Basic Blend

This is one of those “what we had for dinner” blends.  The picture and the recipe are spoon thick because it can just as easy be used for someone on a pureed diet.  To make it thinner for bolus or pump feeding, just add more turkey stock or bone broth if you happen to have…

Ratatouille and Brown Rice Dinner

I made this for the family last night and offered it to Mathew for the first time.  He was hesitant at first but, after I fed him the first spoon, it was all bright eyes and smiles! Brown rice: 1 cup of brown rice 1 tablespoon of butter 2 cups of water 2 tsp chicken…

Baby Food Purees

Baby food purees are a great place to start when you are dealing with those restricted to a pureed diet.  Whether they are special needs adults or children or just an older adult who has lost their ability to chew food, starting simple is best.  How a food looks, smell and feels is as much…

Mixed Fruit “Pudding”

3 cups frozen (thawed) or fresh fruit 4 tsp Ball Instant Pectin 1. Place the fruit into the Vitamix container and secure lid. 2. Select Variable 1. 3. Turn machine on and increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 4. Blend for about 30 seconds or until the fruit is well blended and completely…

Mango Puree

2 ½ cups peeled and seeded mangos 1. Place the mango pieces into the Vitamix Container and secure lid. 2. Select Variable 1. 3. Quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then High. 4. Blend for 20 seconds. 5. Pour into ice cube trays, cover with plastic wrap and freeze. 6. Store cubes in labeled and…

Matthew’s Oatmeal

This is the recipe that started it all.  After I blend this in the Vitamix, my family comes into the kitchen looking for the apple pie because that’s exactly what it smells like.  Even if you or your child has never liked oatmeal, give this recipe a try.  You will be amazed at how good…