I just read this article in the NYtimes about how the baby food industry is loosing business because so many parents, us among them, are making their own baby food.
Apparently the baby food manufacturers are fighting back by selling pomegranate and quinoa purees, avocado and beets, etc. The article was not all that interesting–mostly just a lot of back and forth about whether working moms today really have time to make their baby’s food and how the food industry is here to make our lives easier.
But what caught my attention was an interview with some hipster mom who said her baby was about to dine on “vegetable puree, delicately seasoned with leeks, red peppers, cumin and thyme.”
Spices! I had forgotten we could start using them in Nico’s food. And I’ve just checked and we can also add olive oil. The world of baby food might be about to open up. And yet when I just went searching for a blog with tasty, whole foods recipes for baby’s around Nico’s age, I came up empty. Does anyone have a recommendation?
Most of the blogs I’ve found have recipe after recipe that includes some variety on pasta with vegetables. I’d love one that is like 52recipes or the PostPunkKitchen but for babies. That must exist, right? My instagram feed is filled with pictures of babies and food so I am figuring I’m not the only one who would read a food porn/baby food blog…