Mamalu Kitchen can make a cook out of you and your kids!
I don’t know about you mamas, but when it comes to rustling up healthy, varied meals for the kiddos, I just don’t have the time – or the imagination. But I can’t help feeling that outsourcing without even trying feels like giving up. And judging by the frantic feeds I’ve seen on Facebook and the school what’s app groups, I’m not the only one struggling with this ‘can’t do, should do’ cooking problem. Which is why when I heard about ‘Mamalu Kitchen’ cooking classes, I was keen to give them a try.
Mamalu Kitchen was set up by a mother of three under twos (yikes) to offer simple, healthy cooking classes, and it was originally designed to teach nannies how to cook. But, spotting mamas in need – and a gap in the market – Mamalu Kitchen expanded their reach to target mums and dads too. Each class has a different theme but they’ve all got one thing in common: they’re easy, healthy and tasty (the three pillars of kiddo cuisines).
Mamalu provides simple recipes, designed to be made quickly by parents or carers on the go. Each of their classes is designed around a theme, focusing on healthy food from different parts of the world. They also offer classes on how to pack healthy lunch boxes, guaranteed to come back empty, while your kids come back full (which would make a nice change at our house!). But our favourite had to be the creative class on hiding vegetables in various dishes – this one even works on picky husbands!
But when it comes to kiddie catering, it’s not me who needs convincing; it’s my mini-me. Luckily, Mamalu Kitchen recently threw open its doors to Dubai’s budding little chefs for a pizza party with our tiny tornadoes calling the shots at the oven – and we went along for a slice of the action.
Of course the results were a hit with the littlies (the combo of pizza and being in charge was a winner for my mini Marco Pierre White) but I was also impressed by the organic ingredients, wholemeal base, the simplicity of the recipes and the instruction – and the staff’s wealth of expertise. They made the idea of creating fresh meals from scratch, several times, a week, seem suddenly within reach. Next step – convincing Papa chef to roll up his sleeves and play his part as well.
Check out www.mamalukitchen.com for more info.
All images taken from Mamalu Kitchen Facebook page.