Baby Pumpkin Carrot Soup

Soup is one of the first ‘real meals’ that my babies enjoyed eating. I love the stage where they are starting to realize they can drink through a straw! They want to drink everything they see. One of my tricks to get my little ones to eat soup is to add a straw to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Project: Magnetic Slime

Well, it is officially that time of year for chilling out, relaxing, and figuring out ways to keep the kids happy, busy, and occupied on those sunburned or rainy days. While it is super messy and I’ve sacrificed the soles of way too many shoes to the slime and Playdoh gods, the kiddos love the […]

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 […]

Spinach, Chickpea, and Apple Puree

Now that I’m a mom to a 21-month-old, things have changed. Bed time is sooner, my husband and I have to watch what we say, and date night begins around 4 p.m. Most of our dinner parties happen at friends’ houses, and the majority of our friends also have kids and/or newborn babies. When we walk […]

The Perfect Smoothie for a Nursing Mother

This simple smoothie recipe holds a special place in my heart. When we were new parents with our first son, we were sleep deprived and malnourished. We never felt like cooking… We had a family friend (who is like a second mom to me) bring us the ingredients for this on a tray, along with […]