Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 16: Jam Filled Donuts

I’m not going to lie about this being a simple recipe to whip up with kids in the kitchen. This is not a recipe for the faint hearted.  This is actually a blog post about process, being real and (as usual) I have weaved in some fussy eater tips. “Donuts, Donuts, Donuts” was Ellie’s deafening response to my question […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 15: Koshari (Egyptian Cuisine)

Koshari is an Egyptian dish with layers of flavour.  Now, to take you on a little culinary journey. My husband and I were travelling in Egypt in 2008 (pre-marriage and kids) and randomly walked into what looked like a restaurant. BUT… There was no menu.  We were just asked “small or large” – we opted […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 14: Goulash Served in Bread Bowls

If you think of Czech food you would probably not think of this, unless, you are my husband or I.  For some reason as we enjoyed a long weekend in Prague nearly a decade ago, bread bowls containing goulash seemed to be advertised at many of the tourist-catering-restaurants.  We made a bit of a joke about […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 13: NZ’s Fave Afghan Biscuit

We are put our own twist on New Zealand’s favourite Afghan Biscuit (Afghan Cookie).  We sweetened ours with dates and used cold-pressed cacao this week.  These cookies are topped with icing and a half-walnut.  However, to make them lunchbox friendly you wouldn’t add the walnut. We will be baked these live on our facebook page on Tuesday […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 12: Brazilian Style Beef Rolls

We are globe trotting this week!  We filmed this cooking demonstration of a Brazilian dish on Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 at 5pm on my Facebook page. We went to Brazil to bring you Bife Role – Brazilian Style Beef Rolls. We made our rolls with spinach, carrot, garlic and bacon.  They were simmered in a tomato based sauce for 30 minutes whilst […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 11: Strawberry Milkshakes

Ellie decided that at episode 11, it was time to show you her beverage making skills! Here we were on the Play with Food Facebook page making some strawberry milkshakes.  These are a delicious and super easy recipe to make with toddlers and preschoolers. It’s been a year since I posted this step-by-step idea for making […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 10: Lemon Myrtle Lamb and Cous Cous

We had so much fun cooking this live with Jenna, Jasper and Bailee from The World and Kids over on my Facebook Page.  It was nice to sit back and enjoy this yummy family friendly dinner after a big Tuesday.  Tuesday’s are undeniably the “hardest day” in our house and 5pm is probably the biggest trip to […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 9: Kids Sushi

Making sushi with kids is all about fun, mess and sensory inputs.  We love it!  Prepare your rice ahead of time (instructions below) and roll some sushi along with us. You will need a bamboo sushi mat for each child participating, unless of course you love it when your kids fight over the one bamboo sushi […]

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