|Littlest Monkey picking snow peas for lunch.|
|Snow peas with black sesame seeds and a salad roll up.|
My snow peas are just about coming to an end. Little Monkey Boy loves snow peas which is a relief because it is tricky trying to find vegetables he won't turn his nose up at. This week he picked some for his lunch. I convinced him to try something new. I cooked them quickly in a little olive oil and with some black sesame seeds I'd bought for a bargain a couple of months ago in Footscray. Then I added a splash of tamari at the end. When he saw them he started whining. Fortunately, I tricked him into trying one by asking if I could have a taste because they look so delicious and those black sesame seeds look just like ants etc, etc. When he tasted one his face broke into a surprised smile and he said "they taste like unhealthy food!" He then started yum, yumming his way through the plate. Hmmm it's clear I'm doing something wrong - Little Monkey associates yummy food with unhealthy food!
NutriNic - My sister the dietitian.
She has been coerced into making an occasional comment on my blog. So thanks sis! It's handy having health professionals in the family. Her husband is a dentist so I make sure I corner both of them at family functions for free professional advice on all things food and teeth! Strangely, the professional expertise of Monkey Man and myself are rarely called on in the same way. Not much demand for the opinions of a drama teacher and musician!
NutriNic says about snow peas...