Ella’s Kitchen – The Cook Book Review & Giveaway

I was over the moon when Ella’s Kitchen contacted me to review The Cook Book – The Red One. Elliott has always been a fussy eater, so I thought it’d be great to get inspired by new food ideas for him, and especially recipes he could eventually help me with. The physical book is an inspiration in itself, it has a beautiful hard cover, bright glossy pages and beautiful photographs. It is not only great for teaching the BIG chefs about healthy eating, but the little chefs too. There’s even stickers in the back for the kiddies to decorate the pages of their favourite recipes.

So after admiring the book, it was time for some cooking…

OK, I’ll tell you right now that as much as I really wanted to get Elliott involved in making some yummy delights from this gorgeous cook book, I tried but failed, miserably. When Elliott is standing up there with me, he is only interested in one thing – Turning the tap on with the potential of flooding the kitchen. If I move him, he moves the chair back to the sink. So after having a couple of stirs in the bowl here and a lick of his fingers there, it was all left up to mummy to try out some of the yummy, scrummy recipes. I’m sure one day he’ll love to join in more, this book is designed to help little ones engage in food and appreciate it which I’m sure will help transform Elliott’s fussiness.

First up I thought I’d try making the ‘Lovely Lasagne’. And what do you know, here’s the amazing results…Elliott is eating  inhaling his dinner!

After the success of the Lovely Lasagne, I thought I’d try my hand at one of the ‘Five ways with pitta, wrap or roll fillings’ and made the ‘Chompy cheese, carrot & apple’ filling for Elliott’s lunch. I couldn’t believe it, another contented Elliott eating his food! It was so good that I had it for lunch too!

There are so many more fantastic recipes for us to make, from speedy snacks to delicious dinners – 100 recipes in fact! This would make an absolutely fabulous Christmas present and is great for little kids and big kids (including adults).  The book is available to purchase at all good bookstores for $24.99 or you can purchase it here.

Ella’s Kitchen have some wonderful products, you can visit them at their website and on Facebook.

The good news is, I have two gorgeous hard back copies to GIVEAWAY!

To ENTER, simply leave a blog post comment telling me what you most enjoy about cooking with your kids?

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1. This competition is open from now until 10th  November 2013 5pm Australian EST
2. The winner will be announced on this blog, Facebook and Twitter and I will contact you via email. Please supply a valid email address. You will have 3 days to respond, otherwise the prize will be redrawn.
3. The prize is not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash
4. The prize will not be replaced in the event that it is stolen, lost or damaged in transit
5. The Multitasking Mummy accepts no responsibility for prizes sent by Ella’s Kitchen Australia. 
6. This competition is open to Australian Residents only.
7. This giveaway is not associated, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.
8. This giveaway is based on a game of skill and the most creative response will be selected as the winner. 

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The Multitasking Mummy received a copy of this book for the specific purpose of providing an honest review. No financial compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Terms & Conditions

1. This competition is open from now until 1st November 2013 5pm Australian EST
2. The winner will be announced on this blog, Facebook and Twitter and I will contact you via email. You will have 3 days to respond, otherwise the prize will be redrawn.
3. The prize is not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash
4. The prize will not be replaced in the event that it is stolen, lost or damaged in transit
5. I accept no responsibility for prizes sent.
6. This competition is open to Australian Residents only.
7. This giveaway is not associated, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.
8. This giveaway is based on a game of skill and the best response will be selected as the winner.

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Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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17 Comments

  1. November 1, 2013 / 3:24 am

    I love that it reminds me of how important it is to be patient with my kids!

  2. Haley May
    November 1, 2013 / 6:48 am

    Awesome to Elliott enjoying new foods 🙂

    I love how much Abbie enjoys being involved in the cooking process.
    If she helps prepare a meal, she is much more inclined to try new foods.

    Also it is such an easy way to teach her so many things from the names, shapes and colours of foods to simple math when measuring out quantities.

  3. November 1, 2013 / 9:10 am

    Sounds like a lovely book!! What I enjoy most about cooking with my kids is seeing the joy on their faces as they create something. Sometimes they don’t end up loving what we cook (although often they do) but the experience – even if a bit messy – is such a highlight for them.

  4. November 1, 2013 / 10:25 am

    I love that it reminds me of my childhood cooking with mum and grandma. Also I love sharing the spoons to lick!

  5. November 3, 2013 / 4:42 am

    The absolute fun of cooking with kids – who cares about the mess!

  6. November 3, 2013 / 4:42 am

    I love cooking with my kids so many smiles and laughs – who cares about the MESS!

  7. November 3, 2013 / 5:07 am

    Loved cooking with all my daughters,giggles and mess ,all the more fun.
    Now I’m living it all over again with my granddaughter,she loves coming to Nans because we bake up at storm.

  8. November 3, 2013 / 5:09 am

    Loved cooking with all 4 of my girls,lots of laughter and the mess it didn’t matter.
    Now I’m doing it all again with my granddaughter and it’s as much fun the second time round 🙂

  9. Anonymous
    November 3, 2013 / 5:46 am

    Absolutely nothing. They make a mess, get in my way, get underfoot and want to add the most inappropriate ingredients to whatever is being made.

    Kez.

  10. November 3, 2013 / 6:05 am

    I love giving him the chance to cook things he sees made on tv and to build his confidence to give anything ago!

  11. November 3, 2013 / 8:53 am

    What I love most about cooking is knowing my food doesn’t contain nasty chemicals and preservatives! A healthy body and mind comes from a healthy diet.

  12. November 3, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    I love to see how my little kids give their 100% when they are baking or making salad with me. I love their never ending questions about food & the fact that I will teach them few of my mum’s recipes which they will cherish throughout their life.

  13. November 5, 2013 / 7:19 am

    I love watching them learn, so one day they can cook for the family and I can sit back and relax.

  14. Anonymous
    November 8, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    I remember, learning how to cook Coonacs, ( Yabby`s)
    peeling them, eating them, but also trying to cook them in different ways, some where very nice.

  15. November 9, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    cookies are the best thing to cook with my daughter because she loves to eat the choc chips as we make it.

  16. November 10, 2013 / 5:46 am

    I have so many beautiful childhood memories that involve cooking and baking with my Mum and Great Nan. Now that I have children, I cook with the boys as often as I can (and when practical!) in the hope they will have the same special memories. I also love that they are learning how food is produced and where it comes from – it doesn’t just appear on a supermarket shelf!

  17. December 29, 2013 / 1:41 am

    Thanks for the great review. I’m not sure I would have been interested in the book but your review has given me a better understanding and I am looking forward to reading it now