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Val Hartgrove, an administrator at the University of Essex, has always had a keen interest in cooking from scratch. Her son, Francis, would wander into the kitchen every now and again, but not as much as he did when we was younger.

Val says that cooking is the ideal chance to get her son involved in the kitchen again. When taking part in the BIG Cookathon, Francis really enjoyed being in kitchen cooking for his family.

“He managed to drag himself away from the Xbox and cook, which makes a complete change.” said Val.

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  • My favourite recipe is…. Lamb and Lentil Moussaka, what’s yours?

    “My daughter Frankie loves lamb dishes – so Lamb and Lentil Moussaka is a bit of a favourite in our house, and it’s a meal we all eat together. Now that she’s feeding herself it’s also an easy one for her to shovel with her spoon!” Said Claire Rick, 31, from Chester.    

    Tell us about your favourite recipe, email media@childrensfoodtrust.org.uk or tweet us @childfoodtrust with a picture of you and your favourite home cooked meal.

     

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