Dates-walnut muffin using oat flour


I can’t believe I’m saying this but we are kinda getting bored of baking banana bread. It used to be our favorite but I think I need to give it a break. Enter dates-nut muffins. I have always been finding ways to make cake/muffins healthier and pushed myself to bake these muffins with oats this time. I have used 3/4th cup rolled oats and 1/4 cup ragi flour, you can use just oats or oats with all purpose flour or just all purpose flour. I have used one egg, feel free to sub it with flax egg. Here’s how I made it with some help from my sous chef Sammy. 🙂
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Spinach Ricotta Pasta

My toddler loves pasta and I’m constantly scouting the internet for pasta recipes that are healthy and delicious. One of that healthy and delicious recipes is this spinach ricotta pasta.You can also add more veggies like broccoli, bell peppers, olives to it. It’s pretty easy to make and more importantly it is toddler and adult approved recipe. Here’s how I make it.

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Mexican Rice in Instant Pot


I love me some Mexican food twice a month atleast. We make paneer tacos, veggie enchiladas quite often. Last week when I made tacos, I made some Mexican rice and oh boy, little did I know that my toddler would love it so much and it’s safe to call it our family favorite. I love how simple it is yet so flavorful and it’s so easy to make! Win, win, win!! I made this in my instant pot, you can make it in a pressure cooker.  Here’s how I make it.  
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BLW | Sweet potato Rice Pudding

Sammy is not a big fan of veggies and I try hard to sneak it someway or the other. In this recipe I’m adding sweet potato(duh!) to rice pudding and I can’t say it was a hit but she did eat quite good. Another way to sneak in sweet potato is  by adding the puree to pancake batter. I’ll post the recipe for that one of these days. But for now here’s how I make sweet potato rice pudding.

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Sweetcorn Soup

We are three months into this year and we have been sick for the third time this year already. Sammy and I are so sick of being sick. We have lost the appetite and just find comfort in warm fluid food aka milk/coffee/soup. Speaking of soup, I made this sweetcorn soup sometime last week and my toddler loved it so much so that I almost made it every other day. I loved it too, nothing fancy, no big deal, but this soup is soul food especially when you have cold, more so in Chicago Winter. Make this soup and your tastebuds will thank you me later. Here’s how I make it.


You will need 

1. 1  tbsp butter
2. 1 cup sweetcorn + 1/2 cup sweetcorn
3. 1 tsp minced garlic
4. 1 tsp minced ginger
5. 1 green chilli (finely chopped)
6. 1 carrot (finely chopped)
7. 1/2 cup green peas
8. 3 cups water/broth
9. salt and pepper to taste
10. green onions to garnish


METHOD

1. Heat a pot on medium heat and add butter to it. Once it melts add in chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies.
2. Grind 1/2 cup of sweetcorn with 1/2 cup of water into a roughly smooth paste.
3. Add in all the veggies, sweetcorn paste and some salt and pepper and let it cook for a minute.
4. Add in water/broth and close the pot and let the veggies cook.
5. Make sure the veggies are cooked and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking. Garnish with finely chopped green onions.

BLW | Oats Pancake

I have been making pancakes since Sammy was 6 months but never had the patience to click pictures and forget updating on the blog. I have tried pancakes with all sorts of flour- whole wheat, multi grain, ragi flour, oats etc. Oats is the best of all, I absolutely love the texture and the taste. Also, gotta love how easy it is to make. Blender pancakes are the best ever! 
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BLW | Dryfruit Ladoo


Sammy and I made this dry-fruit laddu for Diwali this year.  She helped me dump everything in the blender and I let her make some laddus which ended up on the floor. xD But it’s fun cooking with her and this is the only way she lets me cook. My husband and I both have a sweet tooth and no prizes for guessing, Sammy has a sweet tooth too! I let her have one of these laddus for her mid-morning or evening snack along with some milk. She is the happiest when I let her have anything sweet and I don’t mind as these are sugar free and very healthy
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BLW | French Toast

Sammy loves french toast and I’m so glad she does. *touchwood*. I almost gave up on eggs after she rejected omelette and scrambled eggs multiple times. I made this french toast and she gobbled it like there’s no tomorrow. I love how easy it is to make and Sammy loves finger foods, so it’s a win-win.
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2 Ingredient Teething Cookies

These teething cookies are healthy and so easy to make that you will never want to buy the store-bought ones ever. You babies/toddlers will love gnawing on them like there’s no tomorrow. Sammy likes to hold them by herself and she’s so happy that I let her do so.  We have teethers in all sorts of shapes and sizes and she easily gets bored of them but these cookies are such lifesavers. Here’s how I make them.

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