Magic Wand Lunch Box

At the weekend I picked up a new lunch box at Poundland, it fits everything in perfectly! My daughter is obsessed with all things maic and fairies so that is the inspiration for today’s lunch.

I have used small wooden kebab sticks, small flower cookie cutter and eye picks. It took under 10 minutes to make.

  • Bread, ham and cheese magic wand
  • Green grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Tortillas

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Prawn and Chickpea Curry

This curry is suitable for all the family. It was mild enough for my children and still packed with flavour for the adults. I served it with brown rice and my homemade naan bread.

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Simple Biscuits

These cookies were made by my 3 year daughter. They only require 3 ingredients so as you would imagine, they are very cheap and easy to make. We put jam inbetween two of ours but you could cut them out in any shape, ice them or even add chocolate chips!

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Slimming World Chocolate Cake 

More or less everyone I know is attending Slimming World (apart from myself!), so I thought I would try some recipes and I have been impressed. Recently I attempted to make a Slimming World cake and I found it too bitter so I developed this one which I much prefer. I worked it out as 1 syn per slice but please correct me if I’m wrong!

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Make It Gluten free review 

The last few months I have been experimenting with gluten free baking, it hasn’t gone well! I had more or less given up on the idea of successfully baking anything edible for my family when I was offered the chance to review some gluten free mixes from Make It Gluten Free.

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Sticky Pork

I was actually supposed to be making a dish to fit in with Chinese New Year but didn’t realise I had run out of 5 spice until I started making it (I’m kinda tired)!!
It was pretty delicious without it but if you do want to try it just add 1 tbsp of Chinese 5 spice. I’ve used pork loins but can use which ever cut or even meat you wish.

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Teriyaki Salmon and Noodles 

Last week I picked up some salmon portions in the reduced section for 50p each. We do not eat fresh fish very often as it’s usually so expensive. I asked for suggestions for a dish to cook on my blogs Facebook page and I was not disappointed, I wish I had picked up some more salmon now!

This dish was really simple to make. The rich sticky fish goes really well with the fresh tasting noodles. You may want to add more chilli powder if you prefer spicy food but the amount I put in was perfect for my children and my wussy self!

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Slow Cooker Lamb Biryani 

In our household we are currently trying to be extra healthy after eating a few too many treats over the Christmas season!

Lamb is a great source of protein, zinc and iron. Recently I was asked to create a recipe using Welsh Lamb. It is excellent quality with its certified PGI status that guarantees that the meat has been reared and prepared to the highest standard.

The lamb I received was a very lean cut. It tasted lovely and tender in my slow cooked lamb biryani and completely debunked the myth that lamb is a fatty meat.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

For Christmas I received a slow cooker, I have been meaning to get one for ages but have always had something more important to spend my money on!

My first experiment was pulled pork. It’s a dish that all my family love but I have never attempted to make it myself.

The pork joint leg joint cost £2.80 for 1.9kg and I completely underestimated how much it would make. It gave the four of us (two hungry adults and two toddlers), enough for three different meals.

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Banana and Oat Pancakes 

My children and I love these! They are a perfect way of using up any over ripe bananas, and you can also add additional ingredients like, dried fruits or spices to them. We have them for breakfast, lunch and even as a snack. I have served mine with runny honey and banana but my daughter recommends them with ice cream!

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