Monday, 23 September 2013


Easy breezy breakkie!

Put peanutbutter on a sandwich
Cut into a square
Put into freezer for a few min for the PB to get a bit harder
Draw with a toothpick and serve!

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Baby donut!

This is a very baby friendly donut that will create heaps of mess so make sure you put on a frock or strip your baby to the nappies/diaper so the clothes wont get terrible stains...

1) The donut itself is a pancake that i made round and with a hole in it. 
It is dairy, gluten and sugar free! And makes the baby super happy!

30g rolled oats
1/2 banana
1 egg
3 eggwhites
Vanilla bean or vanilla essence

Into the blender.
Into squeeze bottle and draw then fry in coconut oil and enjoy! 
TIP: Maybe give the oats a wizz all on their own 
so they become nice and fine oat flour 
before adding the rest of the ingredients... =)

2) The topping is a **puree**.
You can make your own puree or use a ready made one. I use both. 
Just squeeze it out in a spiral on top of your cooled down donut shaped pancake.

3) For sprinkles you can use anything!
I used all natural fruit loops and all natural numbers. [the natural fruit loops contain gluten!] but you can use dried fruits and berries, shredded coconut, dried apricots, that you jus finely chop and sprinkle on top. 

Enjoy the beautiful mess!
My little girl went straight in the tub and the shirt went straight in the bin!
(No, it was not a fav shirt! It was too small and already had some terrible stains on it)

Have a happy day xx Karianne

**Purees are generally just whichever fruit and berries [or veg!] youd like, steamed [or just blended if their "soft" fruits like Kiwi and orange and soft peaches, mango... Harder fruits like apple and pear is great to steam first so they get a little soft, and then blend them together to a puree!
For the best puree recipes, check out; wholesomebabyfood

If your in Norway, I know Ella's fruit purees from Spain are organic[økologiske] .
If your in Australia you have heaps of organic options and if your in the states I know you have pretty much the same amount of choices as us here... **

Monday, 16 September 2013

That sneaky bolognese

If you ask most moms with toddlers, there is one thing that really boggles their mind:
How do I get my kid to like vegetables?!

Well, I have no clue, BUT I do have some super simple tricks up my sleeve and some recipes that allows for you to hide veggies pretty simply.
[as a note to my norwegian readers: in [ ] after the english name, will be the norwegian name]

Ill start you off with my bolognese: a recipe I have worked with a lot; from being easy and classic to being propped full of veg that even my son cant detect!

Sneaky Bolognese!

-500g mince
(I use a mix of beef and pork, 
but you can use which ever mince you like: 
beef, pork, kangaroo, veal...)
-3 finely chopped garlic cloves
[fin hakkede hvitløks fedd]
-1 finely grated big zucchini
[fin revet squasj]
-1-2 finely grated carrots
[fin revet gulrot]
-1 small or 1/2 big red onion
[halv stor rødløk eller 1 liten]
-2 tins organic diced tomatoes
[2 bokser økologiske knuste tomater]
-2-3 tbs organic tomato oaste
[2-3 ss økologisk tomat puré]

Herbs [urter]
Of spices I use an italian herb mix and himalayan rock salt, 
but obviously you know best what herbs you like.
If you want an approximate herb use
Id say a pinch of basil, [en klype basilikum] 
a pinch of oregano [en klype oregano], 
a pinch of flat leafed parsley [en klype italiensk persille] 
a tiny pinch if thyme [en liten klype timian] 
and a tsp or two of sweet paprica [en tsk eller to søt paprika].

Note: I skip pepper for the kids as it can really hurt in their mouth 
especially while teething, but I add it later for my husband and I.
[personlig hopper jeg over pepper til senere, 
mye fordi det kan gjøre vondt i gommene på en liten en som får tenner])

Note: I dont use any oil or butter to fry with as I have a pretty good pan, 
but if I was using my old pan, Id be using organic cold pressed coconut oil. 

Fry garlic, red onion and mince together while finely "chopping" 
your mince with your spatula.

Add the finely grated carrots and zucchini and blend well into your mince.
Fry till the mince is no longer pink anywhere. 

Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato paste.

Now add the herbs and salt to taste.

Leave to simmer for about 10 min .

If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of water. 
Is it too runny; Add a little more tomato paste. 

Serve with the pasta of your choice.
(We use wholemeal pasta these days as an added source of fiber :)

Bon Appetite! 

A picture of my best pal in the kitchen:

If you try my recipes, PLEASE let me know how it went! I am so curious to know so please comment below with how you liked it and if it worked for you!! I will only post recipes that has been tried and tested here and that works in this house (and my son is a good veg-detecter) but he loves garlic and spices and herbs. If your child doesn't like the taste of herbs and spices, you might have to limit yourself a little; But I find that my son gets so happy about it being spaghetti time, that he forgets about scouting for the hidden vegetables.... 
Hang tight though; there will be sweet muffins and other sweet and savory recipes coming your way... All with hidden goodness inside.
To find the hidden veg-recipes easily; press the "thesneakymom" label to the right ----->


Note: you can add tiny dices of capsicum/red bell pepper, frozen chopped spinach, cannelini beans, red kidney beans, green beans, grated sweet potato, grated beetroot, grated pumpkin... The variations are endless!
And remember to make a big batch, so the kids lunch the next day is good to go ;))

Thank you for popping by
Have a fab day xxxx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Birthday bash with kiwi pops and melon fruit cake!

My little sweetheart turns 1 tomorrow and we celebrated with a few good friends over the weekend.
I didn't make too much,but decided that I didn't want to go all unhealthy just because it was a birthday so I made my melon kake and kiwi pops!

Melon cake:
The melon cake is simple:
Just "peel" a watermelon, a rock melon and a honey dew melon. 
Then cut as evenly as possible, slices 
(3 watermelon circles and 2 rock-honey dew circles) 
and layer starting and ending with watermelon. 
Decorate with pineapple (skipped this year!) strawberries, 
watermelon number and writing and blueberries.
Serve with home made vanilla custard.
(Or not. Really up to you)

My sons birthday cake last year:

Vanilla custard:
1 L Full Cream Milk
6 Egg Yolks
1/3 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste

Add the litre of milk in a big pot.
Heat up till its warm. (Not boiling)
Add 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 split vanilla bean to the milk

in a mixing bowl, mix egg yolks and sugar with a wire wisk till its well mixed.
Use a sift and add the flour slowly to the eggs and sugar while stirring.
Use a cup and mix in a little bit of warmed up milk at a time, to the eggs.
When its lump free, add the mixture to the rest of the milk and heat up to a boil while stirring the entire time.

(be attentive here as this part goes super quick:
Depending on what you are using your custard for,
make sure it doesn't get too thick!
It will get thicker as it gets cooler as well. I like to use it as thin as thickened cream 
(as a sauce) on my fruit salads, 
but you can make this thick enough for tarts and cake 
filling if you want. It is incredible!!)

Place the left overs in the fridge; 
the next day we have a lovely thick custard that is perfect for a dessert or treat on its own.
If you use less sugar, its a good treat for the kiddies!

Kiwi pops:
Cut slices of a peeled Kiwi.
Insert popsicle sticks
Put into freezer for an hour.
Melt chocolate using 1 cup chocolate melts and 1/2 (or less) cold pressed coconut oil.
(For adults you can easily use your melted raw chocolate 
but I do not recommend raw chocolate for kids!)
Dip the frozen kiwis
And use cranberries as noses, white chocolate or greek yoghurt 
as eyes whiskers mouth etc and cut sultanas/raisins as ears. 
Use your melted chocolate as glue. 
Leave upright for a little bit then into freezer till its time to serve. :)

-and thats the healthy yummy birthday bash :)

Note: i haven't tried this and dont know how well it will work (but my guess is fine) but see no problem with using melted cacao butter instead of coconut oil for the chocolate if you dont like the coconut taste. I will try to make these with cacao butter eventually and let you know.

We also made Martha Stewarts carrot cup cakes with cream cheese frosting and they were absolutely magnificent.
Recipe here: Amazing moist tasty Carrot Cupcakes

What do you make for yours or your kids birthday? Any traditions?


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

6K and snickers party!

Hi everyone! Its a pleasure to meet you!
I have had a pretty long break but I seem to be getting a little time again. Hopefully we'll be back to normal really soon :)

So into chocolate these days! (not pregnant. Maybe its just left over cravings from my pregnancy with little miss W? either way... )

So: chocolate sandwich puppydog with banana cloud and strawberry hearts for my son for breakfast

And then homemade raw-ish snickers for me!
Here goes:

Use the smallest cupcake papers you find. (Patty cups or whatever its called)

Layer 1: peanut butter!
Press it down with a teaspoon. 
Freezes superbly!

Layer 2: caramel.
-1/2 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped up
-1/2 cup milk (water if you want to keep it vegan!)
-1 pinch of salt.
Blend in blender. Pop into saucepan. 
Heat and Stir till it thickens.

Layer 3: raw chocolate
(Recipe here)

(this is not my favorite chocolate recipe, but it is my fav for the snickers as it works well. IF you dont like the coconut oil taste, stay tuned and Ill upload another awesome chocolate recipe soon!) 

Into the freezer for about an hour or so and viola! Enjoy!

Tip: the caramel layer wont freeze well so make sure its just kept as a secret in the middle covered with chocolate, so your snickers dont fall apart.

Tip 2: If you want, you can add bits and pieces of nuts or use chunky peanut butter for the crunchy snickers effect.

Whats your favourite chocolate?
Whats your typical craving in the evening?
Mine is icecream. Magnum classic or ego, to be honest.
Or, Ben and Jerrys triple caramel chunk!
My gooooodness..... ;)