Ginger burger with mushroom 'buns' & Chinese coleslaw (page 118)

Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids

  • Measure and mix the dressing.
  • Brush the dressing on the mushrooms.
  • Make and shape the burgers.
  • Pull the leaves of the pak-choi apart.

My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary

Jake 4 years 11 months, James 2 years 3 months


I did the final test for dinner last night. Jake came into the kitchen with me and made his burger. He also tossed the salad. I scraped some of the mushroom glazing juices off the baking tray for him and he really liked them and he then ate a large mushroom at the table. So, from a couple of weeks ago when he didn’t want them, he now eats them through getting involved with them in the kitchen.  I ran late with this meal so we gave James some pasta we’d saved from lunch. All the J’s went away for a week then I was away working on the photos for this book, but nothing much has changed in a couple of weeks. James is still eating very few things. It still breaks my heart.