I've used a fantastic book for starting my babies on foods - Cooking for Baby. I got this as a gift from a fellow blogger when The Boy was born, and it is such a great book.
Now everyone is different, and everyone is entitled to their opinions on stuff. For me it was important to make baby food. Some people want to, some don't. You do you.
I found this book to be an amazing resource for all things baby food related - how to prepare and store, what foods to start with, what to delay or avoid.
The recipes are not bland - dal, curry, tabbouli, burritos - babies/toddlers
don't need to eat boring foods.
One I was anxious to try this time around was the Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Puree.
It was quick to make - only 2 ingredients! A large red bell pepper is roasted, skinned and seeded, then pureed with 1 1/2 ounces of goat cheese.
Unfortunately for The Baby, the bell pepper wasn't very sweet and the goats cheese (as goat cheese is) was very tangy. It did not go over well, and was rejected on subsequent attempts.
The Mister and The Boy had no interest in it either, so it was up to me to eat it up.
Some was used as a dip for raw veggies, but my favorite was as a spread for
toasted English Muffins. So good!
Check out Cooking for Baby here