Pea, Edamame & Apple


I saw this recipe floating around the internet and am still unsure about it's origins.
From a source called Baby Love?

However, I found that the copies of this recipe I came across 
had different pieces of the directions missing.

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I changed the ingredients just a tad as I had no apple juice, so I added apples.

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My only hang up is all the boiling and rinsing of the ingredients.  
I don't mind as much with the peas and edamame but it seems a shame to boil and rinse apples.
Feel free to cook them separately (either steamed or simmered with a tbs of water)
 and skip the rinsing part completely.
Just make sure to cool the apples or you'll add them in and overcook your peas.

I also cut back on the amount of liquid added, which originally calls for 1/2 cup apple juice.

For simplicity's sake I followed directions and did it all together.


Peas, Edamame & Apple
(adapted from Baby Love)

1/4 lb frozen peas
1/4 lb frozen edamame (soybeans)
2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces

Fill a pot with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Meanwhile get a large bowl and fill with ice and cold water.

Pour the peas and edamame into the colander and run cold water over them to remove any ice crystals.
Add your ingredients to the boiling water and cook for 3 or 4 minutes.
Pour the mixture back into the colander to drain
(reserving water- do this by putting a bowl under the colander)
and run cold water over the mixture.
Add everything into the ice bath to stop the cooking process.  Chill for a couple minutes.

Puree in a blender with reserved cooking liquid (or unsweetened apple juice if you have it)
until it is the desired consistency.


-Substitute pears for the apples
-Bake the apples for a more intense apple flavor
-Leave out the edamame and use as a first food

Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months

Did you know that peas are actually legumes?
Your peas, when cooked, should always be a bright green color.
They should not be the dull color of canned peas as the healthy chlorophyll and other nutrients have been destroyed during the cooking process.
Bright green means they have retained as much nutrients as possible.
Peas are a great source of fiber, vitamin A and protein.
Oh and vitamin K which will help your baby absorb the calcium in his/her diet.

Edamame is packed with protein and potassium.
It also provides fiber, calcium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A and C.

Apples provide fiber, antioxidants and vitamins A, B and lots of C.


  1. I love your blog! I just found it through a link from Heavenly Sarah and I am so glad as we are expecting our newest family member in October and I much, much prefer to make homemade baby food! Thank you so much for sharing so many lovely recipes - I can't wait to try them!

  2. How exciting, Kam!!! Food sounds so good!!!


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