Archive | November 2012

Homemade frozen Yogurt

It’s super hot in Melbourne today! A frozen yogurt would go down a treat. Found this great recipe online, you could adapt it to any popular fruit in your house. Yum

http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/2012/07/peach-frozen-yogurt/

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Mince beef potato bake

Sometimes we all feel like comfort food and this meal really hits that spot. Ideally its a great winter meal but there are no rules in our house and today this is what we felt like. My mince beef potato bake is much like a shepherd’s pie, just prepared a little differently. This is a […]

Buttermilk & Honey Pancakes

Pancakes have always been popular in our house and its great my son shares our love for them also. I have never met a child who doesn’t enjoy pancakes. Here is a healthy way to make them and still enjoy the delicious flavour.

Ingredients

2 cups of self-raising flour, sift into bowl

600ml Buttermilk

3 tablespoons of Honey

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup of water

Fresh fruit of your choice for serving

Steps:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and hand whisk until combined well and a creamy consistency appears. Use either light olive oil spray or canola oil spray to grease frypan. Cook pancakes in frypan on each side until golden.

Serve with fresh fruit of your choice. I like to serve with blueberries and grilled banana’s. Enjoy.

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Mouthwatering desserts – healthy options

This website caught my eye and I instantly started to salivate, mouth-watering desserts. 22 healthy desserts with less than 250 calories per serving. Looking forward to giving these a whirl with the family, especially Balsamic Strawberries With Ricotta Cream, yum!

http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2012/05/24/22-healthiest-summer-desserts/

 

Coles baby & toddler magazine

Have you ever picked up a free copy of the Coles baby & toddler magazine? If not perhaps next time grab a copy and check it out. You will find informative articles & great simple recipes. This current spring edition has a few pages dedicated to fresh ideas on ‘baby Purees’. Worth a look if you are starting solids soon. Also has a few recipes for the whole family such as Thai fish cakes & cheesy spinach bake.

Minced chicken balls – finger food

A simple snack to prepare. Can be eaten for lunch or dinner or just an afternoon snack. An easy way to get kids to eat chicken if they don’t like too much chewing.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of jar pesto (or make your own if you have time)

3 large carrots, trimmed and chopped super fine using a stickmaster or similar

1 brown onion, chopped super fine as above

2 chicken breasts, minced as above or buy approx 500g minced chicken

1 lemon

1 egg, slight whisk

1 cup breadcrumbs

Salt & Pepper

Olive oil

Steps:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Combine in a bowl minced chicken, carrot, onion, pesto and mix through. Add breadcrumbs, egg and seasoning. Separate mixture into approx 2cm balls. Heat oil in frypan and cook balls until brown, turning to make sure all side are browning. Should take approx 4-6 minutes depending on heat of pan. Then transfer balls to an oven dish and bake in oven for 20 minutes. This will cook the balls through while still keeping the crust crispy.

Serve with sliced lemon and mayonnaise. Serve with your favourite salad or vegetable side or can just be eaten on its own. Very tasty.

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StickMaster – one of my favourite kitchen tools

I thought seeing I mention the stickmaster often that perhaps some people might not know what it is so I better explain. Here is a link to the Sunbeam option I have although many brands have their own versions. I use this for absolutely anything that needs to be chopped finely and quickly. Saves me a lot of time. Check it out.

http://www.sunbeam.com.au/products/kitchen/sm8650/

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