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Beef Stew

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Beef Stew

It’s autumn so time to get the slow cooker out! This classic beef stew is warming on a cold wet day. My mum used to make this for me. I always loved it and I'm pleased to say this goes down well with my daughter Emily and the husband!   Prep time: 40 mins Cook time: 6 hours in slow cooker   Feeds: Serves 4 adults and a baby. Handy to freeze in small bags.     Ingredients 450g braising steak 1 large onion 2 large carrots 2 sticks of celery 1 parsnip 1 large tomato or several cherry tomatoes 1...

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Spinach and Kale Soup

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Spinach and Kale Soup

This super soup is full of iron so a superb dinner for a growing baby! I've also pushed this recipe to friends who are breastfeeding and pregnant too. My mother-in-law was a little intimidated by the “toxic looking colour” but was surprised how good it tasted! I’ll take that as a win. You can freeze this soup in small cartons to serve at a later date and also mix it with some pasta to use as a pasta sauce. I came across this recipe on Instagram by ‘babyledfeeding.com’ and absolutely love it! I have slightly adapted it – mainly to...

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Vegetable Curry (potato, chickpea and cauliflower)

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Vegetable Curry (potato, chickpea and cauliflower)

Prep time: 30 mins Cook: 3.5 hours in slow cooker on high Serves: 4 adults and one baby   Ingredients 2 tbsp groundnut oil 1 large onion thinly sliced 2 tbsp mild curry paste 2 tsp minced ginger 2 tsp minced garlic 2 tsp black onion seeds 400g canned chopped tomatoes 300ml vegetable stock 250g cauliflower florets 350g new potatoes quartered 400g canned chickpeas drained and rinsed 2 tbsp mango chutney   Method Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry onion for 5 mins until soft. Add curry paste, ginger, garlic and onion seeds...

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Pasta Bolognese Recipe

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Pasta Bolognese Recipe

This is a great base for lots of recipes. I always make a large quantity so that I can freeze a batch. I used to add wine to this recipe just after the tomato puree but I don’t think it is missed. This is an ideal dish for babies from around 9-months-old. Prep time: 30 mins, cooking time: 2 hours Feeds: 8 adult servings, a bunch of baby servings so plenty to go in the freezer Ingredients 1kg lean Mince Beef 2 small-medium sized onions 2 carrots 2 sticks of celery 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 2 x 400g...

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Macaroni Cheese Pasta Recipe

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Macaroni Cheese Pasta Recipe

I always have these ingredients in the house (pasta, flour and milk) so this a great standby-by recipe. Plus it only takes 20 minutes to make. I first remember my Best-Friend’s Mum making this when I was about six  - I always insisted on staying for dinner as the smell of it cooking under the grill was irresistible! Prep and cooking time: Max 25 minutes  Feeds: one adult and one baby Ingredients 140g pasta 260ml milk 30g plain flour Desert spoon of Philidelphia  tsp of wholegrain mustard* (optional) 1 Apple 30g grated cheese Several cornflakes (yes, you read that correctly)...

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