Saturday, November 15, 2008
I made the usual, lemon garlic seitan with pasta (brown rice fusilli if you want all the details), and decided last minute to add some chopped kale to the seitan. I've used kale that has been minced in the food processor, and it went over well, but chunks of veggies aren't usually welcomed by my children. Tonight I was in for a huge surprise. I served Athena a plate with 2 sections, one with the pasta, and one with the seitan and kale. I noticed she was first picking out just the seitan, but I wasn't too worried. Next thing I know, she eats a bite of kale. I don't say anything, but stop and stare for a minute. And then, it happened, she was like, "I'm going to put this over here (kale with pasta) because I love it so much!" Chris and I looked at each other and tried to act like it was no big deal, meanwhile sneaking thumbs up signals to each other. She even asked for seconds! It is funny to me that she won't touch most vegetables, but kale and spinach are usually OK in small amounts. Tomatoes, onions, zucchini, asparagus, and cooked carrots are still out though!