Oh boy, I'm stepping on thin ice this week. We have kids in the kitchen cooking with sugar and food colouring to make boredom-busting
and Mikki Williden
and how eliminating sugar and additives from the diet can assist in managing symptoms.
We are all about balance here at
and believe it's okay for those without sensitivities or allergies to have the odd
, as long as it is not part of the norm; ie it's a school holiday or birthday party treat. I was expecting Mikki to have her own allergic reaction when I mentioned this week's mix but no, she said, "The experience kids get in the kitchen is important in helping them to understand how things are made. A homemade flour/sugar bomb is definitely less processed and if kids are making these things alongside something nutritious then that's fine. Social connections and family time come into it too. And kids who might feel academically challenged could get the opportunity to shine here."
If popping the little darlings down for a movie or two this week set them to task in the kitchen making
of choice. They're sure to have as much fun making them as Nikki Birrell did writing them.
Later in the week you could get the kids on to making their own
for their lunchboxes and they might be keen to help use any excess feijoas you have. Peter Gordon is full of good ideas on
For dinner tonight make Zoya and Sid Sahrawat's
or give everyone a heart-healthy dose of iron with a
. Come Wednesday, you'll need our