Four-year-old Jacob is one lucky boy, his mom, Laleh Mohmedi, makes him meals shaped like his favorite cartoon characters, making any meal a fun one to eat.
“On May 2015, I turned my son's spelt pancakes into a lion -- he absolutely loved it and it progressed from there. He now tells me which characters he would like and I then research the character and think about what ingredients I can use to make the creation.” explains Mohmedi on her Instagram Jacob’s Food Diaries.
Mohmedi said that contrary to what people may think, Jacob is not a fussy eater. Her husband is a chef and Jacob will eat just about anything, but she wanted to make meal time a little more fun for him.
How does Mohmedi have the time to create these intricate meals? “I make these creations around 2-3 times a week,” she says. “They don't take much longer than making a normal fresh meal. To save time I prepare all the cold elements such as the features whilst the hot elements are cooking.” She posts all of her creations on her Instagram and usually includes the ingredients she uses the create the meal. Among her favorites are mashed potatoes, fruit, vegetables, grains, and beans.
With inspiration from her son, Mohmedi has turned meals into characters including Pinnochio, Goofy, Maui, Kermit, the Beast, and many more. We can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
Feeling inspired to create a character dish? Here’s how to make Carl from the movie Up: