Water chestnut & Oats thins

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I love water chestnuts. It’s an annual aquatic vegetable which is especially cooling for the summer, or so they say. At home, we consume water chestnut in all forms. Raw, sautéed, steamed and even milled.

I’ve been using water chestnut flour regularly to make chillas, pancakes and crackers for the children. It’s also gluten free and known to be low in sodium and rich in calcium and iron. I’d pick this flour which is so easily available over other refined flours any day.

What you will need:

  • Oats flour
  • Water chestnut flour
  • Salt
  • Honey
  • Dried Oregano
  • Onion powder (optional)
  • Fresh grated garlic (optional)
  • Olive oil

Method:

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  • Knead the dough with the flours and all the spices

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  • Make small roundels and flatten them out with your hand directly onto a greased foil placed on the baking tray
  • Brush them with a little bit of olive oil over the top as well
  • Bake for 10 mins at about 200 – 210
  • Serve as is or top them up with your favorite dip

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The kids loved these topped with yoghurt dip, fresh peppers finely chopped and peri-peri seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

Peri – Peri Egg Mayo Open Toast

Just like that my first is all of 5 and my toddler, not a toothless guppy anymore. How time has flown past leaving me wondering “whatever happened to the baby food only blogging days”? as I inch slowly towards blogging for slightly older critters!

Now that both eat what we eat it’s a relief cooking just the one meal for the whole family.

One of our recent favorites has become the “peri- peri egg mayonnaise open toast”. It’s filling and serves well as a main meal or brekkie or even a heavy snack. The recent obsession for the sweet and spicy Peri peri seasoning has the kids smacking their lips and sizzling in its after heat, yearning for more.

It’s easy enough to make without a fuss and rather satisfying.

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What you will need:

  1. Eggs – I use the farm reared (free ranged) full on desi variety
  2. Multigrain bread
  3. Chives
  4. Red onions
  5. Colored peppers of your liking
  6. Lettuce
  7. Mustard powder
  8. Salt
  9. Pepper
  10. A wee bit of honey
  11. Mayonnaise (homemade or store bought)
  12. A dash of extra virgin olive oil

OH! and the Peri- Peri seasoning!

Method:

  1. Medium boil an egg or a couple depending on the quantity you require
  2. Chop up the chives (fine), onions, lettuce & peppers (lengthwise)
  3. Whisk up some mayo in a bowl adding in the salt, pepper, mustard and honey
  4. Then to the whisked mayo add crushed boiled eggs and mix it up to a chunky consistency
  5. Toast the bread
  6. Layer it up with the egg mayo topped up with the greens and veg
  7. Sprinkle the peri – peri
  8. Finish it off with a dash of olive oil

Note: If you prefer a full bodied taste of the peri peri then add the seasoning in the mayonnaise while incorporating the egg in it.

Enjoy all at once! we finished off ours before I could even get a decent pic. :)

PS: Alternative to an open toast is also a grill egg mayo sandwich. It makes for a good lunchbox item.