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Recipe Week – Cheyenne (Hugo Loves Tiki)

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Our last recipe post of the week is from the talented Cheyenne.  Mum of 2 gorgeous boys, photographer (love her ig accounts), and creator of the brand Hugo Loves Tiki.  Cheyenne has shared a couple of their favourite regular recipes here.  I’ve tried the choc/kale shake and it was good.  The boys liked it too 🙂  Her food always looks clean, simple and good to share with the whole family, lots of paleo inspired meals and roasted veg.

Choc/Kale Shake

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In a blender:

first: I do more spinach than kale as the texture of the shake with mostly kale is too hard for me to drink.

1-2 handfuls of spinach
and 1 handful of kale (no stalks, they will make the shake taste bitter) Also, baby kale can be used if the curly kale texture is too chunky to swallow.

cocoa powder (nothing added) I eyeball mine. probably 3-4 tablespoons.

2-3 drops of organic stevia to sweeten since the cocoa powder has no sweetener and can taste bitter without it.

1 banana and/or frozen berries  (frozen fruit keeps the shake cold without watering it down)

fill with your choice of milk: almond milk, organic raw milk, or coconut milk.

blend.

Easy Homemade Chicken Soup

This feeds 3-4 with leftovers

approximate measurements as we make a large stock pot and eye everything and throw in until it looks the way we like.  We cut the vegetables to a size that fits in a spoonful.

Whole organic chicken
4-6 cups org carrots cut in short chunky circles
2 cups org celery sliced thin (easy on the celery as it is pretty powerful and can overtake the flavor if you put too much in)
4-6 cups org potatoes cut in thumb size bites
2 cups of org zucchini sliced thin
2 cups of org squash sliced thin
1/2 head of garlic cloves kept whole
loads of braggs 24 org seasoning (to taste) OR loads of rosemary and thyme
pepper and salt (pink Himalayan if you can) to taste (i put in a ton of salt at the end until it tastes the way I like it)
1/8 cup of bacon grease or your choice of fat i.e. org lard, raw butter, or coconut oil (you will want to see the top of the soup have an oily sheen)
1-2 packages of Cappello’s paleo fettuccine pasta. cut into thirds or fourths.
org lemons
a couple handfuls of organic spinach or kale (remove the stalks from kale)

Chicken and garlic cloves in a stockpot.  Fill with water over the chicken.

Cook for an hour until chicken is cooked through.

cut veggies while chicken is cooking.  Cut into spoonful bite sized pieces.

take chicken out, separate and shred all the viable meat from the bone, fat, and skin.

If the broth has a bunch of chicken fat and pieces…strain. You can leave the garlic in or take it out.

Add all veggies, herbs, bacon grease, and chicken back into the broth.  Cook another hour.

If broth is too low, add more water.

Once potatoes and carrots are soft add S&P to taste.  I add a lot of salt for that salty fat flavor.  This is also where I add more fat if needed for a creaminess.

Add cut fettuccine pasta.  (1-2 minutes to cook)

Then add handfuls of organic spinach or kale and fresh lemon juice and zest to brighten it up.

serve

You can find Cheyenne on instagram here and Hugo Loves TIki here and definitely take a look at Hugo Loves Tiki that’s been on the blog before.

Foody Friday and BKD intro

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photo 1I made these blueberry quinoa slices yesterday and had to share as they were super quick and easy.  Gluten free and a pretty nice Friday sweet treat.

200g quinoa flakes
70g brown rice flour
45g shredded coconut
2tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

80ml coconut oil
125ml runny honey

3 large free-range eggs
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
125g blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Preheat oven to 160ºc.  Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, then heat the coconut oil and honey over a medium heat until melted.  Pour into the dry ingredients and mix.  Add the eggs and lemon zest to the mix.  Then lastly fold in the blueberries.  Transfer to a shallow tin (like for flapjacks) and press down to even out.  Bake for 20-25mins, remove from oven, let cool and then cut in to slices. Yum!

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Store for 3days in a container or last longer in the fridge.
Recipe came from Mydarlinglemonthyme

New to the Lil’ Beans shop from today, keeping on the food theme is BKD.  BKD produce great biscuit decorating kits that kids adore – believe me!  What’s not to love, make a mess decorating biscuits with edible bits and then you get to eat your art at the end.  We have two kits on the shop, an alphabet one and a 3d dinosaur kit.  We have an introductory discount on the kits for a week, enter ABC or DINO at checkout on either of the kits to receive 20% off.

Rebel Kitchen goodness

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Rebel Kitchen are an exciting new food brand, with a range of dairy free ‘mylk’ drinks.  Aimed at kids (but you will love them too), there are 3 flavours choco, banana, and orange choc.  A base recipe made from coconut milk, spring water, date nectar and cacao, create great shakes, purely innocent to satisfy a sweet tooth.  A healthy treat/snack that should seem naughty, and as we all know it’s usually the naughty, wrong things that appeal to little ones.

Founder Tamara has 3 children, and herself found it hard to find healthy products that would appeal to children and good for packed lunches.  So set about creating Rebel Kitchen.  More flavours will be on their way along with plans for a range of snacks.

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We had a little play date and tested all 3 flavours of the mylk shakes.  As you can see by the pictures, straws didn’t leave the mouth until the carton had been emptied.  They were totally loved, inside and out – did I mention the great packaging.  You can taste the coconut, but the flavours come through and you don’t feel like you’re drinking a health drink.  The favourite was choco, which was very chocolatey.

At the moment you can buy the mylk drinks online from Rebel Kitchen’s shop, they have a shelf life of 6months and need consuming within 3 days of opening (this will not be necessary, believe me!).  These are going to be showing their faces in our fridge on a regular basis.

Thank you to our lil’ taste testers x


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