I have been wanting a food processor for a really long time, but it was one of those items that should have probably been on our wedding registry and then I don’t even think I put it on… but I for sure didn’t get it. I finally got a hand mixer last year for Christmas but that is a different story. For the last few weeks we had been trying to figure out if a food processor or a blender would be best for making homemade babyfood. I wanted a high end one, but I didn’t want to spend bajillions of dollars. We were thinking ordering on amazon would be best, but then during one of our many…. many many many many many Target runs, we saw one. We bought it. And then we brought it home.
I first tried to make salsa, but it turned out meh. Not enough flavor. We had not prepared at all for the making of blended foods. We hadn’t even gone grocery shopping yet, so it wasn’t until this last weekend where I really got to experiment. First I made our first batch of homemade babyfood!
On the menu: Kale, Apple, and Quinoa. First I cut up and peeled the apple, steamed the apple bits, then steamed the kale leaves. Then I added the Quinoa and I BLENDED IT ALL! Mwahaha magic.
And then, of course, I had Kamel give it a taste. He gave it 2 thumbs up for deliciousness so I was pretty pleased with my concoction. I also added a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Into the silicone ice cube trays! And then out popped store-able, portioned baby food cubes!
The quinoa added a new texture and Gabe was sort of confused by it and really worked at it in his mouth, so I think it’s a little beyond our current food eating abilities. So, They will chill in the freezer (ha, get it?) for a while long before we’re totally ready for them. This weekend I’ll be making more purees with new and different flavor combos. Are people interested in hearing about homemade babyfood recipes and experiments? If you are, please leave a comment letting me know. If I get enough interest I’ll create a tag for it and continue with the updates.
After I babyfooded it up, I moved on to round 2 of salsa making! This time I added twice the garlic (5 cloves), 2 serano chilis with seeds and 1 jalepeno without seeds for extra flavor and spice, lime (1 entire lime, squeezed), salt, a bunch of cilantro (but not too much because I am not particularly a fan), 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, and half an onion. Then… BLEND!
Outcome: Amazing spicy salsa success that I could drink with a spoon. Oh so good!!
Next up on my food processing journey: Green salsa and homemade pesto. Weeeee!!
Do you have any food processing recipes? Tips? Tricks? Do share!! I am a blending maniac!!