My Japanese Potato Salad recipe


As you can probably guess, we eat a lot of Japanese food in this house. It’s healthy, easy to cook, and absolutely delicious! One of my favourite things to have in the fridge is Japanese Potato salad. It isn’t necessarily very healthy, but it is incredibly scrummy, and can also be a great way of using up bits and bobs in the fridge! This recipe isn’t strictly the ‘proper’ way of making it, it’s just a simpler way of doing it that works for us! If you don’t have Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise for this recipe, then normal is fine, but there is a recipe here for Kewpie style mayonnaise that tastes pretty much the same!



  • 1 medium potato
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • ham or cooked bacon
  • mayonaise (preferably Japanese if you can get it!)
  • spring onions

Peel and boil the potato whole. It is done when you can easily push a chopstick through it. This takes longer than you think! Mash together the eggs and mayonnaise. Slice the ham or bacon up into tiny rectangles and stir through.  Mash the potato and add the spring onions. You can also cook some cabbage or onion to add  to the spring onions. Mix the egg mixture to the potato until it is a smooth consistency, adding more mayonnaise if you need to. Feel free to add any cooked vegetable that needs using up!

That’s it! It keeeps in the fridge for a couple of days, but chances are, it won’t last that long! You can eat it however you want. I like to eat it from the fridge, with a spoon!


Brussel Sprout Surprise

It is SO much tastier than it sounds! Honest! I had a look in the fridge for something the toddler could have for lunch, and this was all I could find.


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Toddler (and adult) friendly vegetable curry


I try my very best to offer my family a healthy and varied diet. Plenty of vegetables, thanks to the allotment, and plenty of new and interesting flavours. I pride myself on the fact that the toddler loves vegetables, but does not like pizza or fish fingers. It’s been tough making most of her meals from scratch, but it has been rewarding. Continue reading

Easy peasy cheese straw recipe

We went out for the day at the weekend. We decided to take the toddler to a local ‘amusement park’ type affairs that caters for little ones.  It’s called Twinlakes, if you’re in the area with toddlers I suggest you check it out.

Anyway, we decided on coming home before lunch, as they are pretty busy and really just serve chips. Delayed lunch means plenty of snacks, so on the spur of the moment I decided to make something I had been meaning to do for a couple of days – cheese straws. Continue reading

Hasselback Potatoes

What, oh what to do with my ‘surprise’ crop of Cara spuds?

How about this: Hasselback Potatoes?

Here’s our effort, courtesy of The Boss.