Kinder Kitchen cooking tip – tinned tomatoes

Although I do not agree with spending over the odds when buying food (especially if it is going to end up on the floor), there are some food items that you should spend a little more money on and one of these is tinned tomatoes. If you buy the cheapest range they tend to be very watery and lack flavour. It is also better to buy whole plum tomatoes rather than chopped as the tomatoes will have retained more of
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Today’s yummy recipe from Kinder Kitchen – Fish in tomato and thyme sauce

Fish in tomato and thyme sauce   Ingredients: 200 grams white fish ½ medium onion1 crushed clove of garlic (optional – reduce amount if child under one or just getting used to the taste)1 tin of plum tomatoes1 tablespoon of tomato pureeLeaves from a few sprigs of fresh thyme or a teaspoon of dried thymePepper to season Preparation & Cooking: Chop the onion and in a saucepan fry with the garlic and thyme gently in a little oil Add a tablespoon
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Kinder Kitchen Cooking Tip – Leeks

Part of the onion family, leeks are a great alternative to onions in recipes. They are milder than a normal onion, add that extra little flavour to any dish and are very healthy!
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Today’s yummy recipe from Kinder Kitchen – Tasty red split lentils

Tasty red split lentils Ingredients:100 grams red split lentils½ small onion1 bacon rasher sliced thinly (optional – do not use if your child is under one due to bacon’s high salt content)1/2 crushed clove of garlic1 carrot finely choppedChicken or vegetable stock (if not fresh a teaspoon of powdered stock or 1/4 cube of stock and water) Preparation & Cooking: Wash the lentils thoroughly (follow instructions on the packet) and soak for 10 minutes. In a saucepan, fry the onions
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Kinder Kitchen cooking tip – Celery

Celery is a fantastic source of vitamins and nutrients – potassium, Vitamin C, fibre, Vitamin A, calcium and protein. What more could you want from a single source?! Add celery to soups, stocks and sauces to enhance the flavour of the dish
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Today’s yummy recipe from Kinder Kitchen – Basic Chicken Stock

Basic chicken stock Ingredients:3 chicken thighs (with bone, no skin)2 sticks of celery2 carrots1 medium onion6 peppercorns2 bay leaves750ml water Preparation: Wash the carrots and celery and chop into pieces Peel the onion and cut into quarters. Add this and all the other ingredients to a large saucepan and add a 1ltr of water Cook: Cover the saucepan with a lid and simmer gently for up to 2 hours Once chilled, sieve the liquid into a container and refrigerate once cooled Freezer any unwanted
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Kinder Kitchen cooking tip – Grating onions

If you find it difficult to slice onions finely, you could also use a grater to grate the onions. This can be much easier and give you the same results
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Today’s yummy recipe from Kinder Kitchen – African Butternut Squash

African Butternut Squash (5-8 portions depending on age of child) Ingredients:1 medium butternut squash1 tablespoon finely grated ginger (amount dependent on age of child)1 crushed garlic cloveFresh pepper2 tablespoons butter Preparation: Pierce the butternut squash a couple of times with a knife and place in a microwave for 8 minutes on a high heat (alternatively place in the oven for 20 minutes at 180ºC) Remove from oven and carefully cut the butternut squash into half, removing the seeds. Score the
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