Posts tagged ‘Kids’

April 19, 2012

Carrots for Rabbits?

by KK

Hi this is KK, Sushi Artisit / Healthy Muffin  Maker / Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.

 

My final Sushi Art for April, I decided to make a different rabbit using carrots!

 Can you tell that compared to yesterday’s rabbit, the colors are a bit different? This is because instead of using beetroot as a color source, I used grated carrots! It came out to be nice orange, and tasted good too!

 

This could be told by a 15months old baby girl, just like my daugher Yumi, loved the sushi so much, she ate 1 heart and 3 rabbit ears! I am so happy to see baby eating well. Reminds me of my own when I am away.

 

 

Rabbit teaches you a basic technique to make other animals as well, and it is loved by kids all the time. Being vegan, it is suitable at any situation, and is a popular party treat!

 

Next month, we will be making Cars and the basic Plum flower, also popular amongst kids.  Hope to see you again soon!

 

 

April 16, 2012

Steamed Banana Muffin_No sugar, No butter, No egg, No oil!

by KK

Hi this is KK, Sushi Artist / Healthy Muffin Maker / Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.

My daughter Yumi loves muffins soooo much, I bake about twice a week to keep up with her appetite. I usually bake mini muffins, so it’s quicker to bake (12min in the oven) and easier for her to eat.

As I was trying to think what I can do with 1kg of flour, I decided to do something different. Instead of baking a muffin, I tried steaming it, like my mum used to do at home. Unlike kitchens in Australia, many Japanese mums do not own an oven. Well, these days we have microwaves that work like an oven, but it’s much smaller than the ones here. In our house, we didn’t even have a microwave until I was 12 or so, fortunately, we had a gas oven, but it was seldom used. So when we wanted a quick filling snack, mum used to make steamed buns! I have a lot of recipes for this, but can’t always find the ingredients in Sydney, so today I will start with the basic.

 So easy to make, the only problem here is you need a steamer, but that can be solved by using a large pot and a bowl plus a plate. You just simply put a bowl upside down in a large pot, pour water around the bowl (about 3/4 of the depth of the bowl) put a large plate on top, put your muffins and cook with the lid on! Better to wrap the lid with a kitchen towel, so you don’t have water dripping on your muffins.

Be careful not to burn your self because steam can be quite hot when you are handling them. Apart from that, this is easy, quick and fun to make with kids.

I used silicon muffin cases for this, you can use ceramic or metal, just remember to grease  it with butter or oil before you pour the batter. I repeat, be careful when handling this because the tin gets quite hot too!!

Ingredients (to make 6 regular size muffins)

-220g Organic wholemeaf flour
-1 medium to large size ripe banana

-1 cup Organic soy milk (or regular milk)
-2 teaspoon Aluminium free baking powder

Method

Step 1: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and beat until smooth

Step 2 : Pour into muffin cases/tins, place in steamer and cook for 10 to 15 min, Check with a skewer (if it comes clean, its cooked)

I though my muffin was quite healthy, but this is healthier because it has no oil in it. Still, nice and moist thanks to the banana and the steaming method. Hmmmm, maybe I should have this for my snack!

March 30, 2012

Sushi Art Classes for May 2012

by KK

Hi this is KK, Sushi Artist / Healthy Muffin Maker / Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.

March is coming to an end, and I just made announcements for my April Sushi Art classes, but there are inquiries about after Holiday classes, so I thought I’d go ahead and announce my May class dates.

Menus for May

-“UMENOHANA” Flower (Vegetarian)

-Car
Dates for Classes in May 2012:23th (Wed), 24th (Thur)

Menus will change every month

You can come with your baby/toddler and take a lesson in the same room with your child! However, as it is not a childcare facility, please look after your own child. The class will be conducted in a way so that you can alway give your baby a cuddle when they become a bit restless. If it becomes too difficult, you are welcome to observe and take a substitute class on a different day. I know what it’s like to cook with babies!

Time: 10:30-13:00 (Please stay longer if possible for sit down taste-testing time, drinks and miso soup provided with 2 slices of sushi made by me)

Place: Private home in North Shore (Address given at time of enquiry)

Cost: $50 per person (Includes ingredients, recipe to take home, sit down lunch)

Class size: 2-4 people

What to bring: Apron and a box to take home your sushi

For bookings and further enquiries: Please send me a message or leave a comment, and I’ll get back to you:-)

Thank you and hope to see you soon!

%d bloggers like this: