We try to eat as clean as possible in this house, although that´s sometimes a mean feat with both boys being suckers for all things chocolate.
By far the hardest thing is getting my son to eat enough vegetables and hubby to eat any fish at all!
Tonight I made a pumpkin soup which I actually got my son to eat…score! This was probably down to one main thing; We made the soup together. It may seem totally unrelated but believe me it´s not. Just the fact that he was the chef tonight made the soup taste oh so much better. That and it was a pretty tasty soup 😉
To find the original recipe for this soup go here, I´ve changed a couple of minor things and I really liked the results, although the original recipe is still amazing.
You will need:
1 pack of peeled and de-seeded fresh pumpkin (sold in Mercadona, Lidl and Eroski.)
1 small onion
3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon curry powder (or 1 whole one if it´s not for kids)
1 chopped carrot
1 garlic clove
4 cups of water and one chicken stock cube or 2 cups homemade chicken stock and 2 cups of water
In a large pot on medium heat, use a drop of virgin olive oil to saute the chopped onion, then add spices and cook momentarily. Add in all remaining vegetables and a pinch of salt and saute for a further 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and add your pumpkin and liquid stock. Bring back to boil and then simmer, partly covered for twenty minutes. When the soup has cooled, use a hand-held blender to puree and serve to a hungry clan.
As the boys in my house are big carnivores I served this soup with a main course of chicken for the boys (little man had his with egg noodles, to add a carbohydrate) and I cooked myself some Salmon.
Making two different meals isn´t ideal but otherwise I wouldn´t eat as much fish as I´d like, and neither hubby nor I eat carbs in the evening (better to eat them at lunch time when you can burn them off.)
Happy cooking everyone!