Spinach pasta, butter and parmesan

Nothing gets kids more excited about eating than cooking, and you’ll be hard pressed to find any kid that doesn’t love pasta. This is spinach pasta – made with freshly pureed spinach. The colour is incredible… the bright green makes it look like something out of a Shrek movie! And it’s a great way to hide more veggies in kids meals.

Getting kids excited about cooking is the easy part, the hard part is cleaning up! Although making a mess can be fun for the kids, it’s not so fun for the adults. We found a really awesome Pasta and Noodle Maker from Philips which is super easy (it self kneads and self extrudes, you can make fresh pasta in under 15 minutes) but most importantly it doesn’t make a mess like a traditional pasta machine. Tick!

And because fresh home made pasta tastes so good, you don’t need to add much in terms of sauce. Some freshly grated parmesan and lush Lurpak butter makes everything taste better.

Watch us teach Simon and his kids this recipe on Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay

Vegetable and chicken sausage rolls

If you have fussy kids (or a fussy adult) in your life, then this recipe can trick even the pickiest of eaters! There are more vegetables than meat in this sausage roll, and the trick to hiding the veggies is to chop them very finely so they can’t be picked out, but not to puree or squish the veggies, or it will make the sausage rolls soggy.

The veg are perfectly chopped using a really cool product from Philips called the Pro Mix Opti Chop. Essentially it chops, and as soon as the veg is small it falls through a honeycomb shaped attachment where it is held in storage un1. til all veg is chopped, so it doesn’t get squashed like you would normally get in a food processor (it’s the only machine we’ve seen that does this… pretty cool!)

It’s also important to have really light flaky pastry… so they are best cooked from cold to get the best flaky pastry. We’ve also baked the rolls in an Air Fryer – the circulating air means that the pastry is cooked evenly all over – most ovens tend to burn on top and have soggy pastry underneath.

The best thing about this recipe is that you make LOADS, and they keep brilliantly in the freezer. So it’s great to get the kids involved in some ”arts and crafts” in the kitchen, then have the rolls on hand to cook up for afternoon tea or anytime you want a snack. Remember to store in an airtight container in the freezer to avoid freezer burn – we picked up some great ones from Howards Storage World

Watch us teach Simon and his kids this recipe on Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay


Healthier Veggie Chips

Say YEAH if you love chips! Your inner child heart is screaming right now… but your adult head says “nooooooo it’s unhealthy”. What if you could have the best of both worlds? You can! Healthier and tasty chips.

Firstly, we are air frying veggies covered in crumb, so they are full of fibre and deliciousness. Secondly, we are air frying instead of deep frying… you get the same crunch but with up to 80% less fat. The Philips Air Fryer has turbostar technology which means the air circulates really well, ensuring you get evenly cooked crunchy veggie chips every time.

Kids will love these with ketchup, and why not try it for adults with a fancy sauce… maybe a saffron aioli?

Watch us teach Simon and his kids this recipe on Episode 3 of Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay

Beetroot handkerchief pasta hack

Pink! The favourite colour of so many kids… Did you know that you can make loads of different coloured pastas by using fresh veggy juices? We’re using beetroot juice to make this one pink, but you can also use carrot juice, spinach juice, or even more adult flavours like saffron or squid ink.

We’re using the Pasta and Noodle Maker from Philips to make pink lasagne sheets. It’s a great way to entertain kids, as it’s kind of like playing arts and crafts! The lasagne sheets can be used for lasagne, or cut into any kind of shape you like! Use cookie cutters to cut out their favourite shapes, tear it into large squares (aka handkercheif pasta, “mandilli”), or make cannelloni, ravioli, tortellini or even pappardelle.

Watch us teach Simon and his kids this recipe on Episode 3 of Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay

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