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

The transformation begins

We’ve been long in the process of actually getting around to transforming rooms in the house and its finally starting to take off and actually beginning to transform.

Finally the entrance hall is nearly there… All i need now is a good Coat rack for the wall and I think we may e done albeit a little bit of electrical work! I once hated this mirror – the other half got it in a bulk dealwith endless furniture, a shed a lawnmower and more when he moved in 10 years ago, for a barg price of £150 all in… I’ve forever hated it – maybe it just needed dressing… now turn it 90 degrees and it’s growing on me… how?! 🙈 I shouldn’t complain as this means one less thing to replace for now – and the money can go on another detail for somewhere else in the house!

Plant is from Tesco, bowl Parlane & shoe cabinet £89, Ikea.

Leakproof hydration on-the-go!

Whilst we are loving the sunshine – water and keeping hydrated are super important in this weather!

Hydration is important for your skin, promotes weight loss and boosts your immune system… so why not do it effortlessly with ion8 leakproof550ml bottle – available for just £11.45 from Amazon or online at Leakproof.

This water bottle has a vented, smooth liquid flow for rapid hydration. Concave sides and a soft band on this sports bottle provide a comfortable, slip free grip. These water bottles flip open with one hand, and lock closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag. It is made from Tritan, is odour resistant, BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic, Dishwasher safe and suitable for hot and cold drinks from -10C to 96C. So it’s a must-have for everyone, and makes looking after you, EASY! 

Check out the rest of the refillable water bottle range by ion8leakproof they keep water on hand whilst you’re on the go! They also come in a variety or colours and kids sizes too!

Get yours now from £9.99 at Leakproof.co.uk

drinkWOW! The tasty cold-pressed fruit drink!

Refresh on a sunny spring day with these mouth-watering cold pressed fruity chia seed drinks from @drink.wow …

We were pleasantly surprised by these (we were unsure of what the texture would be like) and can’t put them down! We LOVE the orange mango and carrot flavour, and will be stocking up for summer!

They come in several flavours including apple, spinach & kiwi, watermelon & pomegranite and blackberry, pear & lemon… or if you are looking to detox, try the NEW Dark detox range, a refreshing blend of cold pressed juice, water & activated charcoal.

These are low calorie and with three great tasting flavours (we recommend trying the Lemon!), Dark Detox is 100% natural, 100% WOW.

Get these now in Sainsburys, Wholefoods, Waitrose, Co-Op and Boots!

Find out more at drinkwow.com

Sit back and sip in the sunshine at The W Hotel, Leicester Square…

Soho is in bloom, with the newest Spring offering from The W Hotel Leicester Square.

The Perception at W London  is the in-house bar at the centrally located hotel; and this spring they have launched a collection of unforgettable cocktails to really get your tastebuds tingling! You can sit back and forget about the weather with the Pansy adorned

‘Purple Rain’ – Bombay Sapphire Gin, Lychee Liqueur, Violette Liqueur, Violette Pearls, Elderflower, Cranberry, Lemon

or take on some ‘Pearls of Wisdom’– Grey Goose Vodka, Mango, Pineapple, Basil, Cayenne, Simple Syrup, Lime, Mango Caviar (This was our favourite, due to the many textures and super fruity refreshing taste! (The mango caviar is delish!)

our ‘Hayfever’ was soon forgotten about with the Vodka based cocktail of the same name… where we sat and sipped away as we made floral crowns to celebrate the event with @rowan_blossom 

Salmons on our mind…

Spotted! A delicious salmon dish, served with crushed potatoes, broccoli, tomato and a balsamic sauce from Sgt Peppers Burnham … it is divine and well worth a visit! Pair it with a cocktail or mocktail to continue to the party!

Check the menu and more here

Oh hello there…

Introducing A sprinkle of freckles

B540462B-17A7-47BE-B0FE-2D56753470A3Hi everyone, and thank you for taking the time to have a look! a Sprinkle of Freckles idea was born when I wanted to give my readers a dedicated spot for our lifestyle posts rather than digging through all of our beauty over at GingerTalks.co.uk 

Having take the time to shoot everything and get everything where we would like it for now on GingerTalks.co.uk  and now making it the place dedicated to the beauty & fashion we felt that it was time to ope up another new place just for everything else we enjoy, with the same passion, same ethos of truly telling you what we have enjoyed and have actually tried out!

If you would like to feature or have something we can review please email us at sprinkleoffrecklesblog@gmail.com

We will be including food, travel, entertainment and other lifestyle news & reviews

You can find us at the following places: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramWe cannot wait to start sharing with you everything we’ve got so far! Launching end of March 2018 x

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