How Easy is it to Breastfeed?

Last week we looked at the benefits of breastfeeding, but how easy is it to breastfeed? It’s supposed to be easy and natural, and for many new moms this is indeed the case, but just as many find it quite hard to get going. While a healthy newborn naturally has active sucking and rooting responses. For the infant this means they can start feeding immediately … Continue reading How Easy is it to Breastfeed?

Mighty Mom’s Meatless Monday: Black-eyed Bean Stew

Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/1 hour Servings: Makes 5 servings Storage: Serve immediately, or keep for up to 2 days Equipment: 2 pots Ingredients: 3 cups dried black-eyed beans 2 onions, chopped 2 fresh tomatoes, diced water 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup fresh dill, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 tablespoons olive oil salt rice, nut and coriander to serve Method: Wash … Continue reading Mighty Mom’s Meatless Monday: Black-eyed Bean Stew

Mighty Mom’s Meatless Monday: Kale Pesto Baked Zucchini

Kale Pesto Baked Zucchini Prep/ Cooking Time: 15 minutes/45 minutes Servings: Makes 2 servings Storage: Serve immediately Equipment: Large baking dish, large pan Ingredients: 3-4 large organic zucchinis/courgettes 2 large organic tomatoes, cut into small cubes 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs fresh basil leaves for plating Tagliatelle, quinoa, or wild rice to serve Pesto Ingredients: 2 leaves of organic kale 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves 1/3 cup … Continue reading Mighty Mom’s Meatless Monday: Kale Pesto Baked Zucchini

Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/30 minutes Servings: makes 4 servings Storage: Serve immediately Equipment: Large baking dish, large pan Ingredients 4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise, seeds removed 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for pan 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons paprika 1  can black beans, drained and rinsed 3 … Continue reading Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Noodle Stirfry

Broccoli, Mushroom and Peanut Noodle Stirfry Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/10 minutes Servings: makes 4 servings Storage: Eat immediately  or up to 1 to 2 days Equipment: small bowl, whisk, large skillet pan, pot Ingredients 1 packet rice noodles 1 cup broccoli 1 cup shredded carrots 4 green onions cut into strips 1 cup sliced mushrooms 4 stalks celery chopped 1/3 cup peanut butter or sunflower butter … Continue reading Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Noodle Stirfry

Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Indi Curry with Coconut Rice

Indi Curry and Coconut Rice Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/25 minutes Servings: makes 4 servings Storage: Eat immediately Equipment: 2 frying pans, chopping board Ingredients 1 onion chopped and diced 1 green and 1 red pepper chopped and diced 200g spinach 1/2 cup vegetable broth 2 carrots sliced and diced 1 drained tin of chickpeas 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 bay leaf 1 tin of peas (whole protein!) cinnamon … Continue reading Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Indi Curry with Coconut Rice

Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Spicy Maple Meatballs

Spicy Maple Meatballs Prep/ Cooking Time: 30 minutes/ 3 to 6 hours Servings: makes 4 servings Storage: Eat immediately  or refrigerate for up to 3 days Equipment: frying pan, mixing bowl, chopping board, pot Ingredients Meatballs 1 cup soy mince 1 teaspoon veggie stock/ stock cube 1 cup hot water 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/4 onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon … Continue reading Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Spicy Maple Meatballs