Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spoons, Spoons Everywhere!

Oops! I must confess that I have been a slacker lately with my blogging! Don't worry, little Dino has been eating- I just haven't been documenting as well. We have tried all sorts of new things lately! Last night he even got to taste some crab legs. His favorite food by far has been mashed cauliflower. I am not sure if its because of the taste of the cauliflower or the garlic or because he gets to use a spoon. A few weeks ago, we went to purchase a few spoons and noticed most were sold in large packs. We were unsure why, but bought them anyway. We now have a theory why you might need more than one spoon at a meal.
He lets us know he's ready for another bite by throwing his spoon on the floor.
Such a natural with using the spoon!

So, the mashed cauliflower. It is not only Dino's favorite, but his parents are loving it too. It is such a nice substitution (much healthier) to regular mashed just requires a little more clean up than other foods. I would highly recommend anyone trying it! Here's the recipe:

Little Dino's Cauliflower Mash


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (optional)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste (no salt for baby's portion)



1. Boil a large pot of water over high heat.
2. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done.
3. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
4. In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor (I used our Kitchenaid stand mixer), puree the hot cauliflower with the Parmesan, garlic, butter and pepper until almost smooth.

After a dinner of cauliflower, avocado, and crab legs.

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