Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Okay so this isnt my recipe but wanted to share with you all as Ruby loves it!
Apple, Pear & Vanilla puree
2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 ripe pears, peeled cored and chopped
4 tbsp unsweetened apple juice or water
1 vanilla pod
Put the fruit into a heavy-based saucepan together with the apple juice or water. Split the vanilla pod, scrape the seeds into the pan and throw in the split vanilla pod. Cover and cook over a low heat until tender (about 6 minutes). Remove the vanilla pod and blend the fruit to a smooth puree.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:19 pm
The best thing I could tell everyone to buy to make a lot of their recipes in is the Lakeland microwave pot!!! They are about £3 and you can stew all your fruit and veg in the micro with water in them almost like steaming and it takes half the time and mess than a pot on the stove takes
I'm not on here all the time so if you need anything PM me Arch x
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:43 pm
FIRST FOODS(from 17wks+)
Baby rice is a good first food, mixed with a little breastmilk, formula or water.
Try 1-2 tsp a day first and increase if you feel your baby is ready.
After 2-3days of rice you could start to introduce fruit and veg.
Root veg..such as:
potato or sweet potato
banana (not suitable for freezing)
Start by introducing one flavour such as parsnip and after a few days add a little carrot and so on. Also don't be afraid of mixing the fruit and veg together Also adding breastmilk/formula makes them that bit creamer
(little tip..apple and pear worked wonders for Ollie's bowels..so beware )
FROM ABOUT 5mth+
You could start to introduce..
broccoli & cauliflower
apricots & peaches
You can kinda go all-out..
You can start to introduce lean meats, chicken, lentils, pasta etc..cheese (chedder/edam/cottage cheese)
Cereals such as weetabix, porriage and ready-brek
But still avoid:
Soft cheese..ie, Brie
Weaning can be very daunting..I was pooing myself that i'd be doing something wrong. Go at your babies own pace, and if s/he doesn't appear to like a food at first..try again in a week or so..it can take a few attempts for them to get used to new tastes and textures. Just remember to have fun and make lots of mess If you have any questions or concerns at all talk to your HV or weaning nurse (if you have one in your area)
And feel free to add your babies recommended recipes (weather they are your own or not) or hints and tips.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:45 pm
Posted in another post but thought i'd add it to this one
Its an Annabel Karmel Recipe and Oliver loves it Very Happy
Its a good source of protein and iron.
1/2 small onion finely chopped
4oz carrot chopped (i used frozen)
1/2oz celery chopped
1 tblspoon of veg oil
2oz split red lentils
7oz sweet potato (I added mine seperate [when serving it to Ollie] cos I already had a bag full of cubes)
14fl oz of veg stock..less if your adding your sweet potato seperate.
Saute the onion, carrot and celery in the oil for 5 mins or until soft.
Add the lentils and sweet potato and pour over the stock. Bring to the boil, turn down heat and simmer for 20 mins.
Then puree in a blender to the consistancy you want. I did mine quite lumpy as i'm moving Ollie onto stage 2.
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:12 pm
An AK Cheesy pasta sauce
Veg and Cheese sauce pasta sauce
2.5 oz carrots, peeled and sliced
1.5 oz broccoli
2table spoons plain flour
6fl oz milk
1.5oz grated cheddar cheese
Steam the carrots for 10 mins, then add the broccoli and cook for a further 7mins more
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small sauce pan and stir in the flour to make a thick paste.
Gradually add the milk, bring to the boil and stir continuously until the sauce thickens.
Simmer for 1min.
Remove from the heat and stir in the grated cheese.
Add the cooked veg to the cheese sauce and blend into a purée.
Then you can poor over pasta or veggies. Smile
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:31 pm
im adding a quick snack recipe that hannah loves...Oooo! That sounds yummy..am gunna do that tomorrow
i smeared the heinz tomato and basil sauce over a pitta bread with grated cheese, put in oven for 5 mins for cheese to melt.
great home made pizza snack! x
The Heinz tom & Basil..is that the baby one? Think i've got some in stock
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:08 pm
Lil Cooking Oil
1/2 small onion (finely chopped)
2 celery sticks (finely chopped)
1 carrot (gratted)
125g lean minced beef
3tbsp tomato puree
3 1/2fl oz veg stock
1/2tsp of mixed herbs
Pasta shapes or spaghetti (break into small pieces)
Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the chopped onion and cook well until soft.
Add the celery, carrot and minced beef and cook till meat turns brown.
Stir in the veg stock, tomato puree and herbs and stir well.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 mins.
Cook the pasta separately. Once cooked add to the bolognaise sauce. Mush or puree to the desired consistency
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:16 pm
Pork with apple, parsnips and swede
1/2 a desert apple (peeled and cored)
3 1/2fl oz of water
3oz Pork loin chop (chopped and diced)
1 parsnip (peeled and thinly sliced)
3 1/2oz swede (peeled and diced)
Bring the water to boil in a small pan.
Add the pork, apple and veg. Cover and simmer for 15-20 (until the meat is cooked thoroughly and vegs are soft).
Puree or mash together with the cooking water. (Add more cooled boiled water if you want a thinner consistency puree)