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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.

Evie's Corner, Breakfast Smoothie | The Mother Cooker

30 Minutes or Less, Vegan

Sweet & Spicy Hummus Bowl

Hummus 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

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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

Lay the Table

A Spring Tablescape

Today I held a lunch for my Mother and Mother-in-Law, after spending Mother’s day with my own daughter and being spoiled by my Husband. I planned to spoil the ladies in my life on a different weekend. I thought it was a great opportunity to set the table for Spring and share with you how you can create something at home. A beautiful tablescape doesn’t have to expensive and can easily be achieved with a few simple things.

A Spring Tablescape | The Mother Cooker

Drinks

Spring Mocktails

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing drink, sitting out in the back garden with the sun on your face. Ok, so it still might be a little chilly, but we have been getting those glorious days where you want to soak in every last ounce of sunshine. Because let’s face it, those days are rare here in England. Spring is one of my favourite seasons, I love watching all of my plants bloom to life, lighter evenings and feeling that little bit more inclined to get up out of bed.

Spring Mocktails | The Mother Cooker