Green Bean and Kabuki Pea Bredie

Green Bean and Kabuki Pea Bredie

After a summer of tardy blogging, I’d like to win you over with this quirky and flavoursome Bredie. In this recipe, the kabuki pea (aka marrowfat pea) and green bean join forces in a not-so-typical South African stew (called a Bredie). To my surprise, the dish went down a storm in my family. Plus, I have a confession to make… Continue reading

Carrot Popsicles

Carrot Popsicles

Taking advantage of small children’s obsession with ice cream, I came up with these carrot popsicles as a sweet, sticky and healthy imitation of an ice lolly. Also known as ‘braised carrots on a stick’, these popsicles are quick to prepare and bring a bit of fun to vegetable eating. What happened when I served these to my daughter (and her stuffed animal friends)?… Continue reading

Simple Strawberry and Vanilla Mousse

Simple Strawberry and Vanilla Mousse

The little lady and I are currently enjoying the wonders of seasonal English strawberries- yum! When the strawberries start to go a bit too squidgy for our liking, then this is one of the recipes that I make. This ‘strawbree mousse’ is brilliant, especially for kids, because: 1) it is highly nutritious , 2) it’s simple to make and can be frozen, and 3) my two year old just loves to eat it. Continue reading

Multi-Veg Muffins

Multi-Veg Muffins

These savoury muffins are a great way to sneak some veggies into your children’s snack-time. They are cheesy, incredibly more-ish and kids seem to love them (parents are also partial to a few). Continue reading

Date Slice

Date Slice

Here is a version of the classic date slice: juicy dates sandwiched between two layers of oaty, buttery crumble but without refined sugar and with added linseed goodness. This slice is a wholesome treat to delight the little people and other dried fruit enthusiasts. Continue reading

Rice Crispy Cakes with Tahini and Honey

Rice Crispy Cakes with Tahini and Honey

This is a more wholesome version of the classic children’s favourite, the rice crispy cake. Just as easy to make, this tahini and honey recipe is a clear winner: the crispy cakes are chewy, moist and sticky like the traditional recipe but with the added nutritional benefit of sesame seeds and no refined sugar or other nasties. The whole family thinks they are awesome! Continue reading