The cherubs got their first car today

  
We decided to build a car to take us around Aistralia so we could see our beautiful country. This car turned into s 4WD, a caravan and a camper van. The children were very engaged for hours, in the design, decoration and travelling. They surrounded their vehicle in a blue blanket and exclaimed “we live next to the ocean now!” 

  
Seats were installed and removed, as well as cushions and a small mattress. 

Tomorrow we’ve decided to drive to the Blue Mountains 🙂

Hope you have a lovely week xx

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Berry yummy cream for pancakes

  
This pancake cream is protein rich, thanks to the tofu and packed with antioxidants from the blueberries. It is so yummy. The breakfast plates are left empty after this offering. 

I’ve adapted this blueberry cream recipe from a book called “Squirrels cooking for children and babies”. My version changes the ingredients and proportions around and adds new elements, but it’s s great book if you manage to find it. 

In a mini food processor, blend the following until smooth:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 100 grams tofu
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Juice and pulp of half an orange

So easy and delicious. Hope you like it too 🙂

Zucchini and corn fritters with chia

  
These fritters are so easy and delicious, plus the addition of chia seeds gives them a nutritional boost. 

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis, grated 
  • 1 x 440 Gm can of corn kernels, drained
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, stirred in scant 1/4 cup of water
  • Rice bran oil

Method

  1. Fry onion until opaque
  2. Squeeze moisture out of the grated zucchinis. 
  3. Add all ingredients to large bowl, including onion and chia mix
  4. Stir to combine until mixture largely holds together and appears sticky
  5. Preheat non stick frypan with rice bran oil
  6. Spoon fritter mixture into pan. Shape around edge of each fritter then gently press down to flatten. I make large fritters. Fry on low to medium heat until browned. Gently flip and repeat until all mixture is used. 

This mixture makes around ten large, or 15 medium sized fritters. 

These are so delicious and great for lunch boxes, parties, picnics. They are also dairy and egg free, vegetable packed and satisfying. 

I hope you love them as much as our tribe 🙂