Sorry TL, you might end up missing out on the Marmite thing - don't worry though it's nasty!! They advertise it as love it or hate it here My dad lives in Texas and he wants me to send Marmite for his birthday so I think he's probably done a decent search in the US for it, he also used to live in LA and couldn't find it there either
Core and slice apples and/or pears (You can slice into finger shapes, chunks, or rings)
Melt butter (amount to taste)
Mix in brown sugar (amount to taste)
Coat apple and pear slices with butter/brown sugar mix
Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg
Bake at 325 F for 30-40 minutes or until tender.
Go light on the butter and brown sugar to make it BLW friendly.
Add cream topping and turn into a dessert.
Serve as is and makes a great side dish for Pork main dishes.
Serve warm to adults and older babies... cool off for youngsters.
I made it tonight for Otter to try apples/pears for the first time but he fell asleep before dinner! Oh, well he can try the left overs tomorrow.
This can be done with any root veggie (potato, sweet potato, beet (aka beetroot), parsnip, carrot, squash, turnip, etc) I used sweet potato and beet tonight.
Peel and cut veggies into pieces (make bigger pieces than you think you want as they will shrink when baked)
Place in baking pan, one layer thick
drizzle with olive oil (lightly)
Fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
Basil to taste (dried or fresh)
Oregano to taste (dried or fresh)
Parsley flakes to taste
Sprinkle spices onto veggies, toss to mix well.
Bake at 325 F until desired tenderness (usually 30-60 minutes depending on piece size)
If LO is ready for it, baking them with a chopped red onion and a few cloves of crushed garlic makes them extra yummy.
Ground Beef (aka mince)
worschester sauce (to taste)
soy sauce (go light on it as it is salty)
italian seasonings (basil, oregano)
Mix all together (I do all the spices and sauces to taste, so don't have amounts )
Form into meatballs -- size appropriate for LO -- start bigger
Fry meatballs in skillet on med-high heat until done
Place sub sandwhich rolls into baking dish
Slather sub with favorite marinara sauce
Place meatballs on sub sandwich
Cover in mozzarella cheese
Bake at 325 F until cheese is melted
If LO is too small for bread, serve meatballs separately. You can have marinara sauce for dipping and/or melt cheese on the meatballs.
Just thought I'd share how I do mince & pasta.. It isn't very exciting but always goes down a treat with Violet lol and as it isn't runny, she has no problems picking up the pasta.
Chop and cook onion
Add required amount of beef mince to pan and let cook
Add one tsp of garlic
Add a dash of mixed herbs
Season with pepper (no salt!!)
Add Mexican Spice tomato puree (I also have to use normal to make it a little more mild as OH doesn't do spices lol)
Mix all together and leave on a low heat.
Add cooked twirly pasta to the mince
Sprinkle grated cheese over the top and mix until melted
Serve with iceburg lettuce, cucumber, tomato and spring onions. (Me and V have the salad, OH thinks we're mad and disgusting for having it )
Like I said, not very exciting but it has no salt at all and goes down a treat with LO
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