Evie's Corner

Date and Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are so amazingly simple to make, absolutely delicious and the great thing is that they contain no sugar, butter or salt. Completely vegan and if you source your oats correctly, gluten free too. You don’t have to mess about with flours or measuring baking soda, all you need are a few ripe bananas. A fuss free snack, perfect for little fingers…and adults, guys they are yummy!

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Evie's Corner

Breakfast Smoothie

For a long time, the main meal I struggled with when Evie went on to full solids was breakfast. I’ll admit, for a long time she just ate wholewheat toast. But I felt so bad that her first meal of the day was boring bread, that I looked in to different ways of adding a little more excitement. Evie loves fruit, I think she’d be happy eating it for every meal. But like every toddler, she has her favourites. She’ll eat a heap of strawberries, pears, bananas, grapes, blackberries but try and give her a blueberry and most the time she’ll spit it out. So I disguised a way of mixing the faves with the ‘spitjects’ as I call them.

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Evie's Corner

Evie’s Favourite Books

I’m finally getting around to writing this, after wanting to share Evie’s favourite books for such a long time. E is such a bookworm and it is something I am most proud of. Me and her Dad have read to her since the day she was born, even through all of that newborn exhaustion, we always found time to read to her. Her first ever books were ‘Slow Snail’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. She still has them, but her library has grown vastly. That wouldn’t have been possible without Sarah at Penguin, she is quite possibly one of the nicest humans around. Her love of books is so enthralling, you are simply drawn in. I can’t thank her enough, for all of her and Penguin’s generosity. Evie literally lights up when she gets books in the mail.

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