Today was a very full day. For brekky we had dry roasted porridge with apple and chia,flax and Linseed as well as goji and cinnamon all simmered in milk sweetened with a little honey. The kids really loved it!!
For lunch my wife cooked mixed vegetable parathas with yoghurt and pickle. The vegetables she minced were spinach, coriander, cauliflower and spiced with Garam masala. This was mixed with chapati flour, made into a dough, before being rolled into thin,round and flat shapes,like a very thin pizza base. This was then cooked on a tava or flat iron pan for a couple of minutes on each side. This type of breakfast is a typical Sub Continental breakfast or lunch.
For afternoon snacks I gave the kids cut apple, orange and banana as well as a few tortilla chips. The kids had plenty of water and milk.
Dinner was a sumptuous lasagne made from mushroom mince in a tomato sauce flavoured with fresh basil. This was mixed with onion, peppers, carrots, garlic and oregano. This was layered with TESCO lasagne sheets and topped with white lasagne sauce and strong cheddar cheese. It was served with fresh home made chips and a salad of lettuce, tomato, carrot, cucumber and spring onion. We had visitors over so there was plenty. This is an excellent way of using vegetables up and getting it into the kids. To wash it all down I made cucumber infused water-again a novel way to get kids to drink water.
For dessert we had apple roses with cream (made with Apple, puff pastry and honey). Had a nice cup of cafetière coffee to finish.
This was truly a foodie day and we try and keep Sunday’s for family and we love cooking all food from scratch and sitting round the dinner table!! Ps my wife was at work today so we shared the cooking and I took the kids horse riding, the park and built up their appetites!!