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 […]

Zucchini Carrot Bites

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Elle is going on 10 months now. I really love watching her grow, but please stop! – Where did my baby go? Already she is crawling like a jet, pulling herself up on mostly everything, and while I’m stuck saying, “Say mama!” out comes “dada dada.” My favorite part of motherhood is not just the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Chicken Tagine with Apricots

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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 […]

Hawaiian Snapper Puree

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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 […]