Get your kids to eat everything with this amazing new book from the Author of A Mummy too (Recipe inside)…

Getting kids to eat everything you’d like to is a huge challenge for every parent. One minute they love something, the next – detest something with no reason behind that change of mindset. Introducing Get Your Kids to Eat Anything: The 5-phase programme to change the way your family thinks about food by Emily Leary. 

This book may just be the U-turn for those parents stuck in the limbo of the same five recipes every week on rotation, or those with fussy little eaters that you can’t get head nor tail of their likes and dislikes from week-to-week. It helps you to promote discovery, change the norm and to educate children in new tastes and textures, with work sheets inside to track likes and dislikes from the recipes you try. It even includes some unusual strawberries and cream pasta – which is high on our list to try, along with so many of the recipes. (The recipes are great for the entire family and perfect for me to prep with the impending arrival this summer!)

Plus keep your eyes peeled as we plan to bring you our try at some of Emily’s amazing recipes too!

CURRIED FISH FINGERS (websize), Emily Leary, Get Your Kids To Eat Anything

Curried Fish Fingers with sweet potato chips

This recipe is great when you start to introduce your family to more exciting foods because it looks familiar but has great new flavours to explore. Sweet potato fries are a great colour and naturally sweet, so will win over younger palates with ease.

SERVES 4 | PREP TIME: 30 MINS • COOK TIME: 25 MINS

For the chips

  • 500g (1lb 2oz) sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of pepper

For the fish fingers

  • 240g (8½oz) skinless cod fillets
  • 50g (1¾oz) plain flour
  • 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 50g (1¾oz) dried breadcrumbs
  • pinch of pepper
  • ½ tablespoon garlic granules
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon ground coriander
  • oil spray

1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F), 180C fan, Gas Mark 6.

2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into chips about 1cm (½in) thick. Put them in a bowl and mix in the cornflour with your hands. Add the garlic granules, paprika and olive oil and mix again, then tip onto a nonstick baking tray in a single layer and sprinkle with pepper.

3. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn and bake for a further 10–15 minutes until crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.

4. Meanwhile, slice the cod into 2cm- (¾in-) thick fingers.

5. Set up 3 bowls: the first containing the flour, the second the egg and the third the breadcrumbs. In a small dish, mix the pepper, garlic granules and spices together, then stir half into the flour and half into the breadcrumbs.

6. Dip a fish piece into the flour to lightly cover. Shake off the excess, then dip into the egg to coat, then into the breadcrumbs to cover. Repeat with every piece of fish, placing on an oiled baking tray as you go. Spritz all over with oil spray.

7. Bake for 12–14 minutes until just golden (break one open to check the fish is cooked through). Serve with the chips.

TIPS

  • If your family are keen on spice, try upping the cumin level and adding a little chilli powder for a more pronounced kick.
  • Once you’ve got the hang of the crumbing method, you can flavour the crumbs to your liking. How about a lemon and herb crumb for breaded chicken goujons?

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything: The 5-phase programme to change the way your family thinks about food by Emily Leary, is published by Mitchell Beazley in March 2019, £16.99 – Buy it on Amazon

Light up your home with these fab solutions from Lights.co.uk

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Our @lights.co.uk #colja wall lamps have finally gone up! These semi-circular LED  plaster lamps will suit any room and we can’t wait to show you ours! They went up super easily, with a simple slip over technique, and a two point attachment to the wall (they even come with a pair of white gloves per light to ensure that you don’t mark the lights as you fit them with grubby finger marks.) To make life even easier the price includes the energy rating A+ LED bulb too, saving money on buying and the electricity!

We love the fact that these are super bright LEDs which shine brightly from both top and bottom, illuminating everything in both directions! Want one to colour match to your wall? Just paint it the same colour as your wall – whatever the colour!

Semi-circular ‘Colja’ LED plaster wall lamp, £33.90, shop it here

Lights.co.uk have so many affordable lights from their wall light range, take a peek below – you will find a style for every room on your house!

Top to bottom: (Our bedroom fave) Julita black-gold wall light, £23.90, shop here; (For the phone user) Fabric Wall light – Xavian, £79.90, shop here;

Plus to add elegance to your living rooms pick from these two:- Twisted LED wall light, £112.90, shop here; Curved wall light – Ivan, £69.90, shop here.

Head online to lights.co.uk for more fabulous lighting options for EVERY. SINGLE. ROOM!

Hello 2019… and hello new! Dive into Everhot kitchens for every home.

150 Marine Blue (FLAT) V1 (2), (HI RES)

2019 has made a call for house renovation, and a kick up the bum for us as we’ve had some exciting news over Christmas – and we need to be ready for another little person joining the family!

Kitchen may not be first on our priority but we’ve been looking at every option we have… and the cold bitter weather and the need to ever be a bit more energy friendly to assist with the bills had led us to look at the full range of Everhot cookers…

An Everhot is a cooker where the kettle’s always poised to make a fresh coffee, where cakes are evenly baked and where the family can warm their hands while you enjoy a glass of wine.  Providing the beating, warm heart of the kitchen, it will quietly provide a steady heat all-day while using less than half the energy of a comparable range cooker.

A good range cooker should last a lifetime. Instead of needing 35 amps of electricity – like its major rivals – an Everhot is designed to work on a ‘trickle feed’ of less than 13 amps. This means (quite apart from much lower energy bills) it is particularly well suited to running off solar panels and water turbines. (Which could also lead into our VERY future plans – but will keep the cooker relevant to our household forever)

Everhot say that their blue sky thinking means that its cookers are also easy to control and great to cook on and there is no need for servicing or any complicated flues or pipes – making it easy to take your Everhot with you when you move home too.

We spotted this gorgeous just launched NEW Marine Blue cooker (they offer 15 colour options so there really is an Everhot for every kitchen – see below) which would look fabulous in a new modern or even a country kitchen. The marine blue would look amazing in a sea/river side kitchen looking our onto the scenery.

Everhot cookers, fifteen colours are: Dusky Pink, Fern Green, Aubergine, Black, Blue, Burgundy, Cream, Dove Grey, Graphite, Green, Sage, White, Teal and the NEW Victoria and Marine Blues.

Everhot 150 (Marine Blue), from £10,275; Everhot 90 (Dusky Pink), from £6,575; Everhot 100+ (Aubergine), £7,695;; Everhot 110 (Teal), from £8,775

Buy yours now or find out more online at www.everhot.co.uk

The Electric Jukebox that serves up fun for the whole family!

The Electric Jukebox that serves up fun for the whole family!

Stuck for the perfect gift this Christmas? Then check out this @roximusic gadget – perfect for the entire family it’s a music trivia quiz, music streaming device and karaoke machine all-in-one that plugs straight into your tv! It’s simple and easy to use… and you can start playing straight out of the box!


ROXI is the ultimate family entertainment hub. In just two minutes, you can enjoy unlimited music streaming for a year without the hassle of having to subscribe to the likes of Spotify. Unlike traditional music streaming services, it enables friends and family to listen, sing and play together, powering the experience through the TV. Music is constantly updated from every decade and genre in a jampacked catalogue containing 29 million tracks. You can also take inspiration from your favourite music artist as ROXI tastemakers like Robbie Williams have created their own special playlists. 

Extra features: 

  • Music trivia game, ‘Name That Tune’ – hours of fun for the family as you test your knowledge naming music from different decades and genres
  • The remote doubles as a microphone so you can ‘Sing with the Stars’ – with tens of millions of tracks to choose from and on screen lyrics, it serves up hours of endless karaoke fun 
  • ROXI believes music has the ability to help kids with learning difficulties, improve confidence and even aid spatial awareness. That’s why ROXI has installed a music therapy feature to the device, for all your ambient soundscape needs

ROXI – Music System, £99.95 – tryroxi.co.uk / Amazon.co.uk

Putting the microscope on the mind of a fashion superstar… Christmas Gift Ideas 2018

British designer Alexander McQueen’s  life is on full display in this new docu-film, out now on DVD… perfect for the fashionista in your life, it tells the tale of the once tailor’s rise to fame and huge success right through to his untimely death in 2014. Packed full of real footage and detail… it’s one not to miss for the most curious of us all…

Available now, from £10 at Amazon.co.uk

Eathai… at Busaba

Whenever you visit The O2 London make sure you stop by Busaba Bangkok Thai

This is their amazing #Asian #Salmon fillet in a sweet soy and pear glaze, spring onion salad and jasmine rice… it’s melt-in-the mouth and tastes divine! They have multiple locations across London including Soho so you have absolutely no excuses not to take a trip!

#asof #foodie #sprinkleoffreckles #rice #soy #eatinlondon #diningout #taste #eatingood

Get your roast at a Vintage Inn…

With Sunday fast approaching… book your roast at Shawfarm Vintageinn in SWF they’re delicious and packed full of veggies and a generous helping of your chosen meat!