It’s a topic that’s been on my mind a lot recently, with the new cookbooks out that advise you to disguise vegetables and the like into kid friendly food (http://www.thesneakychef.com/ and http://www.deceptivelydelicious.com/site/)Do you cook what you know your kids will eat, or do you cook what you want, and expect them to try new things?
I tend to cook what I want, and expect the kids to try new things. I have been cooking a variety of ethnic dishes since the day they started eating solid foods and I have never had a problem with them eating what ever we ate and they are alway willing to try new things. For example, my 7 year old, given the choice would rather eat Miso soup and Sushi over a hot dog and Mac and cheese anyday.
That being said this recipe was a major hit this weekend:
Thai Style Coconut Chicken Soup
Diced tomatoes and shredded chicken in a creamy coconut soup
|1||can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, undrained|
|1||can (13.5 oz each) coconut milk|
|1||cup shredded cooked chicken (1 cup = 4 oz)|
|2||tablespoons fish sauce|
|1||tablespoon chili garlic sauce|
|6||thin slices peeled fresh ginger|
|Thinly sliced green onions, optional|