So. You tried my favourite food today: Indian Palak Paneer (or spinach and cheese curry). I’m not sure you ‘loved’ it as much as I do, but you sure did eat some. Palak Paneer is the top of my food list. Don’t know why – just love the stuff. Actually I do know why. Spinach and cheese and curry. All rolled into one. For a vegetarian. Delightful. We make it with fresh ricotta as a substitute for real paneer, and it works out great.
We cooked it last night for dinner, same as usual, just with no salt. We’re getting closer to just feeding you what we eat with some slight modifications. Anyway, I have been feeling a little lacking in iron, and was having a spinach craving, so your dad cooked it up.
And so you got it for dinner tonight as we’re running low on other home-cooked baby meals.
You still prefer apples though – it’s apparent from your facial expressions. It’s fun to watch your face when new tastes are introduced. We’ll keep at it.
I’ve read and heard that children’s tastebuds develop over time and it’s likely you’ll reject things you once ate happily when you get a bit older. So, for now, we’ll just let you eat a wide range and hope that somehow even if in the shorter term you start to refuse to eat a bunch of them, that the tastes sink into your subconscious and as you grow older you’ll grow back into them.