Breakfast, the most important meal of the day! It’s also the meal of the day that I find Rafaela the most alert and willing to try new things. Looking for new breakfast options is always on my agenda. I try not to get stuck into feeding her porridge and toast every morning. This recipe is very yummy, super easy and can be a great as a summer salad for the whole family. Just add seasonal vegetables like asparagus or zucchini, seasoning and rocket.
Sweet Orange Couscous (this is enough to serve 12)
2 cups of organic Couscous
2 cups of boiling water
½ cup of Orange Juice. Try and use one with pulp, I use Nudie’s Nothing but 21 oranges with pulp
2 small carrots peeled, pre-steamed and grated
Sprinkle of cumin & LSA meal (Ground Linseed, Sunflower and Almonds)
Place couscous in a heat proof bowl. Add boiling water. Cover and set aside to absorb the water. This should take about 5 minutes. Fluff with fork to separate the grains.
Meanwhile, peel and segment the oranges. Do this over a bowl to catch the juice. Make sure you remove the white membrane. Either cube or leave as segments.
Add orange juice, orange pieces, carrot, shake of cumin and LSA meal to the couscous. For younger babies, blend in a food processor with a little extra liquid (Water/breast milk/formula/juice).
If you want to make a small portion for just baby use the following measurements; 2 tablespoons of Couscous, ½ cup of orange juice, 1 carrot and ¾ of boiling water.