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Two Quick and Yummy Dinners

My friends over at Little Dish asked me to come up with some recipes to show off their new range of (low salt, no sugar/sweetner) sauces. We love Little Dish products around here, so of course we were happy to!

I came up with two fun recipes that the kids were able to make almost entirely by themselves using Little Dish’s “Classic Tomato Pasta Sauce” and “Mild Korma Cooking Sauce”. We were all quite pleased with how yummy the dishes turned out and will most definitely be making them again! Continue Reading…

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Meal Plan #65

We returned home from Camp Bestival on Monday and it has been a bit of a whirlwind since then. I’ve finally caught up with emails today and we’re nearly finished with our camping laundry. In case things weren’t busy enough, we have also applied for our UK citizenship this week! There are a few other exciting things on this week that I can’t mention yet (!!) but I will soon! Eep!  Continue Reading…


Flash Bob 2017!

Last weekend, onstage at Camp Bestival, I chopped seven inches off of my long hair.

This cut was five years in the making, but by the time it had gotten long enough to donate, I was pretty bummed to let it go! I have always been a short hair girl (I had a pixie cut for years) and the long hair made me feel beautiful and even (gasp . . . isn’t she a mum?!) a bit sexy. Continue Reading…


Friends with Recipes: Czech Goulash

I think of of my friend Nomi as the quintessential homemaker: her house is lovingly decorated, her kids impeccably dressed, her life organised, and her recipes delicious. Nomi has shared some recipes with us before on my Friends with Recipes series, and I am happy to say that she is back sharing this yummy recipe for Czech Goulash. I am excited to try this one in particular as my Grandpa Pete’s family was Czech! 

Thank you, Nomi!

Bethie xx

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Meal Plan #63

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I’ve still not entirely recovered from being sick this last weekend. I’m feeling much better, but I just don’t have any motivation to get anything done. Blerg. I was hoping to knock out some work this afternoon, but Pete ended up home from school with a stomach bug, so I guess I can’t win this week.

This week’s meal plan is late to be posted, but we have been following it all week just the same. We’re using up some chicken from the freezer, and returning to one of my current favourite recipes of lentils and vegetables in a peanut sauce. Mmmm!!

Teriyaki Chicken

Lentils and Veg in Peanut Sauce

Store-bought Ravioli with Veg

Fish Tacos

Homemade Pizza

(PS: Browse my other meal plans by clicking here!)

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Meal Plan #62

I found out at the end of last week that a very close friend of mine in high school died unexpectedly. His heart failed failed while he was camping alone. I had been thinking of him a lot recently because I just wrote a song about him with my band. I had pulled out a bunch of pictures of him while we were writing it to use as inspiration and meant to send some of them to him but didn’t get to it in time. Continue Reading…

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Meal Plan #60

First of all I’ve got BIG news: my band is playing at Camp Bestival!!! I am SO excited! But (as I have just posted on my IG stories) I have no clue where to find a good outfit to play a festival so your tips are very very welcome!

We’re returning to some old favourites this week per request. The kids want my (super easy!) mac & cheese, and I’m dying to have another round of chicken soup with rice even though it isn’t particularly seasonally appropriate. It is just so yummy! Continue Reading…


Meat and Veg Sloppy Joes

You could probably guess that “sloppy joes” were American by the name alone. Once you see a picture, then you can be sure they are American!

Sloppy joes are basically stewed beef sandwiches in a tangy sauce served on hamburger buns. While you can purchase pre-made sauce in America, they really aren’t very difficult (and are much tastier!) to make from scratch. I have tried my grandmother’s recipe in the past, but think I must have written it down incorrectly because it just didn’t work. This time I have used this recipe as my inspiration (followed very loosely but I thought I should still link to it), and am very happy with the outcome!  Continue Reading…

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Meal Plan #59

Last week was half-term and our meal plan more or less went out the window. One day we had a playdate (and I always try to offer something simple and unchallenging for other kids), and there were two meals that I failed to get the main ingredients for! (Gah!) Luckily we were able to pull some impromptu meals together (not my forte) and we ended up ordering a pizza on Friday night. That being said, this week will basically be a repeat of last week. I debated posting this, but as this blog is really just a record of what we eat, I thought it would be helpful to share how sometimes things don’t happen as planned. Such is life, eh? We just adjust and keep going.

Our lovely au pair, Elisabeth, went home to Germany last week and brought us back some white asparagus which I am very excited about for this week! She is going to prepare it with potatoes, hollandaise sauce, and ham. I can’t wait! Continue Reading…