What? You’ve never heard of kitchenophobia? Maybe you’re not familiar with medical terms. Kitchenophobia is the name for the extreme aversion to meal preparation and cooking.
I casually mentioned that I don’t cook in a recent post. The truth is, I have a serious case of kitchenophobia. I’m like a headless chicken in the kitchen. Imagine how that feels.
If you think I’m exaggerating, I have stories.
There was that time when my blender started smoking during my first attempt at baking. A mixer and blender are the same thing, no? No! Blenders definitely don’t do well with banana bread dough…
Or, that time I made garlic mashed potatoes with six heads of garlic when the recipe called for six cloves…
At the age of twenty-nine, I’ve finally decided that it’s time to become queen of the kitchen and give my kitchenophobia the boot.
And I’m bringing my toddler along on this mission. I thought that it might be a bit early to start her off in the kitchen but my friends at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. proved me wrong.
This fabulous, kid-friendly restaurant recently hosted a hands-on cooking class for Tiana and seven other wee kidlets. Suzanne, the owner, guided their little hands.
Each of them made guacamole dip for their veggies, scrumptious popcorn with dried apple and caramel, and the best part…they made their own gourmet pizzas!
*BAM* in ninety minutes my toddler outdid me in the kitchen!
I didn’t realize that my two-year-old could safely cut avocados, peel carrots, and sprinkle and spread her little heart out.
And she really enjoyed it!
Now that I know her little hands are quite capable in the kitchen, my toddler will be joining me in my cooking adventures. Although, after her cooking class with Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., I’m thinking I may need to catch up to her skill level first…
If you want to prevent kitchenophobia in your kids, invite them to participate in meal preparations.
And, if you’re in Vancouver, I highly recommend that you attend a Rocky Mountain Flabread Family Pizza Making Night.
They will be choosing someone randomly from their Facebook Fan Page to win 2 tickets to their Family Pizza Making Nights. For your chance at winning “LIKE” their Facebook Page.
If you’ve tried cooking with your kids, in the comments below, share some kid-friendly recipes that Tiana and I can try.
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I'm Nat Nanton, founder of Tutu Mama. Becoming a mother has made me commit to living my greatest life. If you can relate to that, you're in the right place.
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