15 May 2013

Wednesday Words - Food

Ever since I was a child I've loved cooking. With my mum being a baker and always in the kitchen, I think I've followed on with her passion. I like to try new things and always add little extras to my dishes to see how the subtle tastes make a difference, always trying to make meals healthier.

"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful 
form of medicine or the slowest form of poison"
Ann Wigmore

I totally agree with this quote. Food is life. We cannot live without food and so we should make sure that we are putting the right things into our body. Eating the right things and having nice foods in moderation is the best diet you could have.

Cooking for kids though is a different matter. Thomas has always been fussy and although he does eat some vegetables, he will point blank refuse to eat others. Things such as onions, mushrooms and peppers are no no's and so this is where my sneakiness comes in. My super duper lasagne is filled to the brim with fresh, healthy veg. Because Thomas can't see them, he will eat it. He loves it too which is a plus.

Thomas's Favourite Dish
Ever since Thomas started getting weaned as a baby he has loved anything tomato based and so my sausage pasta bake is his favourite meal. Not only does he loves the tomato based sauce but he's forever eating sausages and prefers pasta to potato products so likes to have pasta quite a lot. 

Not only is this super easy to make but, like the lasagne, can hide a multitude of vegetables in the sauce. 

Charlie's Favourite Dish
To be honest this could be anything, Charlie loves his food. Out of the varied meals we have, the only product I have found that Charlie doesn't like is cream. Other than that he will eat anything and everything. I would have to say that out of everything I make, his favourite would be shepherd's pie. When he see's it in his dish, his little eyes light up and he devours it so quickly, I really don't know where he puts it. 

For me, I love making anything. I will always give something a try once and put my own spin on food too. What's your favourite dish? Are your children fussy? How do you get your children to eat their veg?

Wednesday Words


  1. Well done to you for getting your kids to eat properly - even by hiding things! Only one of my three will eat normally, the other two are really fussy :( But then again, I'm not a cook and maybe that's part of the problem.

  2. haha - I popped over from Wednesday Words ;) my post must be the exact opposite of yours as I now suddenly have found I have a fussy little toddler on my hands, intent on eating only yoghurt for breakfast, lunch and dinner! lol ;) Well done you for getting yours eating well x it's certainly tougher than I thought it would be! xx

  3. That's amazing....looks very tasty #wednesdaywords

  4. The boy-child eats anything and everything and the whole lot of it as well! He's 10, and I'm not looking forward to feeding him through his teenage years!

  5. We have really good eaters here, but they do have their quirks, my little boy will not touch mince meat! New follower here, you can find me here: www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk if you wanted to pop by.

  6. I too have to trick Bunny (and hubs) into eating veg they claim they don't like. I'd never thought of doing it with cottage pie or lasagna though! Great idea!

    Nice quote - certainly one to remember. I'm opting for medicine route - I hope I don't poison anyone with my cooking! :)

    Thanks for linking up to #WednesdayWords xx

  7. Wow we're all on similar themes with very different takes, yours is making me hungry. http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/diet-dilemma.html