I was recently sent a bag of goodies from Little Dish and was asked to test and review. Along with this was the newly released cookbook, written /compiled by Hillary Graves, co-founder of Little Dish.
I’ve saved this book up for half term as Kieran has a keen interest in recipes and cooking/baking so I thought it would be good to combine cookery skills with a cheap half-term activity!
The recipe book is hardback and contains over 60 recipes from weaning onwards. We’ve tried several recipes now and have found them easy to follow and tasty! (Kieran has decided he wants to be a chef when he grows up, although he still wants to be a bin-man/refuse-collector on a Monday, which is when the big truck collects in my street lol!).
The best thing, in my Mummy opinion, is that these are real recipes for families. I’ve looked at lots of kiddies cookery books/cards etc and they tend to be mainly cakes and biscuits of snack like “meals” which would not go down well with Daddy after a full day at work lol! I hate the waste of cooking one meal for kids and another for adults, so these are just perfect. Our favourites so far include Lentil Soup, GG’s Chicken Supreme and Hearty Beef Stew.This book also has invaluable information on how long something can be refrigerated for and whether it is safe to freeze, and if so, how to best reheat etc.
At the end of the day, a cookery book is a cookery book, but this one is one that has struck a cord with me as it is encouraging healthy eating and cooking, which is so important; is easy to follow, and fab for getting the kids involved!
I would definitely recommend this as a good family/children’s all rounder cookbook, focussed at healthy and filling recipes based around a balanced diet.
Oh and the recipes are “Yummylicious Mummy”.
This recipe book is available from Tescos, Ocado and Amazon amongst other retailers.