(WITH HIDDEN VEGGIES,
FOR SUPER-FUSSY DEMON CHILDREN)
If you look up the phrase 'fussy eater' in the imaginary dictionary, you'll see a picture of my three-year old flipping the bird.
However, being the strategic mother of dragons that I am, I've actually come up with a perfect recipe for tricking the little monster into eating vegetables all the time. YES!!
(Child, 107. Mother, 1)
Welcome to my evil underground passata lair, where vegetables roam free and without prejudice. We use this hidden-veggie special as a base on home-made pizzas, over pasta with a little cheese, or as a replacement for tomato sauce/ketchup.
I like to sinisterly watch Harry while he eats it. Is that weird?
1 celery stick
3-4 button mushrooms
2 garlic cloves
750 grams of ready-made passata
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
Throw all your vegetables into a food processor and whizz them up for two minutes
In a large, deep-base frying pan, heat a little olive oil over a medium-high flame and add the blitzed veggies
Stir for two minutes, until everything gently starts to bubble
Turn the heat down to medium and add the ready-made passata, salt and sugar to the fry pan
Continue to simmer for about 2-3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened
Add a hearty splash of balsamic vinegar, and simmer for another three minutes
VOILA! Tricking your children, 101. You're welcome.