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FRANJO’S KITCHEN

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Now THIS is a great business!

Franjo’s Kitchen is the result of three clever friends knocking heads, combining skills and knowledge and filling what really is a super important gap on the mothers market!

Firstly they got to work create nutritious AND delicious “Tanker Toppers” (guess what that means?) for breastfeeding mums of course but an equally yum snack for everyone in the family ! They have since followed up with naturopathically designed “Belly Bump Biscuits” stacked with goodness for pregnant Mums.

With such a strong passion for delicious AND nutritious solutions for families I really think this is only the start of a whole pantry we will see from Franjo’s Kitchen in the future!

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Imagery courtesy of Franjo’s Kitchen
Styling and art direction by Kate Watkinson
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FOCUS: Parsnip + Butternut Squash Fries by Food from Flossie

FOOD FROM FLOSSIE - Focus Post exclusively for Junior's Design Blog:Parsnip and butternut squash fries

I have a feeling that this recipe for crispy warm (healthy) comfort food may have been spurred on by the fact that Flossie stares straight out the window at the snowy mountains of Wanaka! However, the truly cold wind that has been biting through Auckland at times lately has me lusting after them too!

Enjoy – Quick and EASY!

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Drumroll for skinny, yummy veggie fries. Easiest recipe ever, just chop and chuck them in the oven and serve them with some fish fingers and peas !

PARSNIP + BUTTERNUT SQUASH FRIES

Makes 1 bowl (same size as pictured)
½ butternut squash, sliced into skinny sticks
3-4 parsnips, sliced into skinny sticks
drizzle of veggie or olive oil
sprinkle salt

Preheat the oven to 190˚C.

Toss the veggies with a drizzle of oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes until the fries and golden and delicious.

Check out more of Flossie’s delish and clean recipes she has created for Junior’s here!
Also recently featured in Hearth Magazine!

FOCUS: Mini chocolate + beetroot cupcakes with creamy avocado + choc icing! By Food From Flossie

FOOD FROM FLOSSIE - Focus Post for Junior's Design Blog: Delicious mini chocolate and beetroot cupcakes with creamy avocado and chocolate frosting

FOOD FROM FLOSSIE - Focus Post for Junior's Design Blog: Delicious mini chocolate and beetroot cupcakes with creamy avocado and chocolate frosting

 

A huge welcome to clean eating (but not boring!!) expert; Flossie Williamson from great site; Food from Flossie. I personally struggle with the boundless ideas, opinions and philosophies around food that does good and not harm to our bodies – and have found that sparky Flossie and her delivery help demystify that whole scene AND offer fresh and yum ideas that even I am capable of!

So its with great excitement that I welcome Flossie on board as a regular contributor to our FOCUS features and hope you enjoy her inspiration and ideas as much as I do!

FOOD FROM FLOSSIE - Focus Post for Junior's Design Blog: Delicious mini chocolate and beetroot cupcakes with creamy avocado and chocolate frostingFOOD FROM FLOSSIE - Focus Post for Junior's Design Blog: Delicious mini chocolate and beetroot cupcakes with creamy avocado and chocolate frostingFOOD FROM FLOSSIE - Focus Post for Junior's Design Blog: Delicious mini chocolate and beetroot cupcakes with creamy avocado and chocolate frosting

Who knew you could make a totally healthy cupcake!! These are perfect for kids, you honestly can’t tell that the icing is made of avocado or that there is even beetroot in the cake. Perfect way to sneak some veggies into your kids diets and stop them from running around after eating sugar like crazies.

 

DELICIOUS MINI CHOCOLATE + BEETROOT CUPCAKES WITH CREAMY AVOCADO + CHOC ICING

Vegan, dairy free, no refined sugar
1 whole cake or 36 mini cupcakes

⅓ cup coconut oil
¾ cup honey or agave
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 ½ cup spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ cup cocoa powder
2 cups finely grated beetroot
½ tsp vanilla

Icing
2 very ripe avocados
½ cup dark chocolate, melted
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 heaped tbsp cacao powder
½ cup agave or honey
Drop of vanilla essence

Preheat your oven to 180˚C.

Grease your cupcake tin or fill with cupcake cases. I use the mini silicone trays and grease them with a little sunflower oil and sprinkle with either cocoa powder or desiccated coconut.

On a low heat melt the coconut oil and honey in a small pan. When its all melted add the almond milk and apple cider vinegar.

Put all the dry ingredients in a big bowl, mix it about and then sieve into the wet ingredients. Stir it until smooth then add the beetroot
Thats the mix done!

Now just spoon it about ⅔ rd’s full into the cupcake tins.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins, they will have risen and should be springy to touch. To test you can poke with a skewer and check it comes out clean.

Leave to cool and get started on the icing.

Melt the coconut oil and dark chocolate in the microwave until its runny.

Spoon the flesh out of the avocado into a blender along with all the other ingredients until super smooth. Then scrape it all out into a bowl and chill in the fridge for the minimum of half an hour.

To ice use a piping bag, if you have a fancy nozzle that will make them look great! Shake over some colourful sprinkles and party away!

FOOD FROM FLOSSIE - Focus Post for Junior's Design Blog: Delicious mini chocolate and beetroot cupcakes with creamy avocado and chocolate frosting

Recipe exclusively created exclusively for Junior’s
Images courtesy of Food from Flossie
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GOO COLLECTION

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Goo Collection is a beautiful Australian label created by two sisters. Before they extended their collection to include childrens homewares, clothing and bed linen it all began with a particularly dribbly baby and the need to find a good looking AND ultra absorbent bib!

Today Goo Collection are launching a 4 week competition which could see you scooping some prizes!
Simply post a pic of your messy baby on Instagram, hashtag #mygoobaby. Make sure you are also following @goo_collection and their weekly judge who they will introduce as well. The first 20 people who post their images each week will receive a free bib regardless!

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