Sunday, January 19, 2020

High iron pancakes. Baby friendly recipe

Ingredients (1 adult serving or multiple baby servings):
* 40 g (1/3 cup) rolled oats
* 20 g (2 tbsp) hemp seeds
* 10 g (1 tbsp) flax seeds
* 1 pinch baking powder
* 185 - 250 ml (3/4 to 1 cup) soy milk
* optional: 1 tbsp peanut butter, mashed banana

Blend all the ingredients together until you have a batter thick enough. I like to use around 3/4 cup milk so the batter is a bit thicker. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes to thicken, then cook the pancakes in a skillet over low to medium heat (you can use some oil for cooking if you want).
For babies and toddlers make mini pancakes.
You'll have around 16 to 20 mini pancakes, depending on how big you make them.
My little one eats 1 or 2 at a time, but your little one may eat less or more, depending on how hungry they are, how much they usually eat or how much they like the taste and texture.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Oat and tahini cookies

These 4 ingredient oat and tahini cookies are so easy to make, yummy, packed with iron, calcium, fiber and they are baby friendly too! So you can enjoy them with your baby.
Also, you can bake a double or triple batch and freeze some too. Perfect for busy moms to have them on hand. And you can use them as a quick snack at home or on the go, as dessert or breakfast too. Your choice!


Monday, August 12, 2019

Baby Hulk burger

As you may know, my baby is eating solid food now and I'm trying to cook foods that are delicious and nutritious for both babies and adults.
That's how I created this burger too. It's high in iron, protein, healthy fats and delicious for the whole family.
My little one likes it a lot. And you can make a double or triple batch and freeze some for later too.
Pair with some veggies and a fruit and you have a complete and healthy meal 😊

*175 g (1 cup) edamame beans
*250 g (1 cup) green peas, fresh or frozen and thawed 
*150 g (1 cup) whole wheat flour
*87 g (1/3 cup) tahini
*45 g (3 tbsp) tomato sauce (low or no salt)
*5 g (1.5 tsp) garlic powder
*3 g (1tsp) paprika
*2 g (1 tsp) ground coriander
*1 g (1/2 tsp) ground blak pepper
*kelp powder (1-2 scoops) - optional

If you make the burgers for babies or small children put the peas, edamame, tomato sauce and spices into a food processor and blend until everything is fine, almost a paste. For adults or bigger children you can just pulse everything and let some chunks, for texture. 
Add the tahini and the flour and pulse until you have a dough, then form burgers, about 8-10 cm (3-4 inches) in diameter and 1-1.5 cm (1/3 – ½ inch) thick for adults or smaller for babies. 
You can bake them on a low heat for about 15 to 25 minutes (depends a lot on your oven), or grill/ fry them on a low heat for 5-6 minutes on every side. I really prefer to bake them, but to each their own :)
If you're cooking them for children, add just a bit of water and cook covered, so they will be a bit more moist inside. 
You can also freeze them for up to 3 months after you cook them if you want. I usually make a batch and freeze most of it, to have for my little one. 

You have a video for this recipe too:

* 175 g (1 cană) edamame boabe
* 250 g (1 cană) mazăre verde, proaspătă sau congelată și dezghețată
* 150 g (1 cană) făină de grâu integral
* 87 g (1/3 cană) tahini
* 45 g (3 linguri) sos de roșii (fără sare sau co conținut redus de sodiu) 
* 5 g (1,5 linguriță) usturoi granulat
* 3 g (1 linguriță) paprika
* 2 g (1 linguriță) coriandru măcinat
* 1 g (1/2 linguriță) piper negru măcinat
* pudră de kelp (1-2 măsuri) - opțional

Dacă faceți burgerii pentru bebeluși sau copii mici, puneți mazărea, edamame, sosul de roșii și condimentele într-un robot de bucătărie și amestecați până când totul este fin, aproape o pastă. Pentru adulți sau copii mai mari, puteți doar să pulsați totul și să mai lăsați niște bucăți, pentru textură.
Adăugați tahini și faina și pulsați până când aveți un aluat, apoi formați burgeri, cu diametrul de aproximativ 8-10 cm (3-4 inci) și 1-1,5 cm (1/3 - ½ inch) grosime pentru adulți sau mai mici pentru copii.
Îi puteți coace la foc mic 15 până la 25 de minute (depinde mult de cuptorul dvs.) sau îi puteți prăji/ face pe grill la foc mic timp de 5-6 minute pe fiecare parte. 
Pentru mine prefer să îi coc. Dacă gătiți pentru copii, adăugați un pic de apă și gătiți acoperit, astfel încât aceștia vor fi puțin mai moi în interior. 
De asemenea, îi puteți congela până la 3 luni după ce îi gătiți, dacă doriți. De obicei fac un lot și congelez majoritatea, pentru a avea pentru micuța mea.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Red lentil pate

As a mom with a baby that started to eat solid foods and does baby led weaning (mostly because said baby refuses to be spoon fed, actually), I'm always thinking of recipes that are high in iron, protein and healthy fats. Not necessary all in the same recipe, but hey, if I can do it, why not? And this pate/ dip has them all: healthy fats, it's high in iron and protein and even has some vitamin C to enhance the iron absorption!
This recipe is very easy to make (ready in less than 5 minutes if you have cooked lentils), has just a few ingredients and you can use this multiple ways: as a dip instead of regular hummus, on toast or any other kind of bread or you can use it as a sauce for pasta too! Your choice!


Monday, June 24, 2019

8 ingredients mug cake

Who doesn't like a cake that's yummy, easy to make, has few ingredients and it's actually not bad for you?
I know I do! Also, this cake is made for one so you can enjoy it all for yourself. And add a bit of vegan ice cream or silky vegan yogurt on top too, to combine a warm, fluffy cake with some cold and creamy ice cream. Dreamy combo!

* 3 tbsp chickpea or pea flour
* 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
* 1 tbsp peanut butter
* 2 tsp unrefined brown sugar (add more if you like your cake sweeter)
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp lemon juice
* 6 tbsp soy milk, unsweetened
* 1 pinch of salt
* 1 splash vanilla extract (optional)

In a mug mix all your dry ingredients. Add the peanut butter, lemon juice and vanilla extract if using. Add the plant based milk little by little, mixing well.
Let the batter sit for about 2-4 minutes.
Bake in the microwave for 5 minutes, on 80% power (if using a 1000w microwave – adjust for your device).

Any plant milk you prefer instead of soy milk
Other nut or seed butter instead peanut butter. I've tested this recipe with almond, cashew, sunflower seed butter and tahini and all of them work well, just the taste can be a bit different, depending on what you use
Pea flour (I used yellow pea flour) instead of the chickpea flour
Ground chia seeds instead of flax seeds

I have a video for this recipe too!

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* 3 linguri faina de năut sau făină de mazare
* 1 lingură semințe de in macinate
* 1 lingură unt de arahide
* 2 lingurițe zahăr brun nerafinat (adăugați mai mult dacă vă place mai dulce)
* 1/2 lingurită praf de copt
* 1 lingurita suc de lamaie
* 6 linguri de lapte de soia, neindulcit
* 1 vârf de cutit sare
* 1 splash esenta de vanilie (opțional)

Într-o cană amestecați toate ingredientele uscate. Adăugați untul de arahide, sucul de lămâie și extractul de vanilie dacăfolositi. Adăugați laptele vegetal puțin câte puțin, amestecând bine.
Lasati amestecul sa stea pentru aproximativ 2-4 minute.
Coaceți în cuptorul cu microunde timp de 5 minute, la o putere de 80% (dacă utilizați un cuptor cu microunde de 1000 W - ajustați dispozitivul vostru).

Orice lapte vegetal preferați în loc de lapte de soia
Alte tipuri de unt de nuci sau de semințe în loc de unt de arahide. Am testat această rețetă cu unt de migdale, caju, semințe de floarea-soarelui și tahini și toate funcționează bine, doar gustul poate fi diferit, în funcție de ceea ce utilizați
Făină de mazare (am folosit făină de mazăre galbenă) în loc de făină de năut
Semințe de chia macinate în loc de semințe de in


Monday, May 20, 2019

Bean and spinach curry

As a mom with a small baby, I love recipes that are easy to make, fast and I can use them for meal prep too. 
This curry is all that, meaning you need simple ingredients to make it, it's easy and quite fast to make and it's also perfect for meal prep. It freezes really well too! 
It's actually a staple in our home :)
If you don't believe me you just have to try it :)

Ingredients (8-10 servings):