Blackberry Kale Puree

“Dang, Mommy! This one is good!” I say to myself as I feed my little one this fun mix of goodies packed into a puree. I had never thought to blanch kale before blending it into a delicious mix, and it makes a world of a difference! This recipe has just the right amount of sweetness […]

Butternut Squash and Brown Rice

My little Elle loved, loved, loved butternut squash as a baby. Actually, she loved when I steamed any vegetable that was orange. She loved carrots, sweet potatoes, you name it… But then, at 16 months, her love for the orange vegetable began to wave. How can she be growing up this fast? This made me […]

Kale Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Kale has been all the rage for quite a while now, but I’ve never had a salad as good as this one! It’s even better the next day – something you usually never say about salads. The story behind this recipe: A friend brought this delicious-ness to our sons’ birthday potluck and it was one of […]

My 1-Year-Old’s New Favorite Meal

My one-year-old Jake just got his first teeth in the last month and a half (4 at once!) Prior to this, he wanted little to do with any baby food and lived solely off milk, oatmeal with applesauce and pureed sweet potato. Any new foods I tried to sneak into his pureed potato resulted in gagging […]

All Natural and Easy-to-Make Tick Repellent

Just when we were basking in the sunny, warm days of spring after a long, snowy winter, I picked up my daughter to bring her inside to wash up for dinner and spotted the one thing that can stop my love of nature in its tracks: a tick in her ear. The very next day, […]

Broccoli Kiwi Puree

Babies love purees – mine did! We created so many different varieties and I loved experimenting with veggies, fruits and grains. The day we discovered apricots together was interesting, to say the least. The purees never stayed in her mouth and we had to change clothes each time; I kept trying, but she was not having it. One […]

Homemade Glass and Window Cleaner

Stop staring out of a smudgy window! Use this easy-to-make and natural DIY cleaner for a better, clearer view! And yes, it is easy to make. You probably already have all these ingredients in your cupboard and it contains no ammonia or harsh scent, so you know it won’t be detrimental to your family’s health. […]

Easy Banana Bread

My husband and I always have a ton of bananas on hand for his daily smoothies, but he uses them when they’re still green, so, inevitably, they get too ripe. Luckily, in our house, that means it’s time to make banana bread! I have this easy recipe that I always use that makes it easy to throw in any […]

Mango Apple Carrot Puree

Your little one will remember this puree, for sure! Made out of simple ingredients in just minutes, this MAC puree is sure to be the new family favorite! Mango Apple Carrot Puree Ingredients 1/2 mango, diced in chunks 1/2 apple, diced in chunks 1/2 carrot, diced in chunks Instructions Steam the carrots for about a […]

Quick and Easy Pea Pesto

This quick and easy pea pesto is my go-to meal when I have leftover pureed peas. My son Jake is 8-months old and he’s still very picky about solid foods – he acts like I’m trying to kill him whenever I give him something new! Right now, he is only into oatmeal, applesauce and sweet potato. Green […]