Recipe – Doubly Decadent Tiramisu

As a family, we are full of wanderlust and truly missing exploring the world. So last night, the world came to us! The past couple of weeks we have had a lockdown date night and this time it was my turn to cook. This Tiramisu recipe took me right back to the cooking course we did on our mini moon in Florence, nearly 4 years ago now. As we ate I remembered the sounds of the bustling food markets where we picked up the ingredients that morning.

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Want Guilt Free Self Care? Read this Mama.

‘Mum guilt’ – the struggle is real! I was recently asked by a supporter of Mamas Mind Menu to post on ideas for guilt free self care. This mum feels guilty when she tries to do anything self care related beyond keeping her water intake up and washing her hair a few times a week. I can totally relate. On Monday night I was feeling low. About to start another working week with lots of time away from my baby girl, the ‘mum guilt’ was winning. By bedtime, despite avoiding screen time and alcohol and doing all the right things, I wasn’t feeling relaxed at all. I needed a self care pick me up with instant gratification that was both quick and guilt free. This got me thinking about how we can enjoy guilt free Mama self care with minimum effort and maximum impact. Here’s my conclusions… Continue reading “Want Guilt Free Self Care? Read this Mama.”

5 Senses: 1 Food Joy – Sharing Pancakes on the Dance Floor

Take 5 Mama! Put your feet up, grab a cuppa and lose yourself in the second of the 5 Senses: 1 Food Joy series. This week we are hitting the dance floor and sharing a pancake in-between throwing some mad shapes!

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5 Senses: 1 Food Joy – Sugar Cane in Ethiopia

Mama – Escape the daily grind and transport yourself to an Ethiopian market, sharing sugar cane with the local children.

The ‘5 Senses. 1 Food Joy’ series immerses your senses in a joyful food experience from another place and time, for a bite sized moment of mum escapism!

It uses a structure from a popular grounding technique, describing 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell and one thing you can taste.

So sit back and enjoy 5 minutes where there are no screaming babas and hair pulling!

The ‘5 Senses: 1 Food Joy’ series immerses you in a joyful food experience from another place and time, for a bite sized moment of mum escapism! It uses a structure from a popular grounding technique, describing 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell and one thing you can taste.

Read on to escape the daily grind and transport yourself to an Ethiopian market, sharing sugar cane with the local children. Continue reading “5 Senses: 1 Food Joy – Sugar Cane in Ethiopia”