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Homemade Brown Rice and Quinoa Baby Food

baby, EAT By January 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Homemade Brown Rice and Quinoa Baby FoodHomemade Brown Rice and Quinoa Baby Food is fun and easy to make – and packs a huge punch for your little one as they begin solid food. You can also make this first food recipe in a rice cooker in bulk and freeze individual spoonfuls in ice cube trays. Once froze, pop the cubes out and keep them together in a big labelled ziplock bag.  Just make sure when you thaw in the microwave that there are no hot spots.


½ cup brown rice
½ cup quinoa
2 cups purified water or organic free-range chicken stock
1 jar (4 ounces) organic meat baby food, any flavour


Put the rice, quinoa, and water or stock in a small pan
Bring to a boil over medium heat
Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 40 to 50 minutes, until the water is absorbed
Fluff with a fork and add the baby food

Cool before serving

Variation: Add peas, other soft cooked vegetables, or fruit


Homemade Baby Rice Congee

baby, EAT By September 16, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

This savoury rice porridge contains many of the ingredients that baby needs to get through the day. Adding scant amounts of ginger, garlic and chicken to mild rice is a great way to introduce new flavors to your baby. The oil in this recipe is a good source of fat, which supplies energy and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The carbohydrates found in rice provide another source of energy and assists in the utilization of fats.

1 tsp                         oil                                                                                                   5 mL
2 tbsp                      minced shallots                                                                           30 mL
1                                 small clove garlic, minced                                                        1
1 tsp                         minced ginger                                                                              5 mL
1 cup                        cooked white or brown rice                                                       250 mL
2 cups                     water                                                                                               500 mL
1/4 cup                   finely chopped cooked chicken                                                  50 mL
2 tbsp                      finely chopped carrots                                                                 30 mL
1 tbsp                      finely chopped celery                                                                    15 mL

In a deep skillet, heat oil over medium high-heat. Cook shallots, garlic and ginger for one minute. Stir in rice. Add water and bring to boil. Reduce heat and stir in chicken, carrots and celery. Cook until rice is very soft and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Per 1/4 cup (50 mL) serving: about 45 cal, 7 g carbs, 0 g fat, 2 g protein.



Banana Avocado Mousse

baby, EAT By December 31, 2008 Tags: , , No Comments

Once in a while, when my 8 month old starts to go a little batty while I’m cooking in the kitchen, I’ll stop what I’m doing to make something with him.  He can totally be my co-pilot on this recipe. He helps me peel a banana and plop it in the blender. Then, I’ll wash and scoop the avocado and yogurt into the blender and then let him press the buttons so he can watch it all mix together.