Author: Kaori King (Page 1 of 19)

Belgian Stew… in this weather, are you kidding?!

So in my quest to bring you meals from around the globe the next Country on my list was Belgium where I discovered the Belgian stew. Somewhere I have only paid a fleeting day visit, just once as a teenager. We went to Bruges on a school trip. In all honesty, aside from the canals I don’t think my 13 year old self took much else in whilst I was here, well at least I can’t remember much, apart from the naughty stuff everyone got up to!! Whilst I was at school I think this went down in history as one of the most rebellious trips that the school had. Put it this way, the students who went got a little carried away on the ferry and there were a lot of kids smoking and getting drunk! Do kids even know what smoking is these days? Oh how times have changed! 

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war against terror

The war against terror and wrapping our children up so tight that they can’t breathe…

They were jumping and dancing and singing out loud,

having a ball and rocking the crowd.

A place full of innocence, laughter and fun,

in seconds became where hell had begun.

Whilst these children were having the time of their lives,

a brain washed radical with a bomb arrives.

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Australian food

Down Under for some Australian food

The first country that I’m going to virtually transport you to is Australia and not just because it begins with the letter ‘A’ and that’s an easy place to start (although that does have a little to do with the choice because I can be pretty darn methodical when I want to and yes I have a list, which is of course alphabetical AND YES there ‘might’ have been some highlighter use!) but mostly I’ve chosen it because it’s a place that has very sentimental memories for me. If you haven’t read about my time here then feel free to check out this much older post for a bit of background, as I don’t want to repeat myself for the sake of my hardcore blog followers. If such a person or people actually exist! So onto Australian food…

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around the world

Around the World with Kaori’s Kitchen…

Finally the King household is well again and I’m back on it as far as launching the foodie arm of Kaori’s Kitchen is concerned! There’s been a lot of paperwork, buying of packaging, testing of labels, creating the perfect workspace, testing out more recipes and all that kind of jazz happening in the background to ensure I’m ready to officially launch and start selling to the actual public. Why that scares me so much I don’t know!

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Pancakes… Gluten Free and Dairy Free!

Three Ingredient pancakes!

I promised that I would post the recipe for our go to quick healthy breakfast pancakes, so here it is:

Ingredients:

1 very ripe banana

2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method:
  1. Mash banana in a bowl to as fine a consistency as you can.
  2. Crack two eggs into the same bowl and whisk with a fork until combined.
  3. Add cinnamon and mix again.
  4. Heat a little of your chosen oil (I use coconut oil) in a good non-stick frying pan on high.
  5. Once hot use a ladle to add half the mixture to the pan into three separate pancakes and leave for about 3 minutes. Don’t be tempted to touch too early as some people have had problems with them breaking up.
  6. Check that these pancakes have cooked on the underside by gently lifting with a spatula to look underneath, where they should be firm and have turned a golden brown. If you’re happy then turn over to cook for the same time on the other side.
  7. Start again from number 5 and make the next three pancakes so you’ve got 6 in total from your one banana and two eggs. Genius!
  8. Serve with your choice of toppings. Our favourite is greek yoghurt, fruit and honey!

Try something different…

For a super sweet fix, instead of the cinnamon I sometimes add cacao powder to make chocolate pancakes (still dairy free!) and serve with Sweet Freedom Choc Shots or Fruit Syrup.

We’ve been making these for years now and my 5 year old Daughter prefers them over any other American style pancakes. Plus they’re so quick and easy to make that we manage them a couple of times a week even on a school day, so a great way to keep the little people happy and well fed!

I’d love to know if you try making them, so please send me over any comments or pics of you and yours tucking into them and if you’re happy for me to I’ll share some of the best images on my Facebook page and other social media accounts!

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