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As a rule, the little guy eats the same as me, I have done this from day one of our BLW journey. Sometimes though, I feel like he might need something a little more nutritious than the family lunch or dinner, if I fancy a salad, I think he might need more substance. So every few days I might make a batch of something which he can eat that gives me a little more freedom…if I fancy something a little naughty!

This mix is great on its own, sprinkled with a little cheese and finished under the grill. Or you could add a few cubes of ham for lunch, or you could just serve it as a side to the roast dinner if you don’t want to share the Roasties with your little person!!

Enjoy

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Ingredients

1 carrot diced
1 parsnip diced
1 large potato diced
1 leek sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
mixed herbs
grated cheese (optional)

Add all of the diced vegetables, carrots, parsnips and potatoes to a pan of boiling water, simmer until tender, 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your cubed veg!

Heat olive oil in a second pan, then add leeks and sauté until tender.

Once leeks are tender, sprinkle over the flour and cook out gently for one minute.

Add the milk and a good pinch of herbs and black pepper. Stir on a low heat until smooth and creamy.

Drain the veg and add to the leek sauce.

Grate over a little cheese and grill/broil on high heat until cheese is golden and bubbling.

Transfer to a cooler serving dish for your little person.

  1. Hungryman says:

    Never mind the little people, this is my supper tonight. Carrots & leeks from the garden, potatoes from the larder, parsnips, cheeese & eggs from local farms.
    Tarragon and thyme from the herb garden. ……
    Mmmmmm, yummõ………

    • Hungryman says:

      thought I should explain the egg…..
      Add an egg yolk or two to the milk and beat then carry on as recipe for velvety sauce….

      • wildandwisdom says:

        That’s really interesting. I’ve never used an egg to make the sauce richer, great idea. I will give it a go the next time I make it. Love the sound of all those home grown herbs and vegetables too, wish I had greener fingers!!

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