30 Minutes or Less

Turkey Chilli

A few years ago, my brother-in-law gave us a recipe for turkey chilli. I think it was from a diet he and his wife were following at the time. Over the years I’ve adapted it and thought it would be great to share with you. Turkey mince is much lower in fat (7%) than other meat mince, making it great if you are doing weight watchers etc. Making meals you could adapt along with weight watchers was actually a request through my Twitter. So I thought this would be a great, quick and super easy meal for a mid week evening. Turkey mice really is in-expensive too, so it’s an all round winner.

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The Mother Cooker’s 1st Birthday

Guys, I can’t tell you how happy I am to share the new site with you, all in celebration of its first birthday. When I decided to start this in the spring of 2016 I was full of apprehension. I had so many ideas, I wanted to make this in to a site for fellow Mother’s to feel inspired. Food ended up taking the forefront and for a long time, I was completely happy with that. But as my first birthday was approaching, I decided now was the time to go with my original plan. Food will still play a major part of the site, it’s my passion. But with an active toddler, I find it difficult to cook and shoot a few times every week. So I will be introducing other aspects.

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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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30 Minutes or Less, Vegan

Sweet & Spicy Houmous Bowl

Houmous is super versatile and you can make so many different options, I absolutely adore the roasted red pepper one you can get at Nando’s. My dip is spicy and sweet at the same time, a perfect balance. A great tang of lemon, but without the traditional tahini. Pair any crunchy spring vegetable with it, spread it on a wrap and add some halloumi. It is moreish and I couldn’t stop eating it. Super quick to make too.

Sweet and Spicy Homous Bowl | The Mother Cooker

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.

Evie's Corner - Favourite Books | The Mother Cooker