Saturday, April 04, 2009

White Broccoli

My kids have never been fans of cauliflower, and honestly, I have probably only offered it to them about 3 times in the past 2 years, but tonight Chris made dinner and we gave it another go, with surprising success. He used the VCON Red lentil cauliflower curry recipe, substituting potato for parsnip since I was pretty sure that the potatoes would lure the kids into the meal. They both gobbled up the potatoes first and then by accident, Rowan started eating the cauliflower. He really had no clue what he was eating. Athena was hesitant at first, but with a little encouragement, she tried it and liked it. Plus she was eating the lentils (which she claims to hate) since they had turned into mush more or less. It was a very successful dinner night and Chris and I were so excited. The kids kept asking for "more white broccoli". Athena made sure we knew that it wasn't REALLY called that, and even when we were all clear that we were actually eating cauliflower, we couldn't help but continue to call it white broccoli. Here are the kids with their looks of approval.

Rowan actually ate all of his curry, and just a little bit of his rice. While Athena decided to stir hers all up in the end.

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