I raised my children during to bottled food era- I do not have a collection to draw from here.
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Most baby food is take a vegetable or fruit, steam it, then puree. A good resource for recipes is http://wholesomebabyfood...
One of the best ideas I was given when expecting my first was to make my own teething biscuits. If you do a web search, there are plenty of those recipes out there.
I had a rubber and plastic baby food strainer with a suction cup to mount on any flat surface. I think you can find products like this on Amazon. It makes making baby food easy and immediate. I used to steam carrots, potatoes, etc. and crank them through this gadget. If you buy one of these as a gift, it will be appreciated.
We can all be a little braver in the kitchen.
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