Edinburgh Food Baby

"Weaning; to accustom (a child or young animal) to food other than its mother's milk."

In September 2013 I had a baby girl called Paige. I started weaning her at 6 months and she's absolutely loving it, as am I.  I couldn't wait to fill the freezer with little pots of goodness for her, and that's exactly what I've done.  Well, alongside the odd Ella's Kitchen pouch that is!

At first I thought it would be a bit boring to write about baby food.  I naively assumed it was generally just bland mush and a few boiled carrot sticks, but I was so wrong.  Paige has been munching her little way around the world, enjoying Moroccan chicken, curry, bolognaise and fish pie to name a few.  I was shocked to read in a recent Tesco Baby Club publication that only 1 in 6 mothers surveyed felt confident enough to cook meals from scratch for their babies.  

So, while I'm no baby weaning expert, this page on my blog aims to share some of my experiences of weaning, good and bad.  I will share any tips I come across and some recipes.  And please do share any of yours with me!


Mini Salmon Fishcakes

Salmon is an amazing source of Omega-3s and vitamin D which is essential for baby's brain and bone development.  I make these little salmon fishcakes for Paige and she loves them.  They don't stay 'fishy' shaped for very long once her little hands get involved, but I like to present them to her in this way to start teaching her what's in her food.  


1 carrot (diced)
13oz potatoes, (cut into large dice) - I use a mix of white and sweet potato.
1 small leek
2 tablespoons finely shopped parsley
7oz salmon fillets (skin on)


Bake the salmon with a drizzle of sunflower oil until cooked through.

Cook the potatoes and carrot in boiling water until soft, then mash.

Fry the leek in a little oil until cooked.  Flake in the cooked salmon and parsley and mix together.

Shape into little fish shapes with your hands (if you like!) or else roll into little patties.  Fry in a tablespoon of sunflower oil until golden brown on both sides, around 5 mins.

Feed them to your little munchkin and watch them enjoy.


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