“Help Yourself” Basket in the fridge

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“Help Yourself” Basket I’m not a big fan of snacking but Ned is. We needed a compromise. I provide him with regular meals of breakfast, a fruit morning tea, lunch and dinner. But in between, he can go to his ‘Help Yourself’ basket. I keep a plastic basket at his eye level.  Each night before I go to bed, and…

How to make veggie ‘sausage’ rolls

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I tried to grab a picture of them straight out of the oven, but hungry, growling tummies were too loud. This one Ned is eating, is the very last one. And a little battered at that. They must have been good! My friend Felicity said these were her favourite thing of my Moondew cooking so far. That is really saying…

How to make Macadamia Butter & Pesto Pizza

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Whilst this pizza doesn’t look too appealing, the taste is outstanding. I guarantee it. I first came across it whilst doing a health course a few years back, and couldn’t leave without the recipe. And it is simple. In a bowl, combine 500 gram of macadamia butter (ground macadamia nuts with a dash of olive oil), with 1 bunch of…

Cooking with children: How to make simple Danish Pastries

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This recipe is a great one to include children in the preparation. Firstly, make the custard:  (A job for mama or papa) In a heat proof bowl, combine 4 egg yolks (whisked), 1 tablespoon caster sugar (superfine), and 1 tablespoon cornflour.  Stir well and set aside. In a saucepan, combine 1 and 1/2 cups milk, 1 tablespoon caster sugar (superfine),…

How to make mountain bread salad wraps

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Want to encourage your children to eat lots of different foods? Presentation helps. So does letting them make the food themselves. So, this week, the Moondew children made their own mountain bread wraps. On offer was: tomato slices, cucumber slices, capsicum, creamed corn, avocado slices, cheese, grated carrot, home made hommus (a little heavy on the garlic side!) and free-nut…

How to make fruity-vegie rainbow sticks

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With all this painting going on, my kitchen has been off limits, so I had to swap the yummy strawberry cream cheese tart I was going to make (next week, lovely mama’s!) for something that didn’t require an oven. It was an easy swap, as this term I have a few finger-friendly meals planned. Each term, I give myself a…