Misty’s favourites of the moment
First up, I’ve just got to say how incredibly awesome all your readers out there are. I received so much beautiful support in the form of comments and emails from this post, it was quite overwhelming. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I’ve honestly been having a pretty average week in the kitchen. I have produced 2 creations for Viper that were inedible. This doesn’t happen very often, so it’s safe to say my cooking mojo is slighty “off” at the moment. A beef curry that tasted like “vinegar” (although it contained nothing of the sort?) and a banana bread that had a “gummy texture like Congee(!)” Ha. Oh well, at least I have a very well-fed (and not too picky) dog. Lucky Boosty.
I have been having far more success with Misty meals though. I admit, he IS getting to be a tad fussy…. and he has also mastered the art of exclaiming, “Yuck!” and throwing morsels as far as his little arms can muster. Again, lucky Boosty. I call the following cheesey-savoury-bites “Freckles” – I think mainly because I cut them into tiny little circles for fun. It’s all about FUN at this age (nearing the Terrible Twos) isn’t it? This recipe utilises one of the Super Foods for Kidz products = Vital Veggie Power (available HERE)…. the easiest way to sneak in some nutrition to the unaware.
Tasty Cheezey Freckles
(Wheat/nut/seed/egg/refined sugar/corn/soy free)
- 3T besan
- 2T quick oats
- 3T water
- 1t Vital Veggie Power powder – if you don’t have this, nutritional yeast would be a good substitution.
- Pinch salt
- 1/8C grated cheese
- Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl – mix well, ensure no lumps. Let the mix sit for about 10 minutes, it will thicken a little.
- Grease a non stick fry pan with some coconut oil/butter/oil of choice.
- When the pan is at a moderately hot, and scoop in the mixture, flattening with the back of a spatula until it is about 3mm in thickness. (You can cook this in a few batches if one large one is too much for you to flip).
- Cook for around 2-3 minutes, either side…. the cheese will bubble a little and it will become golden brown and firm up.
- Slide out of the pan, and let it cool a little before cutting into shapes – cookie cutters are fun!
Even Viper gives these his approval.
Another favourite of Misty’s is plain popcorn. Sometimes we sprinkle with a touch of sea salt and nutritional yeast, but he’ll happily eat it plain. Simple is good sometimes. Keeps him busy for a while for sure.
Nappies, socks and shoes is the new style. Just sayin.’
Another quick & easy snack that is approved by both Misty AND Viper are these easy cookies. Simple ingredients, that hopefully most people have in their cupboard, and really quick to whip up – no fancy appliances required.
Easy Oat Cookies
Makes around 10 small cookies.
- 1/2C wholemeal plain flour (or a plain gluten free flour)
- 1/2C whole oats (sub in dessicated coconut if you are sensitive to oats)
- 1 egg
- 1/8t sea salt
- 1t ground cinnamon
- 1/4C melted coconut oil
- 2T liquid honey
- 1/3C raisins (or any dried fruit/chopped nuts/chocolate chips etc)
- Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C.
- Combine egg, liquid coconut oil and honey together in a small bowl, and beat together with a fork.
- Mix all other ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Pour liquids into the dry ingredients. Combine well.
- Place tablespoons of the mix onto a lined baking sheet, flatten out slightly with the back of a spoon,
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until evenly golden brown.
- Remove tray from oven, and leave cookies on it for a few minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.