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Oman Food: Feel-good family food

Take it outside and let your kids savour their last days of freedom before school starts, with these tasty recipe tips.

For parents everywhere it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, it’s nearly time for the kids to return to school.

In a week or so the Sultanate’s mums can breathe a sigh of relief, albeit with the return of the school run’s dent in their daily diaries.

Still, there’s time to enjoy a bit of al fresco dining with the family in the evenings, and especially now that the weather is starting to cool down.

Everyone loves a barbecue or pizza and there’s something infinitely more pleasant about eating outside.

Why not round up the family and head to your backyard for some fun, food and family time before the school schedule kicks in?

With these handy recipe tips, your home-made pizzas will positively leap off the serving platter while your desserts will dance a tune to your kids’ taste buds.

Ditch the kitchen and get the whole family mucking in by making pizza. This deliciously easy Cheesy Flatbread Pizza recipe can be enjoyed by everyone.

Keep it simple for the kids with Borden Cheese’s Mild Cheddar Shreds or dress it up with some fresh vegetables.

For dessert, and the perfect end to the perfect day, look to some of nature’s best ingredients, such as fresh apples and honey. The fruity crisp recipe below is packed with flavour from juicy apples and boasts a delicate sweetness from honey that coats the fruit and gives the crumbly topping more bite.


Cheesy Flatbread Pizza

(Recipe courtesy of BordenCheese.com)

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4



Tip: For a different flavour, try grilling the pizza rather than baking it in the oven. Brush a raw side of dough with a little olive oil and grill until the bottom of the crust is golden-brown.

Apple Honey Crisp

(Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board)

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6