most busy mothers, Sian
Blunos wanted to feed her baby well, but
as a trained chef, working alongside her Michelin-starred
chef husband, she didn’t have a lot of free time.
This is one of the recipes she has created and
published in her book entitled Cooking
for Coco - to find out more have a look
at the articler under Interesting Bites <click
is the ideal dish if you are pushed for time and
need to prepare something tasty quickly. Coco
loves it now but the first time she had it at
about 4-5 months, she spat it out all over the
floor - much to her two older brothers’ delight.
Knowing that she got a great reaction, this became
a good game for Coco and poor Leon and Max were
ordered out of the room until Coco had settled
x 7-ounce can tuna fish in either oil or water
1 12-ounce can corn
Small bunch chives, washed and chopped
1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
2 ounces butter
Small amount of babys usual milk
the tuna fish and corn. Blend both in food processor
along with the chives.
the potatoes for about 20 minutes until tender,
drain and mash with the butter.
the tuna-and-corn mixture to the potato with
enough milk to get the correct texture.
divide into portions and serve or freeze.
most of these recipes you can use a food processor
or blender to produce a puréed mixture. However,
if you are using potatoes, you should add them
as small dice just before serving. If they are
blended, the starch they contain causes them to
break down into a gluey mess.
your baby grows and has more teeth, you can mash
or chop the food instead. The textures will encourage
your baby to chew. You will be the best judge
of when you can start to do this.
time: 30 minutes
Makes 6 - 8 portions
Cooking for Coco, Sian Blunos 2003