Winter warmers

Hi all,

Just a quick post this time as I wanted to share 2 recipes with you I have been making a lot of recently…chicken soup and ‘Oaties’!

Chicken soup for the soul…


With this hideously wet and cold weather we are having in the UK (SA followers – stop smirking!!) I have been making a lot of soups and chicken soup in particular, to cheer me up! The girls love it and it is great for using up left over roast chicken and vegetables.


Left over roast chicken or 2-3 chicken breasts (cut into cubes)

Left over roast vegetables – peppers, courgettes, red onions, parsnips, etc

Garlic – 1-2 cloves, crushed

2 Leeks, chopped

2 tsp Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon

Approx 1 litre water

A little flour for thickening


  1. Add the leeks and garlic to a pan and sauté with a little oil.
  2. Add the chicken and roasted vegetables and give a good stir
  3. Next add the stock powder and the water. Simmer for approx. 20 minutes
  4. Mix a little flour with either water or milk for a creamier soup
  5. Add to the soup and stir until thickens slightly
  6. Serve with warm, crusty bread



These oats biscuits are similar to a previous recipe I posted of ‘Oaty snack bars’ but these are bit more like biscuits as they have some flour added and I think these are better! They are great as after school snacks to keep the kids going until dinner time. As they contain oats, they will give your children a slow and sustained energy release instead of a sudden sugar high and then (just as sudden) drop!


75g oats

75g whole meal self-raising flour

75g dried coconut

1 Tbsp oil

1 Tbsp milk (can use a non-dairy alternative too, such as coconut milk)

2 mashed ripe bananas

1 Tbsp honey (optional)

Handful seeds eg. Sunflower and pumpkin seed mix (you could also add some chopped nuts eg. almonds)

Handful dried fruit eg. Raisins/dried cranberries


Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix….it’s as easy as that!

Shape into biscuits – you should get about 8 large biscuits from this mixture or 12 small ones.

Take this with you to the school gates and the children will love them (and you!)

Lastlya clever snack/dessert idea: 

Chopped banana with a dollop of peanut butter, sprinkling of coconut and a blueberry/raspberry on top. They are sooooo good…give them a try!


Paula x


Tbsp = tablespoon (15ml)


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