Dinner

Chicken Tikka Wraps

This year, I’ve really tried to create things we love eating out at home. Chicken tikka is one of my Husband’s favourite things to order at the Indian. So with a little bit of input from my brother-in-law (he was very vague, and the only measure he had was two garlic cloves). I always have virtually everything I need to make this in my pantry, so it is a great recipe for us. The only thing you’ll have to invest in are some metal skewers. These are the cheapest ones I could find for you. Served with dollops of mango chutney, a simple onion and tomato salad and heaps of coriander. I have a feeling you’ll be making this over and over again. Now, this really is one to keep and store for work. Would also be great to make for friends, as it’s a great serve yourself option.

Chicken Tikka Wraps | The Mother Cooker

30 Minutes or Less

Shrimp Pad Thai

This bowl of rainbow veg is yummy, filling and super satisfying. You can either keep the shrimp or remove it for a vegetarian option. In all honesty, I think you can add any veg in to a pad Thai as long as they are nice and crunchy. I was going to add Edamame to mine, might do that next time. I feel this would be so great to take to work too, if you like eating it cold. In all honesty, I’d serve it as soon as it’s ready. Hot, salty, tangy and sweet.

Shrimp Pad Thai | The Mother Cooker

30 Minutes or Less

Turkey Chilli

A few years ago, my brother-in-law gave us a recipe for turkey chilli. I think it was from a diet he and his wife were following at the time. Over the years I’ve adapted it and thought it would be great to share with you. Turkey mince is much lower in fat (7%) than other meat mince, making it great if you are doing weight watchers etc. Making meals you could adapt along with weight watchers was actually a request through my Twitter. So I thought this would be a great, quick and super easy meal for a mid week evening. Turkey mice really is in-expensive too, so it’s an all round winner.

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The Mother Cooker’s 1st Birthday

Guys, I can’t tell you how happy I am to share the new site with you, all in celebration of its first birthday. When I decided to start this in the spring of 2016 I was full of apprehension. I had so many ideas, I wanted to make this in to a site for fellow Mother’s to feel inspired. Food ended up taking the forefront and for a long time, I was completely happy with that. But as my first birthday was approaching, I decided now was the time to go with my original plan. Food will still play a major part of the site, it’s my passion. But with an active toddler, I find it difficult to cook and shoot a few times every week. So I will be introducing other aspects.

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Evie's Corner

Breakfast Smoothie

For a long time, the main meal I struggled with when Evie went on to full solids was breakfast. I’ll admit, for a long time she just ate wholewheat toast. But I felt so bad that her first meal of the day was boring bread, that I looked in to different ways of adding a little more excitement. Evie loves fruit, I think she’d be happy eating it for every meal. But like every toddler, she has her favourites. She’ll eat a heap of strawberries, pears, bananas, grapes, blackberries but try and give her a blueberry and most the time she’ll spit it out. So I disguised a way of mixing the faves with the ‘spitjects’ as I call them.

Evie's Corner, Breakfast Smoothie | The Mother Cooker