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Meal Plans

Meal Plan #47

After living with us for the last six months, my niece moved out this weekend. We are all sad to see her go, but we’re also looking forward to our new au pair (Elisabeth) arriving at the end of the week! It is a big transition week for the Hungerford household. We have a lot of tasks to do around the house before Elisabeth arrives (and I’ll have no childcare!) so we are taking it easy in the food department. Two pre-made meals (pizza and lasagna), a semi-homemade meal (falafel), a meal I could make with my eyes closed (salmon) and a slow cooker meal (black bean soup). Continue Reading…

Meal Plans

Meal Plan #46

My brother is coming to visit this week! His nineteen-year-old daughter, Devon, has been living with us for the last six months and he’s coming for a visit before they travel through Europe for a month or so.

My (pescatarian) brother lives on an urban farm in Seattle where eats incredibly well from the crops that grow in his yard. Whatever he can’t grow, he barters for or buys from local farmer’s markets. (They buy bulk foods once a month from a grocery store.) They make their own yoghurt and kombucha, only eat local foods, and they even keep their own chickens and bees. Staying with his littlest sister who buys everything in a package from an online grocery store will be a bit of a change to say the least! Fingers crossed he likes my cooking! Continue Reading…

Meal Plans

Meal Plan #45


I have started a new Hungermama newsletter and would LOVE for you to join. The newsletter will only come out once a month and will include round ups of the best family-friendly recipes from various food blogs, tips and tricks for getting your kids to eat well, and lots of behind the scenes thoughts and pics. We’ll also be featuring Q & A’s from YOU the readers on what you feed your families, links to your favourite recipes, and insights into your most used items/products in your kitchen! We would love for you to join in the fun! Just enter your email address below and we’re good to go. (We promise not to spam you or sell your address!)

Meal Plans

Meal Plan #43

Last week I realised quite late on Thursday night that I didn’t have what I needed to make dinner. I had ordered a butternut squash on my online shop for this recipe, and it ended up being no where near the size I needed to feed the five of us. I had nothing in the freezer that would be easy, and didn’t even have any tinned soup in the cupboard. I ended up ordering some (delicious) Indian food, but I felt totally defeated by it all.

The panic of realising it was dinner time and I had no dinner reminded of another reason why I meal plan: it makes me feel in charge, prepared, and ultimately, more calm. As someone who has always struggled with anxiety, anything I can do during my week to feel organised and prepared will never go unappreciated. The thought of facing another weeknight with blank eyes is too much for me, so PLEASE share your cupboard meals with me in the comments below! What do you make when you have nothing else planned and no real groceries in the house?

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Meal Plans

Meal Plan #42

This week’s meal plan has suggestions from both my niece (teriyaki salmon) and my daughter (loaded toasted cheese sandwiches). I am personally excited to try my hand at Mexican stuffed peppers, but also pretty pumped to finally try out the vegetarian Thai curry that Rachel shared with us last year!

Speaking of, I love reading and sharing your favourite, go-to recipes so please drop me a line if you have one you’d like to share! Continue Reading…

Meal Plans

Meal Plan #41

There is so much going on these days. First I have to tell you that the march was incredible! My epic friend Tetyana, my niece, and two other awesome ladies stuck together through the many hours of walking and standing in the cold, but we eventually made it to Trafalgar Square where the buzz was amazing. I am hanging the sign I carried (Pro-love: no exceptions) in my daughter’s room so she will see it on a regular basis and think about what it means and why it was made.

In other news, my son turns three tomorrow! It seems like it was just yesterday he so magically came into our lives. (You can read his birth story here.) We’ll fill his room with balloons tonight while he sleeps and fill him with waffles in the morning. I can’t wait!! Continue Reading…

Meal Plans

Meal Plan #40

Long story short, the amazing Hardeep Singh Kohl came to our house Saturday night and cooked a last minute feast for nearly 20 people. We cooked, chatted, and laughed the night away. It was such great fun, and the food (which I’ve just eaten leftovers of) was absolutely incredible. The next day, Jason then cooked a massive Chinese food feast complete with homemade dumplings. (YUM) Needless to say, we have been feasting this weekend, and I am looking forward to a few lighter meals this week. (Though, for the record, Hardeep is welcome to cook in our kitchen any time!) Continue Reading…

Meal Plans

Meal Plan #39

Thank you all SO much for all the feedback you gave us on the survey! I have read every single comment (multiple times!) and found your responses both inspiring and enormously helpful. (The survey will be open for another week if you haven’t yet done it. It is only five questions and shouldn’t take more than a minute or two to complete!)

As per the survey results, I’ve decided to continue with my meal plans (which I was ready to ditch!). I do them for myself every single week regardless of whether or not I post them, but given that you all find them helpful, I’ll keep sharing them as well! So here we go again: welcome to the first meal plan of 2017! Whoop whoop! Continue Reading…

Meal Plans

Meal Plan #38


It is half-term craziness around here, so I’m taking things pretty easy. Mostly, I just love an excuse to get some Pieminster pies for dinner (not an ad!). They aren’t super healthy, but they are super delicious indeed and fine for a treat now and then. (They’re also on sale via Ocado right now! Whoop!) I’m also pumped for miso soup night. Every time I make it I kick myself for not making it more often. It is so comforting and yummy, and easy peasy to make! Recipe to come! Continue Reading…

Meal Plans

Meal Plan #37


I am so happy for the cooler weather. Summer is great fun, but I adore the cosiness of big wool jumpers, extra blankets on the bed, and comfort foods. Jason and the kids made all sorts of cosy goodies this weekend including some ginger cake that made the entire house smell incredible. He also made a big batch of tartiflette last night that was absolutely amazing (though my lactose intolerant tummy is still paying for it this morning!).  I don’t have anything quite that decadent planned for this week, but I am definitely looking forward to some shrimp tacos and this miso sweet potato broccoli bowl that completely caught my eye on IG last week! Continue Reading…