Ingredients: (Makes enough for the whole family to enjoy)
2 small onions, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 anchovy, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
300 g cavolo nero, chopped
2 cans cannellini beans
1 can butter beans

I served our lemon sole with a pea puree and red rice.  Red rice is fun to eat.  Not so fun for Mommy to clean up, but them’s the breaks!

Ingredients: (this makes enough for one hungry baby)
1/2 lemon sole fillet
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 capers, chopped (use a small amount as these tend to come in salted brine)

Ingredients: (makes about 12 fritters)
150g butternut squash, peeled and chopped
150g potato, peeled and chopped
1/2 red pepper, roasted

Vegetable cream cheese sandwiches are a great lunch idea, especially for on the go.  This is hardly a recipe at all – you just throw whatever is in your fridge in the food processor and whizz.  It’s a fantastic way to get veg into your little ones, anytime of the day.

1 chicken thigh, skin removed
50g pasta (I used tagliatelle, but you can use anything you’d like)
1 nest frozen spinach
1 tbsp creme fraiche
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp nutmeg
Cracked black pepper

This recipe makes enough for the whole family to enjoy, plus leftovers – and then some, but you could just as easily halve it.

Mabel’s Daddy is from Grimsby and so his love for fish not only comes naturally, it’s very much in his blood.  The first meal he ever cooked for me was, in fact, sea bass.  I guess he did a pretty good job because fast forward a few years and here we are, happier than ever with Mabel.

This has been the best summer ever.

I can say that with absolute certainty.  I am affectionately calling it the Summer of Mabel.  Mabel’s first summer.  And what a summer to have as your first. 

Makes enough for two hungry adults, one hungry baby and plenty of leftovers. 

Ingredients For Baby Friendly Version:
500g minced turkey
1 butternut squash, chopped into cubes

Mabel’s Daddy and I moved into our house in Walthamstow almost two years ago now.  We, like seemingly everyone else in E17, packed our belongings up from (in our case) Highbury via Dalston, sold up, kissed Clissold Park goodbye and said hello to The Stow.