Rise and Shine Feature – Cooking Baby Food with Angela Jacobsen (Part 2)

Vivian and Angela Jacobsen, on recipes from Baby Food!
Vivian and Angela Jacobsen, on recipes from Baby Food!

From 27 to 29 September 2013, Rise and Shine Expo, an informative expo to raise happy and healthy children was held in Singapore. There were more than 100 seminars, workshops and trial classes, including cooking demonstrations! Angela Jacobsen, also known as OzSuperNanny, shared recipes from her book Baby Food.

Angela Jacobsen, also known as OzSuperNanny, has worked with children in different countries for more than 15 years, including for celebrities and also ordinary parents needing help. Angela has studied child care, personality development and pediatric first aid. We have been hanging out over GooglePlus and many of our hangouts are here.

Last week, we shared Angela’s recipes on Baby Dahl and Baby Chicken Hotpot. Today, we will cover more nutritious and practical recipes!

Minestrone Soup

Make 500ml of vegetable/chicken stock. Add 2 chopped carrots, 1 cup corn kernels, 1 chopped onion, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 chopped celery sticks, 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of pureed tomatoes. Simmer for an hour.

Tuna and Sweet Corn Bake

Boil 2 cups of penne pasta. Drain 1 can of tuna and 1 can of sweet corn. Mix all the ingredients in an oven dish.

Make cheese sauce. Melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon of plain flour, stir. Add 1 cup of milk and bring to boil. Stir continuously until thick. Add 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese melts.

Pour cheese sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 30 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius.

Rabbit Juice

Peel and juice 2 carrots. 1 orange and add minimum 1 cup of cooled boiled water. Mix and stir.

Baby Smoothie

Peel and juice 1 apple and 1 pear. Blend 1 banana with 1 tablespoon of yoghurt. Add juice and stir. For older children, ice cream can be used instead of yoghurt. Ice can be added to further cool and dilute.

Angela’s Tips

Juices – Juices can be given to a baby when weaning has started and the baby has been introduced the fruits and vegetables. Always water down the baby’s juice, approximately 1 part juice and 10 parts water. Acidic juices should only be given from a year old. Juice ideas include grapes, kiwis, apples, mangoes, watermelons, oranges, tomatoes and pineapples.

Smoothies – Smoothie is a delicious and fun way to include nutritious fruits and yoghurt. Ingredients such as banana, berries, chocolate, date, mango, pineapple, vanilla and strawberry can be used. Smoothie can be taken by baby over 9 months and for pineapple, over a year old.

Vivian Pei helped with the cooking demonstration at Angela’s workshop and more of Vivian can be read at this post on our google hangout! Next week, we will cover Angela’s talk during Rise and Shine Expo on preparing for newborn’s arrival for today’s working mothers.

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