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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Food For Prissy Eaters

Dear Women of the House!!!

I know that all are worried about your little prissy eaters all day along. Use some of these recipes to make healthy food more more tasty and interesting for your little ones.

Make Mini Yougurt Parfaits at Home:

Do not go for the parfaits that are available at food joints. The store-bought parfaits can actually be unhealthy. So, it is a good idea to prepare a fresh fruit and yougurt parfait at home. You can cuse small plastics cups with lids. Such cups will help you to cotrol spills. Take a tall glass and put one third cup vanilla yougurt into it. Take defrosted strawberries, juice and fresh berries. Now, create alternate layers of fruits and granola with yougurt to fill the glass up to the top. You must serve this parfait immediately.

Prepare Taco Wraps:

Make some fat-free tortillas and fill them with lots of colourful and healthy ingredients. YOu can use chopped chicken, tomatoes and shredded lettuce. You can saute the ingredients a bit in extra virgin olive oil and add salt and black pepper for taste. Mix a little wheat flour, two eggs and olive oil in a bowl. Mix the ingredients and make the mixtue on a hot pan having warm olive oil or butter. Cook both the sides of your crepe and stuff some vegetables into it.

Cut some fruits and put them into toothpick sticks:

Make fruit skewers with some fresh fruits and toothpick sticks. Let your prisssy eaters be playfil with food. Eating is always more fun for kids when the food is on a stick. So, cut off the sharp tips from bamboo skewers and thread the sticks with fresh fruits like strawberries, grapes, beries. Make sure that the fruit pieces are bite-size.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chinese Dumplings

It is true that a large variety of Chinese recipes are available in cookbooks and online. Many of them are easy and fun to make. Chinese dumpling is a good example of this kind of recipes that is not only very delicious, but also kids-friendly. It is really rewarding and fun to involve the whole family including the kids in the cooking process.


300 g --------------------------------------------- meat mince
4 -------------------------------------------------- green onions, chopped
2 -------------------------------------------------- garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 ----------------------------------------------- cup bamboo shoots/green onions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ------------------------------------ white pepper
3/4 teaspoon ------------------------------------ seasme oil
30 ------------------------------------------------- fresh wonton wrappers
1 cm ---------------------------------------------- piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped
1/4 cup ------------------------------------------- soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon -------------------------------- white wine vinegar
3 teaspoons -------------------------------------- white sugar
1 tablespoon ------------------------------------- coriander leaves, chopped


Combine mince, onion, garlic, bamboo shoot, white pepper and oil in a bowl. Season with salt.

Place 1 teaspoon mixutre into centre of 1 wonton wrapper. Brush edges with water. Fold wonton over to make a triangl. Bring base corners of traingle together. Press firmly to join.

Line base of a large steamer basket with baking paper. Place dumplings, in a single layer, in basket. Pour water into wok until one-quarter full. Bring to the boil over high heat. Place steamer over wok, ensuring base doesn't touch water. Steam dumplings for 15 to 20 minutes or untill tender and cooked through.

Combine ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and coriander in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Serve with dumplings.