These mini snacks are the easiest thing in the world to make – you don’t even need to fire up the oven. Brilliant for an easy weekend lunch or a mid-afternoon-in-front-of-a-film treat. Recipe here
Filling, hearty and loved by kids, butternut squash is in season. Find inspiration for new recipes here. We love the black bean and butternut squash burritos, and the caponata is delicious and incredibly versatile for post-school, easy teatimes.
We’ve been out foraging for blackberries already – it doesn’t get better than fresh-from-the-bramble fruit. This smoothie recipe suits warm days.
Super-fresh figs are in the shop right now (or, if you’re really lucky, you may have a tree in your garden). Make the most of the short season with these recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (our kids go nuts for the roasted figs with honey and ricotta).
The first step to kicking an addiction is recognising you have an addiction. We realised our addiction to Itsu green smoothies was getting out of control the day we had one in each hand. In order to preserve our bank balance, we reverse engineered the recipe at home. The good news? Our kids go absolutely nuts for the stuff too, and it’s packed with vitamins and goodness. There’s a very similar recipe to ours here.
Vegans often get a raw deal (literally) at barbecues. Balance things up by cooking up a batch of Jamie Oliver’s vegan burgers, which are packed with sweetcorn (try using fresh stuff as it’s in season and cheap at the moment) and genuinely great. More here
Making icy, cooling treats is one of our favourite summer activities to do with our kids. We love trying out new recipes, and there’s a stack of them here. The breakfast lolly sounds particularly fine…