SPAGHETTI A’LA CHILLI CON CARNE

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEAL …
SPAGHETTI A’LA CHILLI CON CARNE

I was making Chilli Con Carne for myself and my hubby and decided to make a version for Chloe by adapting my recipie.  Because Chloe refuses to eat any form of mashed up food I ended up making it as a pasta so she can feed herself with it.

Ingredients:

– 200g poor or beef mince meant (I don’t like beef so I use pork)

– 1 small onion (chopped)

– 1 garlic cove

– 100ml vegetable stock (beef stock if you are using beef mince meat) without salt

– 1 tsp parsley

– 1 tsp oregano

-1 tsp cumin

– 200ml can tomatoes

– small can of sweetcorn

– handful of salad beans (optional)

– 100g of pasta (I used normal pasta but you can use the baby one)

Cooking method:

Fry onion for 3 minutes, then add garlick and spices and fry for another 2 minutes.  Add mince meat and fry for 10 minutes, then add stock and simmer for 20 minutes (or untill liquid reduces).

Add tomatoes, sweetcorn and beans (if using) and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Cook pasta according to cooking instructions.

Add your last to mince meat mixture and combine well together. Bone appetite !

ANOTHER DAY,ANOTHER MEAL … CAULIFLOWER AND SWEET POTATO CURRY


ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEAL …

CAULIFLOWER AND SWEET POTATO CURRY:

We love curry in my house and luckily for us so does Chloe. Now that she is one year old I can make a kids version of the curry that we eat, which makes the cooking so much easier.

Hope that your baby will like it as well.


Ingredients:

– 100g chicken

– 150g cauliflower

– 1/2 onion

– 200ml tomatoes

– 200ml of coconut milk

– 2tsp of mild curry powder

– 2 sweet potatoes

– 1 tbsp of basil

– 1 tsp ginger (cut in to very small cubes)

Cooking method :

Peal and slice sweet potato; steam until soft*

Fry your onion on a little bit of olive oil for 3 minutes. Add chicken and curry powder, fry for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile wash your cauliflower and blend it in the food processor (if your baby/child is older you can divide it in to small florets instead).

Add cauliflower in to the curry and simmer for another 10minutes. At the end add basil.

Cut sweet potatoes in small cubes and combine with the curry.

Your dinner is ready to serve!

* I like to cook potatoes separately by steaming to preserve more nutritions and because it’s so much easier to cut them in small cubes once they are cooked.

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEAL …RICE AND APPLE BAKE

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEAL…

RICE AND APPLE BAKE

My mum used to make it for us all the time. This can be serve as a snack, supper or a desert.

You can make a very healthy version of it or just healthy one. What is important is make lots of it as the whole family will want to eat it.

Ingredients :

– 1kg of sweet apples

– 250g of brown and wild rice mix (this can be replaced by white rice)

– 1 vanilla flavour actimel

– 400ml of milk (this can be replaced by water)

– 1tsp cinnamon

Cooking method :

Heat up your oven to 200C.

Cook rice in milk following cooking instruction on the packet.


Peal and grate all apples.

Prepare round, 30cm cake tin by coating it in a very thin layer of butter. Put half of your rice in to the cake tin, then add your apples and cover it with the remaining rice. Pour over actimel.


Bake for 20 minutes.

Dish is ready to serve straight away, hope that your kids will enjoy it as much as me and Chloe did.


Remember to be careful with the way you store cooked rice. This dish can be stored for up to 2 days in an airtight container or frozen within an hour, for up to 3 months.