Grilled Salmon, Broccoli, and Apple Puree

Moving to a new city or, in my case, an entirely new state can be scary. Researching schools and neighborhoods was daunting, although it was fun hunting down our new favorite restaurants. My family and I are definitely adventurous eaters. We like to get out of our comfort zone and try new food trucks, ethnic cuisines, flavors, you name […]

Potato Leek Soup

This recipe comes from a simple little cookbook that I picked up in Ireland while traveling. The cookbook is an unassuming paperback, almost pocket size but contains practically any Irish recipe you can think of that’s made with potatoes. If you haven’t heard of Colcannon, you have to check it out! I tried my hand […]

Kale, Wild Rice and Shiitake Casserole

Looks may be deceiving when it comes to this flavor-packed vegetable casserole. Come on, you know that casseroles are notoriously ugly, but they’re surprisingly delicious! This dish was a test run for our family’s ever growing vegetarian repertoire, and it came originally from our local farm produce co-op. Mushroom lovers, try adding more than the recipe suggests; since this casserole […]

Delicious, Vegetarian Gravy for Thanksgiving

Now that my kids have outgrown the baby food phase, it never ceases to amaze me how many ways I continue to use the Baby Bullet for various recipes. One of my favorite things to make in the Bullet is salad dressing. If you have ever made a salad dressing in your Baby Bullet, you […]

Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers

This week, I wanted to make a vegetarian stuffed red pepper, but couldn’t quite find the recipe that I was looking for. I like bulgur wheat and I love italian flavors, but most of the recipes I came across used bulgur wheat in a more south-western style stuffed red pepper. I experimented a little bit and […]

Second Graders Try a Seven-Course, $220 Meal

How would your child react if you sat him or her down at a fancy restaurant for a seven-course meal fully prepared by one of the best chefs in the country? It sounds a little bit like a nightmare, but what resulted was an adorable exploration into the tastes and preferences of children – and […]

Tuscan White Bean Puree

This dish reminds me of something you would have on a cool night in Tuscany. Cannelini beans, also known as white beans, have a smooth texture and a nutty flavor. Combined with the brown rice, you have a complete protein. I’ve been making the adult version of this dish for years. When you make this […]

Chickpeas with Garam Masala

Garam Masala has one of those fabulous, exotic names that scare most people off when they see it in the spice aisle. It’s actually a mix of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, black pepper and coriander. This dish has a mix of protein, vegetables, a starch and is vegetarian. You don’t need to add very much […]

Chicken and Corn with Cilantro Puree

I always recommend that you keep a little garden of herbs growing (if your weather permits) so you can trim a few pieces off at times to jazz up a recipe, even if it’s just for baby. Or maybe I should say, especially if it’s for your baby! I feel like we don’t give kids […]

Spiced Lentil Puree

Some people dread cooking beans because they think there are too many steps in the preparation. That’s where lentils come in handy. When mixed with a grain they become a complete protein and lentils are packed with iron, important for the creation of white blood cells and antibodies. The vitamin C from the tomatoes aid […]