Beef Stew

Made it for the first time, the meat turned out a little dry but the sauce was really good!

I could have done a few more things, but the recipe was solely followed in Jamie Oliver's book.

I could have added capsicum, mushrooms to taste and baked it at a lower temperature or put it in a slow cooker to save electricity. But it's all edible!

Here are the steps. Courtesy from Jamie Oliver's beef stew recipe


Chicken Split Lentils

Aka chicken 'rice' for our little E. He's still on a GAPS diet so we are trying to avoid rice for him, no matter how much he adores and wants to eat with us (sigh). It was initially made by his grand aunty, so I asked her the steps.

This was the first time I cooked it and it was yummylicious. It can lasts for perhaps 3-4 days for a toddler like him? (he's just shy of 3)

The first mouth I took it really tasted like chicken rice! Just sorta 'mashed' rice texture or mashed potato.


Lamb shank muffins

Just because it tastes like one to me! Although I have another leg lamb piece, steamed kale and brussel sprouts added not to mention sweet potato and carrots that was baked with the lamb.

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All because my kiddo can't bite at the moment and muffins are the easiest for grabbing and poking and ensuring he gets good food in him.

Yes, ALL the stuff I'm cooking is now organic....and I'm glad he is the only one taking it coz it really bites on the price.

Follow this recipe to bake the lamb shanks. I just add the sweet potato and carrots at the bottom and sprinkled olive oil and salt for flavour before placing the lamb shanks on top.

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All the top dishes dissaminated

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No, this is the VITAL ingredient for him. GREENS~~

Makes about 15 large muffins


Apple (& 1 Pear) Muffins

All about muffins to preserve these huge bags of organic fruits (yes, bulk buy isn't fun if it's buying all for the toddler)!

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I didn't really bother taking photos of the making process just because I forgot haha.

Makes about 12 muffins


ABC Muffin (aka Apple Banana Carrot)

Hahaha I didn't realise that literally speaking and manage to summarise the above! Also it's 1-2-3 (1 carrot, 2 apples, 3 bananas. Talk about how easy to learn this recipe)

And pretty much what you get before the oven

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Is the same as what you get AFTER the oven

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I was actually running out of muffin ideas. My mind was more focused on the savoury side since we want to get bone broth, and fermented food into our kid.

So it's really all rough estimation here as I was pretty much looking at the texture and stickiness to estimate the batter.

Makes 12 small muffins or cupcake size


Feijoa Jam

And so there were a huge amount of Feijoas given to us from many friends. There was toss between feijoa jam or muffin. I suggested jam so that it lasts.

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For about 2 kgs worth, look at how much jam we could make.

I had to be cautious when I peeled them out as some had worms (one of those, sigh)

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The inside of Feijoas

My MIL suggested adding apples so that it encourages 'pectin' so that it sets more too.

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Mom's tree

I used this blog as reference, but the other things added were suggested by MIL


Rice Crispy Treats

What do you do when your toddler starts napping for 3.5 hours? Make food! For him lol (well try to)

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I whipped this up real quick (well had to whizz up the almonds first), and over estimated the tray needed.

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It's quite yummy to pre fry the dessicated coconut actually, and I wasn't sure whether it was enough syrup and nut butter to glue everything together.

It worked anyway...

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Got the original recipe here

Makes a full square 9 x 9 inch tray


Beetroot Carrot Muffins

Never knew it tasted so good! I must have added a bunch of stuff to make up for the bitter after taste since it was my first time using real beetroot and getting my hands coloured..

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I didn't realised I was also using the same ingredients from this other surprised carrot blueberry muffin recipe too. I guess I do love that combo of sweet carrots and refreshing apples together with a tinge of sweet potato to fill one's tummy sweetly and gracefully.

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I pretty much dumped everything in and was relying on my vision to see how thick the texture is with the flour estimation. I did ran out of Gluten free flour so added a touch of coconut flour which was just right (can't taste it for a change).

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The strong taste is definitely the beetroot. But it's supported by the other goodness of natural sweet carrots, apples, raisins and sweet potato.

Makes 6 muffins


Chocolate Spinach Pancakes

You got it right, there are hidden spinach in this pancake!

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I'm amazed how blenders can liquify things so much nobody knows unless they are sensitive to the taste. Then again it can always be overpowered by chocolate powder muahaha

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Anything to get my kiddo to eat...

Original recipe here, real simple! No oil, gluten free too!

Made about 8 pancakes for me with a 1/3 cup

Vegetarian Nuggets round 2

This time with a little more structure and prediction hahaha.

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Well, I got carried away by trying to add one more vege to the mince but the bowl was too full and I didn't want to go beyond the tray, and squares were easier to semi circle.

Exactly the same process as my previous post but I change the veges instead.

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This time I used:

  • 2 x Carrots (for sweetness)
  • 2 x Sweet potatoes (for sweetness)
  • 1 x Broccoli
  • A bag of Long Beans (About 350 grams)
  • A bag of Brussel Sprouts
  • Spinach steamed by my MIL
  • A spoonful of LSA

Made 90 nuggets


Sweet Potato Banana Bites

I love the way the title was written and yes I had leftover sweet potatoes again so was wondering what to do with it.

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Looks kinds 'bland' but it does tastes edible lol. I didn't put any oil, and should have dropped in some raisins or something. Oh well, it's just bites for li'l E to have as snacks.

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Should have coated with egg wash....

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Doesn't look appetizing but tastes good~~

Original recipe here

Makes 6 cupcakes (note this is different to muffin trays as the depth of the cups are smaller)


Surprise Carrot blueberry muffins

I actually have no idea what to call it to be honest but a whole portion of it was made of carrots and blueberries. Plus other sweet natural fruit and vege too.

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You can literally eat this raw without the eggs and flour lol

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No baking powder, so I can literally pour extra over each tray!

It turned out so delicious my son loved it! Felt really strong in the coconut just coz I added a tad bit too much flour again. All good, it's so nutritious, gluten free and dairy to the point that I am happy to eat it, also moist too! yay.

Will see how I can remember how the ingredients were coz it was all estimated!

Makes 6 big muffins


Grain Free Apple Muffins

Beside it sticking to the paper, it does taste quite crumbly nicer off the oven. Probably needing butter or olive oil with salt to add moisture and it doesn't have a crumbly top.

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The pain about gluten and dairy free food is retaining the added moisture, which drives me to dig further into recipes and the science behind things. Of course my little kid doesn't mind it for now, but my aim is to get everyone liking it and be proud to say that there wasn't any dairy involved.

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Anyway, I loved how the apple stew turned out! Should have made apple crumble instead lol.

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The journey continues~!

Till then, it makes 6 

Original recipe here.

Vegetarian Nuggets

It's alot of work, but it's so worth it making it delicious, especially with superfood.

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 I pretty much followed the process in the video but changed the ingredients instead, taking the chance to use chicken peas as a form of sticky ingredient to avoid too much carbs and made sure the wet ingredients are dried out (which it did since I blend it while it's hot)

The longest process was probably blending, coz I had to use a tiny coffee grinder

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Chickpeas and spinach

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With broccoli and Cauliflower

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Rolling them out before dipping

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Option to put it in the freezer or bake them

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Add coconut oil coat when bake

This ingredient made about 50 pieces easily I think depending on the size but its about half an ice cream scoop per piece


Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Also another great recipe to try coz not only it reduces the calories, it is so moist!! No need for oil too

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Most of the 'fats' or moistness comes from the avocado itself.

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I didn't go hard on the maple syrup but I should have coz it wasn't sweet enough. Then again, it would work well with vanilla ice cream.

I mainly used all the ingredients from this video:

But if you want the direct link to read, click here

Nutrients per brownie: Calories: 150; Total Fat: 5.2g Saturated Fat: 1.1g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Carbohydrate: 22.3g; Dietary Fiber: 4.9g; Sugars: 13.4g; Protein: 4.3g

Makes 9 pieces from an 8x8" tray


3 Ingredient Pancake!

Oooohhh, so easy to make, so yummy to eat. I even added a bit of peanut butter

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Tricky to fry on a pan but i did manage by pouring less

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Baking powder is to add the fluffiness

Makes 6 x 1/4 cup pancakes


Blueberry Oatmeal pancake

The saga continues with the pancakes! Check my previous post for the video which this was one of it :)

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This time replacing blueberries with bananas
And milk with yoghurt

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I had to add a little more flour for it to stick this round and eggs...

Makes about 5-6 pancakes using 1/3 cup


Banana Oatmeal pancake

Round 2! with different modification.

Definite variation from my previous post where I omit milk and added oatmeal instead.

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Just realised the way to cook these watery base type mixture is to use a 1/3 cup or less, that way the heat can fuse them together as it's flatter.

Taste just as fulfilling and delicious. It feels great too as it doesn't have flour instead.

I too base the ingredients on this tasty video:

Makes 5-6 pancakes using 1/3 cup

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