Vegetable couscous

I love vegetable couscous and it’s so simple to make! Full of vitamins and the couscous gives it a good portion of protein too. Whats even better is that by making the vegetables really small you can hide some veggies in there and the kids wont even notice!


250g couscous

1 vegetable stock cube

1tsp of turmeric

Olive olive (or any oil you want to use)

1 leek

1/2 large onion

1 courgette

1 red pepper

1/2 cauliflower (including leaves)

50g mixed nuts

Tbsp dill


Tip the couscous into a bowl. In a jug mix 300ml boiling water with the stock cube and turmeric, mix and add to the couscous, cover and leave to the side.

Half the leek through the middle then slice finely. Chop the red pepper, courgette, onion, cauliflower and leaves as fine or chunky as you like. I like ti use my hand processor to chop them fine (although I wouldn’t do the leeks in this, from experience it doesn’t chop them well).

Add olive oil to the pan and turn up the heat, add the vegetables and cook for 8-10mins until soft. Add the nuts, dill and season. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.

Turn the heat off and mix in the couscous. Taste to check seasoning and your done! This should do atleast 4 portions.

Yuuuuuuummmmmmmy! Enjoy, we did…

Hip dysplasia

After just a day of having our gorgeous baby girl she was diagnosed with Developmental Hip Dysplasia following her routine newborn physical examination. We wanted to share our experiences and what its like living with a newborn with hip dysplasia to help others in the same situation. Hopefully we can help ease the worry that parents feel in this horrible situation when you have been told your baby has something wrong as isn’t quite the perfect little munchkin we all imagine.

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5 essentials to survive the first few weeks of parenthood (on top of the basics)

The last few weeks have been a huge learning curve for all three of us since bringing our little princess home. There have been a few things that have been worth their weight in gold to make thing so much easier for us in settling in to our new world of being parents so I thought I’d share them (in no particular order – they have all been lifesavers at some point!):

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Product review: Zyliss Easy Pull Food Processor

We can’t rave about this product enough! We spied it on an episode of the Hairy Bikers and thought it would be a great product to add to our camping utensils box. BUT after discovering how awesome it is it is now a main feature in our kitchen – replacing our electronic food processor for most tasks!

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DIY Easy wipeable food planner – FREE PRINTABLE! 

Following on from our post about how to save money on your grocery’s (click here to read more), we have a quick and easy reusable and wipe able food planner you can keep in your kitchen. Best of all it will only cost you a couple of pounds!

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Review: The Blitz Tearoom, Weston-Super-Mare

Today I took a step back in time to the 1940’s! My Mamma took me for a surprise afternoon tea to a fantastic little quirky cafe in Weston-Super-Mare called The Blitz Tearoom.

( Photo above taken from The Blitz Facebook page – )

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10 simple ways to save money on your grocery bill!

We love to try and save money where possible. What is the point in spending more than you need to? Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely certain things its worth spending a little more on upfront to get good quality! But, I believe grocery shopping is one area of the monthly budget where most people could easily spend less.

Below are 10 simple ways you could save money on your grocery bill. We have included links to our free printables to help you along the way too! So what are you waiting for? Start reaping the benefits to your bank balance!

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The birth of Parenting Creations

Who am I?

Hey digital world! At the risk of sounding like I’m at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting…  I’m Gina and I’m a blogging virgin.

I am in my late twenties and work as civil servant in sleepy Somerset. I live with my other half Tom, bonkers Collie dog JD and my crazy cat Jessie (I’m not joking abut the crazy… can cats have bi-polar? I think she does!) We recently discovered we have a lodger in my tummy in the form of a baby, for now, known as Ricecake.

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