Why is it mysterious? Because it started life as a more traditional meatloaf and it's transformed into something far tastier and less heavy than a slab of minced meat, pork sausages and onion sitting in yer gut. Plus it looks a lot more appetising... well, as appetising as a brick of minced meat can be.… Continue reading Mammy’s Mystery Meatloaf
Yep, minutes. Not in like 5 minutes or anything, I'm not Donal Skehan (and there's salmonella to consider), but if yous have a bit of extra time of a Sunday and want to magic up a roast out of... 1) Chicken Breasts 2) Potatoes 3) Whatever veg you have languishing about ... this is for… Continue reading Mammy’s Mini Roast in Minutes
'Mammy's Marinara' Marinara sauce makes it sound really authentic and fierce fancy, but really it's a basic tomato sauce that can be used as a base for a multitude of meals: Pasta sauce; pizza base sauce; lasagne sauce; mediterranean casserole; chicken and chorizo stew with roast potatoes... have some sauce left over? Chuck in some croutons,… Continue reading Veg Smuggling 101 – Vol 2: Versatile Marinara Sauce in Minutes.
What you will need... 1) A baby aged approximately six months. 2) Appropriately sized pieces of food, raw (avocado, banana,) or cooked (steamed carrots, chicken etc). 3) A rake load of kitchen roll. 4) A daycent pair of knees on ye. And that's about it. Deliberate flippancy aside, that is all you need. It's so simple… Continue reading Baby-Led Weaning: A How-To Guide
Before you start thinking we're all going to batter and deep fry a load of carrots, that's not going to happen. While most kids will only eat things that are swaddled in bread crumbs, most will draw the line at carrots clearly in disguise. So let's disguise them a different way. What you will need...… Continue reading Veg Smuggling 101 – Carrot Goujons
There’s only one tool you need in your culinary arsenal – a hand blender… Because you’re about to blitz the bits off an array of things your child would balk at, before surreptitiously smuggling them in their goujons. I know ‘they’ say not to hide kids’ veg, but if they won’t eat it there’s no other way. Another… Continue reading Meals