Monday, January 16, 2012

When a picky eater eats your vegetables

Our son has been home from school for the holidays. We do not eat fast food, but his leftovers are in our refrigerator.

We try to eat at least two meatless meals a week. One night I cooked chana masala (chickpeas with tomatoes) and curried ratatouille with 12-grain rice. You know something's good when your picky eater son eats seconds!

First, he tasted some ratatouille off my plate. Then he served himself some, though he passed on the chickpeas and rice. Then he came back for another helping. He did qualify it by saying he wished I'd left out the zucchini! So he was tolerating the 2 kinds of bell peppers!

After his birthday dinner tonight, with all the butter and olive oil, I'm eating a ratatouille sandwich! Bon appetit!


  1. I can understand how good it feels when your kids enjoys your home cooked meal! Chana masala is a huge favorite for us bu I cook it without the tomatoes.

    1. Harshleen, last year when I was unemployed for months, I started reading recipes and buying spices from the Indian market. I'm no expert, but can cook a decent palak paneer, dal and chana masala. I guess the ratatouille is Franco-Indian fusion! I love the way the kitchen smells afterwards!