It may be surprised to hear I have never cooked cauliflower for my children. I positively detest it and as a result it has not darkened my kitchen since... well, possibly never.
I was surfing the Cow & Gate 5 step weaning website (we are trialling the programme, review coming up next week) and I spotted a cauliflower cheese recipe. It occurred to me that I really should not be limiting the girls palette based on my dislikes. Cue a trip out to buy a cauliflower.
The recipe is super easy. So easy in fact I was kicking myself for not making it before. I scaled it up to use the whole cauliflower (I couldn't bear the thought of it lurking in my fridge) and it made 8 generous meals for 9mth old Little I. It did look revolting but most baby food looks unappetising so I figured the baby was the real judge of it. I certainly wasn't going to try it. Thank god they invented heat indicator spoons...
Guess what. She loved it. In fact she ate so much of it I was a little concerned! Little E refused to try it, proving my point that I need to make sure I offer the girls as much variety as possible, even if I don't like something myself. Husband is super excited as he loves cauliflower cheese with his roast and after this experiment he may get some now and then.
You can find the recipe on the Cow & Gate website here. While you are there you can sign up for the 5 step weaning programme and keep a record of your child's first tastes, likes and dislikes. Or just browse the scrummy recipes for inspiration!
We are trialling Cow & Gate's 5 step weaning programme but all opinions are our own.