Showing posts with label snack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snack. Show all posts

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Easy treats with Rice Krispies in the microwave

We made delicious treats with Rice Krispies in the microwave using...

1 tbsp butter
125g (1/2 packet) of marshmallows
3 cups of Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal

Put butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and heat for a minute.  Remove and stir with a wooden spoon, then heat again for 30 seconds.  Stir again and mix the cereal until it is coated with marshmallow.  

Spread the cereal onto a cutting board and cut shapes using cookie cutters.  Decorate with candy and icing/gel. 
 
This recipe is adapted from the Kellogg's Rice Krispies box.   

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nutella Crêpe and French café playhouse

French café playhouse
Kate Fagelman, the mompreneur of Little play spaces made this creative Parisian style café with recycled corrugated cardboard. This eco-friendly French café has lots of beautiful artistic detail.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tofu stir fried with Chinese cuisine inspired VH sauces


Tofu stir fried with VH sweet and sour sauce.


I like the variety of VH products that are available. This is a lovely way to start introducing diversity to our meals. These sauces will impress anyone. Whoever tastes the dishes made with VH sauce will know that it tastes just like the cuisine is supposed to taste. They might even think that you got take out because the food is ready within minutes.

I stir fried tofu with the VH sweet and sour sauce and VH hoisin sauce.

2 cups tofu cut into 1/2" cubes
1/2 tsp chillie powder optional
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cornstarch
oil to fry

Toss the tofu with chillie powder, salt and cornstarch. Fry it till it is golden brown and leave aside.

1 tbsp oil
3 to 4 tbsp onion
1 tbsp garlic
1 cup pepper cut into slices
2 to 3 tbsp VH sauce

Heat 1 tbsp oil, sauté the onions, garlic and colourful peppers. Then add your favourite VH sauce and toss the fried tofu. Add the tomatoes and serve warm with rice or noodles.
This tofu is stir fried with VH hoisin sauce.

Check out the range of delicious VH sauces that available and try it out.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rice flour Æbleskiver sweet and Mancala board game

rice flour snack
Rice flour Æbleskiver sweet (also known as nei paniyaram)

1 cup rice flour *
3/4 cup jaggery
3/4 cup water *
1/4 tsp cardamom ground
1/8 tsp salt optional
1 ripe banana mashed
1 to 2 tbsp ghee to grease the pan *

Melt the jaggery in the water and mix the rice flour or ground rice and banana. Make a smooth thick paste. Heat up an abelskiver pan in medium heat, put about 1/4 tsp of ghee to each hole and put about 1/2 to 3/4 full batter. Flip the snack with a skewer once it is easy to turn it and cook the other side. Enjoy warm.

* For this nei paniyaram (ghee fried snack) I used store bought roasted rice flour, can also used unroasted rice flour or soak the raw rice for about 3 hours then grind it.
* May need to add more or less water depends on if you are using the flour or grinding the rice.
* Can also grease the pan with oil or butter as well.

While enjoying these snacks we played with Mancala.

I bought this Mancala game by Schylling from Amazon. A very ancient game that is addictive and lots of fun. I played this with my grandma and aunts as a child, and buying one brought back lots of wonderful memories of late afternoon fun. This is a solid wooden board with glass beads. The glass beads can be replaced (from any craft or dollar store) if you misplace.
mancala board game
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Sweet potato snack


2 to 3 sweet potatoes
2 tbsp fresh coconut grated
1 to 2 tbsp brown sugar

Boil the sweet potatoes till it is tender. When it is cool, remove the peel. Mix the coconut with the brown sugar and add it to the sweet potatoes.
Make into balls, then garnish with the coconut sugar mixture and serve. This is served as a snack.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

VH sauce soup and stew

VH sauce
I got a chance to taste and make meals using the tandoori and vindaloo VH sauce. We loved the taste, both children and adults will enjoy. It takes less time and it is easy to prepare meals using these sauces, which is useful during busy schedules. All ingredients in the sauce are vegetarian. There are many varieties of Asian inspired VH sauces to make different types of meals. We can also use these sauces in a variety of different ways. 
VH sauce
The VH Tandoori sauce gives a delicious sweet smoky flavour to the dish. Following the instruction on the bottle, I combined the sauce with yogurt and marinated the chicken. With the chicken I prepared delicious tandoori chicken wraps
VH sauce
The VH vindaloo sauce is delicious with meats and in vegetable stir fries, curries and soups. This quick soup made with vindaloo sauce is perfect for supper when it is served with bread.

Carrot potato soup

1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp onion
1 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp ginger grated
1/2 cup carrots cubed
1/2 cup potatoes cubed
4 to 5 tbsp vindaloo sauce
1/4 tsp salt to taste
1 1/2 cups water

Heat oil and sauté the onion, garlic and ginger. Then sauté the carrots and potatoes. Add water and VH vindaloo sauce and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. This soup can be pureed in a blender or mash the vegetables with a spoon to desired texture. Reheat if needed and serve it hot topped with cream.
VH sauce
I made this tasty stew using just the VH vindaloo sauce without adding any other spices. The sauce gives a beautiful colour and taste.
VH sauce
Meat and pepper stew

2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 cups meat cubed
1/4 cup onion
1 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp ginger grated
1/2 cup tomato chopped
8 tbsp VH vindaloo sauce
1/4 tsp salt to taste if needed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup red pepper cut into cubes

Heat oil and sauté the meat. Then add onion, garlic, ginger and tomatoes. Add vindaloo sauce and water. Pressure cook for about 10 minutes for the meat to cook. Add the red pepper after the meat is cooked and let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve the stew hot with rice, flatbread or bread.
VH sauce
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Zucchini plant and sandwich

I stuffed this sandwich with this delicious zucchini omelette.

You need...
1 cup zucchini grated, drain and squeeze out the water
3 eggs
pepper and salt to taste
1 tbsp fresh herbs optional
1 green chillie without seeds chopped optional
1 to 2 tbsp oil
bread slices
butter to spread on the bread slices

Beat everything together and leave aside. With help from an adult heat the oil and fry the mixture in medium high heat, when it easy to flip cook the other side. The omelette should be moist but not runny. When it is a little cool place it in between two slices of bread that is buttered and serve. Toasting the bread is optional.
Some pictures of the zucchini plant from this Summer. We enjoyed a few, but there was too much rain so not every flower that bloomed produced fruit.
The stem that is holding the flower is the vegetable, it was amazing how they grow. It was easy to remove the fruit with a pair of scissors or shears instead of breaking it off.

Many people stuff these flower and batter fry, which I haven't tried.


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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rice krispies



1 tbsp butter or margarine
40 (1 pkg) of marshmallows
3 cups rice krispie's cereal
1/4 cup peanut butter

Heat butter with marshmallow in the microwave for 2 minutes. Remove it from the microwave and stir.
Stir in the peanut butter to this mixture. Then add the cereal until it is well coated. Shape it into small balls or any other shape.

Serve it on the same day.
This can also be done on the stove in a large pan over low heat. Recipe inspired by the cereal box.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bagel with tuna


1 tbsp margarine or butter
1 tbsp mayonnaise optional
1 can tuna
2 tbsp onion chopped small
2 tbsp tomato chopped small to taste optional
salt to taste
pepper to taste
bagels
ketchup to serve

Drain the tuna and throw the water. Mix all the ingredients except ketchup and apply on toasted bagels. Put hot sauce for adults or ketchup on the bagel over the tuna and serve warm or at room temperature.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Boiled egg for a quick breakfast


Sometimes simple is best... what you need for this quick healthy breakfast.

Ask an adult for help when using the cooker or cutting.

2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups of water to boil
1 cup of cold water to cool the eggs

Boil the egg for about 10 to 12 minutes with water. After offing the cooker leave the eggs for 5 minutes. When it is cool and safe to handle put the boiled eggs in a bowl and put a cup of cold water in it.
When it is cold enough, roll the eggs in-between your palms so the hard shell comes off easily.

After removing from the shell cut the egg with a butter knife. Sprinkle a little bit of pepper and salt. Eat while it is warm with toast or all on its own.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Party sandwiches with beetroot



What you need... to make these quick colourful sandwiches which are perfect for anytime especially for a party.

1/2 cup beetroot boiled and grated
1 tbsp butter or margarine at room temperature
1 tbsp mayonnaise or more to taste
1/4 tsp salt to taste
1/4 tsp pepper to taste
sandwich bread slices depends on how much filling is put

Ask an adult to help boil the beetroot till it is soft. Then after it is cool, grate it.

Combine butter or margarine, mayonnaise if using, salt and pepper to make a paste. If needed add more margarine and mayonnaise.

Apply a thin layer all over evenly onto one side of the sandwich bread then cover with another slice of bread.
There is no need to butter the sandwiches separately.
Cut the sandwiches into any shape you like, and eat it cold or at room temperature.

Recipe is from torviewtoronto.
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