This winter is a rough one for munchkin. Poor girl is sick again. She doesn't have much appetite so I made pasta that feels like typical American pasta, but it's actually made with anchovies, raw tomatoes, and onion. She ate this pretty well.
Anchovy Tomato pasta:
💜 2 oz canned anchovies
💜 a pint of cherry tomatoes
💜 1 red onion
💜 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
💜 (optional) parmesan cheese
👉🏻 Chop the onion. We’re going to puree everything so no need to finely chop. Boil water in a large pot to cook the pasta.
👉🏻 Heat a pan and coat with olive oil. Place the chopped onions in the pan and cook until tender. Mix in the cherry tomatoes and cook until you can easily smash the tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
👉🏻 Place the anchovies in the pan (without the oil from the can) and break them up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Mix everything together and cook for additional couple minutes. Start cooking pasta.
👉🏻 Remove the sauce from heat and puree with an immersion blender. (Or you can process in a blender.)
👉🏻 Mix cooked pasta with sauce. Mix in shredded parmesan cheese, if desired.
🎁Baked butternut squash quinoa cake recipe
Christmas is just around the corner and my mission to build out my freezer stash continues! My goal is to spend as minimal time in the kitchen as possible so that I can cherish and savor every moment with my family
What I did was roast a big batch of the squash and brussels sprouts to enjoy throughout the week, and I set aside some of the veggies to make these cakes. That way, you do the work once and enjoy it in different ways 👍. And because roasting intensifies the flavor, it makes these cakes taste even more divine! 😍😍 you can certainly swap out these veggies with whatever you prefer 👍
Texturally, these cakes are crispy and slightly chewy. It’s important to introduce our babies to different foods as well as textures! Caleb definitely enjoyed them and had fun exploring! ( 📹if you want to see him eating these cakes, check out previous post). For the recipe, click on the link in our profile.
🌳채소: 버터넛 호박이 한국에도 있나요? 없다면 단호박 아님 고구마를 대신 넣어도 맛있을것 같아요! 저는 호박이랑 미니 양배추를 먼저 오븐에 구웠어요. 이 케익크에 넣을건 갈았구요 나머지 큰덩어리들은 몇일동안 온 가족이 먹을수 있게 따로 보관했어요. 냉장고에 있는 아무 채소 변경가능!
🌳촉감: 오븐에 구워서 크리스피 하고 속은 쫄깃하면서 부드러워요. 다양한 재료들을 아기에게 재공하는것도 중요하지만 여러가지 촉감도 채험하게 해주고 싶어서인지 이 케익크가 더욱 맘에 들었어요! 😍 시큰둥 하면 엄마 아빠가 먹지 했는데 열심히 오물오물 짭짭 재밌어 하는듯.
💡빨강, 검은 퀴노아는 쿠크 하면 하얀색보다 더 꼬돌꼬돌 하고 씹히는 맛이 있어요. 하지만 하얀 퀴노아가 더 흔하니 그것만 쓰셔도 괜찮아요! 퀴오아는 물과 끓일때 1:2 비율이 제일 좋더라고요
🌳맛: 호박이 살짝 단데 전체적으론 구수한 (nutty) 맛이에요. 건자두가 들어가있지만 달지 않아요. 변비방지를 위해 슬쩍 넣었네요 😅ㅋㅋ 제한가능! 다른 건과일을 쓰셔도 되고 좀더 달달한 맛을 원하시면 더 넣으셔도 되요
G i v e a w a y ☃️ The long break from school is the perfect time to host a cookie decorating party for kids! This year our theme is "Chocolate Peppermint Desserts" and we'll be making four different kinds of treats.
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To get the details on all of the desserts we'll be making and my best tips for hosting a cookie decorating party for kids, go to the link in my bio @celiac_mama or visit CeliacMama.com.
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This was my final “clear out the kitchen” meal in San Diego - because you all know I hate wasting food 😝 Made with Roasted Delicata Squash, Brussels, Mushrooms 🍄, Broccoli 🥦 and then tossed with Mixed Greens smeared with Coconut Oil, all of which was heated up on my small little hotel stove. Hey, whatever works 🤷🏼♀️ At least it tasted 👌🏼😋 #notyourtypicalhotelfood#veganeats#vacationfood
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It’s was 78 degrees today (thanks Texas), but my mom made posole anyway 🤷🏻♀️ Ian ate most of his bowl and kept repeating that it was spicy (it wasn’t).
The Vegetable Curry recipe is live on my website (click the link in my profile to view): This weeknight family dinner is one of our go to recipes. It has become a weekly and sometimes daily occurrence in our house. I use this recipe to clean out the last remaining vegetables from the week prior. It is a lunch or dinner that can come together relatively easily.⠀
I love the flexibility of this recipe. You can use whatever vegetables you have in your house or consider using your child’s favorite vegetables (our kids love anything with carrots and sweet potatoes). The way the vegetables soak up all the golden yellow curry flavor is the magic that makes this so delicious and rich.⠀
Remember it takes time for children to adjust to new flavors. Do not give up to easily! Research confirms it takes 10-20 tries before children love new foods and new flavors. It is all about exposure and repetition. We just added it to our rotation. Our oldest (6 years) ate most of hers, she is much more willing to try everything these days. Our youngest was a bit less willing to dive in to this and most of what I serve for the last two weeks. I’m trying not to sweat it too much and hope my flexible eater returns soon.⠀
What are your go to family meals? We are always looking for inspiration.
Okra (bhindi) masala
My baby boy was highly constipated when we started weaning. I avoided giving him BRAT foods, gave more of P foods, yet the constipation lingered. I remember asking my mommy friends for suggestions and Chhavi's mom suggested Okra. I introduced this wonderful, fibre rich vegetable to my boy around 7-8 months onwards and definitely works magic for babies who needs the extra fibre in their diet.
We started family foods by 7 months and my bub prefers his food to be on the spicier side now. You can reduce the spice according to yours and your bub's preference.
2-3 tbsp oil
250 g okra (choose ones which are tender and not old)
1/2 tsp jeera
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Chopped 1 medium onion, 2-3 medium tomatoes
1/4 tsp hing
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder (optional)
1/2 tsp amchur powder
1-2 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste*
Add oil to a hot pan, splutter the jeera and add onions, ginger garlic paste and stir until onions turn translucent. Add tomatoes and stir for few minutes. Add the chopped okras and cook until colour changes and okras are partially cooked. To this add all the masalas, chopped coriander, a few spoons of water and salt to taste. I like to cook the okras thoroughly until soft.
I served this to my fussy 14 month old boy along with a bowl of dal rice. *For babies below 1, omit the salt.
Zucchini + Potato Pancakes for the little one.
- one potato mashed
- one zucchini shredded
- two eggs
- salt and powder onion Mix everything a add each pancake to a non-stick pan on medium heat.
This is a great way to hide veggies on toddlers food 😋🥒
Watch out, she’s on the move and full of fun!!🐒🚧 @icook_theyeat has an adventurous little one!
I'm back into lots of home cooking now we have a revamped kitchen surface. Loving life again.. had a wee break and was being a raw vegan for a few months and let's face it, there's only so many smoothies and acai bowls one can handle on IG and then it gets boring!! Speaking of which, I never thought I'd be posting up food and putting it onto a page you know? I guess my intentions behind it are that I hope to inject people with a little inspiration... organic, clean & healthy plant based food CAN be done and on a budget. Anyways, here's some edamame salad with fresh tomato pasta for the toddler and we even made an eggplant 🍆 Parma... bit of shameless promotion, but I have space for ONE health coaching client next year in my 6 MONTH PROGRAM 💚 Hit me up via DM if you think this might be for you ... Peace out ! ✌🏽
Healthy Pumpkin Bread
Whole wheat flour, maple-sweetened and only uses one bowl. The perfect snack to bring to preschool to share. We added raisins, and I think I would definitely add nuts if it wasn’t going somewhere nut free. ---—
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Guys: I have no idea how to take a picture of dinner when it gets dark at 4:15.
A few times a month, I make a big pot of French lentils just the way that I like them: cooked to just al dente, and then tossed with crispy browned grass-fed beef and a pile of soft, caramelized mirepoix. A knuckle of good butter, a splash of vinegar, and that’s it. It’s not a pretty dish, but it’s comforting and warming without being heavy, and it’s laden with protein and fiber. It has shown up here a few times.
Beyba is not a fan of leftovers; she’d like a few days before a dish repeats itself, which I can’t really blame her for (her dad can eat the same meal for four days running, but I, alas, can not). I have a tendency to cook for twelve, however, despite us being a family of only three - so I’m really developing my hidden-food muscle, lately, trying to disguise or repurpose the leftovers that I can’t stop generating into foods she’s willing to eat day after day. Truthfully, it’s not hard: scrambled eggs, pasta sauces, and quesadillas all hide just about everything I throw at them. And tonight, I figured that a grilled cheese wasn’t too far from a quesadilla - right?
Grilled 12-grain bread stuffed with cheddar and beef-lentil salad, with some fresh mango hunks and cuke sticks with whole milk yogurt and chia for dipping. She was a fan of everything except the cucumbers, but she at least ate the yogurt.
Kuya’s front teeth are now wiggly that’s why he’s frequently requesting that his food be either soft, bite-sized or cut into smaller pieces. Earlier this morning, when he saw that I was cooking his favorite turon, he asked me in his most lambing tone if I could cut them into smaller pieces so that he could eat them.
Alongside these turons are mini cheese breads; egg-wrapped German franks; cheese crackers and marshmallows
Golden milk 🥛 to fight the cold. I prepared a cup and also a paper robot 🤖 while munchkin was busy eating her blackberries and almond butter toasts. The paper robot is called “speedy bolt”. It’s from a book by Arnaud Roi. I made this in hopes that it will distract munchkin from the yellowness of the milk. (She refused the yellow color before.)
Speedy bolt was destroyed within seconds but munchkin happily finished the entire cup. I used golden milk powder from @gaiaherbs but there are lots of recipes out there. The powder has turmeric, dates, black pepper etc. I mixed it with warm coconut milk and honey.
DINNER 🌙 Glazed ham, carrots & roasted sweet potato.
ALAMAK!!! MINGGU NI NAK TRAVEL 😰
TAPI BUNTU MACAM MANA NAK SEDIAKAN HIDANGAN UNTUK SI COMEL NI 🤔🤔
Baby's First Cereal 200gram RM20.00
Serbuk Ikan Bilis 100gram RM18.00
Stok Ayam 50gram RM15.00
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Gabungan 3 produk di atas sudah cukup untuk nutrisi anak. .
Ada juga produk puree, khas untuk si comel seawal 6 bulan :
Baby's Puree Carrot 50g RM14.00
Baby's Puree Sweet Corn 50g RM14.00
Baby's Puree Pumpkin 50g RM14.00
Baby's Puree Japanese Sweet Potatoes 50g RM14.00
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Dinner tonight was some cold weather comfort food. We had chilli with quinoa, Greek yogurt, cheese, and guacamole.
Unfortunately it was a HUGE fail because I made it way too spicy for him even with loads of greek yogurt mixed in 🙈. Poor kid was NOT impressed (see picture #3 ) although he kept trying to eat it and I had to take it away!
In the end, Parker had loads of blueberries, tomatoes, persimmon, some plain quinoa that he threw, and half of a banana.
Where have you been all of my life!!?! Soooo delish!
Easy snacks for on the go. My mom shares a car with her husband, so when it’s available to her, I try to send snacks that make her getting out of the house easier.
Our bibs come in 6 fun colors and unique designs, and stack up perfectly for easy storage. 🗄
Did we mention they make for great stocking stuffers as well? 😍🎁
Frozen cauliflower + frozen carrots + spinach + almond milk + banana = Jack's special juice. 🙌
Seriously, if you have a picky toddler who refuses to eat veggies - try this. I've also added things like frozen broccoli and pureed carrots/squash/sweet potato. May sound weird, but hey... If it works!!!! #momwin#momlife#toddlerfood#toddlersmoothie @shutthekaleup #shutthekaleup#smoothietime
Mmmmm veggie spaghetti leftovers in a spaghetti and cheese toastie - reminded me of being a kid when I loved tinned spaghetti! I could never come at it now, ick! But I remember it fondly! This tasted SO GOOD and took me straight back to being that tomato-sauce-smeared-face-little-kid! 😍 Big hit with the babes too 👌❤
Getting some baking sorted for lunch box snacks. Gluten-free coconut and sweet potato cookies, and carrot, sweet potato & seed muffins (we need to be nut-free at daycare).
I don’t do everything well...there’s a few things and one of them is cooking, not something I can take full credit, my mum was big on cooking and baking and despite my pleas to not participate she had me join in.....it’s one of those things I’m glad I was made to do.
I made a conscious decision to make sure I fed Casey Home cooked meals. The idea to cook massive pots of things like spaghetti bolognese, coq au vin, beef Stu, chicken-rice with veggies....etc you get the idea. I decided this not because I look down on jar foods, just that for me financially it didn’t make sense.
Since Casey has been on her journey of food she has never EVER said no to any type of food. Everyone that knows her is often shocked by this. Now I truly believe that the main reason she will literally eat anything I present her with (even broccoli which she hates and pulls all sorts of faces but just sucks it up and gets on with it 😉👶👍), the reason she’ll never push the spoon away is that she’s been introduced to a number of different tastes and textures, even certain meals my 5 and 7 year old step kids will not tolerate, particularly adult tastes, food there’s no way in hell I would of eaten. If you were to ask my family I was a demon....I would sit there and refuse to eat, being left at the table for hours, it was stupid and I wish I hadn’t been that way because I still have a good deal of trouble with certain veggies. 🤨🤯🙄🤮
Everything I read when Casey was a baby said to keep it plain, don’t offer any strong flavours or spices etc etc. If I had followed that tutelage I would have a 21 month old (like many I know) refusing to eat her food and probably end up like me....:an idiot who bites off her nose to spite her face 🙄🤨😆😂 _____________________
On Sunday I made the roast I always do, her portion size was that of her 5 year old brother and finished it first....with room to spare for pudding. It seems this way of food evolution for babies and toddlers really works well..I’m not saying my way is best....but going too plain might cause your child to only eat plain food..to eat like a child when they’re adults 🧐🤔
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🍁Maple Oat Crumble 🍁
I am making apple and plum crumble tonight for supper, this cold weather needs healthy comfort food ☃️ I’m adding apples as I have some that need to be eaten. I roast the fruit and oaty topping separately, then everyone assembles their own with a dollop of yoghurt ❤️ If you don’t normally cook puddings this it’s a great recipe to try, as it’s so easy to make 😉
You need ~
8 plums, halved and stone removed
2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
1 small stick of cinnamon
3 clementines, juice only
150g normal oats
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
natural yoghurt, to serve
To cook ~
🍁Preheat the oven to 170C fan
🍁Prep the plums and apples place in an oven proof dish
🍁Add the cinnamon stick and pour over the clementine juice, so all the fruit is well coated
🍁Cook in the oven for 25 mins until cooked through
🍁To make the topping melt the coconut oil, and pour over the oats, add the maple syrup and cinnamon, then combine well
🍁Spread on a lined baking tray, and roast in the oven for 15 mins until toasted, sweet and golden
🍁Serve the roasted fruit, in their juices, with a spoonful of the maple oaty topping and a dollop of natural, or Greek yoghurt
🍁Enjoy ☺️ and great for breakfast too!