night with a family meal is one way to have a lot of fun.  You can get dressed up, divide family members into who is responsible for each course, and plan an activity or two inbetween.

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