{The Nest Cooks} Lazy pikelet days

These are is the first holidays in our little nest since the kid-bird started school so we are enjoying the slower starts to the mornings and the chance for lazy days.

Today we made pikelets we found on TASTEcocoYou can find the recipe here -> TASTE Pikelets

Hooly dooley was I a popular mama-bird in the nest today! They were simple and quick and the little birdies were able to smear them with whatever they wanted. The baby-bird had mashed banana, the toddler-bird blueberries and the kid-bird went honey.

Easy. Quick. Tasty.

Win Win!

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{The Nest Cooks} Handmade Finger Food

New theory to feeding the kid.

Step 1: Throw out food that took 45 minutes to prepare, hand toddler piece of plastic cheese.

Step 2: There is no step two.

In reality, as much as I would LOVE to do that ALL the time, that little part of my brain that has knowledge of nutrition means that I am guilted into constantly pursuing the long road to a good, balanced diet.

When you are at your wits end look no further than the very clever team at One Handed Cooksfinger food one handed cook

I find them my saviour when it comes to toddler-bird feeding ideas.

Our go-to is their Homemade Finger Food Ideas list. Trust me when I say you should bookmark this and rely on it often!

Our family’s favourites are the Roast Vegetable Tartlets and Popcorn Chicken. YUM!

one handed cook

Happy cooking Nesters xo


A food revolution in our house

Okay, so.. confession time. My toddler-bird ate home made baby food for about.. umm, maybe three weeks. I tried. Well, not convincingly. It was just too hard. She was too fussy. I gave up. I am not proud of it. But then something wonderful happened. Since having my baby-bird I have been introduced to Sinchies Reusable Pouches.












I can proudly and honestly say that baby-bird has only ever eaten home-made food. These pouches have been a savour. Easy to use and refill. You can freeze them, microwave them and even put them in the dishwasher!

I love products that just make life a little bit easier. This is that product for me!

My baby-bird particularly loves this Cauliflower & Apple recipe:


1 Cauliflower

4 Apples

1/2 cup milk


1. Peel, core and cut apple into 3cm chunks

2. Cut cauliflower into similar size pieces.

3. Combine apple, cauliflower and milk on low heat on stovetop and cook until tender.

4. Once cooled, blend until you have the required consistency for your baby.

This recipe freezes really well.