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Cooking for a family of 4 means you create an average of 1200 dinners a year. Chuck in breakfast and lunches and you’re a catering powerhouse making over 3 thousands meals.

you’re one tough cooker!

Parenting is hard enough without guilt marketing shaming fish fingers. No matter what you eat, family meal times are a vital time that can improve our mental and social health. There’s so much more happening at mealtimes than just eating.

I’m Claire, the author of One Tough Cooker. My experience with post-natal depression gave me a huge admiration for the family cook. We make hundreds of meals, which is no small task, and feed the tummies, hearts and minds of the people we love most. I’m here to help and celebrate you.

I’m going to share with you the dishes I make for my family and friends and how I manage my mental health in and out of the kitchen.


Foods that boost mental well-being appear a lot in my recipes. My SIX SUPERFOODS have helped my body and mind heal and they’re easy to incorporate to daily dishes.


I have quick recipes for hectic evenings when everyone is grumpy and slow recipes for rainy weekends when you’re cozy at home. There are no bad foods, just variety and balance.