Hi! I’m a 35 (soon to be 36) year old mum to six kids. They are Big A (15), Meester (8), Squishy (7), Noony (4) Chorky (2) and Meester Tiny Baby (7 months). Obviously that is not their real names. Feeding such a big family is a struggle. They can rarely agree on anything and I’m stuck between wanting to give them a good diet and the crap they actually want to eat. I’ve resigned myself to binning a lot of food.

This blog chronicles my attempts to broaden their palates and try to find meals that we can all agree on. I’m also trying to do all of this on a budget and with an emphasis towards vegetarian and diet-friendly meals.

You may be wondering about the title of this blog. “Stewed farts and onions” was the stock reply my mother would give us as children when we asked “what’s for dinner?” I completely understand her exasperation now.