You'll notice the adorable look on his face here. On his four month birthday I thought I might try him on some solids - mushed up pear and banana - and this is the look he gave me.
"What the hell is this mum, so not impressed."
But then as he had more, he grew to like it, and by the end of it he had a death grip on my hand (babies are strong!) trying to get the spoon back into his mouth as quickly as possible.
It made me think about trying new foods, and about how, as adults, we tend to stick to certain foods because it's easier. We go to the same places at the supermarket and get the same products, barely looking at what else is there.
So sometimes it's a good idea to try something new - and it's so easy to just Google a recipe to make with your new food! You might have this unimpressed face on at first, but who knows, it could turn into your new favourite food.
Before I experienced two years of being a vegetarian, I used to base all of my meals around meat, as do most of us. Now, a lot of the time I base them around what I find at the veggie market.
I just love, love, love going to the veggie market because I always find something new, and I love eating seasonally because not only is it cheap - it just feels really good.
Lately I've been finding purple veggies. A few weeks ago I found purple kumara, which I'd never tried before, and I cooked it up for a family dinner with roast pork - FYI, purple kumara cooks faster than other kumara and potatoes so be aware of that or you'll end up with a smooshy mess of purple (still yum though). Then I found purple carrots! Which were an absolutely beautiful colour when I cut them up. They went well with a meal of crispy chicken and chips, and didn't taste a whole lot different to orange carrots.
Then I found this green stuff called choy sim - kind of like a skinny version of bok choy. And man was it delicious chucked in a rice noodle stir fry with a bunch of other veggies!
So what new foods are you going to try this week?