Saturday, August 1, 2009

Nani's Roti

It's the first day of August and what better way to kick off the month than with a new food for Indy? We were at my folks' place for dinner with E's dad and baby sis. The spread included butter chicken, okra, and [dry, not saucy] curried cauliflower. Of course, my mom made the rotis fresh as we sat down to eat. She made a baby one for Indio, which I fed him in little pieces. He loved it! [You should've seen my mom's smile!]

It was a great addition to Indy's food repertoire since it was full of nutritious, unprocessed ingredients and love.

Eight months ago, I didn't really think about baby food too much because I assumed when the time came for *solids* we would be feeding our child ready-made foods, for the most part. Of course, I had planned on researching the *best* ready-made foods on the market, willing to go organic even!

At my baby shower, I received 2 books on making your own baby food as well as a food mill, which got me thinking about how easy [or difficult for someone like me who appears to have an aversion to the kitchen] it would be to prepare my own baby food. So I started reading and researching, which led me to go against my original thought by making my own food. That led to reading about baby-led weaning [I wrote about it here], which is where we are now.

To date, the only store-bought food we've given Indy has been Baby Mum Mums, a snack he first received at one of our Mother Goose class sessions. We haven't made solids a huge priority in our house, but more of a *play-and-explore* time, and Indio has a great time whenever we do give him something to chow down on.

4 comments:

Keep On S'myelin! August 3, 2009 at 11:42 AM  

Mmmm, I'm coming to your parents house for dinner!

bklyn76 August 3, 2009 at 11:55 AM  

you're always welcome.

Faiza August 4, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

I'd like to come too. The rotlis and okra sound gooooooooood!

bklyn76 August 4, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

oh you know my mom would love to cook for you!

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