beetsGrandma had been inspired by a meal out…She thought beetroot mash would be a great idea for dinner! I stared agog as the mash turned a more and more vivid shade of pink as the beets got blended in!

She was a little hesitant to embrace baby led weaning when we introduced it to the family. It was a bit scary for her to watch the little guy shove enormous chunks of food into his already full mouth. But beetroot mash…Grandma is taking BLW to a whole other level these days! Even I was a little edgy at the thought of the mess.

So we sat the little man in his high chair wearing just his vest and a bib (less clothing to clean up after the event) and let him loose on his dinner of mash, peas, leeks and slow cooked pork. He loved it, actually I loved it too, it was so simple and different and tasty.beets 3

 

Of course beetroot is the gift that keeps on giving if you know what I mean…but a couple of dirty nappies and a couple of dunks in the bath tub and life should be pretty much back to a less techni-colour existence!

We will definitely be making it again.

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Ingredients

600g potatoes
4 uncooked beetroots
Small bunch of fresh coriander stalks and all
150ml of a good splash of milk
good glug of olive oil
Fresh ground black pepper

Peel and dice potatoes.

Peel and dice beets.

Boil both until tender, 20-30 minutes.

Drain and start to mash together with a hand masher.

Add coriander, pepper, olive oil and milk and blitz with a hand blender/stick blender/food processor until smooth puree consistency.

We served it with sauteed leeks and peas, and a lovely tender piece of slow roasted pork. I don’t often enjoy taking pictures of my food, but I couldn’t resist with this one, it was just so much fun. Enjoy…

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