If you read Piper’s 21 month update you know we’re still struggling with a very picky eater on our hands. I’ve been trying my best to be patient and think of clever ways to sneak in vegetables to her meals. To be honest dinner time has become pretty dreaded around here — typically I’m alone with Piper and trying to cook and all she wants is to be picked up. It’s the witching hour and she’s pretty cranky. So between trying to figure out a meal she’ll actually eat and prepare it I get a little wiped out.
I recently had the opportunity to try out the new All-Clad Prep&Cook appliance and let me just say it’s a GAME CHANGER in the kitchen!! It’s an all-in-one appliance cuts, prepares and cooks food – it can easily replace so many other devices in your kitchen (saving space for sure). This innovative cooking food processor allows users to steam, whip, mix, stir, simmer and more thanks to its five attachments designed with specific cooking tasks in mind. It has several different automatic programs — simmer, soup, sauce, steam, pastry and dessert that makes cooking a breeze. You can also use the adjustable manual setting to time cook up to two hours from 90-270 degrees! It comes with a set of different blades for your different cooking needs and a steamer basket.
I’ve been trying to include Piper with my cooking and find she’s much more likely to try something if she helped make it. She also has an obsession with buttons so she was really intrigued by the All-Clad Prep&Cook and really excited that I let her turn it on! Together we made broccoli tots and quesadillas with pureed butternut squash, spinach and cheddar cheese. She happily tried both meals :) Read on for the recipes!
1/2 cup butternut squash puree (Directions below)
1/4 cup smashed organic black beans (rinsed)
Handful of finely chopped spinach
1/2 cup organic cheddar cheese
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 cups of broccoli
2/3 cups cooked quinoa (see below how to make it in the All-Clad Prep&Cook)
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 of a small onion, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 clove of garlic chopped in half
Want to learn more about this awesome new all-in-one appliance from All-Clad that will save you time and hassle in the kitchen? It’s available for $999.95 at Amazon.com and SurLaTable.com and would make an amazing Mother’s Day Gift for any mama in your life!
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Photography by Anna Reynal