Sunday, April 22, 2007

C is for Chard and Lentils



Only three days of school holidays left and Freddie is getting a little stir crazy. He pings around our postage-stamp back garden like a ballbearing in a pinball machine. In his mind it is Wembley Stadium. We do take him to the park daily(sounds like a puppy)but it isn't enough. Decent-sized back gardens in Central London are prohibitively expensive. Roll on the start of the summer term.

We can't expand our garden but our virtual adventure with the Great Big Vegetable Challenge continues. I have to say that chard has not brought out the creative spirit in all of you. So I will get the ball rolling with this recipe - Chard and Puy Lentils. Freddie looked at it, lipped curled up and told me it looked unpleasant. But he offered rather generously to close his eyes and see if it tasted better than it looked. And it did. He loved it in fact. But only if he didn't actually look at it. Which is strange but I can work with that approach if it means he is enjoying vegetables. Blindfold your children before feeding them!
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  1. Anonymous6:14 PM

    I've only just come across your blog and I think this is a fantastic idea! There is another blog that I like to visit from time to time, and I think you may enjoy it as well (apologies if someone has already pointed it out to you):
    I'm not a vegan, but I do love veggies, and I'm always looking for ways to make them more appealing to kids (and to some adults!). This blog (and yours) has some inspiring ideas. Thanks again, and I'll be back!

  2. I generally just like my chard quickly sauted with olive oil and garlic. However , I've also used it as in a pasta sauce similar to the recipe below. (I added garlic and grated parmesan cheese.)

    Elise's website is a good one for finding recipes, especially vegetable ones.

  3. I wish my mom did veggies like you, we had a lot of canned goods and veggies steamed to mush.


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