My kids love fruit leather and this blackcurrant fruit leather recipe is right up there with one of our faves! The fruit leathers make awesome picnic snacks and travel really well. They last forever (if the kids don’t eat them that is) and still hold some nutrition too.Read More
Scottish Potted Trout
This is such a delicious traditional Scottish recipe for potted trout and very easy to make. I like it in the Winter months but it is equally good in the warmer months too. It travels well and goes nicely with toast, crackers and oatcakes. We enjoy it on toast triangles with a bowl of warm Scottish soup in the witner months and with a salad in the summer.Read More
Strawberry Fruit Leather
This recipe is part of my ‘Family Strawberry Favourites’ video and they are so delicious! You can watch the recipe in the youtube video below or the full recipe is below the video.Read More
Blueberry Oat Muffins
I made 18 of these delicious blueberry and oat muffins in the evening last week and by morning there were 6 left. Lets just say they went down well with the big kids in the house lol! They are made with loads of fresh blueberries, dates, oats and kefir milk. You can also use yoghurt if you don’t have kefir. I also used fresh buttermilk from making butter with the kids but you can buy buttermilk in the store if you don’t have fresh.Read More
I love a hot latte style drink and a thick slice (emphasis on the thick!) of this delicious sticky gingerbread. I use this to create a hearty and warm filling breakfast with some stewed slices of apple on the top and a sprinkle of additional walnuts. It also makes a great after school snack or wrapped in a little beeswax a school break time piece.
Follow the recipe below for a delicious addition to your Autumn faves!
125g of butter
50g golden syrup
225g spelt wholemeal flour
2tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of ground ginger
75g of soft brown sugar
50g chopped walnuts
150ml almond milk
1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
Turn on the food mixer or processor and cream the butter, golden syrup and molasses. Add in the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, brown sugar and mix further. Whisk the eggs with a fork in a cup and add to the mixture, mix further on a medium setting. Add in the chopped walnuts and milk and bicarb, mix further and pour ino a lined or buttered loaf tin. Bake at 160oc for 1hr and 30 mins. Remove, cool and serve.
Apple Oat Bars
These are such a great breakfast snack and make a perfect make ahead breakfast for busy families!
I used the apple pie butter recipe for the filling but you can also use canned pureed fruit. The recipe is very simple and I hope you enjoy these fruity bars as much as we did!
Love Angie x
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup quick cook rolled oats
2/3 cup of brown sugar or coconut sugar
1/4 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of apple butter or other fruit filling
Preheat the oven to 180, grease a baking tray and combine the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and baking powder. Crumble and rub together in the bowl until it looks similar to the crumb topping for apple pie.
Set aside half a cup of this mixture and press remaining into the tray. Spread the apple butter on top of the pressed in mixture and sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top. Press down lightly.
Bake for 30-35mins. Cool, then slice into chunky bars!
Two week meal plan
Another easy and affordable meal plan for two weeks!
The kids are back at school this week so I made this meal plan with that in mind…hearty meals for hungry tummies, easy and quick to make with my new baby in the background and really affordable!
I’ve also included a small tour around the larder cupboard (because its clean for once) and a peek at our bulk snacks order for school lunches and break snacks!
Check out the food haul in the video below and the meal plan is at the bottom of the page! 🙂
Below is our two week meal plan, I hope it gives you some ideas for new family recipes to make.
(vegetarian) Monday – Broccoli & Cauliflower bake with Pasta
(Fish) Tuesday – Fish Tacos
(Vegetarian) Wednesday – Vegetable Stir Fry & Tofu
(Meat) Thursday – Spicy Chicken
(Vegetarian) Friday – Baked Potatoes – Tuna & Cheese, Chicken Mayo
Saturday – Free
(Meat) Sunday – Beef Brisket in BBQ Sauce
(Vegetarian) Monday – Vegetarian Lasagne
(Fish) Tuesday – Fish & Spinach
(Vegetarian) Wednesday – Pad Thai Meal Kits
(Meat) Thursday – Venison Stew
(Vegetarian) Friday – Dhal, rice & naan breads
Saturday – Free
(Meat) Sunday – Lamb Stew
Apple Butter Recipe
I made this super delicious apple butter recipe at the start of the week last week and used it in over 3 recipes! We had apple butter on banana bread, apple butter filled oat bars and oat muffins with apple butter as an ingredient. It was a real time saver and it was enjoyed by all the family. You can also spread it on toast, dip fruit in it, serve it with ice cream or even use it for pie filling! mmmm pie! 😉
Below is the recipe for this super delish apple butter!
8 Large Granny Smith Apples
3 cups of apple juice
1 cups of sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of ground cloves
1/2 tsp of ground allspice
Peel and chop all the apples up and pop into a large pan with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a quick boil then lower to a simmer for 30mins, stir frequently and mash at the end. Store in a kilner type sealed jar in the fridge to use as needed. Enjoy!