Kinder Kitchen Competition winner – Ellie from North London

Competition question – How many broad beans are in this bowl? Well done to Ellie from North London. You were the closest with your guess of 92 broad beans. There were actually 117 broad beans in the bowl. Your spatula will be with you shortly! Details of the next competition to follow shortly. Happy cooking everyone!
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Kinder Kitchen Top Tip – Staying hydrated

During this hot spell it is important to keep you and your family hydrated. Many children resist drinking water so here are 5 fruits & vegetables high in water content that you could give your children to keep them hydrated on these wonderfully balmy sunning days. They are packed full of wonderful vitamins too! Watermelon Cantaloupe melon Cucumbers Celery Grapes To read more and get nutritional information go to: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/hydration-foods-drinks-dehydrate-your-body.php
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Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

I have recently been reading a selection of books written by Michael Pollan. His books simplify the global food problems we all seem to be experiencing, in the Western world at ay rate. The answer, he writes, to this increasing problem is ‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants’   Yes it is supposedly as simply as this and really on reflection, it is. Our Western diet consists of too much processed food and meats, lots of added sugar and salt
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Kinder Kitchen Fabulous Food Facts – Bananas

A hand of bananas The wonders of the simple banana!   Did you know…. Do banana’s grow on trees? No they don’t actually. The banana plant is actually a giant herb and the banana itself is a berry as it has seeds There are some 1000 different varieties of bananas throughout the world, most of which you can’t eat due to their taste Some 100 billion bananas are eaten annually in the world A bunch of banana’s formal name is
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Kinder Kitchen Healthy Recipe – Homemade Vegetarian Asian Pot Noddle

Ingredients I rummaged together My children have gone out for the day with my mum so that I can work on all my up and coming projects which are pilling high due to the school holidays and just not enough hours in the day. I hadn’t planned anything for lunch and took a look in my fridge. I found some Asian greens that an Auntie had left with me the other day, soy sauce, chilli sauce, a spring onion, a discoloured
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Kinder Kitchen Kid’s Healthy Recipe revisited – pitta bread pizzas

When you are in a hurry and have a little tomato sauce in the freezer along with some frozen pitta bread these are so quick and easy to make they are a god send! They are easy to make from scratch too! Kinder Kitchen pitta bread pizzas (from 9 months) Great finger food or for the packed lunch box Ingredients:6 pitta breadsOlive oil1 tin of plum tomatoes1 garlic clove, crushed1 tablespoon tomato pureeSome fresh or dried herbs for the sauce and to top
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Adding a litte sugar and salt to homemade food is not sacriligious – is it?

I keep reading article after article from Europe and especially the US regarding ways that the government and key organisations are tackling obesity and illnesses associated with unhealthy eating habits. They talk constantly about reducing the calorie intake by limiting snacks, regulating portion size of fizzy drinks and the like and eliminating foods with high sugar and sodium content. This is all good if at the same time children are having cookery lessons where they learn the benefits of healthy eating and
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Kinder Kitchen Competition winner

Well done to Sarah P who sent me through the winning pancake recipe from July’s competition. The yummy recipe will be posted shortly. The fun egg cup and spoon is winging it’s way over to her as I write this
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Kinder Kitchen Competition – guess how many broad beans

It’s competition time again! This time I have a child’s spatula to give away. To enter please answer the following question: Can you guess how many broad beans are in the bowl my daughter is holding? Answers by Friday August 23rd please. Good luck!
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Kinder Kitchen Kid’s Healthy Recipe – lemon & beetroot fairy cakes

Yum! Fresh beetroot I love beetroot. To me it’s like marmite. You either love it or hate it. My kids haven’t taken to it as yet but I’m hoping they will in time. It is quite earthy in taste and that’s one of the reasons I love it. I love to eat it on it’s own, with a drizzle of olive oil, vinegar & pepper, in a salad or with smoked fish. It’s also great in a fresh juice and gives
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