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Time to Grab and Cook with The Batch Lady

Mummy Jojo batch cooking with the batch lady

I was recently sent a copy of The Batch Lady’s latest book, Grab and Cook.  This is a book designed for the busy and the frazzled.  I have always loved Suzanne’s passion for time saving and scheduling.  I couldn’t believe how many dishes we fitted in during my first batch cooking session with her back in 2017.  She came to my kitchen fully equipped and, within an hour or so, the freezer was filled.  I even had enough to give my in-laws a couple of dishes to thank them for all of that free childcare.

I have also been out to her farm to see her in action and really enjoyed cooking in what was a super organised and stunning kitchen.

I let the kids pick the first dish to try from this fab new book, they chose one from the brunch section.  This raspberry and white chocolate brioche bake went down a treat.  I also made the protein balls, however didn’t get much chance to try them as they had been scoffed from the fridge.  A really great snack to have handy.  Let’s face it, snack is a word that us parents and carers hear a lot.  ‘Mum, I need a snack’.  ‘Mum, we are out of snacks’.  Mum, SNAAAAAAAAACCCKKK!!!’

Pasta is a crowd pleaser and my 9 year old will always clean his plate so I gave the Romesco dish a go.  It was super quick and easy and I’ve got my jars of roasted red peppers ready when I need a quick, healthy and tasty meal.

The Batch Lady Grab and Cook

The Grab and Cook book is packed full of light bites, brunches, lunches, weeknight meals, fakeaways and easy bakes.  There are also some great tips on managing your freezer, meal planning and general batching.

Check out the video below where I chat with The Batch Lady all about looking after the mojo and the cooking mojo of course.  I don’t know about you, but I feel the pressure some days.  I have raised little foodies and they expect a super tasty, home cooked meal every single night.  I love to cook but sometimes I feel like I run out of ideas or time.  I see our meals as a real highlight of the day and I get so much joy sitting round the table with the family, having a laugh. Cooking gives many of us the chance to be creative and to show love.  It shouldn’t feel like a chore, it should be something we enjoy but when life gets too busy it can take the fun away.

When Suzanne taught me all about batch cooking I was reminded that changing small habits can make a huge difference when it comes to being more organised in the kitchen and in general life.  Keep up the great work and congrats on this fab new book!


Suzanne Mulholland, known as The Batch Lady, is a time-saving guru and family-cooking expert. She is helping thousands of people to spend less time in the kitchen by getting organised in advance and filling the freezer full of homemade ready meals saving time, money, and waste.

The Batch Lady method was developed by Suzanne to share her cookery and time management expertise to help people get organised in advance and take the stress of our daily meal times.

Suzanne worked as a time-management expert and took all the tools from her previous job and applied them to cooking when she had children. She showed a few friends how she stayed organised and made all her meals in advance, they loved it and after encouraging her to share recipes on Facebook and Instagram, The Batch Lady was born.

Suzanne currently has half a million followers across all her platforms. A regular on daytime TV, she spends her time developing recipes, writing books and articles, doing live and online demonstrations and works with brands. She is often found on the public speaking circuit as an inspirational speaker on saving time and starting up a business. Her four previous Sunday Times bestsellers are published in many countries, and she has an engaged following around the world. She lives with her husband and two teenagers on a working hill farm in the rural Scottish Borders.

Making dinner every night can often seem like a groundhog day task, consistently taking up headspace from what to buy, what to eat, when to serve. Take the monotony away, prep these meals in a few minutes, throw them in your fridge or freezer for the week ahead and enjoy clarity of headspace’. Suzanne Mulholland (The Batch Lady)

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Jojo Fraser aka ‘Mummy Jojo’  is an award-winning mental health researcher, author, podcaster and speaker, dubbed as ‘the Queen of positivity and a kindness advocate.   She is a Tedx speaker and a regular contributor on BBC radio.  Jojo is known for normalising discussions around our mental, emotional and spiritual health, making it accessible and relatable to all.  She has quickly grown a reputation for having a huge impact even on the most sceptical of people.

She is a mega foodie and water baby and loves going on adventures, wild swimming and music.

Connect with her across social @jojofrasermojo

Listen to her Tedx talk about the power of removing our masks.

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