Teatime: After lockdown
May18

Teatime: After lockdown

I wrote last week about my struggles with teatime and being unable to cook healthy, balanced meals in very limited time. Lockdown has changed that for all of us. I work, but not full-time, and I’m not home schooling (I have only one child who does schoolwork and she is totally independent). We have time to cook. I’ll be honest, I don’t like cooking and doubt I ever will. But when I can’t go out and I’ve...

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Teatime: Before lockdown
May13

Teatime: Before lockdown

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with teatime on weekdays – what to eat and when to eat it. We have a number of issues – two of us are vegetarian, three of us aren’t; one of us is very fussy; and two of us have a wheat intolerance. And we have ballet classes exactly when we should be eating. When my daughter was younger, her classes were at 4.30 or 5pm. So I would take her to ballet, then go home...

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Still fussy
May11

Still fussy

My eldest was always a fussy eater. All he wanted to eat was pizza, pasta, cereals and toast. All the carbs. All the beige food. But from the age of 10, he gradually started becoming a little bit more adventurous. He’s vegetarian and Quorn mince became our saviour – protein, which also made a decent bolognese or curry. He started eating spicier food and would manage a few vegetables (although plenty still get left at the...

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What’s for tea?
Sep07

What’s for tea?

With the fussy eaters, vegetarians, crap cooks, food intolerance and sport-related nutritional requirements, deciding what to feed my family isn’t what you would call easy. And, yes, I admit, I feature in many of those categories myself (my husband would argue I feature in all of them). Add into the mix the pressures of school, work and the kids’ many and varied activities and it becomes a complete nightmare. Take today...

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