Wowzers. So, I don’t want to be all girl crush about this, but I’ve been a fan of Ciara Attwell for a while now. Her moniker ‘My Fussy Eater’ tells you everything you need to know about her approach to food – she’s great at telling her audience what she does at her family table to tackle fussy eating.
Having grown her blog online with time-lapse and high-speed recipe videos (her hands are very famous now, you know) and a unique and popular recipe app too, she published a very successful recipe book last year that really solidified her monster status in the food blogging world. Not only that, she goes to great lengths to share her personal highs and lows of parenting a child with autism and is a fierce advocate when it comes to shedding light on what still remains a misunderstood topic.
It goes without saying that I’m hugely inspired by Ciara’s work every day, both as a mum and a food blogger, and I’m insanely humbled to have Ciara feature here as part of my work.
What’s your best tip for teatime with fussy eaters?
Do what you need to do to take the stress out of the situation. If that means serving dinner at 4pm when the kids are not too tired, go with it. If it means allowing them the freedom to get up and down from the table while eating, that’s fine. Work out what’s the best eating environment for your children and don’t worry about what anyone else says!
What’s your comfort food?
Anything involving pasta and cheese! The more the better!
Where in the world do you long to travel?
I really want to take the kids to Australia and New Zealand but maybe in a few years when they’re old enough to really appreciate and enjoy it. I’d love to go to Iceland on a mini-break with my husband in the next couple of years.
Which chef would you like to share the kitchen with?
Tom Kerridge or Michel Roux Jnr. I love how relaxed they both seem. They’re not your typical shouty sweary chefs and I think they’d have a lot of patience!
What’s your best music for teatime?
Some classic 90s tunes
So – there you go, sounds like Ciara loves a bit of cheese in many areas of her life! Thanks again to Ciara for her input – I think we have a huge amount in common from the sounds of things!