Saturday, June 28, 2014

Baby Friendly Complete Nutrition Fish n Chips

This dish is a little tedious than my usual dishes.

It was London theme day on school and I was going to make fish n chips. I was thinking about how I could work in the vegetables when I decided to switch to fishcake instead. It was convenient since my 10 months old baby was going through a phase of self feeding finger food. This fishcake is baby friendly if your baby would gnaw and chew on his food.

Here goes. London inspired fish(cake) and (sweet potato mini) chips.

Prep time: 10 mins
Steam time: 15 mins
Bake time: 20 mins (if you bake together.  I was cooking in big batches and had to do twice)

1. Steam lemon sole, sweet corn, potato and purple cabbage.
2.Mash above ingredients together, add corn starch to bind and coat with a layer of bread crumbs. Bake at 175 degrees Celsius for 15 mins, or till crunchy and golden.
4. Shred sweet potato to desired. In my case today, these are closer to flakes. Add extra Virginia olive oil,  a dash of paprika, toss and bake at 170 degrees for 20 mins.

This dish was well received by both babies and the older kids. So the extra effort is worth it. :)

Super Brain and Immune Booster Pasta

It has been incredibly busy recently, hence for the lack of updates. Obviously, busy or not, duties as a mother continue. The dishes I have been preparing had to be more efficient.

Here is a super quick and nutritious meal I whipped up for the family last night.

Prep time: 10 mins, 5 mins before cooking and 5 mins there after.
Cook time: 12 mins

-fresh cod fillet
-extra virgin olive oil
-fresh rosemary
-fresh English parsley
-fresh lemon thyme
-Broccoli Sprout powder
-Chia seeds
-sea salt

1. Dice up a head of garlic, pinch of sea salt, rosemary, English parsley and lemon thyme. Add these to olive oil to infuse and coat the cod.
2. Steam the cod, with spinach with the infused oil and its herbs.
3. Boil pasta simultaneously for 10 mins.
4. When pasta is cooked, drain the water. Add in a dollop of butter. My daughter and I love love love butter, hence why we go through copious amount of butter in the house. Stir in steamed spinach and the gravy from the cod (2).
5. Sprinkle on Chia seeds and Broccoli Sprout powder from the Super Sprout series. I prefer to serve cod on the side.

The beauty of this quick dish is that I was busy with the kids half the time it was cooking on his own. This was served to the entire family, including my almost 4 year old and 10 month old baby (salt was omitted for the baby).