Having just returned from our back-packing travels with the kids, I promised you in our last post that I’d work on a Sri Lankan recipe… Well, after a successful attempt at a dish, I’m back to share the recipe with you! These are absolutely my most favourite street-food snack from our travels. Comforting, warm, stodgy, and yet packed with veg and flavour! Continue reading “Sri Lankan vegetable roti”
Category: 8 months +
Groovy Plantain & Coconut Curry
In our neck of London, almost every other shop near our house sells plantains. I never really considered using them before other than to make plantain chips, until a couple of years ago when a friend of mine lent me one of her auntie’s recipe books. Some dishes I tried did not turn out as anticipated, others were amazing and my absolute favourite one was a spicy plantain recipe. The use of plantain in a curry has stuck with me since and now even the kids love this mild version. The first time I made it, I told my 4 year-old it was “banana curry” and he was like “woah, that’s amazing. I’m going to eat it all” (and he did!). Continue reading “Groovy Plantain & Coconut Curry”
Winter berry and pear jam
Wow, life has been pretty “jam-packed” for all of us recently and of course with the run up to Christmas it just keeps getting more crazy. Catherine’s going back to work this week (good luck, Cat!), so we’re sharing with you a super-douper easy-peasy jam recipe. Now THIS is the kind of Christmas jam you won’t mind getting stuck in! (ok, I’m done with the puns). Simple, delicious, packed with goodness and free from refined sugar. What’s not to love?! Continue reading “Winter berry and pear jam”
Secret Veg Pasta
I have a gorgeous niece who is nearly 3 and she absolutely adores her veggies as long as she doesn’t know she is eating them. My sister – trained in the art of toddler tea time – will mash the offending veg into sauces and occasionally place a couple of ‘whole veg distractions’ on top of the meal for her daughter to cast aside with dramatic indignation and then devour the veg packed meal non the wiser (genius!).
This is a peace keeping pasta recipe, replicating my sisters tried and tested veg hiding method for times when stealth rather than toddler negotiation are called for. It’s also a sustaining meal for Mummy’s and Daddy’s for those days where you have only had time for Weetabix (is there a faster to eat cereal?!) and cold coffee and you need to pack in some veg at dinner time.
You may have already heard of ‘Buddha’ bowls if you’ve ventured around the plant-based/ hippie/ foodie scene at all. So much delicious freshness in one bowl, and they look so lovely and colourful too. WAAAYY too much faff for feeding a baby and the whole family, right?! Well, I recently realised that it’s pretty much one of our family’s default dinner dishes although it’s often thrown onto a plate or directly onto the baby’s highchair tray. I mean, honestly, who has the time to beautifully arrange food for a baby when you know little fingers are going to pick up and eat a bit but then relocate the rest to the floor/up the wall/ in their hair? (all of these things actually happen here every. single. day).
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Carrot, Apple and Cinnamon Porridge
We’ll add a bit of veg to anything! Well lets face it, it can be pretty tricky to pack enough fruit and veg into our own meals throughout the day, but when it comes to picky babies and toddlers, well sometimes we just need to resort to popping veg into any meal we can. It turns out that this is a dreamy, delicious combination and tastes a bit like having warm, oaty carrot cake for breakfast! The apple, carrot and banana in this porridge make it sweet and textured, and the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg make it even more warming and moreish. Continue reading “Carrot, Apple and Cinnamon Porridge”