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Spring Coriander Chicken Drumsticks

Spring Coriander Chicken Drumsticks

With Spring well and truly on it’s way, it’s time to start dusting off your barbecues and get these drumsticks on them! This is a perfect recipe for spring. The tasty marinade works particularly well for the whole family. It’s light and beautifully green so it really reminds me of everything to do with spring – lawn growing, fresh flowers and green leaves. Serve with a side salad for a light, healthy meal or chips if you want slightly heavier.

This recipe suits everyone from a toddler (1 year and up) through to parents. It’s tasty, quick and saves you the hassle of cooking separate meals so everyone can enjoy the same meal. With the Easter holidays still underway this is a fab holiday recipe.

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Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family

I’m so EXCITED to announce my new book – Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family is available to buy now as a printed, hardback book!! Woo-hoo! To all of my followers who have personally emailed me to ask about a printed edition, it’s finally here available to buy from Amazon UK

My brand new book is packed with lifestyle photography, an image of every recipe, new recipes and a chapter focussing on quick, nutritious meals for kids – ready in 15 mins or less. All created using yummy, aromatic spices. You can read the synopsis below.

Ebook is also available worldwide from all good online bookstores.

SYNOPSIS

Tempt little taste buds early on with exciting aromatic flavours and avoid a fussy eater from emerging.

With award-winning Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family, you can do just that by preparing simple yet delicious, nutrient-rich meals tailored for a young sensitive palate. As you progress through the weaning stages (stages 2-4), all the way up to quick meals to tackle the school years, watch your little one grow up appreciating food as you offer a variety of different meals, textures and flavours. And most importantly watch your child eat virtually everything – which author, Zainab Jagot Ahmed’s daughter, and her little friends are testament to.

With nutritionists recommending a reduction in the amount of salt and sugar children consume, Zainab uses aromatic spices as a substitute, offering an abundance of flavour in children’s meals helping them to look forward to tasty mealtimes, and there are no chillies in sight.

Zainab also encourages the use of a combination of feeding techniques including baby-led weaning, to ensure babies and toddlers develop their motor skills and independence; along with providing invaluable feeding experience and parenting advice.

Use this book as a guide book for years to come to ensure the whole family is achieving a well-balanced diet, by referring to the extensively researched SuperFood and aromatic SuperSpice details, along with the Department of Health’s UK eatwell plate model, also enclosed. And if you don’t feel like cooking a curry – that’s ok too because the recipes aren’t only Indian. Influences range from British to Italian, Spanish and more, all adapted with a hint of Indian, so oodles of taste and flavour are still present helping you to raise a well-rounded, healthy eater.

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Black eyed bean pilaf with lime (V)

INDIAN BABY FOOD RECIPE – STAGE 3: 10 MONTHS PLUS

 

black eyed bean pilaf

Black eyed beans (or peas as they are referred to in some countries) are excellent for growing children and for vegetarian/ vegan diets. Classed as a legume they are rich in protein excellent for growing children, fibre, iron and potassium.

This recipe is brilliant for kids and my daughter still loves it today. Whenever she smells the spices when I’m preparing it, she suddenly becomes very interested in what I am doing and insists on being sat on the work surface next to me watching as I cook. Perhaps I have a budding chef on my hands…

Anyway, amongst the amazing aroma this pilaf releases, it’s also:

  • low-cost – you can pick up a tin of black eyed beans for just 48p from Asda
  • a one-pot recipe which is quick to cook and hassle free
  • convenient – stack the tins up in the cupboard and stockpile for a rainy day for the whole family
  • ‘1 of 5 a day’ – one 400g tin of black eyed beans counts towards ‘1 of our 5 a day’ for adults and older children.

Important: you must use tinned black eyed beans for this meal as they will cook within 10-15mins. If you choose to use dry black eyed beans, you will need to soak them overnight and allow at least 1-2 hours for the beans to cook until tender.

SuperFoods included – olive oil, onion, tomatoes, lime
SuperSpices included – cardamom, clove, cumin, coriander, black pepper

Total preparation and cooking time: 25mins

Makes 5-6 servings

Suitable for freezing

1½ tbsp. olive oil

1 onion – peeled, chopped

1 whole cardamom pod – black

1 whole clove

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

¼ tsp ground black pepper

200g (7oz) tinned chopped tomatoes

150g (5oz) tinned black-eyed beans (in water) – drained, rinsed

100g (3½oz/ ½ cup) white basmati rice — washed, drained

Squeeze of ½ a lime – ensuring no seeds fall in

280ml (9fl oz/ 1 ¼ cup) of water

Heat the oil in a pot and add the onion, cardamom, clove and stir-fry on medium-low heat for 5mins until the onion is golden.

Turn to low heat and add the cumin, coriander, black pepper and stir-fry for a few seconds. Then add the tomatoes and simmer for 2mins.

Add the black eyed beans, rice, lime juice and water. Stir and bring to the boil. Simmer (covered) on low heat for 10-15mins checking halfway. If the rice looks a little dry, add extra water and continue to cook until the rice and beans are tender and all of the water has been absorbed.

The rice should look a little moist when it’s done. Stir and set aside (covered) for 5mins.

IMPORTANT: Remove the cardamom pod and clove before serving to baby.

Serve to baby warm with a dollop of unsweetened yogurt. The rice grains should be soft enough to mash between little gums. If not, mash the rice and serve.

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Tip: Change things up by adding vegetables to this pilaf – peas, sweet corn, cauliflower… All have unique tastes and nutrients to ensure your little one receives his/ her vegetable allowance for the day.

References:

Dry black –eyed peas – USDA

Free Cookbook: Download Now

To date the response to my first book ‘Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook’ (published by Autharium) has been fabulous and I’ve been contacted by lots and lots of mummy’s and daddy’s to say that using it has been a great help for weaning, has made their kids less fussy about food and has inspired them to add a little spice to their normal everyday meals to inject a little va va voom into their meal times.

I want ALL parents to benefit from Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook, which is why I am offering parents a chance to sample my book in the form of a ‘mini-taster edition’ for FREE.

Yummy Indian SuperMeals for Kids: Mini-Taster Edition!

SYNOPSIS

Yummy Indian SuperMeals for Kids: Mini-Taster Edition!’ (published by Autharium), is a tiny glimpse into the bestselling ‘Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook’, the UK’s FIRST Indian baby cookbook written by Zainab Jagot Ahmed.

Containing a small selection of tasty recipes from ‘Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook’, this ‘mini-taster edition’ allows you to try out some recipes for your baby and toddler, to give you an idea of the delicious, adventurous Indian delights the main book has to offer.

With nutritionists recommending a reduction in the amount of salt and sugar children consume, Zainab Jagot Ahmed uses aromatic spices as an alternative and in doing so, produces some absolutely scrumptious meals without the use of salt, sugar or chilli.

All recipes have been carefully adapted to suit babies and toddlers little taste buds without overwhelming them.

Download the book for FREE now:

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