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Family Food: Vegetarian Chilli without the Chilli

Family Food: Vegetarian Chilli without the Chilli

My kids LOVE this dinner when I accompany it with taco shells, sour cream, iceberg lettuce, mashed avocado with lemon and some grated cheese and just let them build their own tacos! Without the dairy accompaniments, this is a vegan dish.

The recipe works with whatever beans and vegetables you have in, so feel free to experiment!  Its a great way of getting veggies into the kids and for cutting down on meat, which might be perfect after Christmas indulgence!… Read more

Posted on October 15, 2017

Family Food: Slow Cooker Chicken & Barley Stew

Family Food: Slow Cooker Chicken & Barley Stew

Well, winter is creeping in, which means its time to dust off the slow cooker!

If you haven’t got one they are sooo handy for busy parents on the go – throw everything in in the morning and have a delicious dinner waiting for you in the evening.

You can adapt pretty much any soup or stew recipe for the slow cooker – just bear in mind the liquid doesn’t evaporate like cooking on the hob or oven, so not so much liquid.  … Read more

Posted on October 1, 2017

Family Food: Baby-friendly gingerbread cookies

Family Food: Baby-friendly gingerbread cookies

My little one loves a certain brand of supermarket gingerbread men. Luckily they are the kind with no nasties, but if you have a bit of time, it is so easy to make healthy baby-friendly gingerbread yourself! And it’s a lot cheaper.

These are wheat and gluten free gingerbread cookies. They are perfect for the festive season with a cup of warm vanilla milk (any kind of milk you like with a little vanilla extract or vanilla pod seeds).… Read more

Posted on November 24, 2016

Family Food – Lime, coriander & ginger salmon pops

Family Food – Lime, coriander & ginger salmon pops

We are very excited to announce that Aileen of BabyLedFeeding.com will be joining us for another Baby Led Weaning Workshop this October. To celebrate we are featuring one of her delicious baby-friendly recipes in this months elbowroom Family Newsletter.  You can also get the recipe here.

(Serves 2 adults, 2 kids)

Ingredients

Marinade
3 cloves garlic
10g ginger root peeled
80ml olive oil
Juice and zest 1 lime
Bunch fresh coriander (about a handful)
1 teaspoon dijon mustard

Skewers

400g organic fresh salmon
2 red bell peppers
3 red onions
2 medium sized sweet potatoes cooked and peeled
Ice pop sticks

To Serve
Lime
Fresh coriander

Method

Pre-heat oven to 170ºC.… Read more

Posted on August 30, 2016

Family Food: Sweet Potato Nuggets

Family Food: Sweet Potato Nuggets Sweet Potato Falafel Nuggets with Sesame Dressing

This is a lovely one from the Happy Pear boys!  This makes a lovely lunch in a pitta or serve with oven baked wedges for a healthy alternative to chicken nuggets and chips.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 400g tin of chick peas
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp of tamari
  • coriander paprika salt and cayenne (tsp of each)
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 tbs cumin seed
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 1 bunch of flat parsley

Sesame dressing:

  • 4 tbs tahini
  • juice of half a lime
  • 8 tbs water
  • 1 tbs honey (or maple syrup if for a baby under 12 months)
  • handful of mint leaves finely chopped
  • pinch of salt (optional)

Chop and boil sweet potato – no need to peel, just trim any dodgy bits

Tin of chick peas drained and rinsed bung in a bowl with finely chopped garlic, lemon juice, tamari, spices (hold the cayenne pepper and salt if you are feeding babies!)

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Posted on July 29, 2016

Family Food: Home-made Teething Biscuits

Family Food: Home-made Teething Biscuits

I came across this recipe a couple of weeks ago and diligently tried it out for you all. It took Elsie Mai (17 months with a fine set of choppers) about a half hour to get through one of these so I think we can say they were a success!  The basic recipe is quite bland – no complaints from Elsie Mai as she is sugar-free.  You can add your own flavours to jazz it up a bit.… Read more

Posted on July 5, 2016