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May 24, 2013

{Nut-Free} Trail Mix Cookies

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Please click here to get the recipe at my new site, PB&J Eats!

May 22, 2013

May 15, 2013

Prawn Curry: Guest Post from Recipes from a Pantry



Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today I'm teaming up with fellow blogger Bintu, who writes at Recipes from a Pantry. She has a lot of great recipes on her site that utilize staples from the pantry for fast, fresh meals -- be sure to drop by and see what she has to offer! Today she's sharing her recipe for Prawn Curry. Personally, I cannot wait to give it a try!

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Hi! I’m Bintu from Recipes From A Pantry and I’m delighted to be guest posting here today.

I love curries especially easy to cook ones that are ready in less than 30 minutes. Plus the fact
is that I loooooooove cinnamon, coconut milk and cardamom so combining these three in a
delicious dish is my idea of heaven.

This is one of my basic curry recipes and you can tweak to your heart's content. In fact I used
this base for a wild garlic and chickpea curry. So feel free to add in whatever is in your pantry or
in season for a fast, fresh curry. You can easily omit the chili if you don't want the heat.

So try this easy prawn curry recipe and don’t forget to leave a comment below to tell Kristyn
what you think.

Prawn Curry

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
4 cardamom pods crushed
4 whole cloves
1 shard (stick) cinnamon
1 onion, finely chopped
2 (bell) peppers, chopped
2 tsp. minced ginger
1 mild red chili, deseeded and chopped
1 Tbsp. curry powder
400ml (1 3/4 c.) coconut milk
300g of cooked jumbo prawns
Salt
sugar or honey (optional)
Chopped coriander (cilantro) to serve

Directions:
Heat oil in a pot, add in the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon and stir fry for about 30 secs until fragrant.
Add in the onions, peppers ginger, chilli and 2 tbsp of water and cook until the onions are soft and the
water dried off.
Then add in the curry powder and stir fry for about 30 secs.
Pour in the coconut milk, mix well, bring to the boil and let the curry simmer for a few minutes.
Then add in the cooked prawns gently and let the curry simmer for another few mins before adjusting
seasoning and any sugar if using.
Take the curry of the heat and serve topped with fresh coriander and rice.

Serves 4.




May 14, 2013

May 08, 2013

May 07, 2013

Best Cooking Blogs for New Moms


I have quite a few friends who are new moms or who are about to be new moms, and I've been thinking about them lately, and musing about my own experiences in the early days of motherhood. It was overwhelming and intense, and one of the things I wished I had done was to have a better idea of how to manage my kitchen and my baby.

With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite mom-centric food blogs.

Parenthood also resulted in me reevaluating the way I feed my family. The sites I've listed give a lot of food for thought on that score. I don't agree with all of it, and that's just fine. One of the things all moms must come to terms with is that there are a lot of opinions out there about how you should raise/feed/talk to/discipline/look at/breathe near your children. The only opinion that truly matters is yours. Forge your own path, and do it as fearlessly as you can. You are awesome!

There are lots of great blogs out there, and these are just a few of the ones I've found most helpful and delightful.




Some great recipes here, easily catergorized by "Nap-Friendliness" or "One-Handed Meals" you can eat while nursing or running after a toddler.




Lots of homemade baby food recipes and ideas for first foods at every stage of development. Also lots of video tutorials!




This has got to be one of my favorites. I love how fearlessly this family approaches feeding children. It's not all chicken nuggets and carrot sticks.



Just as the name implies, this site is great for families on the go. Squeezing dinner prep into even the shortest catnap starts to sound like a breeze! One to bookmark for sure.




I love this site all around. Great food, fun parenting ideas, awesome book recommendations. But the food is my favorite. (Surprise, surprise...)


Do any of you have favorite Mommy blogs to share? Leave a comment and tell us about it.

May 03, 2013

Guest Post: "Road Trip" Cookies


Hi guys! I'm delighted to be guest posting on Recipes from a Pantry today!
Pop on over to get the recipe for these awesome "Road Trip" Cookies, and while you're there, be sure to check out all the other fun things Bintu has up her sleeves -- it's a great site.

Happy Friday!



May 01, 2013

Salad Recipe Round-up

Just for fun, I thought I'd remind you, my dear internet peoples, about some of my favorite salads, since today is National Salad Day and all. And also because salad actually sounds really good about now -- I've been ogling them around the web all evening.

Here are some of the best I have to offer:



Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing




Asian Cabbage Salad




Tuna & Cannellini Bean Salad




Field Fresh Chopped Salad




Tortellini Caesar Salad




French Lentil Salad



Summer Chicken Salad

Hope you're having a great week, you salad-eaters, you!

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