Here you will find recipes that celebrate vegetables instead of hiding them and ideas for raising little gourmands. After receiving a myriad of comments and questions about how Grace (2.5) and even Charlotte (nearly 1 year) eat such a wide range of foods, I started Grace Gourmet as a kitchen journal of sorts for my friends and family looking for ideas.
I want this to be a place of inspiration and discussion for other food-loving parents that want their kids to have a healthy relationship with food. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the title “Grace Gourmet” means we eat elaborately and expensively. While we enjoy good food, we try our best to stick to a strict food budget and aim to cook as simple and seasonal as possible. I’m pretty sure that because I always like to serve our meals with a garnish on a clean kitchen table with a candle, I’ve tricked everyone into thinking I cook “fancy.” However, most things I cook take very little time and effort.
I want to note that I genuinely enjoy cooking and everything involved (except the clean-up!) – I wouldn’t put forth the effort if I didn’t. I don’t foresee myself ever sewing my kids’ Halloween costumes or coaching a sports team because that wouldn’t be enjoyable for me. We all have our passions which we apply to parenting, and food is mine. Enjoy and happy cooking! -Addie