I mostly try to follow it.
Some key concepts of the book are going to grocery shopping with your child, growing small herbs and plants in your home garden, sitting and eating as a family and reduce temptations. Next chapter gives you tips on increasing interest in making eat healthy food, healthy is tasty, make normal looking appetizing to eat and choosing good food over bad in a smart way to keep the family nutritious and healthy. I’m not a kid, Mummy! The very common rant we here every day from our kids. Rakhee has got smart answer and ways to tackle this in her book. Setting up a family routine is very important. Otherwise you will end up in kitchen whole day and kids before TV says Rakhee in her book…which is absolutely true.
Rakhee says once you make the effort and the kids settle down in the schedule, you don’t have to worry about picky eating. You can find tips on setting up a routine in this chapter. Stay calm is the sole mantra with picky eaters. Tips and tricks mentioned in this book will help you change a picky eater to eat healthy. Now coming to recipes part…this section is neatly categorised with breakfast, lunch, dinner, party planning and cooking together divisions. I tried Manchow soup and Chicken Satay from the book and they turned out hit.
Apart from I have bookmarked some more recipes to cook out from the book, which include Parmesan Herb Mini Muffins, Teriyaki Chicken with Veggie Noodles, Chicken in Red Curry, Missi Roti, Muffin Pizza, Ferrolicious Cupcakes and Paneer shashlik with BBQ sauce,…….many more….
Before I finish off let me take you on book rewind (Rakhee Style)….I suggest this book if you are looking out to get some interesting ideas on setting up food routine, making children eat healthy and if you have got a picky eater at home, then this book will enlighten you on how to tackle them. Though I was looking out for more recipes and some easy to fix ones for busy mom’s…..I find those missing in the book. Apart from that, this is not a complete recipe oriented book as I mentioned earlier in the post….but this book gives you tips on organising and planning everyday meals keeping health and nutrition in balance.
- ½ cup shredded Cabbage
- 2 tbsp. minced Carrot
- 1 tbsp. minced green Capsicum
- 2 tbsp. minced Tomato
- ½ tbsp. finely minced Ginger
- ½ tbsp. finely minced Garlic
- 1 tbsp. Oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp. dark Soy sauce
- Salt as per taste
- Pepper as per taste
- 2 tbsp. Chili oil
- 3 tbsp. Cornflour paste
- 2 cups Vegetable Stock
- Add oil to wok and when it heats up add ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute and add stock. Bring this to boil and add all the vegetables mentioned along with seasonings and sauces.
- Add cornflour paste to thicken the soup. Serve the soup by garnishing with chili oil and chopped spring onions.
- Serve warm.