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”
Despite the intermittent downpours and gail-force winds, we’re actually starting to see the occasional glimmer of summer here and there, and these patches of sunshine call for a summer dish! This risotto is just the freshest, most deliciously summery risotto we’ve ever had, and it was loved by baby, parents and even the preschooler. Continue reading “Green superhero risotto”
Sweet potato is a current favorite with my 17 month old Joshua and as his dramatic food throwing moods are a little trying at times I was joyful over his reliable enthusiasm for this vegetable. Alas, my celebration was cut short when my husband developed sweet potato fatigue – okay so we have eaten it a lot recently!
After discovering the delicious flavours of sweet potato and peanut curry at a veggie restaurant in London I decided this was the way back to my husbands heart (I know, who is this food blog for?!). The result (after a few secret lunch experiments) – we got sweet potato back on the dinner menu with Daddy and a tasty, grab-able, spoon sticky meal for little Joshua. Win, win!
I always considered myself to be pretty organised, but returning to work while trying to juggle childcare and providing 3 meals a day for my 1 year old (not to mention packed lunches for myself and hubby, oh and evening meals…) often leaves me searching the kitchen for anything quick and easy that can be eaten on the go! Continue reading “Mix & Match Muffins”
We are a little bit excited about Pancake Day tomorrow so we had to bring you baby-friendly pancakes! We absolutely LOVE pancakes, but for some reason tend to only make them once a year…my boys have therefore enjoyed me experimenting and since this recipe is egg free there is no need to worry about egg-cessive pancake eating!
These American style pancakes are really quick and easy to make, and your little ones can even help, by mashing the bananas and stirring/whisking in the other ingredients. It is also really versatile, so get creative with your flavour combinations and enjoy experimenting…oh, and you can make them even more appealing for the kiddies by cutting them into fun shapes before serving!
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”