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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


This could not be more simple.
You need:
- halloumi cheese (2-3 slices per person)
- pomegranate seeds (2 table spooons)
- chopped mint (1 teaspoon)
- olive oil

Heat a non-stick frying pan until it is hot (do not add any oil) Add the halloumi, wait for two minutes more or less and turn the halloumi slices around, wait for another two minutes and take it out. Scater the pomegranate seeds and mint on top and pour some (good) olive oil. That is all.

The children liked the colour of the halloumi but found it way too salty. They liked the pomegranate seeds though.



This is our second try with mushrooms - still unsuccessful. The children helped to prepare the dish but refused to eat it. They eventually tried some of the stuffing, but even that was not praised.

You need:
- one portobello per person
- salt
- olive oil
- breadcrumbs ( 2 table spoons per mushroom)
- 1 clove of garlic ( grated)
- parsley (lots)

Salt the mushrooms on both sides. Fry them for three minutes on each side in a non stick pan with a couple of table spoons of olive oil. Put them on a roasting tin. Separately, mix the breadcrumbs, olive oil, garlic andparsley ( the mixture shoudl be wet, so keep adding olive oil until you have the consistency of mud). Put a bit of teh mixture on top of each mushroom and grill it under the hotest temperature of your grill for three to four minutes. You can also add some cheese on top if you wish (either the melting sort of just parmesan)