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Josephs cous cous salad

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This is currently one of Joseph’s favourites – not to mention the fact that it keeps him occupied for longer so it gives me a chance to give the kitchen a clean or prep for dinner!  You can get the original recipe from Annabell Karmel, however I have changed a couple of bits in mine in accordance to little mans likes and dislikes!

It requires no cooking and is the quickest thing to make – 10minutes or so! Ideal for a working lunch too. I make it regularly for me and the bf for work.

Joseph is pretty independent when it comes to his food and hates being fed unless it is porridge – even then he is trying to fight me for the spoon. Of course at the beginning I fed him but he loves being independent and getting messy ! The best is watching him with a petit filous! Food time should be fuuuuuuuuuun! ( I do understand though that some people may have OCD – not saying it has to be messy to be fun xx ) 

You will need: 200g Cous cous, 1 red pepper, 8 spring onions, 500ml hot vegetable stock, cucumber, 4tbsp olive oil, 6tsp lemon juice, 2tsp honey, salt&pepper to taste, a bit of feta

Put the cous cous in a bowl with hot vegetable stock and place a tea towel over the top (I tend to rinse the cous cous in cold water first – not gonna act like I even know why, it just said on my packet to)  – leave to stand for approx 10 mins or until the stock has been soaked up

Whilst your cous cous is standing, chop up your veg.

After 10 mins, fluff the cous cous with a fork and add the veg and crumble in some feta – you can add some raisins too!

Whisk together the remaining ingredients for your dressing and add to your cous cous dish – olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper. 

I either stick in a tupperware if taking out for lunch somewhere or pour straight on to his food tray!

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This is such a versatile dish you could pretty much add alsorts to it, tomatos, carrots, bit of chopped chicken breasts – experiment all you like

*Please note, honey is not advised for children under 1 years old – very occasionally it contains a spore of a bacterium that can cause a rare form of food poisoning in babies* 

*Please note, I also don’t make things like this for Joseph all the time, he is more than happy with a cheese sandwich but it makes me happy making him stuff like this on the day’s that I get to be with him when he is not at nursery*

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