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What's the best way to get my daughter eating spicy food?

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What's the best way to get my daughter eating spicy food?

kookiegoddess | Jun 24, 2011 09:12 AM

She doesn't seem to like any spice in her food at all, and I love it! We often eat very different meals because I make something with a little fresh chilli in it, or that uses lots of spices, or is even just very peppery. I prefer to eat asian food because I find it a lot lighter and so those dishes are often cooked just before we eat too, whereas my daughter eats much earlier in the evening.

I'd love to get her eating chile con carne for a start, but she hates pulses too (another of my favourite foods).

Any good tips to start her off? She has had a mild thai curry at a friend's house, but I think that was using a jarred paste and I normally make my paste from scratch and it can be a bit hot.

I think we often get into a rut with kids food because you don't want to go to the trouble of making something new that they then reject out of hand...

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