were sent the little dish The Family Cookbook to review, written by the little
dish founder Hillary Graves it proved to be an inspirational cookbook that
really helped me get the boys involved in the kitchen.
has enjoyed browsing through the recipe book, picking out what he would like to
make next time. The book is presented
in an appealing way with meals, snacks and puddings that are all easy to
follow. The included recipes encourage
children to eat better, getting more important nutrients in the process. I am guilty of using convenience foods and
making excuses of not having enough time, but by cooking with the children they
are entertained and dinner is getting made in the process…
a family we do have a sweet tooth so I was glad to see that the classic sweet
treats in this book are made with less sugar.
For the Eton Mess it actually suggested leaving the sugar out if you
wanted too, we did and it was sweet enough from the natural sugars in the
strawberries and raspberries.
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particularly liked the addition of the little chef’s skills chart especially if
your keen to develop your child’s cooking skills. Helping give them confidence in their ability and build on useful
skills for the future. The included stickers
act as a reward when they successfully achieve something (like cracking eggs or
rolling meat balls). When it is
completed you can send a photo of your child and their finished chart to claim
at little dish Little Chef’s apron. I
think that is a lovely idea and a nice little extra as part of your cooking
am pleased that eldest has been more receptive to raspberries since helping
make the rather delicious Eton Mess.
Being included in the cooking makes children more likely to sample
different flavours. They have a sense
of pride for helping produce something tasty and because of this they want to
enjoy it all (raspberries included!). I
was not sure how it would be with the balsamic vinegar but it had a great
flavour and worked extremely well.
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You can find out more information about the cookbook at littledish.co.uk.