Baby Food

Sweet and sour chicken balls with rice

Sweet-and-sour-chicken-balls-with-rice_cIngredients:
Chicken balls:
* 300 g (10 oz) minced chicken
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
* 1/2 apple, peeled, cored and grated
* 1/2 chicken stock cube, crumbled
* 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
* ground white pepper and salt
* a little flour

Sweet and sour sauce:
* 1 x 400 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
* 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
* 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
* 1 tbsp soy sauce
* 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
* 1 tbsp sake (rice wine)
* 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Chicken and broccoli salad

Chicken-and-broccoli-salad_cIngredients:
* 2 chicken breasts
* 300 ml (10 fl oz) chicken stock
* 200 g (7 oz) broccoli florets
* 150 g (5 oz) cooked frozen or canned sweetcorn
* 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Dressing:
* 2 tbsp vegetable oil
* 1 tbsp runny honey
* 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
* 1 tsp soy sauce
* freshly ground black pepper

Chinese fried rice

Chinese-fried-rice_cIngredients:
* 225 g (8 oz) basmati rice
* 75 g (3 oz) carrots, peeled and sliced
* 75 g (3 oz) frozen peas
* 75 g (3 oz) red pepper (capsicum), de-seeded and diced
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* salt
* 3 tbsp vegetable oil
* 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
* 1 spring onion, finely sliced
* 1-2 tbsp soy sauce

Penne with chicken in a creamy mushroom and cheese sauce

Penne-with-chicken-in-a-creamy-mushroom-and-cheese-sauce_cIngredients:
* 200 g (7 oz) penne
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 150 g (5 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
* 200 g (7 oz) mascarpone cheese
* 100 g (4 oz) Gruyere cheese, grated
* 75 ml (2 1/2 fl oz) chicken stock
* 1 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Stir _ fried noodles with chicken and beansprouts

Stir-fried-noodles-with-chicken-and-beansprouts_cIngredients:
* 2 chicken breasts

Marinade:
* 3 tbsp oyster sauce
* 1 tbsp soy sauce
* 1 tbsp lemon juice
* 1 tbsp brown sugar
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 1/4 tsp grated ginger
* 150 g (5 oz) fine egg noodles
* 1 1/2 tbsp oil
* 1/2 red pepper (capsicum), de-seeded and sliced into thin strips
* 4 spring onions, cut into 2 cm (3/4 in) pieces
* 100 g (4 oz) beansprouts

Marinated chicken and vegetables on a griddle

Marinated-chicken-and-vegetables-on-a-griddleIngredients:
* 150 g (5 oz) new potatoes, cut in half
* 75 g (3 oz) broccoli florets
* 1/2 red pepper (capsicum), de-seeded and cut into strips

Marinade:
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice
* 1/2 tsp lemon zest
* 1 tsp caster sugar
* 1 tsp fresh oregano
* 2 chicken breasts
* 1 courgette (zucchini)
* 1 red onion
* 3 tbsp olive oil

Crispy cheese, cabbage and potato bake

Crispy-cheese-cabbage-and-potato-bake_cIngredients:
* 25 g (1 oz) butter
* 1 large or 2 medium onions, peeled and very thinly sliced
* 150 ml (5 fl oz) single cream
* 675 g (1 1/2 lb) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
* 200 g (7 oz) shredded green cabbage
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 75 g (3 oz) Cheddar cheese
* 75 g (3 oz) grated Gruyere cheese
* 300 ml (10 fl oz) full-fat milk

Mashed banana _ menus for one

Mashed-bananaPREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
NO COOKING REQUIRED

1 ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon orange juice


Chicken and vegetable dinner _ menus for one

Chicken-and-vegetable-dinnePREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 5 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)
MAKES 100 g (4 oz) OR 4 TABLESPOONS

75 g (3 oz) raw chicken
breast, skinned and diced
100g (4 oz) potato, peeled
and diced into 5mm
(1/4 inch) cubes

1 small carrot peeled and
finely chopped
3 tablespoons water


Ground rice pudding _ menus for one

Ground-rice-puddingPREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 4 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full); then Medit LOW (35%)
MAKES 5 TABLESPOONS


6 tablespoons
homogenized milk
2 teaspoons ground rice

1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
pinch of nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon butter


Fillet of plaice with tomato _ menus for one

FILLET-OF-PLAICE-WITH-PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 1 minute
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 x 50g (2oz) piece of
fresh plaice fillet, skinned
1 tomato, skinned


Special tomato pasta sauce

Special-tomato-pasta-sauce_cIngredients:
* 2 red peppers (capsicums), cored, de-seeded and cut into wide strips
* 350 g (12 oz) tomatoes, skinned, de-seeded and roughly chopped
* 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
* 1 small garlic clove, peeled and crushed
* 1 tbsp olive oil
* 250 ml (8 fl oz) vegetable stock
* 15 g (1/2 oz) butter
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chicken salad with sweetcorn, pasta and cherry tomatoes

Chicken-salad-with-sweetcorn-pasta-and-cherry-tomatoes_cIngredients:
* 600 ml (20 fl oz) chicken stock
* 2 small chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
* 100 g (4 oz) pasta shapes, cooked and cooled
* 100 g (4 oz) canned or cooked frozen sweetcorn
* 18 small cherry tomatoes, cut in half
* 2 spring onions, finely sliced
* 1/2 baby gem (cos) lettuce, shredded

Dressing:
* 3 tbsp olive oil
* 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
* 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
* 1/2 tsp sugar
* salt and pepper
* 1 tbsp from the chicken stock used to poach the chicken

Peach melba smoothie

Peach-melba-smoothieIngredients:
* 75 g (3 oz) raspberries
* 1/2 x 425 g (15 oz) can peaches in natural juice, drained
* 200 ml (7 fl oz) peach-flavoured drinking yoghurt
* 100 ml (3 fl oz) full-fat milk
* 1 tbsp icing sugar

Summer fruit brulee

Summer-fruit-brulee_cIngredients:
* 150 g (5 oz) mixed berry fruits, fresh or frozen, e.g. strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
* 150 ml (5 fl oz) double (thickened) cream
* 150 ml (5 fl oz) Greek yoghurt
* 2 tbsp icing sugar
* vanilla essence
* 2 tbsp icing sugar for the topping

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