Playing with My Food - Evolved Mommy
Let’s talk about my new Cuisinart Food Processor for a second. First, its important to say that I was raised in a house with no Food Processor and I’ve never owned one. Never thought I needed one.
This whole thing came about because I have a strong desire to be a natural & organic parent to my coming baby. I’m no organic saint today, though, so I can’t guarantee that I’ll do great, but I really want to try. It only seems reasonable to make your own baby food. Small quantities of ground up fresh veggies and fruits; how hard can it be, really?
So, once we decided that we would give homemade baby food a shot we had to decide between two options:
1. The Beaba Babycook
2. A traditional food processor
The Baeba cooks and prepares your baby food which is nice, but baby food is its only purpose. I’m not one for arbitrarily adding kitchen appliances, especially since our kitchen is not very big. The Baeba is a small appliance (between the size of a minichopper and a food processor), but its another electrical appliance. I guess if it did more than one thing I’d be more likely to buy it.
Anyway, we went with the food processor because it will help with baby food prep, and it does so many other things. We picked Cuisinart because its the most recognized name & looks the best. Looks are important b/c its big and its going to have to stay out. Since I’ve had it home (about 4 days) I’ve used it everyday. It’s my new favorite thing. Today, I’m going to attempt my FAVORITE summer dish: Gazpacio (cold tomato & cucumber soup).
I’m still not exactly sure how to use it for baby food. My best guess is that you cut the veggies in the food processor, cook them in a steamer then return them to the food processor to grind up.
I do love the Beaba. Its great looking and we may end up with one if the food processor is not efficient with baby food. However, I’m glad we got the food processor b/c it has made dinner time so much easier. Yesterday, I shredded an entire block of chedder in under 30 seconds. Fantastic!
One Beaba item that looks to be a MUST HAVE no matter how you make your food is the Freezer Tray. You just pour the baby food in, throw it in the freezer, then when you’re ready for a section you just pop it out to defrost. Very cool.