Introducing Thalana Batu (Thai Eggplant) to Baby

I introduced Thai eggplant (8 months+) or Thalana Batu to Ahalya as her 74th ingredient to try, mixed in with the rest of her usual lunch.Thai eggplant is full of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, niacin, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber and antioxidants.This vegetable provides protection against heart disease and certain types of cancer,… Continue reading Introducing Thalana Batu (Thai Eggplant) to Baby

Introducing Egg Yolk to Baby

The 73rd ingredient I offered my little one was egg yolk; mixed together with spinach, unsalted butter and sweet potato or Kaha Bathala.Egg yolks are rich in proteins, fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E. vitamin K, choline, vitamin B12, thiamin, riboflavin, folate and minerals such as zinc, copper, iron, selenium and… Continue reading Introducing Egg Yolk to Baby

Introducing Onion to Baby

I gave my little girl her first taste of onion. It was her 72nd ingredient to try. I tempered sliced red onions or shallots and added a little it to her lunch of cooked red rice, greens, chicken, coconut milk and veges. Before serving it, I gave the whole mix a few pulses -the way… Continue reading Introducing Onion to Baby

Introducing Garlic to Baby

Ahalya tasted garlic for first time as her 71st ingredient. I crushed a few cloves of garlic, fried it in organic virgin coconut oil and added it to her lunch. I didn't want to cook the crushed garlic with the rice and veges on the first day because I was worried that its strong taste… Continue reading Introducing Garlic to Baby

Introducing Kos (Jack Fruit) to Baby

The 69th ingredient I offered my little one was Jack Fruit or Kos (8 months+). I'm still limited to the use of my left hand alone (after the carpal tunnel surgery), so with the help of my mom, we cleaned, cut and boiled jack fruit, then puréed it with a little warm water and added… Continue reading Introducing Kos (Jack Fruit) to Baby

Self-feeding Tips for Independent Eating

I have shared with you guys before about wanting to follow baby-led weaning and how my pediatrician strictly advised me against it as my little girl is a slow weight-gainer. So, I reluctantly began feeding her monitored portions with a bowl and spoon. But we are just over 8 months old now and I thought… Continue reading Self-feeding Tips for Independent Eating

Introducing Beets (Beetroot) to Baby

I gave Beetroot (I found organic beets) to Ahalya as her 68th ingredient in the form of a powerhouse recipe full of vitamins, minerals and nutrition. I baked slices of sweet potato, carrot and beet (8 months+) with a drizzle of organic virgin coconut oil and, once done, topped with a few shavings of unsalted… Continue reading Introducing Beets (Beetroot) to Baby

Introducing Couscous to Baby

Ahalya tasted couscous (8 months+) for the first time as her 67th ingredient. It can't really be considered the introduction of a new ingredient because couscous is made using semolina and my little one has already tried it. And it consists of essentially the same nutrients and health benefits.But I still chose to introduce it… Continue reading Introducing Couscous to Baby

Introducing Rulang (Semolina) to Baby

I introduced Semolina to my little one as her 66th ingredient to taste. The coarse, purified wheat middling of durum wheat (mainly used in making pasta and couscous), it is high in both protein and gluten (may cause allergies in some babies). I cooked the Semolina for Ahalya in water and coconut milk like porridge… Continue reading Introducing Rulang (Semolina) to Baby

Introducing Aubergine (Eggplant) to Baby

I offered Ahalya Aubergine or Eggplant (8 months+) as her 65th ingredient to try by cooking it with other vegetables, rice and coconut milk for lunch.Locally known as brinjals, aubergines contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, manganese and folate. Eggplants help… Continue reading Introducing Aubergine (Eggplant) to Baby