Beans, Books & Bits

Some handy recipes, links to useful places to shop, books I’ve read and other stuff that regularly keeps me sane.

Most recipes are of the easy-to-make and can-be-made-in a-panic variety – from someone whose idea of dinner before motherhood was a glass (large) of wine and some crisps (family-sized bag, naturally, otherwise it’s just a snack.).

The wee bean loves them, they’re quick and easy to make and incorporate two amazing super foods – win! Full recipe…

pizza-muffinsPizza Muffins

A really easy, quick recipe that makes lovely, nutritious muffins – perfect for little hands to grab and new little teeth to munch! Can be adapted to include all sorts of veggies etc. Full recipe…

pumpkinsBatch Cooking Recipes

15 useful recipes for cooking large quantities of yummy goodness that save me lots of time and faffing around during the week! Read more…

recipe-ideasToddler Recipe Ideas

Some meal ideas and recipe suggestions for toddlers offering a range of textures and tastes, while making sure they get all the nutrients they need. Lots of ideas for the fussiest of mini-eaters! Read more…

bbc-good-foodBBC Good Food Recipes

Great go-to, reliable staples for feeding the family that won’t break the bank or require strange ingredients that you’ll never actually use again… Read more…

food-linksHandy Food Links

Some useful info on weaning, food and recipe books, as well as feeding equipment. Read more…

baby-hatBaby Books & Cute Things

Places to buy personalised baby and kids stuff, and books that helped me survive the first stages of having a new teeny-tiny person in the house. Read more…

Books – Past & Present

Books on my current reading list that I dip into when I get a spare second, listed on Good Reads. Tastes range from The Girl on the Train to C.J Sanson via crime thrillers and John Irving… Read more…