Friday, January 14, 2011
Carrot Puree using the Babycook
I recently invested in a BEABA Babycook Baby Food Maker to make homemade baby food for Jory. From what I understand, this product has received awards for being innovative as it steams, blends, warms and defrosts, making it easy to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby. In reading reviews, there were many people that believed this product is overpriced (It retails for approximately $200. I bought it for $189 from Lusso Baby but they have sinced increased their price to $209 and it's even out of stock!), however, it does make making baby food, more convenient and enjoyable. Ultimately, I liked the idea of using one appliance for the entire process of making the baby food. I also think that it would make it easy for me to continue making fresh baby food once I return to work.
Any amount of fresh Carrots you desire
Peel carrot(s) and cut into small chunks.
Place chunks into the steamer basket.
Measure the water and pour it into the cooking container on the left (for vegetables/fruit: the babycook specifies to add water to level 2).
Turn the control knob to the left which is the steam option. Allow to steam until tender (light will turns off).
Once the steaming is done, you lift the basket out using a special spatula. You can pour the water out or save it to add back into the puree, depending on the consistency you'd like.
Place the food into the main chamber and cover it, then select puree.
Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency.
Remove the baby food from the unit by using the included spatula and serve to baby!