Amazing milk is Legendairy, with Karen Martini

Milk is amazing stuff, legendairy if you will.  It’s packed with important fats and vitamins that growing kids need – an easy way to access calcium, B vitamins 2 and 12, iodine and protein (for starters).

Immi (10) and I were lucky to be invited along recently to share the kitchen with a group of fellow bloggers and Karen Martini.

Milk is literally saturating the news at the moment so it is an interesting time to be talking dairy – and just how important it is to include dairy in kids diets every day.  The amount starts at 1.5 serves for toddlers all the way through to 3 serves for teenagers.  And the trick is to stick to the healthy stuff (we aren’t fussed about fat content, given much of the fat in dairy, if you don’t have too much, is actually good for you) and avoid sugar loaded ice-creams and yogurts.

Karen ran us through a few of her favourite recipes – first up was bechamel sauce (which we later enjoyed as part of our lunch in Karen’s lasagne!  #yummmm).  Then Karen whipped up a batch of her favourite scones (which we got to snack on whilst we were cooking) and finally she took us through her recipe for Ricotta Hot Cakes – which Immi (with a little help from me) took much pride in making.  Karen’s Ricotta Hot Cake recipe can be downloaded here if you’d like to try them at home.

We have five of Karen Martini’s favourite cookbook, “Feasting”, to give away.  Valued at RRP $31 each and filled with delicious and wholesome recipes.

This competition is now closed.  Congratulations to Cherie, Carmel, Charlene, Slobodanka and Alison.

Five winners will be randomly drawn from a hat after 10pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.  Entrants must reside in Australia, can only enter once and must be subscribed to Meetoo (subscribe here).

For more recipe ideas visit karenmartini.com and The Dairy Kitchen