16 Sep My Instant Pot Baby Food Cookbook
I am excited to announce that The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook launches on November 19 and is available for pre-order now! After two other baby food cookbooks, why an Instant Pot baby food cookbook?
When I first started playing with an Instant Pot three or four years ago, it was fun! A cool toy and a godsend when it came to making foolproof brown rice (always a challenge for me on the stove-top). But I quickly realized, that the Instant Pot, like the slow cooker, was ideal for making baby food. Baby food–whether a purée or a finger food–needs to be soft. And these appliances are aces at making hard foods soft and tough foods (like meat) tender.
All of the 100 recipes in The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook feature directions for using the pressure cooker function of the Instant Pot or other multi-cooker. (A quick primer on terminology since it can be confusing: A multi-cooker is an electric appliance with lots of different functions including pressure cooking, rice, beans, meat, and yogurt. An Instant Pot is a type of multi-cooker.) And about half of the recipes in the book include directions for using a stand-alone slow cooker. As I mentioned before the slow cooker is a terrific device for making baby food, but I confess I am partial to cooking baby food under high pressure in a multi-cooker, for a few reasons.
Pressure cooking really is faster than traditional stove-top cooking, even though it takes the appliance time to come to pressure and sometimes you need to wait while the pressure releases naturally. But, even better than the speed is the fact that unlike cooking on the stove-top or in the oven, you really can walk away. There’s no stirring or turning baking sheets or flipping fish filets. I also really like the taste of food cooked in a pressure cooker; it tastes fresh and full of flavor.
The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook features:
- Recipes for single ingredient purées and finger foods
- Recipes for mixed dishes and more advanced textures
- Recipes for the whole family to share, including baby
And like my other books, I wrote this one to be more than just a collection of recipes. It’s a guide for when and how to begin solids and how to get your baby off on the best nutritional start.
The book is available for pre-order now. I think you’ll love it and can’t wait to hear your feedback!