Category: Recipes


Apple Recipes by Cook n Create

With Autumn comes many beautiful spots in Adelaide to go apple picking! Places such as PYO @Lenswood or Harrisville Orchards throw their gates open for families to come and pick their own apples – there really is nothing like a fresh crunchy apple right off the tree! If you’re anything like us when you go fruit picking though, you often get over enthusiastic and end up with more than you can eat. Luckily, Cook n Create has come to...

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Easter Brownies Recipe by Masterchef’s, Steph Woon

Easter is all about food, right? (Well, in our house anyway!) So it’s perfect timing that Masterchef is back on Network Ten this Easter Monday, 18th April at 7:30pm. And how lucky are we? One of this years contestants, Steph Woon has created an Easter Brownies Recipe, just for all of our Kids In Adelaide followers! If you need a dessert to take to your family Easter catch up, something to take with you on a school holiday outing, or you...

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Cooking is an absolute school holidays and weekend favourite for us. A reward in our house is that you can write a supermarket list and have the kitchen to your self for a half day. This week that scored us a delicious lemon meringue pie. Part made up of ingredients that we had on hand, plus a chat with Grandma on the phone to establish if it was possible with no beaters or food processor and to confirm the method…..here is Taylah’s...

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Pop It Chocolates

Fidget toys are so hot right now, loads of kids in Adelaide schools etc seem to have them. What a craze! We found another fun use for those [slightly annoying but ever consuming] trending pop it figit toys. Use them as a chocolate mould! Look, we are not going to claim it as our own idea, but we did have to give it a crack when we came accross it online, and we are pretty chuffed with the results. What a fun school holidays idea! What you will...

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Anzac Biscuit Recipe

ANZAC BISCUIT RECIPE – MAKES ABOUT 35 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 (three-quarters) cup coconut 125g (4 oz) butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup ½ (half) teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon boiling water Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut. Combine butter and golden syrup, stir over gentle heat until melted. Mix soda with boiling water, add to melted butter mixture, stir into dry ingredients. Take...

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5 Meat Free Family Meals

Looking to cut down on your meat consumption as a family? Getting sick of the same old meat and three veg scenario or perhaps you are concerned about the environmental impacts of meat overconsumption? Whatever your reasons, implementing a Meat Free Dinner once a week is a great choice for your health, our animal friends and the planet overall. Not sure where to start? Keep reading as I share five healthy vegetarian meals below. Green Goodness...

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Chicken and Hidden Veg Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls are a kids staple, there’s not many kids out there who won’t smash a sausage roll for any meal. We love this recipe because it’s not only SUPER easy to make, the ingredients don’t cost much and it’s also got 4 serves of veggies in there! You can also mix it up and add any veggies your kids love, or ones you want them to eat. For a middle eastern inspired alternative swap chicken mince for lamb mince...

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Rocky Road Recipe by Cook n Create

Need a recipe your kiddos will LOVE making? One that they can get fully immersed in and creative with? The awesome Adelaide-based folks at Cook n Create have one of our favorites here for you! We road tested (see what we did there?) the recipe for you and can confirm it’s a great one and would make a fab Christmas gift for teachers and friends. What you will need (This is the full recipe but if you want to make less, you can simply half...

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How not to be a tiny person’s snack slave (and 5 great snack ideas)

Firstly, it is normal for children from 12 months of age and beyond to require snacks. Typically, most toddlers and children need 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and 2 snacks per day (morning tea and afternoon tea) with an optional bedtime snack. This meal pattern is helpful right through childhood, so we are not totally off the hook for snacks 😁. However grazing patterns and constantly preparing or getting food on demand for your tiny...

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Cheesy Spinach AND RICOTTA SHELLS

Don’t know about you, but winter screams comfort food in this KiA house, and here’s an easy [cheesy] dinner that we make ahead of time to pop in the oven after sport and it’s sooooo warming and yum. Plus it’s easy enough for the kids to help make and that’s always a win. We started making this because we have found spinach one of the easiest things to grow in our garden. Note, you can halve the spinach if you...

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Kids Bruschetta for One

Hands up if you have kids that can cater for them selves in the kitchen. It’s so rewarding when they are interested and capable, but god damn they make a hell of a mess don’t they? Here is one of our favourite after school snacks. You could add finely diced red onion and some chopped up bocconcini or avocado if you like, but we don’t always have those things on hand and it adds to the cost. What you will need: Some type of...

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Easy Cheesy LUNCH BOX Snacks

We are loving little Adelaide business Cook n Create and their healthy achievable ideas. Jacki decided to get the kids on to this quick recipe in the recent school holidays, because it was super easy. The kids easily managed to make a big batch of these for lunch and some spares for the freezer; because in a FLASH the holidays are over and it’s back to packing lunch boxes. Note: The below recipe makes six. We suggest doubling or tripling...

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Scouts Arm Pit Dog Poo Fudge

Cook this yummy sweet fudge with your armpit! Yes, yes you did read that correctly. This one is for the kids to have a bit of fun. We found it in the Scouts Free Fun – Delivered July activities. You can sign up for FREE for a monthly email of family and kids activities like this and more here: www.freefun.com.au What you need: 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar 1 Tablespoon Butter 2 Teaspoons Cream Cheese 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 2 Teaspoons...

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Pancake Board (GLUTEN Free)

As of about five seconds ago, when I was chatting to my friend Lisa from @feeding_elli ‘Pancake Boards’ are my new favourite thing in the entire universe. When I fall for something (food mostly) I fall HARD. This little beauty is completely Gluten Free, but you know – do what ever. I never know what snack to make when the kids have GF friends over. Lisa has nailed it. Check out her little local page some time, dedicated to...

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Our Favourite Dumplings

What are dumplings? Yum….glad you asked. Dumplings have become so popular in the past years. Commonly an Asian cuisine, lets just simplify it to filling (often including meat) in a unique soft dough wrapper. You can boil, steam or fry them and there are many variations of these tasty bite and a half sized delights. Dumplings are a favourite of ours (actually I lie, one kid just pretends to like them because she likes drinking soy sauce)...

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Scones

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups SR Flour Pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup water 1 tsp sugar 30g chopped cold butter suggested optional flavours Handful of: Frozen raspberries and white chocolate chips OR Frozen or fresh blueberries OR Sultanas OR Grated cheese and chopped chives Rub in the butter METHOD: Place butter and flour together in a large bowl and rub with your fingers until resembles breadcrumbs. Add sugar, milk and water and chosen flavour, if...

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Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

If for some unknown, inexplainable, bizarre reason you have leftover Easter Eggs to use up, Jess from Cook n Create Adelaide has sent us through a few delicious ways to repurpose those eggs into other chocolately and delicious treats. Easter Egg Chocolate Brownies Ingredients 250g unsalted butter300g chocolate (We like to mix it up so 100g Dark chocolate and 200g milk but really whatever you have is perfect!). Break the chocolate into small...

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Easter Egg Nests

These are a great little Easter treat that the whole family can join in on making. So fun and easy and YUMMY! Thanks to Jess from Cook n Create for this great Easter idea. Ingredients 200g chocolate broken into pieces (TIP: You can always mix chocolates to make up the 200g)85g Shredded wheat (You can also use Cornflakes, Rice crispies, Weetbix etc – Whatever cereals you have just make sure they are crushed)2 x 100g bags of mini eggs Method Melt...

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Foods to Boost Immunity

We are in unprecedented times when now, more than ever, our children’s immunity needs to be at its best. Even though social contact is limited your child may still be going to school and interacting with other children. There may still be other kids with coughs and colds, and no matter how many times you ask your child not to put their fingers near their face or even in their mouth they are still doing it out of habit! Children’s immune systems...

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Unwrapped Choc Orange Bites

MAKES 12 BALLS – GF . DF . V . VG . * Bliss balls are a healthier sweet treat option with protein and healthy fats from the seeds. My staple base ingredients are dates or apricots and seeds (or nuts if schools allow). Ingredients sunflower seeds 1/2 cuppumpkin seeds 1/2 cupdates 1 cup pittedcacao powder 1 tbsporange zest of 1 + 1tsp juiceshredded coconut 1/2 cup to rollcoconut oil 1 tbsp Method In a food processor blend seeds into crumbs....

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Homemade rollups with 100% fruit!

Follow these easy steps to make your own homemade rollups from 100% fruit! The recipe is super simple and a great way to use up extra fruit you have leftover, or if you’ve been fruit picking and need ideas for your haul. What you need. 3 cups of fruit. I used frozen mango I had in the freezer but you could experiment with mixed berries, apricots, necatrines, pears, apples or anything really. Let us know which combos work best. Add a...

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Perfect Pancakes

Here’s my fail safe recipe for perfect pancakes. They’re not the healthiest ones, or vegan, or full of superfoods, but they’re easy and they work…..every time. Ingredients 1 1/3 cups flour (you can use spelt if you want)1 cup milk1 tablespoon baking powder1/4 caster sugar1 egg2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)Butter for the pan Method I have a Magimix CE so I just throw everything except the butter into the bowl and mix for...

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Mini Breakfast Omelettes

A good balanced breakfast is getting harder and harder to come by these days…. this one is great for on the way out the door when running late or breakfast refusal so great for the car ride. You can just pop them into the microwave and reheat and have a delicious breakfast ready to run out the door… even the next day! INGREDIENTS ½ cup onion, chopped 1 cup green capsicum, chopped 1 cup chopped fully cooked shredded ham 1 cup...

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Homemade Apple Chips

This school year replace the potato chips for Apple Chips! One of my go to additions for the lunchbox or a snack at home. These homemade apple chips are super healthy and the best yet its soooo simple! Store in an airtight container when cooled Ingredients 4 gala apples cinnamon  Method Preheat oven to 110°C fan-forced. Line one or two baking trays dependent on how many you wish to make with baking paper and set aside. Using an apple corer,...

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Easy Peasy Zucchini Slice-esy

This recipe is easy to make, doesn’t have many ingredients, requires ONE bowl, is healthy, tastes good, freezes well, is great for lunchboxes and did I mention it taste REALLY good. Thanks to my friend Carlene for this one. 1 large zucchini grated 1 large carrot grated 1 cup cheese grated 3/4 cup almond meal 6 eggs 1/2 cup coconut milk salt, pepper, dried oregano to taste Throw it ALL in a bowl, mix it, pour into a lined slice tray and...

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Best Summer Salads

Summer in Adelaide means beach cricket, hot weather, swimming, impromptu catch ups, and trying not to take the same salad to every barbecue you attend. Here’s a little life-saving list we’ve compiled of our BEST SUMMER SALADS from the Kids in Adelaide team. Make sure you let us know your favourites too! (The easier the better!) Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad (Fleur) I mean really. Is it actually a salad without feta? So here we...

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Our Fave Homemade Ice Block Recipes

Nothing beats a frozen treat on a hot Adelaide day and they don’t have to be full of sugar and hard to pronounce ingredients. Our best flavour combos have always come from throwing in what’s left of the frozen fruit in the freezer, adding some yoghurt or coconut water, blending up in my Magimix, freeze and cross fingers. But if you’re a recipe following type of person, here are some other ideas to try. We love our reuseable My...

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Homemade Lemonade

We picked some lemons from Poppy’s lemon tree this morning and what better way to use them than a batch of delicious cold homemade lemonade. I’ve never made it before, but it was so super easy I had to share. Ingredients 1 cup caster sugar (that’s what the recipe said, but that seemed like too much for me so I just used 1/3 of a cup and it’s perfect) you might need to experiment with how sweet you like it 1 cup water 1...

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Apricot + Coconut Balls

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a chef I am not. So when I find a recipe that a) is easy b) I already have the ingredients for c) gets eaten I am sold. 2 cups of dried apricots 2 cups of desiccated coconut 1 tin condensed milk Whack it all in the food processor. I used my Magimix because it’s an absolute GEM for this kind of thing. Blend it all together until you’re left with a lump of apricot yumminess. Roll...

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Healthy, Yummy Food for Busy Families

Introducing the Freshbox – Food Heaven! Aussie Farmers Direct support Australian farmers and local suppliers, which we absolutely love.    The Freshbox. You guys. Check this out. I was SO lucky this week, and when my family received a WW Freshbox from Aussie Farmers Direct packed full of 5 delicious meals for our family of four. As full time working parents with 2 little children, this was an absolute blessing. It’s funny how...

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