About All Kitchen Colours
Thank you for stopping by. We are delighted you came across our family food blog Allkitchencolours.co.uk.
This website serves mainly as our family recipe book. We love cooking and we cook a lot. Most of our weekday meals are quick and easy because we all know how hectic some afternoons and evenings can be with our hungry and grizzly children waiting for their supper.
During weekends we (mostly my husband) enjoy making meals that are more time consuming and can be complicated (this ranges from making bread to Sunday roasts).
And we all love baking too. The favourite part of baking for my boys is eating the final product.
There aren’t many things we would refuse to taste. We taught our boys to try at least one spoon before making any claim about not liking the food (believe it or not, they really like grandad’s cow stomach soup, on the other hand, they don’t eat broccoli).
We generally make most of our meals from scratch like pizza (base included), Greek-style yoghurt or kefir (probiotic milk drink).
Our meals are often gluten-free as I am slowly reducing the amount of gluten we consume (I am gluten sensitive) and a few days of the week we all enjoy vegetarian dishes (without the broccoli for the fussy ones).
In the past lots of food from our disorganised weekly shopping used to end up in the bin. We found that making a meal plan before going shopping has significantly helped to reduce our wastage.
Coming up with meal ideas can sometimes suck and it’s not easy to remember all the dishes that we once liked without making a note of them. That’s why we decided to create a family cookbook full of our favourite recipes that would make choosing dinners easier.
Some of our favourite meals were given us by family members (our granny, grandad, auntie) or our friends. Others came from the internet or cookbooks (I always give a credit to the person or the original place where it came from) and the rest are our own experiments. To make all that planning easier we often rotate our meals or we cook in bigger batches.
Instead of using a traditional recipe book that would sit in our kitchen dresser we have decided to make our recipe book digital. Hopefully, it means that now we won’t forget any of our good recipes and ideas ever again and it’s easy to share them with others.
There is also a category “Life Style & Crafts” on our blog. I just couldn’t help to not include it. It contains all the additional stuff that makes us (especially me) happy and doesn’t belong in the food section (my crafts and DIY projects or our family parties and holidays). I see it as a bit of spice to our food blog.
If you like any of our recipes, please, leave a comment or like and don’t hesitate to pin. If you see a mistake or would like to make a critical comment, please include it too (in that case, be gentle with us). It hurts but it’s the best way how we acknowledge the areas where we can improve.
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We are so flattered you want to find out more about who we are. Here are a few words about us so you can get to know us a bit more.
We are husband and wife, best friends and parents of 2 lovely and lively boys. We live on the south coast of England in East Sussex.
Lea is originally from the Czech Republic. Before she decided to overcome her phobia of foreign languages (believe it or not, this phobia exists and it’s called xenoglossophobia) and move to the UK, she grew up and studied in the colourful Czech city Brno. After she got her degree in teaching (art and civics) at Masaryk University and 5 years of internship in one of the biggest art galleries in the Czech Republic, she decided to move to the UK long term.
After a few first years working as an au-pair and studying hard to improve her English she found a job in SEO company as a brand analyst. To her surprise, she enjoyed all the technical aspects of the job and working with computers.
The last 7 years, Lea is a stay at home mum, looking after her 2 sons. She still carries art in her heart but she is currently focusing on her blog and dreams about a successful job from home.
Lea’s favourite things:
- Crafts (sewing, crochet, paper and more)
- DIY projects (especially work with wood)
- Art (at the moment a passive admire)
- Books (sci-fi, fantasy, crime, history)
- Movies (horror)
- Organising (obsessed with organising everything from cutlery in the draw to the family life)
- A few hours in a quiet, completely empty house
- Deep forests and Czech countryside
Chris grew up in West Sussex in England. After a year of studying leisure and tourism, he switched subjects and did internet technology instead. It proved itself as one of his best decision and influenced his whole career. After finishing his university degree, he found a job in digital marketing (13 years ago) and has been passionate about it ever since.
Chris is a very analytical person and he is in love with his spreadsheets. Everything that is at least bit important he converts into a spreadsheet (he even created one for his oldest son, when he was a baby for his breastfeeding routine).
It turns out Chris is the calmest and most patient person Lea has ever met but there might be some rare exceptions when the boys get on his nerves.
Chris’ favourite things:
- Baking bread
- Lifting heavy weights (one day will deadlift double his body weight)
- Outdoor activities
- Computer games (is a PC gamer at heart)
- Bing watching box sets
- Films (doesn’t have a favourite movie, but enjoys action, thriller, horror and martial arts)
- Falling asleep on the sofa before 9 pm