My 1-Year-Old’s New Favorite Meal

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My one-year-old Jake just got his first teeth in the last month and a half (4 at once!) Prior to this, he wanted little to do with any baby food and lived solely off milk, oatmeal with applesauce and pureed sweet potato. Any new foods I tried to sneak into his pureed potato resulted in gagging […]

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes

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Growing up, pancakes were a staple breakfast item in my house. We had it all, from your regular, buttermilk pancakes, to fruit-filled pancakes, to delicious chocolate chip pancakes. My mom would always make heart-shaped pancakes and I thought it must’ve been the hardest thing to do. On birthdays, we were in for a treat when our heart-shaped […]

Kiwi Popsicles

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My 10-month-old daughter Elle is teething and, as any parent with a teething baby knows, cold chewables are great to help relieve some of the pain. Elle will gnaw on a frozen teething toy for a little bit, but will quickly lose interest. But, if I give her an ice cube, she will work on […]

Turkey Meatballs

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Now that my 10-month old daughter Elle is eating solid foods, I’ve been introducing her to a variety of meats. She has four little teeth and she loves to eat chicken and turkey, well-cooked and chopped into small pieces. Elle is getting very dependent and wants to pick up her own food, inspect her food, […]

Kiwi Peach Puree

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I’ll never forget being a little girl, probably 4 or 5 years old, and riding around in the grocery cart at Winn Dixie, the market near our house. My Mother pushed the cart along and picked up this brown fuzzy thing in the produce aisle. She held it like a jewel and said, “It’s a […]

Breakfast Quinoa & Greek Yogurt Puree

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I feel like I’m always making a big pot of quinoa to add to my kale or cucumber greek salads. I often have a little left over, so I decided to add it to my daughter’s puree and see what she thought of this little ancient super grain. This superfood is actually great for everyone in the […]

Broccoli Kiwi Puree

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Babies love purees – mine did! We created so many different varieties and I loved experimenting with veggies, fruits and grains. The day we discovered apricots together was interesting, to say the least. The purees never stayed in her mouth and we had to change clothes each time; I kept trying, but she was not having it. One […]

Blueberry Quinoa Puree

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Making homemade baby food makes me so happy. One, I know exactly what ingredients I’m feeding my baby. Two, it’s a way to make sure she eats organic since I don’t want to feed my baby GMOs or multiple pesticides from sprayed fruit and veggies. And three, I’m saving so much money. You can’t beat that! […]

Apple Carrot with Quinoa Bites

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Just dropped off Elle, my 10-month-old at her grandparents house for the first time (insert crying HERE). This was my husband and I’s first adult trip away from home without our girl. We knew Elle was in good hands and it was only for 4 days, but, yes, I still cried. Before I left and since […]

Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers

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This week, I wanted to make a vegetarian stuffed red pepper, but couldn’t quite find the recipe that I was looking for. I like bulgur wheat and I love italian flavors, but most of the recipes I came across used bulgur wheat in a more south-western style stuffed red pepper. I experimented a little bit and […]