Homemade Baby Food: Zuccihini, Sweet Potato and Apple

 

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Using this cute little basic rice cooker and steamer, I decided to try to make my son ( my first child, 10 months old now) homemade baby food. I decide to get on this bandwagon after countless research and looking at mommy blogs and forums on the best baby food purees out their for new babies. There so much package stuff. I didn’t want my baby to ingest so much packaged and processed food I wanted to control the  amount of salt, sugar and chemicals in his diet especially since he had GERD at the time which is Gastro-esophageal reflux disease.

It was really hard those first few months I had to switch formula countless times and cereal in the bottle and all those little rules, that they come up with I had to break most of them because the reflux was so bad. so by the time four moths came I need to know what purees would be good for him. I started with the most safest foods first that were suggested.  Peas, banana, sweet potato etc.

I came up with a dish I thought he like. Using my baby bullet which came in real handy when it comes to blending and milling cereals. I love that little thing.  Great invention. so just the little steamer part I cut and peeled to gala or fugi apples and steamed them while boiling the zucchini. scrubbed and boiled or baked the sweet potato all in one pot. when everything was washed, peeled and cooked. I waited till it was cool enough to blend up, with a little bit of water.  added some spices like cinnamon  and nutmeg, he loved it. I was apple to get him to eat his veggies, by making them with the sweet apple flavor he loved. he was able to keep those foods down. Although they say sweet potatoes and apples aggravate reflux, but I think those foods helped.

I would sometimes just make a sweet potato or just apple etc. then played around with fruits and veggies as he tried them out. You can definitely blend up fresh meats like chicken or turkey in the baby bullet as well. so easy. Now I have to admit I do occasionally take help form the convenience of package food due to WIC, but My pot and baby bullet come in handy for all kinds of meals to prepare in kitchen.

I have so many combos to share with you in up coming post in the meantime try this small little recipe out and see if your baby likes it.

Steam or boil 2 cut up and peeled  galas or fugi (apples of your choice)

1 large or 2 small zucchini or swash cut in 1nch chunks and cook till soft.

1 small sweet potato or Japanese sweet potato cut into 1 inch chucks cook till soft. (baking it is even better)

when fruits and veggies are cool blend them up or mash them if you prefer add a little bit of nutmeg and cinnamon if so desired. This makes a 36 ounce batch you can freeze for later use up to 30 days in freezer! and  about a week in the fridge, but I’m sure it wont last long because baby will eat it up!

watch baby enjoy his meal!

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From the kitchen: Bourbon Peaches ‘n Cream Popsicles

This is an amazing recipe I found on love and cupcakes blog. You must try it out and share this recipe with others.

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Stone fruit season is here again! And that makes this girl very happy. It means a season of pies, tarts, and frozen desserts galore – starting with these bourbon peaches ‘n cream popsicles. I was inspired by some close friends of ours who were brewing tasty bourbon peach beer recently. This grown-up popsicle is delicious, refreshing, and just a tad boozy. Bourbon kissed peaches are blended with greek yogurt and sugary syrup, then frozen for a cool summer treat. And since I used low fat yogurt in lieu of milk or cream, they’re actually quite healthy too! Win win! Enjoy!

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My Lioness Look (Lion Body Suit & Red Lipstick)

This is so awesome Alba rocks!

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Check out my Latest video (Completed Look) Sultry Copper Smokey eye and Lioness Outfit! Hope You Enjoy!!

 

♥ OutFit List ♥

Lion Necklace : ShopLately.com https://shoplately.com/product/59664/queen_of_the_jungle_necklace_antique_gold

Lion Leotard Body Suit : SaboSkirt.com https://saboskirt.com/product_info.php?products_id=1052

Jeans – ZARA
Shoes / Booties – Top Shop
Purse / Bag – ShoeDazzle.com
Strap Bracelet – http://www.ShopLately.com
Snake Bracelet – Aldos Shoes store
Ring – Streets of New York (Soho Area)

 

::: NOTE :::

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Ill be at Generation Beauty { JUNE 1st & 2nd } L.A. Live
Hope to see you all there! Please say Hello if you see me!
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♥ Alba

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From the bar: Rhubarb Mezcalarita

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I first tasted Mezcal when we were living in New York City a few years ago. We were fortunate enough to indulge in an incredible meal at Wylie Dufresne’s, WD-50, but because our table wasn’t ready on time, we were left in the entertainment of the talented mixologist – and my taste buds would forever be opened to the infinite potential of the cocktail. Up until then, I stayed very close to the mixed spirits that were familiar to me – cranberry vodkas, margaritas, gin & tonics, the occasional white Russian at the bowling alley (yes, the Dude would abide). Nothing fancy. But when my lips tasted the drink that was placed in front of me, dubbed “Que Pasa Calabaza”, my mind was blown. Cocoa nib infused mezcal danced around with yuzu, liquified squash and black salt. It was so good that I ordered another….and then another. That was fall, so…

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I heard of a lot of buffalo chicken recipes like dips and stuff chicken but not this it looks delish!! its a must try and so easy to make.