Tuna and Cucumber with Fresh Dill Puree

This is for those adventurous little eaters who are 18-months or older. I’m sure you are thinking tuna? I never would of thought to feed my baby fish. Specialists say babies can eat fish, including canned tuna, after they turn 6 months. Now, I know a lot of people are concerned about mercury in tuna, […]

Red Pepper Alfredo

Small pasta noodles make great finger food for your little one. It is fun to experiment with different homemade pasta sauces. This red pepper alfredo sauce is always a hit with my daughter. It contains a few simple ingredients: red bell pepper, garlic, milk, flour and parmesan cheese. Did you know that bell pepper contain […]

Cauliflower Pasta Sauce

My one and a half year old daughter is crazy about the cauliflower pasta sauce. We make it together on a weekly basis. The ingredients are simple, and it’s quick to make. First, you steam the cauliflower florets. While those are cooking, you cook some chopped garlic in a bit of olive oil for flavor. […]

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 […]

Quick and Easy Avocado Dressing

There’s nothing better than a versatile sauce you can use any time. As a salad dressing, a sauce, or all around flavor enhancer, this is a great recipe to give your dish that little extra effortless oomph it needs. The first night, we had it on a salad and added lemon, which made it taste […]

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 […]

Udon Ragu

This recipe has a special place in my heart. My dad and stepmom made this for us 3 years ago during our first week home as new parents. I’m not sure if its deliciousness was due to our sleep deprivation and unnerving starvation or if it’s just simply an excellent recipe, one to keep in your repertoire that […]

Making Your Own Tomato Sauce

This is the time of year when gardeners can happily find themselves up to their ears in tomatoes. As an Italian, I don’t ever have a problem making those bad boys disappear. However, sometimes we find ourselves needing a change from fresh caprese and bruschetta or desiring to save some of our tomatoes to enjoy […]

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 […]

Creamy Tofu Sauce

This recipe has been passed down from friend to friend via numerous photocopies and, supposedly, the original version came from a vegetarian restaurant based in redondo beach. It goes great on almost anything: salads, burritos, rice bowls, or just as a dip for vegetables or chips. When I’m feeling like eating an all-vegetarian meal, I will make some to […]