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Baby Food - cookbook?

grant.cook May 13, 2011 01:09 PM

Anyone got a rec for a good baby food cookbook? I'd like something that's good at mixing flavors, even if they are roasted and pureed.. and maybe a bit more adventurous - a nice flan, for example..

I do not want some baby-steamer-chopper kind of book.

I could probably cull existing cookbooks for soft-textured recipes, but would rather have something focused..


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    fara RE: grant.cook May 13, 2011 05:23 PM

    it's kind of something you just do whatever with. baby doesn't care if you mix avocado, papaya, and banana. just have fun with it. i will say my daughter didn't like anything sour at that age. anything soft can be eaten raw, which is even better. no salt or sugar are needed.
    I used to make a lentil puree with brown lentils, root vegetables, garlic and parsley.these were all cooked a long time (started garlic and parsley in olive oil) then pureed. She's a pretty good eater now. her first food was plain sweet potato mixed with breast milk. she ate a lot of plain whole fat yoghurt mixed with almond butter and baby cereal.
    (bananas and rice cereal are constipating we stuck with oatmeal or mixed grain baby cereal).

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      raclette RE: grant.cook May 13, 2011 06:01 PM

      This was my favorite: Cathe Olson's Simply Natural: http://www.simplynaturalbooks.com/snb....

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        gimlis1mum RE: grant.cook May 13, 2011 06:03 PM

        First Meals by Annabel Karmel, or one of her other books, might be what you are looking for. Also Feed Me I'm Yours (can't think of the author, sorry).

        I used Super Baby Food (Ruth Yaron?) as a reference (for what the kids could eat, at what age in months) and just made up my own combinations by thawing cubes of different purees.

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          sarahcooks RE: gimlis1mum May 13, 2011 06:50 PM

          I like Super Foods for Babies and Toddlers by Annabel Karmel.

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