About


It's Me!
It’s wonderful to meet you! Thanks for stopping by! I love visitors! Can I get you a cup of tea? A snack? I come from a long line of “feeders” so you may have to roll home after your stay.

You’ve found Pea Fritters! Hurray! Maybe you got here because you were actually looking for a recipe for pea fritters, there are lots out there. Maybe you’re here because you heard about my free printables. Or have read some of my family’s stories about breastfeeding, baby led weaning, meal planning or allergies. Maybe you like the sound of some of my delicious recipes. However you got to be here I hope you enjoy your stay. Have a browse around, there’s lots to check out. I have tried to organise the blog into easy to navigate categories. You can find them in the side bar.

And who am I? My name is Ruth, a proud mother. I am a disorganised person who has found this whole Meal Planning thing to be strangely rewarding. I’m a physiotherapist by day, with a keen interest in women and children’s health. Although being a physio is my job, I could talk about food and babies allllllllll day, and night. I think that’s how this blog started. Being stuck at home with a baby I had to talk to someone about food! Who else but the internets! The perfect place to purge all those delicious ideas!

I am very honoured to have a wonderful cook for a mother. I shudder when I think of how fussy I was as a kid, turning away so many of her beautiful home cooked meals in exchange for fish fingers and buttered noodles. As I got older my palate matured and I finally got to truly appreciate the loving plates of food she was making our family. She’s the kind of Mum that 2 months before Christmas she is pouring over her mammoth collection of cookbooks and food magazines to find a 3 course menu. And that’s just for our immediate family (my parents, sister and my little trio). I have her to thank for my passion for food.

I have always had a strong interest in health, which did steer me towards being a physio. But since having my daughter, I have really wanted to provide the best for her (the trickle on effect is that my health and Legoman’s health is better too). This has meant cutting down on a lot of processed goodies. Not getting take away or eating out as much (if ever! Other parents do you hear me?). And looking into what would give her the best start and help her to build a strong and healthy relationship with food.

I know multiple people who have an unhealthy relationship with food and it makes me incredibly sad. Here is this gift of yum, with infinite possibilities, whose purpose is to bring us together to nourish each other. And for some people instead of seeing that, they see an enemy. I would never wish that on anyone.

I hope this blog offers you some insight into the wonderful world of Baby Led Weaning so that meal times and food can be fun, celebratory and shared with your children.

I hope my tips around meal planning help to bring a sense of calm and peace around the daily grind of putting food on the table for your family.

I hope my recipes fill your bellies with warmth and love.

I would love to hear more about you! Drop me a line, comment on the posts or come join the conversation over on my Facebook Page. The more the merrier!

It’s been lovely to meet you. Shall we do this again soon?

Little me hard at work!

Little me hard at work!

 

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. In my house, we are eaters! We started our 2.5 yr old on baby led weaning. Great decision! He is a good eater, devouring almost anything, unless it is spicy. 🙂 Nice blog!

    • Thanks David! How easy and fun is baby led weaning! Planning on doing the same again with #2 due early august. My possum doesn’t do spicy either. It makes her face twitch 🙂 seriously jealous of your tiger adventure by the way.

  2. You know, I’m think I’m the same as your mom with the early Christmas food planning, but it comes as a direct reaction to my own mother being the most hopeless disinterested cook ever :-D.

    Baby Led Weaning pretty much saved my sanity even without allergies so I totally understand your excitement!

      • I taught myself. Once I lived on my own in the UK, I found I was desperate to learn how to make the French classics so I did! It was a bit trial and error to say the least…

        I’ve done it with both kids, the eldest is nearly 4 and the youngest just turned 2. I loved doing it, it made life so much easier.

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