Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Homemade Baby Food: Baked Beans with Pork

Baked Beans with Pork

Ingredients & Directions

  • 175g minced pork
  • half a carrot
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup baked beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Wash, peel and cut the carrot, potato and onion.
  2. Heat the oil, add the pork and fy for a few minutes, until slightly brown (about 70% cook). Put aside.
  3. On the same pot, add the vegetables and cook for 2 minutes, then add the baked beans and water.
  4. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer until vegetables become tender.
  5. Pour the mince pork back to the pot together with the tender vegetables and cook for another few minutes until pork is fully cooked. Don't cook for too long or the pork becomes very tough.
  6. Puree the food to desired consistency and served. Freeze the remainder.

Homemade Baby Food: Avocado Soup

Saw some really nice avocados, so bought some for Baby FAN to try as a finger food. She seems to like it though she can't eat a lot, so have some left over avocados which I dunno what to do with it. So dig through my recipes and found this avocado soup recipes that I used to cook for SMALL FAN quite often. Well, SMALL FAN stills likes it and so did Baby FAN..yum

Avocado-Spiked Corn Soup
Ingredients & Directions
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1/2 a carrot
  • 1/4 cup of celery
  • Salt & Pepper & Basil to taste
  1. Cook onion, carrot, celery and corn in some chicken broth until all the ingredient are soft.
  2. Cool and puree all the ingredient.
  3. Add avocados and puree it with all the ingredient
  4. (for Baby and SMALL FAN I add 1 small piece of chicken meat and puree with the rest of the ingredient for the protein)
  5. Pour all the puree mixture into the saucepan warm it, add water, salt, pepper and basil to taste (for Baby FAN, I omit the salt, pepper & basil as it's actually tasty enough on it's own). For water, just add base on your own preference, if you like it thick, less water. Serve Hot.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Make Your Own Soup: Cabbage Soup

This is essentially a cabbage and tomato soup but I added in my own ingredient for my own liking.
Cabbage & Tomato Soup

  • 1 quarter cabbage, wash and chopped into chunks
  • 2 or 3 tomatoes, wash and chopped into quarters
  • 1 corn, peel, wash and cut into chunks
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1 chicken breast with bones
  • 5 Fish Balls (optional, I added it because my boy likes fish balls)
  • 1/2 can of button mushrooms (optional), cut into half
  1. Boil and scale the chicken.
  2. Boil water and put in the chicken, corn, tomatoes, mushrooms and ginger. Bring to boil and simmer for about 1/2 hour.
  3. Put in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for another 15 minutes. Soup is ready to serve.
Health Benefit: I'm not too sure the exact nutritional value of this soup but I think Cabbage is an excellent source of manganese, calcium and potassium. It is a very good source of iron, phosphorous, magnesium. It is also a very good source of fiber, folate and omega-3 fatty acids. Further, sodium, zinc and copper are found in good amounts in cabbage. Click here to read more about the nutritional value of cabbage.


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