recipe: grilled fruit skewers

a little variety to the little one’s nightly oatmeal and lentil that is fitting for the Fourth of July: grilled fruit skewers.

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  • grill
  • coffee stirrers / short thin straws

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recipe: oatmeal fruit tart

unless you’re using oatmeal to bake, most of the time oatmeal looks like porridge. even if you add something sweet (i.e. fruit and honey) or savory (i.e. crab or veggies), it still looks soupy yet comforting, of course. but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up a little!

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  • small round bowl

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recipe: oatmeal and lentil

the last meal of everyday is oatmeal. it’s a comforting, healthy and k seems to love it. it’s also great because i can make a big batch and make it easy to prep at night. i usually put just a little fruit in it to give it a little variety every day. one day i ran out of fruit so i threw in some lentil. k loved it and kept asking for it. so, it became a new routine: oatmeal and lentil every night. Continue reading “recipe: oatmeal and lentil”

daycare cooking assignment: chocolate muffin

next assignment was chocolate muffins. i knew flour would be an issue because of wheat so i originally tried a quinoa flour recipe. but quinoa flour gave the muffin a funny flavor, not my first choice of a dessert flour substitute. so i went to the grocery store and found a gluten free flour which as made of oats. as oats is something frequently eaten with something sweet and k can have oats so i tried a double chunk chocolate oat muffin recipe Continue reading “daycare cooking assignment: chocolate muffin”

recipe: plum, oat bran and chicken

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recipe: chicken, carrots and oat bran

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recipe: banana, butternut squash and oat bran

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recipe: parsnip, sweet potato / yam and oat bran

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recipe: chicken, sweet potato / yam and oat bran

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recipe: zucchini, banana and oat bran

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recipe: parsnip, banana and oat bran

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recipe: zucchini, apple and oat bran

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recipe: butternut squash, zucchini and oat bran

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recipe: apple, potato and oat bran

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recipe: carrot, apple and oat bran

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recipe: banana and oat bran

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recipe: carrots, sweet potato / yam and oat bran

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recipe: apple and oat bran

the most common oat meal dishes i remember in grocery stores are with apple and cinnamon. so here’s the beginning of that combination with apple and oat bran. can’t wait until she tries cinnamon!

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recipe: sweet potato / yam, butternut squash and oat bran

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recipe: carrots, potato and oat bran

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recipe: carrots, butternut squash and oat bran

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introducing new foods: oat bran

oat bran
it took us a while to decide what cereal we would start k with. we couldn’t start her with barley or buckwheat due to her wheat allergy. we wanted to hold off on rice because of the arsenic issue *read note 1. so we decided on oatmeal.

after some research, i was able to find wheat free and gluten free oat bran, which is the outer husk of the oat. it is rich in dietary fiber, protein and iron. Continue reading “introducing new foods: oat bran”