Jarred v Homemade

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  1. sallybee

    sallybee Well-Known Member

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    Frozen veg is fab! Xx


     
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    I loved how i could buy it already chopped into tiny cubes made it easy to blend and a lot less hassle and cheaper than buying it all in, very good for a quick dinner time... i dont have a steamer will look into it though! x
     
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    I just use a metal colander over a saucepan with a bit of boiling water in (an inch or so) instead of a steamer. Xx


     
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    Ohhh i didnt know that thanks saves me buying one :D xx
     
  5. Rhino Horn

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    With Seren I made absolutely everything home made.

    With Bethan I'm doing half and half. I'm finding it much harder to cook toddler meals, adult meals and baby meals so I'm having to take a few short cuts here and there!

    However I'm only prepared to use pouches in the very early stages when they are fruit and veg only. I can't get my head around cooked meat and fish in a pouch that's not chilled or frozen!

    Once Bethan can eat pureed versions of Seren's meals she'll just have them, another month or so.

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    I have a few EK pouches that I bought on special offer. So far we've tried a banana and a pear pouch... they just do not taste right to me??

    Makes me wonder how something that is touted as being 100% natural and organic can taste so unlike the real thing (I know banana doesn't preserve well but what the Hell is in the pouches?? It doesn't say)

    I am not properly weaning yet and when we do I think I am going to do a combo of BLW and homemade puree's! With the odd jar for when time is short / we are out etc...

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    I would never buy anything with banana in it, easier to give it fresh. They certainly add lemon juice to it. A loves conference pears when they are ripe and i used to bake apples for him in the early days (now she just eats an apple)

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    Does anyone know if this would this work with pre-pared veg that isn't frozen??? There are some veggies OH and I aren't keen on so when we first try James it would be easier this way?

    If he likes something then I'll learn how to properly prepare it all from scratch but whilst we are still finding out what he likes this could be a handy shortcut.

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  9. tweetyfoo

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    I use prepared fresh veg sometimes ... Butternut squash is a pain to prepare :lol:

    Aaron has refused nothing yet I think you'll be surprised at what james eats x


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  10. sallybee

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    Butternut squash! It took me over an hour just to cut and peel the damn thing!

    Nat it's very much up in the air what they like/don't like. C refused swede today (first thing ever) but she may take it next week. I'll keep trying her anyway, apparently it takes 15 tries for them to decide if they actually like it or not? Xx


     
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    Treat a bns like a jacket spud ... stab it and bung it in the microwave, peels and chops like a dream!
     
  12. EssJayPea

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    Fab tip. How long for?

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    Butternut squash is easy, i chop it into small pieces and peel, much easier. My son loves butternut squash soup

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    I actually think they taste like they should. I've been known to finish the last dregs :eek: Although the smoothNess is something I could never replicate at home

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  15. sallybee

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    I think next time my tactic will be to cut it into rounds (like a cucumber) and then cutting around the outside to get the peel off lol I have actually sat and thought about this! The inside scares me though (the seedy bit) lol xx


     
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    5 or 6 mins softens it or a bit longer cooks it too


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    Another wee cheat. I had some frozen carrot a parsnip I had prepared earlier, so defrosted then heated it, added some coconut yogurt and some curry powder and wala! Veg korma! x
     
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    Ta muchly. I'll try this out x

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    Omg that is amazing! Will definitely be doing that. You could make it fresh then freeze in portions couldn't you? Xx


     
  20. redbear

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    Also when you cook spag bol make extra freeze some of that but half it and put a wee bit of spice in it and make chili con cani too for a bit of varity. you can even add normal tined beans to it to add another taste/texture xx
     

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