Meeting Miguel Maestre

We started 2019 with an exciting event, as we were meeting Miguel Maestre. He is a famous Spanish chef and TV celebrity from a number of Australian television shows including The Living Room and Dancing With The Stars.

Paisley Park Early Learning Centre
©Exploramum & Explorason – Miguel Maestre at Paisley Park Early Learning Centre

Paisley Park Early Learning Centre

Today (12th January 2019) is the official opening of Paisley Park Early Learning Centre. Located at Hallett Cove (a southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia) meeting Miguel Maestre is something that many of the locals are excited about too.

Miguel is here to cook up a storm, as he encourages the children to have a try at creating their own lunch.  I must say I am a big kid at heart, and I was eager to get up and have a try too.

I invited my business mentor and friend, Louise from Anthesis Life Coaching to join Explorason and myself in meeting Miguel Maestre in person.

meeting Miguel Masetre
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Meeting Miguel Maestre

But what occurred next was a real bonus for us. We were invited to have a private interview with Miguel. What a great opportunity to understand more about his passion for healthy eating, starting from a young age.

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“If you want to know something, ask”. What a fantastic privilege Explorason and I had to meet personally with TV personality and chef Miguel Maestre (on Saturday) and to ask him about his involvement in the new Paisley Park Early Learning Centre. Miguel is passionate about food as many of you know. But, Miguel also has a focus on all that encompasses in allowing children to taste and experience a wide variety of food and flavours. We will let you know more of what we learned in this meeting soon – stay tuned. One thing we discussed is how important it is to have family meal times together. Does your family sit around the meal table and share time quality together? ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 🏆 Photos taken by Louise Price of @anthesislifecoaching : ❥Location ☞ Paisley Park Early Learning Centre, Hallett Cove, South Australia❣ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 👊 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ❥ Instagram Follow ☞ @Exploramum ❣ ❥ Twitter Follow ☞ @Exploramum1❣ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ . . . . . . #exploramum #explorason #singlemum #SingleParent #singleparenttravel #funwithfood #thelivingroom #cookingmadeeasy #thefamilythateatstogether #worldtravelexperts #healthandwellness #worldtravelexpert #paisleyparkelc #healthandnutrition #foodfabulousfood #miguelmaestre #adelaide #childcare #whatsnewinadelaide #adelaideblogger #kidslovecooking #earlylearningcentre #foodisfun #childcarecenter #PaisleyParkHallettCove #PaisleyParkELC #adelaidefoodie #adelaidefoodblogger @visit_adelaide @visit.adelaide @visit_adelaidea @paisleyparkelc @livingroomtv

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Meeting Miguel Maestre
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Get The Kids Cooking

Meeting Miguel Maestre was one of the most inspiring opportunities for us. Miguel is passionate about kids.  He has two of his own so he should be!  And, he is passionate about allowing kids in the kitchen; rolling up their sleeves; washing their hands, and getting them cooking – even if they make a mess.

Miguel believes that when children are given the opportunity to create in the kitchen, then they will have an opportunity to grow up naturally creating their own healthy meals.

kids love to cook
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Kids Eating What They Created

When a child creates their own meal they are far more likely to eat it.  Whether it be designing their own sandwich, decorating a pizza with a smiley face, or, it might be following one of Miguel Maestre’s healthy recipes.

I loved the way one of the toddlers stated that she didn’t like spinach. But, Miguel added a couple of leaves to her creation. And YES, she ate and loved the spinach in it. If they add the spinach, then there is a fair chance they’ll eat the spinach too.

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“….I am an explorer of food” Erma Bombeck **** Today we had the opportunity of exploring ‘all that is new in healthy eating for kids’ with Adelaide’s newest early learning centre. Such fun with celebrity chef Miguel (from The Living Room) as he shared one of his kid-friendly recipes with us. The world of childcare has progressed into a whole new realm and we are really impressed! If you have ‘little ones’ and are located in the south of Adelaide, then check out this great centre. Stay tuned over coming weeks as we show you what Miguel created – and all the fun we had today. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 🏆 Photos taken : ❥Location ☞ Paisley Park Early Learning Centre, Hallett Cove, South Australia❣ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 👊 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ❥ Instagram Follow ☞ @Exploramum ❣ ❥ Twitter Follow ☞ @Exploramum1❣ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ No image used/published without written permission. Legal action may be taken if image used on any other Instagram or website. Images do not belong to Instagram ALL Images are ©Copyright Exploramum REPOSTING is strictly forbidden without our prior consent. . . . . . . #exploramum #explorason #singlemum #SingleParent #singleparenttravel #funwithfood #thelivingroom #cookingmadeeasy #thefamilythateatstogether #worldtravelexperts #healthandwellness #worldtravelexpert #paisleyparkelc #healthandnutrition #foodfabulousfood #miguelmaestre #adelaide #childcare #whatsnewinadelaide #adelaideblogger #kidslovecooking #earlylearningcentre #foodisfun #childcarecenter #PaisleyParkHallettCove #PaisleyParkELC #adelaidefoodie #adelaidefoodblogger @visit_adelaide @visit.adelaide @visit_adelaidea @paisleyparkelc @livingroomtv

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Slices of Spices

Being Spanish, Miguel obviously likes his food a little spicy. So there is no surprise that he encourages children to add a little spice to their cooking creations.  I notice a dash of paprika was added, and again the kids devoured what they created.  Don’t be afraid to introduce spices to your child’s diet too.

Paisley Park Early Learning Centre Hallett Cove
©Exploramum & Explorason – can you believe the children created this?

Explorason has enjoyed spicy food from a young age. For his fifth birthday, he chose dinner at Mr India, a restaurant in Adelaide’s south. As he has travelled the world, his taste has matured and he enjoys a range of Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Chinese and Middle-Eastern dishes, to name a few.

Chinese food
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Family Meal Times

Meeting Miguel Maestre also meant we had to go home and rearrange our dining area!

By the end of our conversation, Miguel gave us a new level of understanding as to how important it is for a family to sit down at the dinner table and share an evening meal.  Talking around the table is far more important than sitting with a meal tray on your lap in front of the TV.  And of course, even Mum and Dad (and kids) need to have their mobile cell phones left on the sideboard when it’s dinner time.

Enjoying a family meal teaches your child to be involved in setting the table, communicating about their day, and helping clear the table as well.

It’s really important to restore family meal time.  Thank you, Miguel, for this wonderful insight!

Meeting Miguel Maestre
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Healthy Seasonal Meals

Miguel and Paisley Park Early Learning Centre

Meeting Miguel Maestre at Paisley Park Early Learning Centre at Hallett Cove allowed us to see this state of the art facility.

Because Miguel is involved in each centre, the menu is seasonal, and the food each day is varied, healthy and exciting.

The decor is natural, relaxing and similar to a home-like feel too.

If you are looking for a fabulous ELC for your little one, then please do check out Paisley Park centres around Australia.

Comments and Questions

Do you eat dinner together as a family?

What is your favourite meal to cook that you learned to make as a child?

What’s your favourite dish to create at home?

Meeting Miguel Maestre
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