May 172013
 

Easy Moroccan Chicken | My Little Gourmet

This chicken recipe is really easy to make and a little different than what we are used to. Arik loves pine nuts and raisins, so he was loving this combination. It isn’t at all spicy, and due to the raisins it has a somewhat sweet taste, which is popular with the kiddies.

Easy Moroccan Chicken | My Little Gourmet

I served this with some steamed broccoli and a cucumber salad. It tastes great served over couscous, but I could imagine it also pairing well with rice or quinoa. It’s a great dish if you want to start your kids on trying some new tastes and flavors. I hope your little ones like this moroccan chicken as much as mine did!

Easy Moroccan Chicken | My Little Gourmet

Easy Moroccan Chicken
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 large (400g) chicken breasts, diced into small chunks
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon mild paprika, ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 4 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 cup/240ml chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add pine nuts. Cook, stirring regularly, until they give off an aroma and start to color. Transfer pine nuts to a plate.
  2. Meanwhile, place chicken in a bowl and add flour, salt, and pepper and toss to coat.
  3. Add one tablespoon of oil to the pan and cook half of the chicken until golden. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and repeat with another tablespoon of oil and remaining chicken.
  4. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in the pan and add sliced onions. Reduce heat a little and cook, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes or until golden and softened.
  5. Add the cooked chicken, as well as the spices, raisins and broth to the onions and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5-10 minutes or until heated through and thickened.
  6. Just before serving stir in pine nuts, cilantro or parsley and lemon juice (to taste).
  7. Serve over couscous.
 
 Recipe adapted from Kidspot
 Posted by at 14:00
May 032013
 

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

Bircher Muesli was developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner for his patients and is still a very popular breakfast throughout Switzerland and Germany. The original recipe called for much more fresh fruit than grain and soaked the raw oats overnight since they took some time to soften. Nowadays, a soak time of 30-60 minutes seems to suffice when using quick oats, although I still prefer to prepare it the night before so that we don’t have to wait for our breakfast in the mornings.

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

Arik likes to not only eat the muesli for breakfast, but also in the afternoon as a snack. As far as toppings go, you can use just about anything your heart desires for fruit and nuts. We like to alternate between blueberries, strawberries, nectarines, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, and toasted coconut. And of course, no muesli is complete for Arik, without raisins, which we add the night before so that they are nice and soft.

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

Keep in mind, when using rolled or old-fashioned oats, they will require a longer soak time than quick oats. I also like the texture to be quite mushy (sorry…), so this recipe uses quite a bit of liquid and yogurt. If you prefer a thicker texture just decrease the amount of milk and yogurt.

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

If you and your kids like oatmeal and yogurt, you will love bircher muesli. It’s the perfect summer-time breakfast, and not only really easy to make, but healthy too!

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

 

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Bircher Muesli
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups/150g rolled or quick oats
  • 1¾ cups/420ml milk
  • ¼ cup/60ml apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 apple, cored and grated with the peel
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 1½ cups/375g plain yogurt
  • A dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Toppings : your favorite fresh and/or dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut, etc.
  • Our favorites: blueberries, strawberries, raisins and hazelnuts
Instructions
  1. Combine oats, milk, apple juice and lemon juice and let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In the morning add the grated apple, honey (to taste), yogurt, and cinnamon, if desired, and mix well.
  3. Top with your favorite fruits and nuts.
Notes
* If you are short on time in the mornings, you can add the grated apple the night before to save a few minutes.

 

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