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#661 Sun 13 Jan 13 9:05am

Thistledo

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Mix a tsp of powdered mustard in with the mixture, or even a few chili flakes.

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#662 Sun 13 Jan 13 11:24am

hippytea

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

greenwom02 wrote:

My partner and I have recently had a huge change to our lives and taken on our autistic grandson (Lachlan) living with us full-time. Have you considered taking on a challenge and developing menus for kids with disabilities?

I consider myself as a competent cook, however given their visual, texture and change resilience tendencies cooking healthy food is a real challenge.

Hi Marc! Welcome to the forum.

Congratulations on your big change! I wish your family all the best with it.

I reckon writing a cookbook specifically for kids with disabilities would be difficult, as the challenges will vary so much from one individual to the next. But maybe we can help with Lachlan - what does he like to eat just now? Maybe there are some favourite dishes that can be subtly "healthed up".

Also, would he be interested in watching you cook, and maybe even helping himself? Understanding what goes into food and being involved in the process of cooking can help any kid to overcome their anxieties about trying something new. Even if he won't try what you eat, maybe it will ease his anxieties about the whole thing, which could benefit him later.

I also found these articles about diet for children with autism spectrum disorders - maybe useful if you haven't seen them already:

http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-au … cents.aspx

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#663 Sun 13 Jan 13 3:10pm

Thistledo

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Barm Cakes
Being a southerner, I need to know if they're similar to our baps?  Understand the Barms are larger than baps.
What I'd like to know is, can I make the dough for these so-called famous barm cakes in my breadmaker and if so I'd like a recipe, please.
There's a challenge for someone big_smile
Hubby is from the north and cries out for Wigan Potato pies and Barm cakes.  I can handle the first item.
In anticipation, ta muchly.

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#664 Sun 13 Jan 13 7:47pm

studentchef08

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

I know valentines day is next month but I want to start thinking of ideas. My boyfriend is visiting me at uni for the weekend and I want to cook him a nice romantic meal. I'm stuck on what to cook him as I live by the sea so the obvious thing to cook is fish but he hates fish. He quiet likes lamb and Italian food. Any suggestions of a menu?

Thanks!!

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#665 Sun 13 Jan 13 7:55pm

wine~o

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Dump him...he doesn't like fish..

or Lamb shanks, Slooooow cooked in red wine and rosemary...

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#666 Sun 13 Jan 13 8:09pm

mummza

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

wine~o wrote:

Dump him...he doesn't like fish..

Harsh wine-o ... Harsh !

But I agree slow cooked lamb shanks could be a winner

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#667 Mon 14 Jan 13 2:01am

mudpyz

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hi - after 30 mumble years of marriage to the same guy - i am finding his taste buds to be - i guess - rather boring - he is terrified of - chillies - zucchini - chicken of any kind - snow peas - broccoli - mushrooms - any form of fresh herbs - even dried herbs - fennel - pumpkin - vinegarettes of any kind - home made mayo - garlic - shallots - nasturtiums - the list can go on and on and onnnnn - how do you educate a males palette to be adventurous - i am at the point of giving up trying to keep him healthy - all he wants is fried fried fried and the revolting pink slime that is passed of as minced meat - steak which can be expensive frozen peas and boiled potatoes - dont even put the melted butter and mint on them - thats classed as weird food now or as he often puts it foreign muck - any ideas out there????????

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#668 Mon 14 Jan 13 2:30am

Maree

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Divorce?

Seriously, he does seem to have a limited palate, doesn't he? Do you have to eat as he does?

Have you tried sneaking vegetables into his food as I did withy kids? What about fish? Pasta? Rice? Start off "gentle" and gradually kick it up a notch.

Sorry, I've not been much help:/.

Welcome to the forums wave

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#669 Mon 14 Jan 13 8:32pm

hippytea

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

At the end of the day, you can't educate his palate. That's up to him. You can lead a husband to interesting food, but you can't make him eat it.

I suppose you could cook interesting food for yourself and give him his plate with just the plain bits? But cooking two meals is a lot of work. To be honest, if he really is that fussy, I'd tell him to cook his own food. I do make allowances for Mr. Hippytea's preferences, and he for mine, but if either of us was as picky as that, I think the other would be justified in drawing a line.

At the end of the day, if someone else is doing you the honour of cooking for you, you should eat what's put in front of you, or at least pick out the bits you don't like without complaining. It's simple manners.

Oh, and I just have to say that the thing about "educating a male's palate" is unfair. Fussy people are fussy people whatever the gender.

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#670 Tue 15 Jan 13 7:09pm

thompi

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hello Jamie.

I'm a big fan and I love your passion for cooking real food.
When your show is on TV, I watch it. You an inspiration.

I have one question:
Are you Fat Scared??

I saw you cooking on TV where you use fat free yoghurt in a tartar sauce. Why?
I'm sorry to say but I think you have gained some weight and as most of us, you probably blame the fat.
I was scared of fat before. I replaced real butter with margarine, used all sorts of low fat products and the result was weight gain.
I have been eating according to LCHF for 2 months now with a weight loss of 7kg, even without exercise.
Now I eat until I'm full on "Real" food staying away from sugar, bread, light products and still I can loose weight.

Jamie, please give this a chance!

Best Regards,
Thomas big_smile

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