Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New blog address.

I decided to switch my blog to a different blog host.  My new blog will essentially be the same as this one, but just at a new web address.


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Friday, January 20, 2012

Baby food: sweet mashed potatoes with cinnamon.

I think the easiest and most convenient way to make baby food is to use ingredients you are already using for dinner.  Now, of course, we've never eaten sweet potato, bean, and quinoa burgers before- but we're trying to eat less meat during the week. It works because it makes it more affordable to eat organic (& I get to try out new and different recipes).  So for dinner, I was already chopping and steaming sweet potatoes, so baby got some mashed sweet potatoes:

probably yields 2+ servings for a 6 month Little Mister or Baby Beauty.

A few cubes of steamed sweet potatoes, no skin. Maybe a 1/4 cup. 
2 Tbsp prepared quinoa (quinoa is highly nutritious and considered a non-allergenic food, perfect for babies)
A 1/2 ounce heavy cream or breastmilk or water
A dash of cinnamon

Mash ingredients together or purée until the consistency is to your baby's liking. The older the baby the less mashing required. 

Not pictured: cooked quinoa
Not pictured: cooked quinoa (it was a last minute addition)
Our burgers were phenomenal and extremely filling and the baby food tasted great (my husband and I both sample it bc I always make too much and it always looks so tasty!) 

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*please use caution when introducing new foods to your baby. Talk with your pediatrician and follow all guidelines of introducing solids to baby. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Baby food: cauliflower with cilantro.

We had leftover 'riced' cauliflower from this pizza crust
so we decided to make some baby food!

Cauliflower 'Rice' Cereal 

1. About 1 cup riced cauliflower (remember it was just leftovers).  Rice it by pulsing in the food processor or grating the  cauliflower.  steam lightly.  you can also puree the cauliflower, but I've been experimenting with textures for this little mister.
2. A few leaves of cilantro, de-stem and chop or rip into small pieces.  Herbs have many benefits for infants and they taste great too! no more bland baby food.
3. 1 ounce of heavy cream (ped's orders to fatten him up, but breast-milk or water will do)
mix all ingredients together.

He loved it.  I'm not sure how long it will stay good for because of the cream, so I plan on giving him the rest by tomorrow.  Also, hubby and I tasted it AND IT WAS SUPER DELICIOUS.  I'm going to use this recipe in place of mashed potatoes or rice as a side dish- I might even try it with some broccoli too!

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