Cheesy Leek, Sweet Potato and Cauliflower

This is one of my favourite recipe’s I made and also one of the very first things I cooked for Soraiya.

It is is so easy to make which is why I love it and still to this day make it for Soraiya.

Think it is safe to say my daughter likes cheese LOL

Suitable from 6 months on wards
Portion: 6 Prep time: 5 min Cooking time: 15 min

Ingredients:

10 g unsalted butter or dairy free alternative OR 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1/4 (about 7 – 8 cm) of a leek sliced OR 1/2 a small onion diced
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
250 ml boiling water
2 medium sliced cauliflower florets, cut into small pieces
a handful of grated cheddar cheese or dairy free alternative

Method:

  1. Heat the butter or the oil in a pan and add in sliced leek or onions. Saute gently for about a minute or two until softened and become slightly brown
  2. Add in the diced sweet potato and pour over the boiling water. Increase the heat and allow to boil. Let it boil and cook for about 5 minutes, give or take.
  3. Add in the cauliflower, the sweet potato should not be completely soft. Once added, reduce the heat to moderate, cover and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Removing cover, stir the sweet potato and cauliflower to see that they are completely soft, perhaps becoming mushy. Once ready, take off heat. There should be a little bit of water left in the pan.
  5. In a food processor or blender, scoop in the contents along with the cheese and puree together.
    please note: For baby’s between 6 – 9 moths, the puree should be a smooth consistency. For baby’s between 9 – 12 month, keep this more textured so when blending, I would say keep the mixture a little bit lumpy OR you could get a potato masher and mash.
  6. Once pureed, you can freeze into individual portions. When you want to feed as lunch or dinner, simply thaw in the fridge over night or what I do I take it out, place in a bowl and let it defrost at room temperature 2 hours before. Once defrosted simply pop in the microwave for about 1 minute, maybe a little bit extra OR in saucepan for a couple of minutes – don’t burn it! 🙂
    Make sure when re-heating the food is piping hot and allow to also cool down before feeding to your baby.

The perfect first dish to make if you really want baby to try some different flavours

It really is a an easy first dish to make to introduce to your baby. The sweet potato is perfect as baby’s like sweet tastes and this goes so well with the cauliflower. Introducing butter and cheese is also important as these fats a important for your baby’s growing body.

Do let me know if you do make this for your baby and how your baby found it.

Hugs,

Yours always,
The Soul Tamer x

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