Lentils are one of those foods that just don't present well. They can taste absolutely fabulous but have very little plate appeal ... Not that my boys care when eating them as they taste great and are a really good, filling addition to the lunchbox. But when I'm photographing them I'm not enthused about the "look". I am however, delighted to serve them - especially to Max. Now he's not eating meat lentils are a simple way to provide protein and help keep him full too. I have noticed he seems to be eating more so his body is probably missing the satiating meat portion he would normally have.
Today he has chopped veg (a given), corn, apple, plum, a piece of kumara quiche and a big portion of lentils. I cooked a big batch last night and spent time thinking how I could infuse flavour into Max's without adding any meat stock/meat. I was delighted as his actually tasted better than the other one I did which I slow cooked with some lamb!
Hi I'm Judith. Welcome to our page and please feel free to comment or contact me personally. I am mother to two fabulous boys, Max and Joe and am passionate about fresh food for families.