When I was a little girl, I had no choice but to eat what my mother cooked. Normally it would be a traditional Latin dish, like rice and beans. However getting my toddler, Hudson, to eat a single grain of arroz has become world war tres in my casa.
Hudson runs around the house the minute he sees me put a bowl of rice and beans on the table. He starts yelling, "No rice and beans! No rice and beans!" Because we're trying to raise bi-cultural kids, we serve up a big variety of foods in our house. But Hudson has already gravitated toward the non-Latino dishes, like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, and pasta.
To introduce some variety into his diet, I've had to become more stealth in how I sneak traditional Latino flavors nto his plate. My two recent successes involve plantains and rice and beans. Here's how I did it:
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