Play Time: Manners Managed

We have spoken about the importance of manners in previous posts, especially for older children, but at what point can we really start teaching our little ones the intricacies of manner culture? Of course we lead by example and aim to show courtesy in our behavior in front of children, which of course does ingrain in their young minds, but what and when can we … Continue reading Play Time: Manners Managed

Take Care of Yourself Mommy

The saying goes… “A mother’s job is never done” … words so true. I salute you, moms, for all that you do! Yet please (yes I am begging) if there is one thing you can do for yourself and even more importantly for the ones you love, then it’s this… “take care of yourself!” Any good working machine needs a recharge to run optimally mother! … Continue reading Take Care of Yourself Mommy

Lunch Box Snack of the Week: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep/ Cooking Time: 15 minutes/30 minutes Servings: makes 8 servings Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Equipment: 2 mixing bowls, 2 pans, baking pan Served warm, straight from the oven, or chilled as dessert, there’s almost nothing to beat this lovely treat.  A perfect lunch box accompaniment your little one will love. Ingredients 6 tablespoons sugar, divided 3/4 cups of … Continue reading Lunch Box Snack of the Week: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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