Soft food recipes?
- soypower Dec 19, 2010 07:14 PM
My dear mother is in the process of getting partial dentures and is tired of oatmeal and scrambled eggs. Chewing is quite difficult right now. Any great recipes that might make this process a little more pleasant for her?
Here's a soup that is both nutritious (and easy going down the pipes) and which takes advantage of seasonal ingredients ... a chestnut yam soup with tofu.
-Chicken or vegetable stock
-10-15 whole large chestnuts (raw)
-5 large tomatoes
-3 to 4 medium yams
-1 large ginger root, sliced
-1 cup of soft silken tofu
Cook the chestnuts, peel, and set aside
Peel and cut yams into large chunks, do the same with the tomatoes
Add the sliced ginger to the stock.
Bring the stock to a boil, then add the yams and cook until yams are tender.
Then add the tomatoes and bring back to a boil, then reduce heat, and add tofu and simmer for 40 minutes, partially covered. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove ginger slices before plating.
Serve garnished with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.
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hope Mom feels better soon!
Yes. Shrimp Bisque. Make a thin cream sauce (1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup flour, 1 quart milk). Put a pound or so of shelled cooked shrimp in the Cuisinart with a small piece of onion and process it not to liquidize it but to reduce it to a consistency that your mom can manage. Add this to the cream sauce and add additional milk until you get the consistency you want. Season with salt. Add a small glop of ketchup to give a slightly pink color. Shrimp Bisque is useful because it gives a lot of protein to an eater who can't chew meat or fish at the moment.
Other ideas: baked custard, tapioca pudding (use Fluffy Tapioca recipe on Minute Tapioca box), a nice baked Idaho potato with chicken gravy, gazpacho, hot chocolate.
They're not real recipes, but mashed potatoes, peanut butter and jelly, and tuna fish were lifesavers when my sister and I had our wisdom teeth out.
Soft parmesan polenta with a tomato/marinara sauce or something more complex
love velvety chipotle corn chowder, cauliflower cream, broccoli ( http://gordonramsaysrecipes.com/03/go... ), cheddar ale, roasted red pepper and tomato bisque, french onion soup
stuffed potatoes (don't eat skins if intolerable) - blend flesh with some ricotta or cottage cheese for extra protein, some well-steamed broccoli pureed or finely minced, or spinach finely chopped, cheese, roasted garlic, etc and bake again
pastina with butter and parmesan
beans, rice and cheese
poached pears or baked apples
trifle or tiramisu
hope she feels chewy again soon!
I had some dental issues earlier this year, and found things like rice and pasta difficult to deal with unless it was overcooked (blech!). Gnocchi with an unchunky sauce, like marinara or pesto, was a nice discovery. Also applesauce, cottage cheese, PBJ on soft bread were good things.