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16 09, 2014

Vegetable Risoni Bake

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:28+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Categories: Baby, Lunch and Dinner|1 Comment

   This Vegetable Risoni Bake is something that is so quick and easy to whip and provided you have a packet of risoni the rest of the ingredients are generally found in most fridges and pantries. It's very adaptable so you can use any vegetables you like in this. Change up the flavours I have tried this a two different ways a few times in an attempt to see what version is better. I have done this as an all [...]

1 07, 2014

Date Jam

By | 2017-06-12T11:21:45+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Categories: Baby, Jams and Spreads, Lunchbox|0 Comments

I am always looking for spreads for the kiddies especially Mr 10 month old (can you believe he was only a few weeks old when I started TRTLMT?!). We often have enough savoury ones like honey peanut butter, avocado, hummus, spreadable cream cheese with chives and onion etc but never many sweet ones that aren't full of added sugar. I often use fruit purees as a spread on toast, crumpets or english muffins but thought Id try something new. I [...]

23 06, 2014

Very Veggie Risotto

By | 2014-06-23T09:40:08+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Baby|2 Comments

This is great pureed for younger babies or left chunkier for older ones. This is a milder flavoured risotto and probably lacks a little seasoning and flavour for the whole family.    

27 05, 2014

Warming Milk and Bottles

By | 2017-06-12T11:22:24+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Categories: Baby, Hints|0 Comments

My partner has just been given some easy instructions on how to warm the babys milk in the Thermomix whilst I'm out tonight. I love this! Pop the rice basket in the tmx and fill halfway up with water. Place small milk bottle or milk bag in the basket and heat on speed 2 at 37 degrees (body temperature) until thawed and/or heated through. It took 5 mins to thaw and heat 60mls of ebm. Very easy! Now to try [...]

16 04, 2014

Chicken and Veggie Casserole

By | 2014-05-06T10:37:24+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Categories: Baby|0 Comments

 Another baby food to add to the list!    What I like about this one is it's versatile and suits babies over 6 months right up to toddlers. You could serve it as a meal on some rice, mash or pasta for the bigger people in your life but it will require more seasoning. I wouldn't say this is bland as such but I tame down the flavours in the food I make for Mr 7 month old.   This [...]

15 04, 2014

Lentil and Veggie Puree

By | 2017-06-12T11:22:32+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Categories: Baby|1 Comment

 Mr 7 month old isn't a fan of food. I have no idea how on earth we are related!?! However, I did manage to get a little pot full of this lentil goodness into him. Truth be told, if he wasn't going to eat it I was! It's yummy! I used to make this for my 5 year old when he was a baby and it was one of his faves. I would thin this out with a little water [...]

6 03, 2014

Cheese Filled Chicken and Sweet Potato Meatballs

By | 2017-06-12T11:22:48+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Categories: Baby, Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

My kiddies refuse to eat rocket and sweet potato. No amount of begging will work. Luckily I'm becoming good at putting veg they refuse to eat as is into meals. See my Hidden Veggies Meals and Tips for Children (and Hubbies!) section for more ideas.   These have a sweetness to them and are a nice alternative to regular meatballs. I use breast but it can dry out so thigh will work better for these. I'm not a fan of [...]

18 02, 2014

Banana Biscotti Rusks

By | 2014-05-08T02:26:35+00:00 February 18th, 2014|Categories: Baby|5 Comments

Something a little different for a rusk. People often mention "I made them too fat!" and worry they cant use them for bub. Here is a solution - When the rusks have a firm crust but still soft, carefully cut them in two and continue baking. The end result is like a biscotti! Oh la la! My rusk recipes: Teething Rings Oatmeal Rusks Banana Biscotti Rusks     

12 02, 2014

Teething Rings

By | 2014-05-08T02:43:53+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Categories: Baby|2 Comments

My 5 month old isn't all that coordinated holding rusks but give him a ring shape and he is set. These are perfect for him to hold on to and try to munch on.    My rusk recipes: Teething Rings Oatmeal Rusks Banana Biscotti Rusks       

10 02, 2014

Mango and Peach Porridge

By | 2017-06-12T11:23:01+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Categories: Baby, Breakfast|0 Comments

Another baby porridge. My 5 month old is loving these. With this one I've actually split the mix in two to have one batch of porridge and a batch of just the fruit purée for the times you just want fruit.    The fruit and porridge versions can be freezed as it thaws and reheats nicely.   The porridge consistency can be easily thinned with a little cooled boiled water or thickened with more oat cereal. Each baby's preference on [...]

6 02, 2014

Baby’s First Porridge: Apple and Peach

By | 2014-05-08T03:02:52+00:00 February 6th, 2014|Categories: Baby, Breakfast|2 Comments

This may not look appealing but my 5 month old loooooooves this.   Use any fruit you like! I posted my Apple and Pear version earlier this week.    This can be freezed as it thaws and reheats nicely. I'd needed add a few drops of cooled boiled water when reheating to thin it slightly.    The consistency can be easily thinned with a little cooled boiled water or thickened with more oat cereal. Each baby's preference on consistency can [...]

3 02, 2014

Baby’s First Porridge: Pear and Apple

By | 2017-06-12T11:23:01+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Categories: Baby, Breakfast|0 Comments

I'm having lots of fun experimenting with baby foods for my 5 month old. He has only just started so its fairly basic at the moment.    This can be freezed as it thaws and reheats nicely. I'd needed add a few drops of cooled boiled water when reheating to thin it slightly.    The consistency can be easily thinned with a little cooled boiled water or thickened with more oat cereal. Each baby's preference on consistency can differ. Tweak [...]

14 01, 2014

Baby Oat Cereal

By | 2014-05-09T14:29:20+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Categories: Baby|0 Comments

Oats are a great first food for babies for those who are going down the purée and cereal route like me.   It's as simple as blitzing 150g oats on speed 9 for 20 seconds. Scrape down. Repeat. You want this to be a fine powder consistency. You can do more if desired. Just blitz for a little longer.    Store in an airtight container.   To use, mix with some boiling water. You can flavour it with milk, formula [...]

14 01, 2014

Baby Oatmeal Rusks

By | 2017-06-12T11:23:18+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Categories: Baby|5 Comments

I would often make my older sons wholemeal rusks when they were younger but I thought Id experiment with oats this time. This take quite awhile to dry out and become hard. I don't suggest baking these on a hot day like I did.    These break a little easier then store bought risks. Rusks made with flour tend to be a lot harder I find. My son had great fun sucking on them once he got the hang of [...]