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Liver pate recipe for babies

Liver Pate BLW recipe for babies

Have you ever made liver pate recipe?  So much better than the salty store-bought version!  So first you might be wondering why you should offer liver pate to your baby.  It’s simple: babies need lots of iron! Since their iron needs are so high, it’s difficult for babies to consume enough iron every day (especially since some babies don’t eat large quantities).  With liver pate, babies get lots of concentrated nutrients per bite.

For this liver pate recipe, I used lamb liver from my half lamb I purchased a while back.  This is part 6 of the half lamb for babies series.  If you’re making this for your baby, I would recommend using chicken liver because it’s so much higher in iron AND lamb liver contains too much vitamin A.  Also, I recommend limiting your baby’s chicken liver consomption to twice per week to avoid too much vitamin A.  Here’s what I did:

I melted the coconut oil in the pan and added the apples and allspice:

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Then I cooked the liver and thyme until the liver was no longer raw. I put everything in the blender and transferred the liver pate into small jars:

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Babies can either eat liver pate on a cucumber stick, perfect to encourage self feeding with baby led weaning (BLW):

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Or enjoy the liver pate directly from a spoon:

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At our house we eat liver pâté as a snack on a regular basis. It’s a great way to make sure the little ones are getting enough iron!  You can eat this liver pate on anything, really.  Here is some liver pate spread on a cracker:

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Liver Pate Recipe

Ingredients

4 tablespoons coconut oil

1 apple, peeled and sliced

1/2 teaspoon allspice

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 small shallot, chopped

1/2 lb liver, cut into cubes

1 tablespoon fresh thyme

 

Instructions

  • Place 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a pan on medium heat. Add apple slices and allspice and cook until soft. Add garlic and shallot and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add liver, thyme, and 2 more tablespoons of coconut oil to the pan. Cook until liver is pink inside and no longer raw.
  • Pour everything into a blender. Blend until smooth. Store in small jars.

 

Limit chicken liver consumption for babies to twice per week to avoid ingesting too much vitamin A.  Recipe inspired from Megan Garcia.

Let me know if this convinces you to make liver pate by commenting below!

Ribs recipe fail (!)

BLW ribs recipe fail

This is part 5 of my Half Lamb for Babies series.

Spoiler alert: I decided to not share the BLW ribs recipe on the blog because the taste was off and the texture was too tough. I guess we all mess up recipes once in a while!  This was a real recipe fail.  Our friends ate all the ribs but also had a great laugh because we came to the conclusion that I shouldn’t make these again. For this recipe, I placed a spice rub on the ribs and baked them in the oven for two hours. In order for ribs to be tender, they need to be cooked for a very long period of time (in a slow cooker for example). When I attempt a slow cooked rib recipe I will post it here.

We were having our best friends over and decided to prepare something out of the ordinary: lamb ribs.  It was a first for us. We have cooked ribs before but not LAMB ribs.

Meanwhile, I did take some pictures of “the making of” the ribs so I’ll share those. I thawed a package of lamb ribs from Ferme Valens:

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Then, my oldest daughter helped me combine the spices in a small bowl.

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After, I pat dried the ribs and rubbed the spice mix on all sides. I baked them for one hour at 300F. Then I baked them at 375 for another hour. Here is the final product and perfect portion size for a baby (if it were tender!):

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How often do you mess up recipes?  Comment below!

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Lamb Osso Buco Stew for Babies

Lamb Osso Buco Stew for Babies

This is the 3rd post of the Half Lamb for Babies series where I make every piece of lamb BLW-friendly.  A BLW recipe for each piece!  You can check out my two first posts: Minty Lamb Meatball recipe and Grilled Lamb Chops recipe.

I had never made lamb osso bucco before but this was BY FAR the best meal of my whole week.  Used a package of the Ferme Valens lamb shanks which can also be called osso bucco. Cooked in Instant Pot which is a pressure cooker that cooks meat in no time. This meal is full of garden-fresh veggies that I got from my CSA basket from Tourne-Sol Farm.

To serve the adult portion, I took some white rice:
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Spooned the stew on top like this:download full film Kong: Skull Island 2017

 

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The meat is so tender that even 6 month olds can enjoy it.  Here is the baby portion:

 

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Lamb Osso Buco Stew Recipe

 

INGREDIENTS

4 pieces lamb shanks (osso bucco)

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 onions, chopped

2 cups carrots, chopped

1 cup radishes

4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

2 cups kale, chopped

2 cups + 2 more cups chicken broth

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon dried rosemary

 

PREPARATION

Over medium-high heat in the pressure cooker pot (sauté setting for the Instant Pot), sear all sides of the lamb osso buco in coconut oil until browned. Remove from the pot. To the oil in the pan, add the chopped onion, carrots, radishes, garlic and kale and cook until about 15 minutes. Add 2 cups of chicken broth and let the mixture cook for about 5 more minutes. Add the osso buco pieces back in, and pour in the rest of the chicken broth. Make sure that the meat is covered in liquid. Add bay leaves and rosemary. Cover and cook on “meat/stew” for 35 minutes on high pressure.  Release the pressure and remove the meat.  Let cool and serve.

 

Let me know if you try this recipe by commenting below!

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