The kale miracle.

How many of you struggle to get your family members to eat more vegetables? Are there certain vegetables which are taboo in your household? Luckily for me, Alex (+ Simba & Emilia) are not fussy eaters. They love fresh produce (Simba included!) so it’s very rare that a nutritious meal gets snubbed. For me, there’s…

Be gentle on yourself.

For those of you following me on Facebook, you may have been expecting this post to be about a kale and halloumi gozleme. Trust me, I haven’t forgotten about this mouth watering recipe, however I feel compelled to write about this topic first. Gozleme will be coming shortly, don’t you worry. Since becoming a mum,…

Slow days + self care.

I feel as though my writing has changed recently. Although this has always been a creative outlet for me, I find more solace in this dedicated alone time. It’s an opportunity for me to share what’s going on inside this brain of mine.

Pancakes for two.

I woke up this morning with a real hankering for pancakes. I quickly brushed this off. ‘Don’t be ridiculous Tess. Alex is on nightshift. All of this effort with a 6 month old babe for one.’ Then as I was feeding Emilia and trawling through ‘wholemeal spelt pancakes for one’ archives, it dawned on me….

Winter warmers.

I’ve been a little quiet over here at The Emerging Dietitian HQ. I’ve been soaking up cuddles with my sweet babe, who by the way is almost 6 months old. When did that happen? I’m also a guest contributor over at FarmGate Online. Do yourself a favour, click on the link and see what they…

My first Mother’s Day.

If we are going to get technical. This really was my second Mother’s Day. This time last year, I knew Baby H was baking away but my lips were indeed sealed. This year, with our darling Emilia, I knew I wanted to do an elaborate celebration. Not for myself. But to celebrate the incredible mother’s in…

Persimmons & priorities.

Since becoming a mum, I’ve noticed a real shift in my priorities. I guess you could say that was to be expected. Emilia is and always will be my number one priority. However it goes deeper than this. Becoming a mum has given me clarity about what is important in life. It’s encouraged me to…

Emilia’s first Easter.

Emilia’s first Easter brought upon many mixed emotions for me. I’ve found since becoming a mumma I’ve become more sensitive. I’ve always had a sensitive side however I think there is this vulnerability which comes with being a parent. I was beyond excited to dress Emilia in her many Easter outfits and am eagerly awaiting her…

Feel Good Foods. Part Two.

I did a post a little while back talking about the importance of feel good foods. This next post has been on my mind for quite a while now and the importance of fuelling my body with feel good foods has never been more important. Not only am I fuelling myself, I’m fuelling my babe…

Three’s a charm.

Earlier this month we celebrated our darling Emilia’s arrival with our nearest and dearest. We called it a ‘name day’ but really it was just an excuse to get the family together and eat delicious food. Like we needed an excuse anyway. This day has been dreamt about since we announced to Alex’s family we…

Feel good foods.

As a new mum I understand all too well how easy it is to fall into the convenience food trap. I’ve lost count of the number of meals that I’ve accidentally missed, scoffed down unmindfully with one hand whilst either feeding or soothing my sweet bubba or which have consisted of snack foods because it’s…

Look mum! No hands…

So our babe is now six weeks old and we are more in love than ever. We are beginning to figure each other out and how to make our days as smooth and filled with love as possible. This is where the beloved ergo carrier comes in. Baby-wearing. Whoever invented this is a genius. I…