Italian Style Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce

I never really had a problem with my kids eating habits. They have always eaten cooked and raw vegetables without any fuss and love fruit. Recently though they have started to say they don’t like certain vegetables and refuse to eat them. I’m not sure why this is but I am putting it down to a phase and hope that they will soon snap out of that so called phase and start eating everything without fuss again just like they used to. read more

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Portuguese Christmas Traditions: Rabanadas (French Toast)

You are probably asking yourself what rabanadas are so I will start by explaining. Rabanadas are a sort of French toast and in Portugal we prepare it as a Christmas dessert. It’s one of my favourite Christmas desserts and my grandmother certainly made the best rabanadas ever. Fortunately for us, before she passed away she showed my mum how to make her recipe but it was never written down. This Christmas I decided it was time to learn to make my grandmother’s famous rabanadas with my mum and write the recipe down so hopefully I can one day pass it down to my own children and so on. read more

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Homemade Hummus

This is a family recipe that I picked up from my lovely mother in law – who not only is Lebanese but also an excellent cook (see what I did there? I’m hoping this will get me some brownie points). read more

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