Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 6: Italian Red Lentils

Ellie dragged her mum, Simone, along to the kitchen to make this Italian Red Lentil dish at 5pm AEST on Tuesday 30 Aug. ūüôā ¬†Verity was not very well but played along provided that Simone would keep cuddling her all the way through the prep. ¬†#onehandedcooking #embracemess “I love getting the girls in the kitchen […]

Hiding vegetables from fussy eaters – Does it work?

Vegetables can be difficult for fussy eaters to learn to enjoy – they are often bitter and hard “work” from a sensory point of view. ¬†Here is my answer (in a 7 minute audio file) to the frequently asked question – Should I hide vegetables from my fussy eater? ¬†Also, I have included the recipe […]

Kohlrabi Recipes Tested by Kids

The monthly challenge for July is Kohlrabi. It is¬†so cute the way my daughter (now 27 months old) says “coal-wabby”. ¬†Her enthusiasm for my monthly challenge has really been wonderful. ¬†We use the new fruits or vegetables to do some sensory exploration and talk about different attributes of them, increasing her vocabulary and language skills. […]

Artichoke, Lemon and Tomato Cob Loaf

Another Month = Another Challenge! This month I took on artichoke. ¬†This one was a real curve ball for me as the only time I have ever really used them was from a jar! ¬†A 100g serve of Artichokes from a jar contains 320mg of sodium whereas steaming them fresh (without salt) gives¬†60mg of sodium.¬†Depending […]

Carrot, Fennel and Apple Soup

I hate to state the obvious but carrot is stupidly versatile!¬† I can’t think of a cuisine that doesn’t use carrots in one way or another. However, I have to admit to it being one of my least liked vegetables growing up. Now I am happy to say that I am on “team carrot”. I […]

Toddler Approved Eggplant Dishes

At the beginning of the year, I set out a monthly challenge to make dishes from seasonal products and see how my toddler liked them.¬†To see upcoming challenges see my¬†Happy 2014 Post here!¬†The benefits of setting and sharing this challenge include: 1) Eating seasonally is budget and local farmer friendly 2) It stretches my cooking […]

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