We are on a food lockdown

We are on a food lockdown.

The only things to pass Sprog’s lips in the last few days are pasta, yogurt and grapes.

A couple, literally, cheerios made it through before breakfast lockdown.

A few pieces of pasta at the lunchtime lockdown.

Then magic. At dinner time Daddy was home. We managed to get a slice of toast in and then… You guessed it…lockdown.

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My ‘clever’ attempt to cook small veg and add the sauce in small bits was thwarted by Sprog!


I have tried to chop veg small and make a sauce… he doesn’t eat the sauce… just ‘plain papa’ (his words).

This from the BLW (baby led weaning) boy who ate everything…I have to apologise… I was that smug mother… “well, he’s only 7 months and he eats everything!” I can hear myself now (and read it here!) and all I want to do is tell myself to sod off, it won’t last, he will become a toddler who eats white food, sometimes.

Does anyone have any tips? Which do not involve me cooking and pureeing vegetables into sauces etc…I work full time, I simply do not have the time or the willpower to spend hours in the evening cooking food he won’t eat.

Help me?!?! Please!

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Fun with Falafels

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This morning I got my bake on. It’s very uncharacteristic of me and shall be happening quite alot this week which is possibly unfortunate for my long suffering family.

I turned my hand to Falafels! I don’t think I’ve ever even eaten them before so I wasn’t expecting greatness. In fact, the recipe that I followed was very straight forward and included my favourite kitchen implement… The whizzer!!  Better known to actual domesticated cooking people as a hand blender (I had to check the box to see what it’s actual name is).

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The finished article took shape simply and easily. They grilled perfectly well and kept out looking quite tasty.

I was more than pleased at the reception they received at lunch time too. I made them into little hand sized nuggets and sprog demolished them in large quantities!

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