Remember a couple of weeks ago when we had a guest appearance post by Debbie at lunchingdaily?
It was fun!
Let's do it again!
This week, I have Kawn from @babyfooduniverse with us, sharing a delicious and very fall puree that will have your baby (and you) licking your lips in seconds.
I found Kawn late one night on Instagram and instead of sleeping I began stalking her feed! It is soooooo good! So good, that I stayed up 3 hours reading through them while my hubby was tossing around his side of the bed not-so-subtlety trying to let me know he was ready for me turn the lights off allready - I got it babe, but I have IMPORTANT baby food business to take care of! HA!
Kawn makes it hard to leave her page because there are a ton of easy and fun combinations that will make your mouth water.
So I did what any normal mama would do - I liked every single one of her pictures, direct messaged her declaring my love for her and then asked her to promote my book! Such a demanding Insta-friend, I know!
It's a good thing Kawn is such an wonderful person and am amazing baby and toddler food maker, she totally understands my passion and craziness! Welcome to my little blog Kawn, we love you already!!
Hello! I’m Kawn, a mom and a wife to a beautiful small family based in Denmark.
There are lots of very exciting moments in your child’s life that you’ll never forget and for us it was the first time that my son tried solid food.
We all stood around with cameras at the ready waiting for him to chew those first few mouthfuls and couldn’t contain our excitement at the happy smiles we were sure we were going to see.
He liked it! And thus began our wild ride into the world of food with our little one.
Real quality food won’t last 6 months on a shelf so you can be sure that your efforts to enhance your baby’s health are very wise ones indeed.
I believe that if you introduce a variety of food, flavours and colours to your child is most likely going to pay off for you and your baby in the future.
This is one of our favorite quinoa recipes because not only because my son is obsessed with it but it is also packed with quinoa, which has a high protein content, good source of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and high fiber content which acts as a natural laxative. Smooth bowel movement will reduce flatulence, gas and keeps your baby’s digestive system healthy and happy.
Tip: I thinned the purée out with the water I boiled the produce in and served it as a smoothie for my toddler!
Quinoa, Apple, Pear with Raisins Puree
1 cup red quinoa
2 sweet apples
3 ripe pears
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups water
1. Wash the quinoa thoroughly so that any remaining bitterness will be washed away. Place the quinoa in a fine mesh colander and rinse in running water or soak in water and then drain. Rub the seeds with both of your hands during the rinsing process.
2. Peel the apples and the pear (optional). I didn’t peel my fruit because the peel contains a lot of nutrients and my son is old enough to tolerate it.
3. In a medium saucepan, boil the quinoa with 2 cups of water. Reduce to a simmer and add the chopped apples and raisins, cook for 20 minute or until the quinoa is done. If thinning out for a smoothie, add an additional 3 cups of water to the saucepan.
4. Purée the mixture, adding in the ripe pear. Optional, to add a little olive oil to the puree for some added healthy fat. You can also serve it as it is if your baby chews well, it’s up to you.
Yield - 15 ounces
Storage - 3 days in fridge or 3 months in freezer