This weather! Rain, rain and more rain! If this is the start to winter, I'm not sure I'm looking forward to it anymore. Everything is damp, laundry is taking forever to dry, everything smells musty. At least it's not cold... Yet!Last week, I made this super hearty soup with a heap of leftover corn on… Continue reading Vegan Corn Chowder – Meatless Monday
I'm a bit of a fan of snackie, salty, crackers and chips. I blame my darling mother for my addiction to chippies. All too easily a bag will disappear in a sitting. Crumbs poured into my mouth and everything. It's my Homer Simpson moment. Also, the boys love crackers, and having control over the ingredients… Continue reading Wheat and, even better, Rye Thins!
The boys are still slowly learning how to use their cups and dishes and utensils properly. It's messy business. But great for some sunny time spent outside.
Far out! Seriously easy!I love pikelets! You can add pretty much anything to them. Corn, bacon, apples, bananas, savoury, sweet, topped with honey, jam, or just plain!Here's all you need...Ingredients : 1 cup wholemeal or plain self-raising flour1 egg, lightly beaten3/4 cup milkbutter to fry and spreadMethod :In a bowl, whisk together flour, egg and… Continue reading Pikelets and Tea Parties..
Sheesh! Balls! Right. Mind back in the right.... Leftovers.We've been lucky the boys are ok with leftovers, but I feel bad making them eat things for lunch they may have had for dinner the night before. Not to mention, I get bored of eating the same things as well.One of the MANY dishes that Jacob… Continue reading Leftover Makeover – Risotto Balls
After the big pantry clean out of 2014, I found a lot of ingredients that I noticed hadn't been used in ages or just about to go off. Soooo.. Hello coconut!Since the boys love eating pitted dates, google uncovered this combo in this gem! Easy as and actually the only tedious part is making the… Continue reading No Bake, Date & Coconut Balls… Dreamy…
A couple of years ago now, I worked as a nanny and looked after two lovely little hobbits! Cooking for them was pretty easy with the exception of the curry dilemma! They weren't really keen on anything curry. Not even butter chicken! It was something that I was hoping wouldn't happen with the boys. As… Continue reading Kid friendly Curry? Yes! Score!
This week has been a bit chilly here in old Welly. A brutal reminder of the upcoming winter. We've had to bust out a bit of the winter gear and merino pyjamas. Cold southerlies, rain, chapped lips, and heaters on... Time to start baking.A couple of weeks ago, I came across a very simple, easy… Continue reading Apricot & Orange Muffins! It’s almost baking season..
A couple years ago, I came across this recipe from the lovely Pip @ Meet Me at Mike's. The first time I made it, it was love. It's still in regular rotation on the menu planner, but has gone through so many incarnations. This is our latest version! With crispy tofu and udon noodles! Super… Continue reading Crispy Tofu Teriyaki – Meatless Monday and Naptime Cooking!
I have been wanting to make another pumpkin and sage pasta for Meatless Mondays again, but haven't had the chance. I completely intend to make pasta again someday soon. But it will take a lot of planning I suspect. In the meantime, I had this brainstorm...Get that sage fix, with pre-made gnocchi! Woowoo! This goes back… Continue reading Pumpkin & Sage Gnocchi – Meatless Monday!