Last week this fabulous book arrived in my mail box with a note attached from the lovely ladies at Kiwi Mummy Blogs asking if I could review it. Now, those that know me and know me well would know that asking me to hop on in the kitchen and get creating is a chance I always jump at and this was no exception. How could I say No? Well, I couldn’t..
This book is written by Bex and Suzi from Little Cooks and is about getting kids in the kitchen; having fun with food and making everyday food awesome! There are fabulous tips / helpful things to know in the front few pages as well as information on safety and hygiene. It is easy to read and at the bottom of each recipe shows children which meal this could be used for – more often than not two different meals.
Now a big kid at heart myself I could not choose what to make / create from this book so handed over the task to hubby Steve for the big decision, as Sebastian is not quite old enough to choose yet alone help me 🙁 He came back with two choices – a main and dessert (of course!) 1)Piggy Pasta – we are big pasta fans in this house and 2) Dirt Pudding – for dessert of course.
As you can imagine, I had so much fun making them both (I won’t going showing you a picture of my kitchen in action – that’s a scary sight). The Piggy Pasta was a hit with Sebastian, he thoroughly enjoyed picking up the fettuccine and slurping them like little worms. The beetroot added a great flavour while packing them with lots of nutrients. I also added some mince to this for extra protein. While Sebastian enjoyed his looking like a piggy, I drew the line at making Steve’s and mine look like it too, I did however, add a side of lightly sautéed asparagus to ours for a complete meal.
Now, I know you were all disappointed to hear that I didn’t make our dinner into little Piggy’s. However, we did enjoy our ‘Dirt Pudding’ straight out of Sebastian’s bucket raided from the sandpit (I washed it first). This was yum, yum, yum and lucky for us enough for two nights. The crunch from the biscuits added a nice textural element to the dessert whilst who doesn’t like a jelly worm or two? This would make the perfect edition to a children’s party served in little cups. I will be book marking it for coming years.
This is such a neat cook book aimed at children and of course those like myself young at heart. It is filled with fabulous recipes from all meals and adds a nice twist on some of the old faithful’s encouraging children to try new food and also get in the kitchen. I can not wait to be able to get into the kitchen with Sebastian as he gets older and start trying out Kookie Dip Racers; Naughty Nachoes; UFO Cookies and Witchy-Poo Fingers – they all sound like a LOT of fun.
So go on, get your copy of ‘Piggy Pasta and More Food with Attitude’ here today and have fun in the kitchen with your little budding chef!!!