Green seasoning

Green seasoning is a mixture of fresh fresh herbs used throughout the  Caribbean to marinate all types of meat, fish and in making sauces or soups. It has a unique flavor.

Below is the ingredients i used in making mine.

 

Ingredients

2 Scotch bonnet pepper
1 Bundle parsley
1 Bundle  basil
1 Large onions
12 Garlic gloves
1 Bundle spring onions
1/4 cup of water

Directions

Wash and trim the ingredients
Cut into smaller pieces
Transfer all the ingredients into a blender, add water and blend until pureed
Pour into jar, store  in a refrigerator until ready to use

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plantain cups with shrimp and Avocado

Ingredients

2 Ripe plantains
2 Ripe Avocados.
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Peeled shrimp (one per serving)
Half a diced garlic clove
Salt and black pepper
Your Oil of choice for frying

Cooking method

Mash the avocados with a fork to make a paste, add lemon, black pepper, salt and mix properly, set aside in the fridge.

Place the shrimp in a bowl and season with salt, garlic, black  pepper and stir together. Cooked in a greased skillet for about 5 minutes

Transfer them to a plate

Peel and cut each  plantains into 3 pieces, fry in medium hot oil for 5 minutes

Rub some oil in a muffin pan tray, place the fried plantain chunks in each muffin-hole, press down  using a tablespoon to form a “cup”

Preheat the oven to 200C and bake the cup shaped plantains for 5 minutes or util golden brown

Fill the cups with the avocado mixture and top with a shrimp. Then serve while hot.

 

Danish Rye bread porridge (Øllebrød)

 

Øllebrød is a traditional Danish  porridge dish that can be eaten  for breakfast. The porridge is made by using some leftover rye bread (Rugbrød) and “white beer” (Hvidtøl) that is a non alcoholic sweet beer.

One can also buy the instant øllebrød at the supermarket, but i like making my own with my leftover rye bread and water instead of white beer, because of my baby.
Its suitable from 5 months old babies. When serving  a portion to your baby i suggest you serve with apple or pear puree instead of sugar

 

Ingredients

200 gram  Rye bread
2 cups of Water (or sweet white beer)
1 table spoon butter or an oil of your liking
1 mashed pear

Method

Cut the rye bread into chunks
Add into a cooking pot
Soak in water for at least one hour (or overnight)
Add in the mashed pear and butter
Cook for 5-10 minutes on a low heat untill the bread is soft, if the bread is not as soft as you would like, you can use a blender to make a smooth paste
Can be served with whipped cream or whole milk.
Garnish with fresh berries or similar.

Organic homemade Quinoa flour

Quinoa is a gluten- free and contains huge amount of protein.
It can be use to make bread, cookies, smoothies,pizza and baby cereal


Ingredients

1 cup of organic white quinoa
Directions
Wash the quinoa twice in a bowl of clean water.
Transfer it in a sieve and allow the water to drip away from the quinoa.
Heat a pan on a low heat, pour in the washed quinoa.
Roast the quinoa for 5-10 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool then transfer into a blender/nutribullet.

Blend into a fine flour.

 

Can be stored in a container for future use.

Banana quinoa pudding for baby



Ingredients

1 cup white organic quinoa
1.5 ripe banana
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups of water/formula.
 
Directions
Rinse quinoa in clean water to remove any dirt.
Place in a small pot, add water to cover and cook for about 15 minutes on medium heat.
When properly cooked add in the cinnamon, olive oil and banana, blend everything together using a hand held blender and serve.
It can also be served without blending, just mash up the banana with a fork.

Organic rice flour for making baby cereal 6-8 months

Ingredients
1/2 cup organic brown rice
1/2 white rice
 
Directions
Wash the rice twice in a bowl of clean water.
Transfer it in a sieve and allow water to drip away from the rice.
Heat a pan on a low heat, pour in the washed rice.
Roast the rice for 5-10 minutes.
Allow to cool down then transfer into a blender or nutribullet
Blend into a fine flour.
The flour can be used to make baby rice cereal and it can be store in a container for future use.

How to prepare Nigeria pap/Ogi/Akamu

Dissolve little portion of pap in cold water to form a smooth paste.
Add boiling water till it thickens, then stir the Ogi, if its too thick for your liking, add a few drops of hot water.
Serve hot with the sweetener of your choice, it can be sugar, dates or honey.

 

If you are serving some portion to your baby i suggest you use pear or apple puree.
 
To obtain the pink/red color, just add a few drops of Ribena juice concentrate.

Beetroot pancakes

Ingredients
1 Cooked beetroot
1/4 Cup of organic rolled oats
1 Ripe banana
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Glass water
Butter for frying


Directions
Mix all ingredients together.
Blend it in a blender until smooth.
Heat butter on a frying pan, add full ice-cream scoop of the batter.
Fry on medium heat for approximately 1-2 minute on each side until golden brown.
Serve with whatever you like, i like mine with fresh berries or fruit.