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You definitely share the same feeling of excitement about feeding your baby solid foods the first time. Well, most parents are. You’re probably making a good list of foods and recipes that you want your baby to taste the first time. That’s pretty normal.

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Six months after the due date, your baby is now ready to munch some real food. That’s absolutely one memorable moment on your baby’s life. However, when it comes to your food choices, you get to consider several things. The fact is, babies will definitely eat anything. It may be sweet, salty or even bitter, that doesn’t matter. What matters is that, it should be healthy and safe for your little one.

Tips for Baby Foods

The most common question that food experts get from mommies is this – what’s the best food to feed my baby the first time? Truly, we always wanted to let him taste the best food the first time. But how can you define best?

In choosing the kind of food to feed your baby, you have two basic things to keep in mind. First, it should be healthy. So you can start with some fresh fruits and vegetables and some meat of course. You can find tons of simple yet healthy baby food recipes that you can try.

Next is to understand that some foods contain some amount of allergens. It might cause some trouble to your baby if you aren’t cautious about it. Remember that babies’ body and tolerance vary when it comes to allergens. If you aren’t sure about it, you can always ask your doctor about for further information.

Some of the Best Recipes to Consider

You don’t have to be a professional chef in order for you to cook something sumptuous and healthy for your baby. Baby foods are quite simple and often it doesn’t really require much cooking process. Here are some of the recipes that you might want to consider trying.

riceRice Cereal. This is probably one of the best first baby foods that you can cook for your little one. The process is even simpler. All you need is to boil water and mix some powdered rice on it. You can add some breast milk formula or some fruits to add some flavor.

Baked Apple. This is a simple apple baking recipe. Peel and take out apple’s core and slice. Arrange them in a pan, add some water and butter. Put it inside the oven for about 30 minutes. You can either mash it or cut them into bits.

 Fish Recipes. You can make tons of fish recipes for your baby. It’s rich in protein, potassium and all other vitamins that he needs. You can start with fish fillet and add some mashed vegetables like carrots, peas and potatoes.

In choosing the best recipe for your baby, make sure to put extra cautiousness. Don’t get too overwhelmed with all the possible food options that you have. Consider what’s healthy and safe for your baby’s young body.

ROAST PRIME RIBS

ROAST PRIME RIBS OF BEEF WITH SHIITAKE PAN GRAVY

  • a 4-rib standing rib roast (trimmed weight 10 to 10 1/2 pounds)
    1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 stick (1/4 cup) plus 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    1 onion, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms
    2 cups hot water
    1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
    2 1/2 cups canned beef broth
    1/2 cup medium-dry Sherry
    4 teaspoons arrowroot, dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water

Let the rib roast stand at room temperature for 1 hour. In a small bowl knead together the rosemary, the salt, and 1/2 stick of the butter and rub the meat with the mixture. In a roasting pan roast the meat, ribs side down, in a preheated 500°F. oven for 30 minutes, reduce the heat to 350°F., and roast the meat for 1 3/4 to 2 hours more, or until a meat thermometer inserted in a fleshy section registers to 130°F. for medium-rare. Forty-five minutes before the roast is done add the onion and the bell pepper to the pan. During the last 40 minutes of roasting, in a bowl let the shiitake mushrooms soak in the water for 30 minutes, squeeze out the excess liquid, and reserve the soaking liquid in bowl. Discard the stems and slice the caps thin. Strain the reserved liquid through a fine sieve into another bowl. Transfer the roast to a heated platter, discarding the strings, transfer the onion and the bell pepper to paper towels to drain, and reserve them for the shiitake pan gravy. Let the roast stand for 20 to 30 minutes before carving.

In a heavy skillet sauté the fresh mushrooms in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter over moderately high heat, stirring, for 1 minute, add the shiitake mushrooms, and sauté the mixture, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the broth and the reserved mushroom liquid and boil the liquid until it is reduced to about 2 1/2 cups. Skim all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan juices in the roasting pan, add the reserved onion and bell pepper and the Sherry, and sauté the mixture over moderately high heat, scraping up the brown bits, for 1 minute. Boil the Sherry mixture until it is reduced by half, strain it through the fine sieve into the mushroom mixture, and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir the arrowroot mixture and add it to the gravy, stirring. Simmer the gravy, stirring, for 3 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste, and transfer the gravy to a heated sauceboat.

Serve the roast with the pan gravy.