Life is busy. Super busy. Moving countries is a challenge. There’s so much to think about and time just flies by so fast!!
But, I have a few recipes to throw at you today.
These meatballs are delish. Don’t just feed them to baby, cook them for yourselves! The apple keeps them yummy and moist and adds a nice bit of texture. Plus, they’re a great size for little hands.
Beef, Rice and Apple Meatballs (Original recipe here: Beef, quinoa and apple meatballs):
- 400g beef mince
- 400g cooked brown rice (too hard to get Quinoa in Beijing)
- 1 grated apple
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp cumin
- handful of chopped fresh parsley
- 1 egg
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and then roll into small balls. Place on baking tray and bake for about 30 minutes until brown all over.
I also started looking for a replacement for potato fritters to liven things up. I’m trying to get more variation in her diet. It’s so easy to cook the same things. These babies were a little wet and it was difficult for them to stay together. I think either drain the carrots for a while to reduce moisture, or chill them in the fridge for a while before frying. But, either way, yum!Carrot Fritters (Inspiration recipe here)
- 4 large carrots, grated/food processed
- 5 spring onions chopped
- 2 tsp. cumin, pounded
- 1 tsp. fennel, pounded
- 6 tbsp. flour
- 2 eggs
Roll into balls and flatten in the frypan.
Adella has never really like fresh apple. I think she finds it a little too hard to bite into with her little teeth. So, we’ve been making stewed apples – which she loves! Then, I was thinking back to Girl Guides, and I remembered makin
g baked apples on the campfire. Mmmm….
Baked Apples (Inspiration recipe here)
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar (or equivalent)
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
Core the apples. Place them in a baking dish and pour over the oth
er ingredients. Bake until soft and cooked through.
No surprises that the family all had these for dessert with a big dollop of yoghurt!