ABC: aubergine, barley, chicken

The barley takes a bit of time to cook but it’s pretty straight forward and the rest of this recipe is really easy and quick.  You just throw everything into the pot and leave it to bubble away!  The harissa spice is a gentle way of introducing your little one’s palate to some different flavours and spice.

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Spag Bol o’clock!

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This is a firm favourite in our house.  We usually make extra and once I re-add the mince, I put some bolognese into another pot for the grown-ups and add some white wine in place of the grape juice.

Makes about 4-6 kiddie portions.

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A fruity little caterpillar

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One of Lentil’s favourite bedtime stories is Eric Carle’s “The Hungry Caterpillar”.  He has 4 different versions of the book!  So today I took some inspiration from this cute story for his post-nap snack (yes he still naps and I’m soooo loving it especially on those rare occasions when Trouble sleeps at the same time!!)

I like having a bit of fun with food sometimes and it makes it a bit more interesting for Lentil too. I still haven’t got him eating oranges though – just too citrusy and obviously I didn’t allow him eat the legs! But the bananas, strawberries and raisins were devoured.

Lentil’s Second Birthday

Let them eat cake!

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I can’t believe my little Lentil is turning two this week!  And of course a birthday calls for some cake.  I’m having a slight melt down about said cake this year. Having only baked a couple of cakes theretofore and never having decorated any, I decided (in my wisdom) last year that I should bake / make all Lentil’s birthday cakes. Or at least until he’s about 18! Boy, am I beginning to regret my earthly-motherness now….

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