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Friends with Recipes: Pea, Feta, Mint & Spring Onion Frittata

The kids and I are finally coming out of our jet lag haze. We are staying in a charming little cabin on a lake (that belongs to my friend Kate‘s family) that is so peaceful and lovely, but has no wifi so I’m currently woefully behind on Family Feast’s takeover! The good news is that¬†we are having a great time in the beautiful northwest and have been seeing a lot of my family. Last night I made my quinoa enchilada bake for my meat eating dad and my picky eating (but lovely ūüôā ) mama and they loved it! My dad said he didn’t even miss the meat. Success! Anyway, back to Dani and this gorgeous looking frittata!¬†

Bethie x

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Friends with Recipes: Hand Pies!

So far, I’ve only been featuring quick and easy weeknight recipes from my fellow parents, but I’ve decided to branch out to those without kids as well. I also thought it would be fun to include recipes that aren’t just meant for dinner. My friend Rob (husband to the director of Seraphic Fire with whom I’ve sung with in Miami) recently started a blog called “The Perfect Pie Crust” and all the pictures he posts¬†on Facebook make my mouth water. As someone who isn’t the most adept baker in the world, I am in awe of his beautiful creations. I’ve always had a fascination with hand-held pies, so¬†asked him if he would be willing to come up with a recipe for us all to try out, and did he ever! I can’t wait to try some out for picnics this summer!

Bethie x

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Friends with Recipes: Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

My favourite instagram accounts are ones that leave me happy or hungry. Lila’s beautiful account leaves me feeling both! Lila (@iamalila) is a lifestyle photographer and mother of twins, though her account seems to focus on her love of food and eating. From smoothie bowls, to tacos, to homemade soups, her account is full of beautiful inspiration! I knew she would come up with something yummy for my Friends with Recipes series, and I was right! ¬†This super simple recipe looks too yummy not to try.

Bethie x

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Friends with Recipes: Zucchini & Leek Quiche

Jessica was one of the first people to respond to my request for recipes when I started this¬†series a few months ago. I don’t know her personally, but I love that she took the¬†initiative to send me her favourite weeknight recipe! I think it is so fun to be able to feature meals that families around the world are cooking!

Jessica is a full-time working mama at a large bank in Milan. She said she has to be extra organised to get dinner on the table during the week. This easily adaptable quiche recipe is one of her favourite ways to make it happen!

Enjoy!

Bethie x

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Friends with Recipes: Greek Chicken Gyros with Avocado Dill Spread

Time for another “Friends with Recipes” post! This one is from my IG friend Amy¬†who is one of the most thoughtful and creative mamas out there. We’ve never met in person, but I can tell you¬†from seeing her pictures every day for the last three (or so) years that she is incredibly crafty, an excellent braider (check out her #hairenvywithavery hashtag!), and she likes to eat well. She is also a very real and¬†genuine mama who goes over and above¬†to make life awesome for her kids.¬†I find her account so inspiring.¬†(Keep an eye out for their annual¬†summer “to-do” list. I’m still trying to work up enough energy to make one of our own!).¬†

All of that is to say that I knew Amy would come up with a great recipe for us, and indeed she did! 

Enjoy!

Bethie x

Greek Chicken Gyros with Avocado Dill Spread – Amy Holgerson

Hi. I am Amy, Mama to 2 kiddies, wifie to one dude, and all around wannabe domestic goddess. You can find me on IG over sharing under the handle @bugbeansmomma.

When Bethie asked if I would be into sharing a recipe, I was very excited. Then we started a two week flooring remodel project. Living without a stove for two weeks can really put a damper on my wannabe domestic goddess routine. But last night I got to cook my first meal since getting our stove back in. I decided to take my Greek chicken I already have on rotation and put a little twist on it. So with that said, here is my Greek chicken gyro with a creamy avocado dill spread.

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Friends with Recipes: Leeks and Greens with Coconut Milk

Vanessa and I have been friends on Instagram for years, but only finally managed to meet up for a coffee a few weeks ago here in London (she now lives in Scotland!). Vanessa loves cooking for and with her kids (her Instagram feed is full of all sorts of yummy things!) so she was an obvious one to ask for a recipe for my “Friends with Recipes” series.

Vanessa is sharing a healthy and delicious side dish that she and her family return to over and over again. It is a versatile side dish that will transform a simple piece of fish (or meat, shellfish, etc.) into a proper dinner.

Bethie x

Leeks and Greens with Coconut Milk – Vanessa Gerbrandy

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Friends with Recipes: A Duo of Inspired Spanish Salads

This week’s “Friends with Recipes” post is from¬†yet another of the many lovely people I have met through Instagram. Aleid¬†was sweet enough to come say hit to me at an event last year and we had a great time chatting (mostly about toddlers and #froobs). I’m a sucker for interesting, fun,¬†positive¬†people, so when she asked about submitting a recipe that ties into her new art blog, I couldn’t say no!

I love the creativity behind this gorgeous meal, and the two salads offered below are a perfect addition to a light, tapas style dinner (my favourite kind of meal!). I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Bethie x

A Duo of Inspired Spanish Salads РAleid Farnum-Ford

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Friends with Recipes: Salmon Fishcakes with Leek and Carrot

Emily is another lovely lady I connected with via Instagram. Her feed is full of pictures of her adorable kids (Maggie- 3 and  Finn- 10months) on various adventures, and also features her stunning paper cutouts! Emily kindly agreed to share her favourite weeknight meal with us and it looks delicious! I will definitely be adding this to a meal plan soon!

Bethie x

Salmon Fishcakes with Leek and Carrot – Emily Hogarth

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Friends with Recipes: Baked Gnocchi

I met my friend Nomi on Instagram three or so years ago. I have no idea how we found each other, but we became immediate friends and have enjoyed getting to know each other both online and in person. (In fact, she arrives ¬†with her daughter later today to stay with us in London for a few nights! I can’t wait!). Nomi’s Instagram account is full of unbelievably lovely¬†pictures of her outings with her beautiful family, yummy food, and creative¬†projects. Definitely worth checking out. In the meantime, here is her contribution to “Friends with Recipes”!¬†

Bethie x

Baked Gnocchi -Nomi Olsth00rn