Baby Cereal

Quinoa, rice flake and millet porridge. 6 mths +

– 250g quinoa flakes, 200g rice flakes, 100g millet.  Blitz on speed 9, 1 minute or until it becomes a fine powder.

– To make the porridge, mix about 1 tblsp of powder to 2 tblsp of boiling water.  Mix until it becomes thick and smooth.  Add some pureed fruit or leave it plain like it is.

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Quinoa and Oats

– 250g quinoa flakes and 100g oats.   Blitz on speed 9, 1 minute or until it becomes a fine powder.

– To make the porridge, mix about 1 tblsp of powder to 2 tblsp of boiling water.  Mix until it becomes thick and smooth.  Add some pureed fruit or leave it plain like it is.

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Coconut vegetable pasta with bacon

We love pasta, my husband would eat it 7 nights a week if he could but of course we don’t…  Apart from spaghetti bolognaise and a sundried tomato dish I occasionally make, there isn’t a lot else we have pasta with – until I came up with this!

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Its packed full of veggies and I serve it with a wheat and gluten free pasta called Multigrain Pasta with Quinoa (photo below).   You can get this pasta in the health food shops, and I’ve also seen it in certain supermarkets.  Feel free to use what ever you like, but this one we like.

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You’ll need:-

300g pasta

350g pumpkin, peeled and chopped roughly

2 carrots, peeled and chopped roughly

1 zucchini, chopped roughly

1 270ml can coconut milk

4 rashes of bacon (nitrate free preferably)

1 tblsp tmx vegetable stock

500g water for veggies and 1.2L water for the pasta

Here’s what you do:-

Put pumpkin, carrots and zucchini in the thermomix basket, and put the basket into the thermomix bowl.  Put 500g water into bowl and attach the lid.

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Now dice up the bacon and put in the bottom varoma tray evenly spread with the lid on top.  Turn on to varoma, 20 minutes, speed 2.

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Once that is completed, put the cooked bacon in your thermoserver to keep it warm.

Remove the basket with your spatula and discard the water.  Tip the vegetables into your thermomix bowl and add the coconut milk and stock.

Puree on speed 6, 30 seconds.

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Cook puree on 100 degrees for 5 minutes, speed 3.

Add the puree to the bacon and set aside in your thermoserver to keep it warm.

Rinse out the thermomix bowl but don’t be too fussy.  You can now cook your pasta as per the recipe in the EDC.  The pasta we use cooks quickly so I cooked ours for 9 minutes on 100 degrees, speed 2.

Once your pasta is cooked mix it through your veggies and bacon.  Top with some chopped parsley and serve.

I hope you and your kids like this recipe, I’d love to know what you think 🙂

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