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An easy bran muffin recipe

I love easy recipes which don’t have to be followed to the exact specifications. I prefer the general jist of it so that I don’t feel like whatever I am making is going to be a complete fail because I by mistake didn’t smooth the measuring cup. Some may say it is a lazy way of cooking but my feeling is that cooking should not be a stressful activity and what works for some doesn’t work for others.

Talking of which, I used to make these delicious bran muffins on a regular basis and then for some reason stopped and have recently started making them again. Both our boys just love them to bits, which is great for me as they are quick, easy and healthier than traditional cakes. They do still contain sugar and raisins which is not match for fresh fruit and veg but are still healthier than a cake topped with icing.

You can also store the mixture for up to 30 days in your fridge which means you can bake as many as you need and won’t feel like they are going to waste as you don’t have to bake them all at once.

There’s something about popcorn

It’s a wet, miserable day and the boys have been enjoying playing on the wii. Our late lunch is slow cooking away and I thought it would be a good idea for a quick snack. Usually I turn to fruit or cashew nuts (sweety nuts as they are known in our house). But today the popcorn was calling. I love the anticipation of waiting for the kernals to pop and then that popcorn smell and it brings back all sorts of memories.  At which point in time I am kicking myself (again) for not cooking a smaller amount – I have never, ever, managed to have the right amount of popcorn for the pot – and end up juggling popping corn whilst emptying the already popped corn into a bowl.