Cooking Method: Nut-Free
Recipes without nuts, such as peanuts, almonds, cashew nuts, or pine nuts.
Carrot, Corn, and Butternut Squash Soup
Warm, hearty soup loaded with vegetables that your child will slurp up within minutes (if the adults in your family don't do it first!). Seriously guys, my kids have gotten into a rut, where they only eat pasta or rice. I finally tried out this soup and poured it into mugs for them to drink. I'm not sure if it was the yummy flavors of the soup, or that they got to drink it out of a mug, or some combination, but they drank it right up. THIS IS A KEEPER!!!
Make Ahead Slow Cooker Tadka Masala (Indian Dish Flavor Base)
Tadka Masala is the flavor base for almost all North Indian dishes (think butter chicken, saag paneer, curry). It's the "secret sauce" if you will. The problem is a good tadka masala takes a lot of time to cook to get the rich flavor, generous amount of cooking oil, and you have to stay at the stove continuously stirring so the onions don't burn; but with kids who has the time, seriously?:) The slow cooker helps you achieve that rich flavor you are looking for without having to stay at the stove continuously stirring; you use way less cooking oil, and allows you to make enough to provide the base for 8-14 separate Indian dishes. I even add this to other non-Indian dishes like spanish rice, stir-fry's, marinara sauce, and it gives it incredible flavor.
Breakfast maple turkey patties
Homemade maple breakfast patties that the whole family will love. Can freeze for later.
Cous Cous with 4 veggie Purée
A healthy and delicious cous cous and vegetable meal packed with with carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins including selenium, Thiamin, Niacin, Folic acid, and manganese for active babies and toddlers!
Nutritious Quinoa and Moong Dal (Lentil) Dosa with cheese filling. My LO, who is a very picky eater, loved this meal. Dosa is a fermented crepe typically made from rice batter and black lentils and is a staple dish in South Indian states.
Homemade Fig Perserve
Best homemade fig preserve ever! Serve with morning toast or for kids lunches! Better than store bought!
Stuffed Paratha with Boiled Potatoes and Carrots
Stuffed Paratha or Parantha (popular Indian flatbread) with boiled potatoes and carrots...takes a little practice but your kids (and hubby) will love it!
The most delicious meatballs you will ever have--period. My twins are at a picky age right now, they refuse most everything I make them. I was ecstatic when my son ate 4 of these, and my daughter had 3. The only problem was my husband kept wanting to eat them, and I had to keep reminding him we were saving them for the kiddos!
Ladies--This tea has hands down improved my breast milk supply tenfold!!! I'm not kidding. If I stop drinking this, I see low production. Hopefully this will help you too!
By Paige Desai