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Baby Food Bites, Issue #005 is here! -- The Arrival of Autumn
October 01, 2015
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Issue #005, 1st October 2015
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."
In this issue:
1) Autumn's Arrival
It is October now, and autumn is firmly under way. For me, autumn has always represented a real turning point in the year. Jumpers, boots and long dark coats come out from summer storage, the leaves change colour, Halloween/All Saints and Thanksgiving come and go, and then Christmas around the corner.
But first, can we pause to talk about the changing colour of the leaves?! This is, without doubt, one of the primary reasons why autumn is my favourite season. There is something so magical and mystical about those red, orange and yellow hues. And the lovely low light of a clear autumn’s afternoon is just perfection that I wish I could bottle up.
The reduced hours of daylight at this time of year does tend to weigh on me a bit, but after Halloween has passed, the countdown to Christmas firmly begins (unless you’re celebrating Thanksgiving at the end of November), and I start getting into a festive mood! I also savour the delicious foods that come with autumn, such as the warming stews and mouth-watering crumbles and other spiced puddings. However you experience this change of season, I wish you all a beautiful and bountiful autumn harvest.
Making Baby Food Tips
Recipe: Tasty Red Lentils
The 1st of October is World Vegetarian Day, so what better way to celebrate than with this Tasty Red Lentils recipe? This is a lovely one-pot meal for babies who are just starting out.
This recipe yields approximately 7 servings for older babies eating full-portion meals but can be easily divided into several smaller 15ml 'cubes' for babies not yet accustomed to eating full-size meals.
Put the vegetables, lentils and stock together in a medium saucepan.
Place the pan on high heat and bring to the boil. Then cover, lower heat, and simmer gently for 40 minutes until the lentils are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
Using a conventional blender (allow to cool slightly) or a handheld stick blender, puree the mixture until smooth.
Cool sufficiently before serving to baby, freezing any extra for future use.
Now time to get back to the little ones! Thanks for stopping by.
See you soon,
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