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kid-friendly dinners

Ten Minute Bean Nachos!

In our house I'm still hearing the 'kids food' and 'grown up food' differentiation as much I discourage it.  So every second night I serve up validated 'kids food' (for heavens sake) to minimise the argument.  Is this, alongside spaghetti bolognaise and homemade pizza, possibly the ultimate 'kids food'?  SUPER […]

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mid-week dinner for a tired mum?

Try this.   It's my fall-back. When you're COMPLETELY uninspired, worn out, over committed and pulled in a hundred directions this lovely tasty dinner is thrown together in no time and is about as strenuous as a bit of can opening and chopping.   What shall we call it? Maybe Stewie Spuds?  […]

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Food for kids week: Day 5

Truly, could you do a kids-focussed meal plan (for a meat-eating household) and not include these?   Again with the mashed potato but I'm a tad strung out on sleeplessness and sometimes you just have to roll out something you know will be gobbled up, no discussion.  I'm really lucky […]

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Food for kids week: Day 4

Oh dear.  In the spirit of honest disclosure I'm not going to fudge it.  I did not feed my children a balanced dinner of vegetables and protein tonight.  In fact they were lucky dinner was cooked at all (and not a sandwich.) *Cough*. Here is what they got: Oh yes. […]

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Food for kids week: Day 2

I've never met a kid who won't eat pumpkin soup. Big call, I know, but I have met some seriously dedicated non-veggie eating children who will wolf down a bowl of this. I worked for a while as a cook for a big pre-school in Brisbane. I was a solo […]

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Food for kids week: Day 1

I'm on my way back to cooking everything (and I mean everything) from scratch. It's not just an economic thing and it's not just a protecting-loved-ones-from additives etc thing, it's a bit of both.  And because it's fun, and I find it immensely satisfying. Fresh pasta, tagliatelle.  It's possibly much […]

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healthy kid-friendly dinners

I heard a five-year old friend say to her mother recently, a very dear friend of mine and dedicated mum, "I just want a dinner I recognise." We giggled at the time but we both kinda got it.  Most kids aren't interested in trying new foods and I sometimes find […]

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