Ok… I’m totally bricking it now! With my book launch just ONE WEEK AWAY I feel a little nauseous to say the least! Does anyone have any words of wisdom they can share?? Although this is my third book launch, it feels just as terrifying as the first time. Possibly more actually. EEEEKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, panic aside, this is the final recipe I’ll be sharing from my book before it’s out next Monday. This recipe is suitable for babies from 7 months and up. It’s REALLY simple to cook and only takes 20mins (including the prep time!).
For those of you outside of the UK, you can also buy a copy of the book where you are, but as an ebook version. It will be on sale next week (Monday 8th September) from all Amazon sites worldwide. :-)
Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk (V)
UK healthcare professionals actively campaign ‘breast is best’ for newborn babies due to the perfect nutritional content of breast milk, and its immune-boosting compound ‘lauric acid’. Only one other natural source exists close enough to match the lauric acid content found in breast milk, and it can be found in coconuts. Although coconut oil is by far the most concentrated source, it can be found in desiccated coconut and in coconut milk. So feeding your little one this creamy scrummy curry should help to keep infections at bay.
Total preparation and cooking time: 20mins
Makes 6 servings
Suitable for freezing
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion – peeled, chopped
½ tsp minced garlic
¼ tsp minced ginger
Pinch of ground turmeric
Pinch of ground cumin
Pinch of ground coriander
1 medium parsnip – washed, peeled, chopped
70g (3oz) green beans – washed, ends chopped, halved
200g (7oz) cauliflower florets – washed, chopped (no stems)
100g (3½oz) tinned sweet corn (no added salt) – drained
250ml (8fl oz) unsweetened coconut milk
Heat the oil in a pot, add the onion and stir-fry on medium-low heat for 3-4mins until soft golden. Turn to low heat and add garlic,
ginger, turmeric, cumin, coriander and stir-fry for a further 30secs-1min.
Add all of the remaining vegetables to the pot along with the coconut milk and stir. Bring to the boil and simmer (covered) on a medium-low heat for 6-8mins until all of the vegetables are tender. Once cooked, mash the vegetables to a soft lumpy consistency using either a masher or blender using a pulse motion. Serve to baby warm or for toddlers serve with rice or roti for a heavier meal.
Recipe extract from Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family. Due for release next week on Mon 8th September. Pre-order from Amazon.co.uk or Waterstones today.
Ebook available worldwide from all Amazon sites from Monday 8th September.
Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine and Mother & Baby