Seaweed, beans and pork mince

“I smell rice!” was the first thing Audrey said as she stepped into our home after nursery today. Indeed, I had just put some fragrant jasmine rice into the microwave…

Making your own play-dough

Ever surprised at how short-lived and expensive play-doh tubs are? At around £2 per pot, it barely survives over a handful of plays, especially when the colours are mixed. If you leave it…

Building a culture around good food

For the past two days, I was engaged in many conversations at the First Steps Nutrition Trust’s Best Food Forward conference on nutrition in the first year of life and BNF’s 50th…

Wholegrain wonders

Whole grains are cereal grains which contain all three parts: the inner germ, middle endosperm and outer bran. The outer bran is what makes a whole grain special with the added…

Hong Kong Halloween

Like many other festivals which have a high commercial value, Halloween has become a very popular occasion for expat and locals alike in Hong Kong. When I was a child, there…

Snip-snip couscous

The time has come to make Audrey’s first packed lunch at pre-school this week. As only cold options are allowed at the nursery, and since growing up I’ve always had a…