Sweet potato shepherd's pie (page 256)

Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids

  • Peel the sweet potatoes with as much supervision as your child needs. 
  • Cut the butter with a butter knife.
  • Measure cinnamon or Mauritius massale spice blend if you can get it: http://www.seasonedpioneers.co.uk/ .



4 tablespoons flaked almonds. If you fancy a hedgehog, stick these into the mashed sweet potato.

My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary

Jake 4 years 6 months, James 1 year 10 months


This was a massive hit. Jake even ate some of mine. If you are ever having problems with your kids eating vegetables I suggest this as a way to introduce them. Carrots, peas, corn, beans, broccoli, and cauliflower can be mixed through the lamb. You could mix parsnips, potatoes or pumpkin with the sweet potatoes. It's worth searching out the Mauritius massale spice blend as I think it’s a magical mixture for kids.