Dried Fig Puree

Fig Puree

I realize figs are not the most common first fruit to give babies, but they’re one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber and have the highest overall mineral content of common fruits. Their soft texture and the crunch of their teeny tiny seeds will give an interesting mouth feel for little ones. […]

Simple, Warm Winter Salad


With all this heavy holiday eating, I’ve been feeling like I need to find some new vegetarian recipes to round out our diets. My goal in the coming weeks is to try one new vegetarian recipe each week. First up? A warm, simple salad that’s easy to make, and nice and warm for the coming cold. […]

Don’t Have Time to Bake It? Fake It!


I am guilty of spending hours pouring over websites and magazines, stockpiling ideas that I love and plan on trying. I get so into it that I manage to get myself into a bit of a tizzied panic. Who the heck am I kidding? I barely have time to dry my hair in the morning, […]

Chicken Tagine with Apricots

Chicken Tagine Baby Bullet

One of my favorite flavor combinations is found in the Moroccan dish known as tagine. It’s also a cooking vessel in which you put meat, vegetables, spices, and then cover and roast for an hour or so. There are few restaurants that make it, so I decided to prepare the baby version for Kenya so […]

Creamy Tofu Sauce


This recipe has been passed down from friend to friend via numerous photocopies and, supposedly, the original version came from a vegetarian restaurant based in redondo beach. It goes great on almost anything: salads, burritos, rice bowls, or just as a dip for vegetables or chips. When I’m feeling like eating an all-vegetarian meal, I will make some to […]

Marshmallow Apple Popcorn Balls

Homemade Golden Caramel Popcorn

Popcorn balls are a bit of a weakness for me, but they are not exactly on any nutritionist’s list of healthful snacks and marshmallows usually contain corn syrup, a culinary enemy. Since I am into sharing my apple recipe success stories this month, I thought I would share one that was an absolute fan favorite: […]

Celery Root and Potato Puree

Celery Root and Potato Puree Baby Bullet

There’s something really cool to me about going to the farmer’s market and finding new foods that the kids haven’t tried yet. I just picked up a big celery root (or celeriac, as it’s also known), which is quite unusual looking. It’s often knobby and brown with its big, green top sprouting out. The first […]

Baked Cinnamon Apple


Nothing says Thanksgiving like the sinfully delicious and simple flavors of apple and cinnamon. I am currently in the throes of putting all those freshly picked apples to good use before the snow descends upon New England and we replace our pole pickers with snow shovels. This year, I have been having a great time playing […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies


After watching the delectably enticing Food Network the other night, I suddenly got a craving for some oatmeal cookies. I decided to go ahead and make a batch – and then eat 5 cookies all at once. Oops. Well, I don’t regret it, and you won’t either! I loosely followed this recipe from Betty Crocker […]

Hawaiian Snapper Puree

Hawaiian Snapper 1

Fish is such a wonderful protein for babies, but most parents are intimidated to cook it for their little ones. Even as a child, the only time we had fish was when it was cooked under the broiler and it stunk up the whole house (sorry, Mom)! Most white fish have a more mellow flavor and can […]