Raw Coconut Milk

When I was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts, one of my favorite memories was making coconut beans and rice with my grandma. It was an old family recipe from Jamaica that was made during the holidays. When we were making it, the wonderfully sweet smell of fresh coconut filled the house. I can…

Coconut Milk/Pros and Cons

As Matthew grows it gets harder and harder to keep up with his calorie need without adding more formula.  To complicate things more, in the last 2 years, his bowel has begun functioning much less efficient.  Because of that I tested him for 4 days with coconut oil to make sure he wasn’t allergic to…

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…

Nooooo!

So what do you think happened here?  Was it: The baby threw up. The syringe malfunctioned. The med port popped open. If you guessed #2, you were right.  Sticky syringes can be annoying if not down right disastrous.  Has it happened to you or is it just me and the mom of this baby?  I…

Matthew’s Green Smoothie

ATTENTION: Make sure to get clearance from your doctor before trying any blenderized diet. 1 cup of peppermint or chamomile tea 2 oz of Avocado 2 oz of fresh Aloe Vera (optional) 3 cups of greens Makes 2 cups 1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix in the order listed and secure lid. 2. Select…

Melon Agua Fresca

Here in southern California the summer heat is just beginning to ramp up.  With temperatures that hover near 100 degrees sometimes into October, staying cool and hydrated is high on our list of priorities.  My husband came across this recipe on Foodwishes.com and asked me if I could make it.  I just happened 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…

Mellow Yellow Power Smoothie

I whipped this up after a trip to the gym with my husband.  He tasted it and loved it.  He suggested I add a bit of nutmeg to it and use it as a replacement for eggnog during the the holidays.  That’s saying something because he REALLY loves eggnog.  He might just have something there. …

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…