Healthy Squash Puree

Do you like Greek yogurt? I love it! A lot of my friends enjoy it too but usually only during breakfast. This creamy and tangy goodness shouldn’t be limited to only a morning dish, especially when so many things can pair great with it. Apple and cinnamon is a popular pair. Your favorite fresh fruit […]

Baby Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

I love the age when babies begin to sip through a straw because they tend to eat more than being spoon fed. It’s my favorite way to get more nutrients into my little one’s body. I love this smoothie because it’s the perfect breakfast/snack drink that will keep them full and satisfied. It’s naturally sweetened […]

Veggie Puree

There is a real struggle with eating veggies. Now that I am responsible for feeding this tiny baby, I say to myself, “Am I feeding her right? Am I feeding her enough?” All I know is that I want my baby to be happy and healthy. And veggies make for healthy babies. That’s why I […]

Summertime Pure Fruit Smoothie

Summertime is awesome in Southern California because we have access to plenty of amazingly fresh fruit! The downside is that I almost never finish it all before it spoils. This time I was prepared and froze the extra when it was most ripe. On the tail end of a heat wave I made an all-fruit […]

The Benefits of Buttermilk

I shared a recipe for homemade artisanal butter with you in a previous post, which got me to thinking of also sharing with you the incredibly varied ways you can use buttermilk, the by-product of butter-making, at home. As a natural probiotic, you can drink buttermilk straight-up, getting your Laura Ingalls Wilder on, but I happen […]

Homemade Vanilla Bean Applesauce

There’s one very important thing I have to ask when feeding new foods to my baby: Is this organic? While I was pregnant with Elle, I made sure to take care of myself by eating right, doing daily yoga, and relaxing. Naturally, I want to make sure she’s healthy and safe outside of the womb, too. Every […]

Whipped Ricotta with Fresh Strawberries

It’s always hard to think of new and creative ways to get your baby the nutrition he or she needs, and sometimes they tire of bland vegetables. That is why I LOVE this recipe, because it can serve as a delicious, easy-to-make spread for adults, or a yummy first food for the kiddos! It’s totally versatile. […]

Minty Peas Puree

I like fresh vegetables as much as anyone, but when you need something easy and full of flavor, frozen peas are a godsend. So make this with those gorgeous fresh peas during the summer, and don’t feel bad about resorting to frozen during the chilly winter months. Either way, this baby food puree is a […]

Easy Egg Casserole

I’ve made this egg casserole three times now and it’s basically fool proof – perfect for busy moms and pops! It also makes it much easier to cook breakfast for a larger number of people, rather than trying to pan fry or scramble a dozen eggs at a a time. The cubed bread really helps […]

Blueberry Strawberry Pops

I love this popsicle. It’s so easy to make and makes for a refreshing break in the day. This is perfect for babies who are teething, toddlers who are crazy for a sweet snack (crazy enough to stop and sit to enjoy it!), and even you, mom, to relax in the shade with a moment to yourself. […]