Eggs with Chorizo

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Breakfast is my favorite meal. Not only my favorite to eat, but my favorite to cook for family and friends. And the best breakfast dish of all? Eggs benedict! The morning is also my most creative time of the day. It’s when my brain is the most alert. I can multi-task with random work ideas, chores, […]

Strawberry Kale Smoothie

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What makes me last all day? Eating healthy food! My Baby Bullet is perfect for making baby purees. But why not also use it to make a smoothie for myself and my baby that I can take on-the-go? Elle is 9 months old, which means she is pretty much eating all sorts of food. We watched […]

Sweet Potato Roasted Garlic and Herb Dip

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If you can still get your hands on a sweet potato, then you absolutely need to. This dip is full of flavor and perfect for the whole family. It’s vegetarian and vegan if you opt for almond milk instead of regular milk. It’s also great for toddlers who are learning about new flavors – hand […]

Avocado Pear Teething Popsicles

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“Welcome to teething” is an understatement. This is no walk in the park. Would you be happy if something was growing out of your gums? No, and this is happening to a tiny 9-month-old baby. Well, little Elle is always so happy. She cracks me up because we get smiles from her all the time; […]

Avocado Cinnamon Pear Puree

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Elle, my 9-month-old daughter, has been eating so many varieties of food lately. She became a pro at eating avocados when she was 6 month old, but now I like to spice up the flavors and add combinations to her purees. The other day, I baked cinnamon pears as a snack and realized they would […]

Sweet Pineapple-Cado Puree

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If I ever want to see a happy smile, followed by the cutest deep chuckle from my daughter Elle, all I have to do is feed her this delicious pineapple and avocado mix! I also get the cutest puckered lips with her first bite of the sweet pineapple. The chef in me is always struggling […]

Carrot Blueberry Baby Puree

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This combination of carrots and blueberries is something I stumbled upon. The juice from the blueberries make a great way to sweeten up a very tart or bland puree. We are still in the first foods stage with my daughter Elle. I am not that adventurous yet with spices like cinnamon or salt, but I […]

Roasted Vegetable Soup

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It’s perfect soup weather, and if you’re looking for a filling, satisfying vegetable soup, I think I’ve found what you’re looking for. My sister shared this roasted vegetable soup with me, and it was pretty tasty – perfect for me and the kiddos. It uses white balsamic vinegar, which I love but have never used in a […]

Peas with Mint Puree

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Welcome to the one vegetable that Elle, my 7-month old daughter, HATES! You should see her face as she goes through several stages of emotion. First, she’s amused, then she’s disgusted, and finally she gives me a “How dare you?” face. This kid already has so much personality. I really can’t stop laughing. So for our […]

Healthy Carrot Banana Puree

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I am a new mother to a very active 7-month-old. Last month, I started her on purees. I wanted to start off the right way and make sure that I was doing this whole “introduction to first foods” correctly. The first food I fed her were bananas. Bananas are packed with B6 vitamins, diary fiber and […]