Spicy Roasted Potatoes, Cauliflower and Chickpeas

This is kinda a cheat recipe because I use a pre-made spice mix, but sure whatever makes life easier when you have kids (or don’t have kids, just a busy life!). This has become our favourite meal at the moment, and I’ve been making it at least once a week. The kids can’t get enough of it and I’m very happy about that. Rian has even been saying that cauliflower is his favourite food! Since the kids love it so much, I had to share it.

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Creamy Tofu, Mushroom and Chickpea Curry

I haven’t been blogging much lately.  I’ve just been really, really busy looking after the kids and not made time for it.  But I made this curry today and it was so nice that I have to write down the recipe before I forget!  I mostly just made it up as I went along, but I will definitely be making it again.  And hopefully will be blogging again more regularly soon!

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Kale Pesto Pasta

I felt like sun-dried tomato pesto pasta today and I want the kids to eat more greens, so I made this sun-dried tomato and kale pesto.  I added some chickpeas to make it even more nutritious and filling and because chickpeas go great with so many things.  I don’t know about other kids, but my kids will eat anything if it’s on pasta!  But you could also serve this pesto mixed with grains, baby potatoes, beans or lentils.

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Carrot Hot Dog with Avocado

Hot dogs are something that my son has asked for because he sees them on TV (and he didn’t know what they were made of).  Of course we have to make them vegan, and we don’t eat a lot of faux meats, so carrot hot dogs are perfect!  They taste really nice, they’re healthy, they’re really simple to make, and they get the kids to eat vegetables!  I added mashed avocado to make it even more nutritious and because it’s yummy, but you can add more traditional toppings or whatever you like.  It is actually surprisingly like eating a hot dog!

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Sweet Potato Spanish Omelette

We love “omelettes” made with chickpea flour in our house, and the kids always eat them all up so it’s a great way for them to get plenty of protein and iron.  I used sweet potatoes in this Spanish omelette, instead of regular white potatoes, to make it a bit more nutritious, and added some fresh herbs to add more colour and flavour, and I think it tastes really nice!  This makes a lovely brunch or easy dinner, served with a simple salad (and the kids like it with ketchup!).  It’s pretty versatile so you can add other vegetables and herbs if you like.

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Veggie and Lentil Bolognese

Sorry that so many of my blog posts are for pasta sauces, but my kids would eat pasta every night if it was up to them!  I find that homemade sauces are a great way to get them to eat something healthy, and I always try to use wholegrain pasta too.  This bolognese sauce is not very traditional, but it has added veggies and green lentils, so is nice and healthy, and very quick and easy to make.

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Avocado Spinach Sauce

I made this very quick and easy sauce the other day to go on some pasta, it’s not very pretty but very healthy, tasted really nice and the kids loved it.  Rian called it “ninja turtles pasta” because it’s green!  I love that he comes up with these names himself, instead of me having to do it to convince him to eat it!

You could use this as a dressing for other things like grains, potatoes, salads, but we had it with wholegrain rice pasta, and I added some halved cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and baby salad leaves, to try to make it look a bit prettier and be even more nutritious.  It takes only a few minutes to make in a food processor and makes a really nice fresh and summery meal.  Read More »