28 November 2013

Snack Time

Red Lentil Slice With Vegetables

Who said red lentils need to be solely for soups? By cooking red lentils with chopped celery, onion, carrots, little miso to season and herbs we can create a thick lentil mix. Place this into a non stick frying pan and fry for 3 minutes and then place under the grill until the top is golden brown. Once cooled this becomes a perfect lentil slice, a wonderful alternative to Spanish tortilla for those who don't eat eggs or simply wish to have something different.
This mix can also be placed into cupcake moulds and baked, making wonderful mini lentil bakes for children. They will love the taste, love the novelty factor and most importantly they will be getting some of their 5 a day! 

7 November 2013


How was everybody´s Halloween and Firework Night celebrations? Wondering what to do with all those pumpkins?
There are many varieties of pumpkins out there, often the pumpkins for carving are less sweet than most. For more information about pumpkin varieties click here
Pumpkins are a great source of natural sweetness, perfect for relaxing and warming the little ones after a long day at school. Great in soups, roasted, mashed, in stews, steamed, tempura battered and fried, in quiches etc.
More pumpkin recipes coming soon!

November Vegetable: Red Cabbage

Red cabbage both beautiful in colour and delicious to eat. This recipe with the sweet and sour flavours is perfect for introducing red cabbage to children as well as a great seasonal side dish for all the family.
Try sauteing sliced red cabbage and onions with a little olive oil and a small pinch of sea salt until soft and tender. Delicious with added ground cinnamon, 1-2 tablespoons of apple juice concentrate, a few raisins and couple of drops of umeboshi vinegar to taste.
Let me know how your children respond!