Posts by Lyndsay in Dubaï

CHRISTMAS RECIPES
Spiced Christmas Cookies - the perfect advent bake!
These slightly spiced Christmas cookies are a family favourite over advent in our house and they are so much fun to make with the children - particularly when it comes to rolling them into balls or coating in the icing sugar! The delicate spices and buttery richness transports me to a Christmas market covered in ...
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Smokey baba ghanoush -- the perfect quick snack!
I love everything about dips -- not only are there endless flavour combinations but they are also packed full of nutrients and hugely versatile. They make the perfect quick snack but also have the potential to transform simple vegetables or meat into the most beautiful meal. I always try to have one or two in ...
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Homemade Boston Beans
I absolutely adore this recipe and even more so at this time of year when it reminds me of dark autumn evenings and bonfire nights from my childhood when we ate this hurriedly before heading out to see fireworks! You could make the beans by themselves and serve simply on toast but I love them ...
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Spiced Apple and Honey Cake -- a favourite autumnal treat!
This Spiced Apple and Honey Cake is one of our favourites and the girls love getting involved and crowning it with the apple slices and drizzling over the honey. The recipe is really quick and versatile and you can use whichever flour you have to hand -- plain will give you a lighter bouncy sponge, ...
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Vegetable Bolognese, seriously delicious and packed full of vegetables!
This ragu is seriously, seriously delicious, packed full of vegetables and extremely straightforward to make - in fact its one of my chuck it all into the pot and pop it in the oven recipes! I've never been that convinced with vegetable bolognese in the past but this recipe has completely converted me. It’s also ...
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Courgette Citrus Drizzle Cake, tastes like a slice of sunshine!
This Courgette Citrus Drizzle Cake recipe was born out of necessity last summer when I was staying at my parents house and the vegetable plot was exploding with courgettes! It is a very simple variation on a classic lemon drizzle and it truly tastes like a slice of sunshine.  I used lemon originally but since ...
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The Simplest Cornbread -- a super easy store-cupboard recipe, ready in just one step!
I have been making this cornbread in various forms since I started to wean my eldest daughter and its been especially useful recently with ingredients being scarce or hard to track down. This is the very basic recipe - ready in just one step!  It is so unbelievably easy and versatile and can easily be ...
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Sweet Potato + Maple Pancakes
Pancake Day is my absolute favourite Tuesday of the year... my only concern is whether to go sweet or savoury?! I have a life long and enduring love of classic crepes doused in sugar and lemon but more recently I find I just can't resist (and could eat pretty much any time of the day) ...
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Cauliflower Tikka Masala -- oven-baked in 30 minutes
This recipe combines two of my favourite things: Indian spices and oven-baking! The recipe uses a very straightforward homemade curry paste which might sound a bit daunting and time intensive but I assure you this is super easy, ready in 5 minutes and so worth it! You could substitute in other vegetables such as pumpkin ...
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Chorizo and Butter Bean Winter Stew
This Chorizo and Butter Bean Winter Stew is the perfect winter meal- deeply flavoured, slowly cooked and warming right to the soul. It’s so quick to put together and you can add in any extra root vegetables or peppers you have lying around to bulk out the vegetable content.  I generally just cook the stew ...
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Pumpkin Laksa
If you never know what to do with all that pumpkin flesh from your halloween pumpkins then here's the answer! This Laksa soup is one of our favourite things to cook at this time of year - its so easy to make and packed full of colour and nutrients. The beautiful combination of salt, spice and ...
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Harissa and Chickpea Tagine -- a fantastic plant-based family dinner
This vegetable tagine makes the most fantastic, flavoursome midweek family meal, especially if, like many people, you are aiming to eat a little more plant-based or meat-free. It takes 5 minutes to put together and then sits in the oven for a little under an hour cooking into this deliciousness!  I personally have a big soft ...
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Summertime Scones, quick to make and quintessentially English
A freshly baked, fluffy scone is one of summer’s great delights! Of course you can enjoy them anytime but I find myself drawn to these summertime scones every year when we visit England for the summer. There is something particularly wonderful and quintessentially English about enjoying a scone with a pot of tea on a ...
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Family friendly Chicken Teriyaki, yum!
Every time I make this family friendly chicken teriyaki I am amazed at how delicious it is when there are only 4 ingredients involved! It's a great way to introduce children to asian flavours and they love to get involved and mix everything together. The marinade itself is fantastic with beef, salmon or tofu so ...
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Smoothie Ice Lollies
These ice lollies are an absolute summer essential. Kids love to help you make them and it's a great way to get them involved and experimenting with different flavours. Whatever combinations you choose, these lollies are packed full of amazing nutrients and purely natural sugars. You can even add some veggies -- carrot and mango, ...
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The Simplest Poached Chicken
Poaching a whole chicken sounds quite a laborious and time-consuming thing but it's actually one of the most straightforward and hands-off processes and, for some reason, feels particularly rewarding and holistic. I often poach mine early on weekend mornings and shred it ready to use in salads and sandwiches over the next few days or ...
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Banana and Olive Oil Cake (gluten and dairy free!)
We adore banana cake and fortunately it's one of those foods that it's acceptable to eat pretty much anytime of the day! This olive oil and almond version is one of our favourites -- it's gluten and dairy free and you can just pop all the ingredients in a kitchen aid and beat together for ...
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Fennel + Bacon Ragu -- delicious and only 30 minutes to make!
A lot of parents shy away from strongly flavoured vegetables like fennel and aren’t too sure what to do with them but there is nearly always a way to cook your vegetables so that kids will love them. For fennel -- I find it’s cutting it down and slow roasting it with its best pal, ...
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Peanut + Tahini Brownie. Delicious and easy to make!
A good brownie recipe is absolutely priceless and when its quick, easy, completely delicious AND gluten and dairy free I think you’ve basically ticked all the boxes!? My daughters and I came up with this Peanut + Tahini Brownie recipe one rare rainy day in Dubai when my eldest was desperate to make a chocolate ...
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3 days ago
Who can believe it’s just four days to go until Christmas Day? What a year it has been! Whilst the holidays shall undoubtedly look different for the majority of us this year, we wish you a safe, cosy and happy festive season. We will be taking a break for a few weeks, to relax, recharge, and enjoy time with our families. See you back here in 2021! @esthervandepaal #babyccinokids
1 month ago
What are your family’s favourite films to watch this time of year? Our contributor Zainab shares 12 cosy films to watch this winter this week on the blog. Some of them are here (swipe), full list via the link in our bio. @themontessoristudio #babyccinokids
1 month ago
Love adding homemade touches to your decorations or gifts? On the blog today our contributor Mari shares a three ingredient salt dough recipe that can be used to make glorious garlands and gorgeous gift tags! So beautiful! Discover via the link in our bio. @bellamartinelli #babyccinocrafts
1 month ago
“For me and for many, 2020 has been a year of ‘Slow and Simple’. Our lifestyles and livelihoods were forced to slow down, to adapt or at the very least relocate to our living rooms... And so, as the year draws to a close, I’m looking forward to celebrating a Christmas and New Year that reflects the slower and simpler direction my life has taken this year.” Our contributor Sydney shared the ways (and why) she’s slowing down this Christmas, this week on the blog. (She also shares this simple craft too). Discover through the link in our bio. @sydney.piercey #babyccinocrafts
1 month ago
With just over a week to go until Christmas Day, how are you feeling? Ready and raring to go? Or (swipe) utterly exhausted already! However you’re feeling, from gift ideas, craft ideas, cooking ideas, and alternative ways to spend this year safely at home, we have got you covered. Head to our blog for more. Link in our bio. @esthervandepaal #babyccinokids
1 month ago
Looking for simple yet fun ways to entertain your little people at home? Try this ‘Toy box treasure hunt’ shared by our contributor Sydney on the blog. Link in bio @sydney.piercey #babyccinocrafts
1 month ago
What’s your favourite drink this time of year? Our contributor Mariam shares this spiced Kinderglühwein punch, a wintery German tradition to be enjoyed by all the family. Head to the link in our bio for this delicious recipe. @_maays___ #babyccinoeats
1 month ago
Pretty paper roll snowflakes! Discover through the link in our bio how our contributor Bella made these using just paper rolls and glue! Such a beautiful craft! @bellamartinelli #babyccinocrafts
1 month ago
“Do you know The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse? It is a book for all ages — from eight to one hundred and eight. And it is a book full of hope and full of positivity. The perfect book for a gift, but also, as a treat for yourself.“ Read our contributor Lara’s review of this book by @charliemackesy via the link in our bio. @laraoflondon #babyccinoreads
1 month ago
Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
2 years ago
Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
3 years ago
Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
3 years ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
3 years ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
4 years ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
4 years ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
4 years ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
4 years ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
4 years ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
4 years ago