This Cauliflower, Apple + Tandoori Baby Food Puree finds the perfect balance of sweet, tangy with a slight kick from the tandoori. Great way to introduce baby to the bold and exotic flavor profile of tandoori.

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Cauliflower, Apple + Tandoori Baby Food Puree

This weekend I am leaving on a jet plane, all by myself. No Husband! No Babes!

FREEDOM!!

Just me and a weekend filled with my two best friends, way too much eating, drinking and laughing, some serious shopping, a baby shower, some time with some old work friends and probably some more eating. Calories do not count on vacation.

Before I had the babes, I would have considered myself a pretty seasoned traveler. Between work and play I was traveling up to 6 months during the year. Fun and exhausting all at the same time. During that time, I was one of those people who complained about traveling – the lines, late and canceled flights, security, no more food on flights, the list could go on and on. But since the little one was born we have only flown twice, because traveling with babies and toddlers sucks even more, at least for me. You constantly have to be on -watching them, interacting with them, aware of everything they do, toting a few hundred pounds of snacks and activities with you. They are also constantly moving even if it is only in your lap. Tray up, Tray down, Tray up, down, up down, on and on.  Not to mention that they always without fail go potty at the worst time.

While traveling with babies and tots, when you finally get to your final destination and you are going to either need a stiff drink or a long nap, or both.

But now, on my solo trip, I am giddy with the fact that for 3 hours I will be on a plane with nothing to do, no one to watch, no list to be done or check. Just me, some trashy magazines, a bag of candy and 3 full hours of uninterrupted bliss.

Oh how the tides have changed.

But before I leave, I had to make the little one some puree for her reusable pouches. I wouldn’t say I had to, but my guilt for leaving for 4 days was somehow creeping in and I felt I need to leave my hubby and babes with some food in the fridge.

This puree might look a little bland [I’m not even sure you can even see it in the picture] but I promise you it is anything but.

I started with very roughly chopping up some cauliflower and apples, which I did not even bother to peel. Threw them both onto a pan. Sprinkled some Tandoori on them because how else am I going to use up this huge bottle I have had for awhile. Tossed them in the oven and forgot about them until I started to smell something delicious. Something delicious with a hint of spice. Or maybe it is more of an earthy spice. Earthy spice? Is that even a thing?

Roasting is by far one of my favorite ways to prepare baby purees. It makes every food taste more dense. More sweet. More intense. It is also a very lazy way to cook and I am always a big advocate for being lazy in the kitchen. There is also little clean up, which is a lazy persons dream.

The outcome is a perfect balance of sweet, tangy with a slight kick from the tandoori.

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Glass bowl filled with homemade puree with spoon resting on top.

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This Cauliflower, Apple + Tandoori Baby Food Puree finds the perfect balance of sweet, tangy with a slight kick from the tandoori. Great way to introduce baby to the bold and exotic flavor profile of tandoori.

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Tandoori

Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 400 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
  • Place the cauliflower and apples on the backing sheet. Lightly sprinkle them with the tandoori. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower can easily be pricked with a fork. Let cool slighly.
  • Transfer the cauliflower and apples to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth, adding water in 1/4 cup increments if needed.

Notes

Age: 6+ months
Yield: roughly 25 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
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