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Tuscan Pork (or Beef) Kabobs with Quinoa & Roasted Cauliflower

A delicious dinner that you can share with your partner and also with your wee one, with only minor adjustments.

June 2nd, 2017

Recipe courtesy of

This recipe is easily made with either pork or beef to your preference. Both will be delicious, simple to cook and perfect for one of baby's first meals.
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) minced fresh herb leaves (e.g. thyme, rosemary and chives)
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb (500 g) Pork Loin, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 1 each of medium zucchini, red and yellow sweet pepper, cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper
  • Quinoa & Roasted Cauliflower (recipe follows)
  1. Combine herbs, zest, garlic and 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil in sealable plastic bag. Add pork cubes, seal bag and squeeze with hands to mix. Refrigerate for at least 1, or up to 12 hours.

  2. Toss zucchini and peppers with remaining oil. Thread onto soaked wooden skewers alternately with pork cubes. Season all over.

  3. Grill kabobs over medium-high heat (400ºF/200ºC), turning once, for about 10 minutes or until pork is cooked to medium (160ºF/71ºC).

  4. Quinoa & Roasted Cauliflower: Cook ½ cup (120 mL) quinoa according to package instructions. Meanwhile, break half a head of cauliflower into florets; place on foil-lined baking tray, toss with 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil and 1/4 tsp (1.5 mL) each of ground cumin, paprika and salt, and a pinch of pepper. Roast in 400ºF (200ºC) oven for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss with cooked quinoa and serve with kabobs.

  5. Baby’s Blend: Combine 1 kabob with 1/4 cup (60 mL) of Quinoa & Roasted Cauliflower and 2 to 3 tbsp (30 to 60 mL) of water, breast milk or formula. Blend in food processor or blender until smooth.

  6. Mashed Mix: Combine 1 kabob with 1/4 cup (60 mL) of Quinoa & Roasted Cauliflower. Mix in food processor or blender until dinner is minced.

  7. Finger Food Fun: Baby can join the family table, eating foods that are cut into bite-sized pieces that can be managed by baby him/herself.

Tuscan Pork (or Beef) Kabobs with Quinoa & Roasted Cauliflower

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