Beef Stroganoff

A quick and easy Beef Stroganoff with a creamy mushroom and onion sauce.

beef stroganoff with pasta

Sometime last year, I was diagnosed with an iron-deficiency. I had thought that my constant state of lethargy and penchance for afternoon naps was merely due to raising two young children, when it was in fact due a seriously low level of ferritin in my body. The diagnosis surprised me and made me instantly worry about whether my whole family could be iron-deficient, especially since I was the one preparing most of their meals.

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Sunken Chocolate Amaretto Cake

A gluten-free Sunken Chocolate Amaretto Cake served with whipped cream and amaretti biscuits.

nigella sunken chocolate amaretto cake

If you have been following my Instagram Stories, you will have noticed that I have made this Sunken Chocolate Amaretto Cake no less than three times in the last month – it is that good!

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Jam-Filled Pikelets

Tasty jam-filled pikelets which are perfect for lunch boxes.

jam-filled sonces

My son started kindergarten last summer and, like in many Swiss schools, it is customary for the children to sit down to a hot lunch each day at a shared table. This practice starts as early as daycare where the children are taught to remain seated at the table, to develop social skills when eating, to clear their plates and put away their cutlery after a meal, and, above all else, good table manners.

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Satay Chicken Stir Fry

A totally delicious Satay Chicken Stir Fry which will rival any Chinese restaurant!

satay chicken stir fry with rice

In the past 12 months or so, I have been on a mission to declutter our home. I have long aspired to have a minimalist home (I blame Pinterest) but I always felt that minimalism was incompatible with raising children. Even if I aspired to a home filled with monochromatic and Nordic-designed wooden toys, there is no avoiding the many multi-coloured, multi-tiered Lego constructions which my son likes to build and display (in perpetuity), nor the noisy and brightly coloured plastic toys which come into our home by way of gifts from friends and family (and which our children totally love).

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