the family that cooks together...

Fresh Herb Pesto

You can use the pesto in all kinds of dishes including pasta, added to soups, dressings and as a dip with lovely fresh bread.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 5

Saucepan Kids Oat Flapjacks

This is a family recipe that has been tailored from different flapjack recipes that we've come across over time.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: About 30 flapjacks

Honey-baked Rhubarb

This honey-baked rhubarb is really nice with natural yoghurt and muesli for breakfast.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4-5 Servings

Cooking Together

Cooking together with your children gives you the opportunity to teach children (and ourselves!) about food and how to cook. It is also a lot of fun and a great way to spend time as a family.

Ronan and Kyle helping hang out the tagliatelle

Food Literacy

Food literacy is understanding how our food choices impact our health and the environment. We believe making children food literate is an essential part of their education.

how much sugar children

Reducing Sugar

Over 20% of children and teenagers are obese. The leading cause of this is consumption of too much sugar. Our aim is to help address this through education of parents and children.

Everything in Moderation

Teaching children food literacy


Saucepan Kids is all about teaching children about food – what to eat and how to cook it. We want our children to be healthy and be able to make the right food choices when they leave home. It’s not all about low fat, no sugar, everything must be healthy, it’s about understanding what’s good for you and what to have in moderation.

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Quick Focaccia Bread Recipe

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tangy tomato pasta sauce

Tangy Tomato Pasta Sauce

This quick and easy tangy tomato pasta sauce is a twist on a family favourite and needs very few ingredients.

berry compote

Berry Compote

Great on top of breakfast pancakes and porridge or with natural yogurt for dessert, try this easy fruit compote.

lemon chicken Indian spiced potatoes

One tray lemon chicken and Indian spiced potatoes

This dish is a simple mid week meal as it only uses one saucepan, a large glass bowl and a large oven tray so the washing up is kept to a minimum.

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Is healthy eating worth it?

Is healthy eating worth it?

Everywhere you look these days, people are talking or blogging about sugar free, clean eating, plant based, vegan, vegetarian, organic food. Is it a fad or is any of it actually worth it? Real food can sometimes costs a little more than processed food however when you add it up and look at the consequences, you’ll […]

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Sushi Making Masterclass

Sushi Making Masterclass

We’ve always liked sushi in our house however it’s not something we could ever buy easily in Sligo until the Sushi Sisters starting selling at Strandhill People’s Market. We were always keen to learn how to make it so we were over the moon to be invited by Catherine Byrne and Mary Rowan to come and […]

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  8th May 2016   2 comments

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