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Fantastic Food Stars Sandown Park

Congratulations to new baking sensation Jack Sturgess who won the ‘Local Food Hero’ category in the Fantastic British Food Festivals new Fantastic Food stars competition at Sandown Park.  Jack was also later crowned overall winner of the food festival by BBC Bake off winner Nadiya Hussain. Continue reading

Egg Parcels

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Egg Parcels

After weaning your baby you quickly run out of ideas and not to mention patience when deciding what to serve for their next meal.  A fantastic recipe for toddlers are these egg parcels, which are essentially little quiches without the pastry.

You can put in whatever you fancy and they are a fantastic way to hide vegetables along with the important protein.  Make them once and i’m sure you’ll be adapting the recipe yourself, adding all sorts of nutritious ingredients including leftovers.

For example in place of the spinach I sometimes use chopped cabbage, spring greens, peas or sweetcorn.  You could also use flaked fish instead of bacon or simply serve as a vegetarian option.

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Don’t forget the mini-muffin tray

What I love most about this egg parcels recipe is adults love them too.  Serve warm or cold on their own as an amuse-bouche, a healthy picnic snack, or with new potatoes and a simple side salad as lunch or light dinner.  I always have to make extra for my husband and myself.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

A splash of milk

4 spring onions sliced

A handful of spinach

a few scraps of bacon/flaked fish

4 eggs, gently beaten

A handful of cheddar

Pepper to season

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The perfect toddler snack

Preparation Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6.  Heat the oil in a frying pan over a gentle heat.  Add the spring onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft.  Add the spinach and cook stirring, until it has wilted down.  stand to cool.
  2. Beat the eggs and milk in a jug to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the cups of a 12 hole mini-muffin tin – each should be approximately two-thirds full.  Add some of the spinach mixture to each, then a little bacon.  Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
  4. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.  Leave the egg parcels to cool down then they should just pop out of the mini muffin tray. 
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Even our rescue cat Otis is a fan

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Nadiya Hussain Great British Bake Off 2015 winner

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and instagram as we will be visiting the Fantastic British Food Festival at Sandown Park racecourse tomorrow.  Great British Bake Off winner 2015, Nadiya Hussain and CBeebies presenter, Katy Ashworth will be appearing so we can’t wait to bring you news from the festival.

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Halloumi, Courgette and Carrot Fritters

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Halloumi, courgette and carrot fritters

If you’re a busy mum it’s easy to start relying on quick fix food and snacks for your toddler like, ready-made chicken nuggets, biscuits, crisps and tinned pasta. These easy meal solutions are even more attractive when you’ve spent ages preparing healthy meals only to have them put in the bin.  Toddlers are notoriously fussy rejecting even the vaguest hint of vegetables. Continue reading