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MUM WHAT’S FOR TEA? GROW COOK ENJOY BOOK REVIEW

Posted by Kat Heath on 04 Nov 2019

‘Mum what’s for tea?’ Seems to be a forevermore reoccurring theme of conversation in our household. As soon as my five year old comes back from school, food seems to be the main focus point of discussion.

I often struggle to find inspiration for healthy and tasty things for both my children to enjoy eating for tea. My eldest has school dinners so the usual and sometimes monotonous tea time menu offerings of scrambled egg on toast, jacket potato or sandwiches with mediocre fillings (which all have their place) can seem rather boring to eat but also boring to make.

So one rainy afternoon I suggested to Harry that we make his tea together. Now anyone that knows me, knows I hate messy and disorganised kitchens, so the thought of cooking with my children does sometimes bring a slight shiver up my spine, however after looking at the Grow, Cook, Enjoy cookbook I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the recipes were to follow and how the risk of disorder and disarray was pretty much null as all the measurements and quantities are clear and concise and the recipes are extremely easy and quick to prepare.

We opted to make the Pin Wheel Pizza, which is a healthy alternative to the classic margarita pizza.

A super simple dough mixture was created using Harry’s kneading skills with a topping of passata, chunks of mozzarella, slices of ham and strips of fresh basil from our kitchen table.

After 20 minutes in the oven we all had a yummy slice of this beautifully light and tasty pizza roll. Other healthy and tasty recipes include, homemade Basil Pesto, Peach Cobbler, Strawberry Tarts the book really is jam packed with some real treats!

Alongside the recipes there is a section which discusses gardening and growing your own fruit and vegetables at home with a table showing when to sow and when to harvest, there are also facts about bees and a section on how to cut food safely.

Jayne McGhee, the author of Grow, Cook, Enjoy trained as a professional chef working in a variety of kitchens and restaurants, however now Jayne utilises her expertise and experience by teaching children in preschools and schools, running workshops where she can share her passion for growing food, cooking food and enjoying food.

Jayne runs a workshop aimed at preschoolers every Thursday at her home in Epsom. Attendees learn about ingredients, where they grow, different flavours and textures and how to measure and prepare the ingredients and cook with recipes. All ingredients, materials and equipment is supplied and the children get to take home what they have prepared in their class. Additionally they all receive a recipe card to take home with them encouraging them to practice cooking with their families.

Classes run ever Thursday at: 9.30am, 11am and 1pm For more information contact Jayne on: 07905107054 Or email: contact@growcookenjoy.co.uk or visit the website https://www.growcookenjoy.co.uk/

Kat xx

 
Kat Heath
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry and Elliott.

Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.

Her passions are fashion, interiors, wellbeing and food!

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