Unlikely but successful recipes

After I prepared these purees the smell really put me off. When I told my parents what they contained, my parents were appalled. But Sophia is loving them. Try at your own risk.

Strawberry dessert


  • Strawberries 1 punnet
  • Bittergoard one 2 finger thick slice
  • Purple chinese spinach 5 stalks


  1. Wash and chop up bittergoard and strawberries.
  2. Pluck leaves off chinese spinach and peel off fibrous outer layer of stem.
  3. Steam for 5 minutes
  4. Drain off excess liquid and blend

Odd Cod


  • Approximately 200g of cod fish
  • 1 purple potato
  • 5 stalks of purple chinese spinach
  • 4 strawberries
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoons butter


  1. Peel and slice one clove of garlic. Peel the other clove and set aside.
  2. Peel and chop potatoes into 1cm cubes.
  3. Cut strawberries into halves and remove stem
  4. Pluck leaves off spinach and remove fibrous outer layer from stem
  5. Fry sliced garlic in butter till golden
  6. Add cod and lightly brown both sides
  7. Add potatoes and half a cup of water
  8. Simmer till cod cooked through and potatoes are soft. Turn up the flame to reduce the water till a thick stew forms. Meanwhile add spinach and stir
  9. Once sufficiently thick remove from heat and add strawberries and remaining garlic clove. If spinach wilts before stew thickens, remove it from stew to prevent overcooking it.
  10. Blend mixture.

Sophia gives both these recipes her stamp of approval despite the strong bittergoard taste in the first and the pungent garlic in the second. She’s a weirdo but I’m loving it.

2 thoughts on “Unlikely but successful recipes

    • I created them myself! Was trying to introduce more variety into my baby’s diet and find that most recipes from local sources contain too much carbohydrate (especially in the form of not very nutritious white rice), while recipes from foreign sources contain too much milk, cheese, cream etc. You like my recipes? 😛

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