sweet potato / yam corn mittens

sweet potatoes / yam and corn – what’s not to love? –> recipe on Palatable Palette bump it up a notch with the shape of mittens? yep! since i bought cookie cutters for k’s daycare cooking class but since i’m not … Continue reading sweet potato / yam corn mittens

zucchini and sweet potato rolls

i did a quick search with vegetables i bought for tonight’s meal and found this recipe. it was so pretty and simple that i had to try it! –> recipe on Palatable Palette they were a fun way to start a holiday meal! Continue reading zucchini and sweet potato rolls

italian seasoned steamed vegetables

for a simple vegetable dish, i added three different colored steamed vegetables and then tossed it with some italian seasoning. usually i chose yellow sweet potato / yam for k but since corn is already yellow, i thought it would look nicer if each vegetable was a different color. –> recipe on Palatable Palette Continue reading italian seasoned steamed vegetables

recipe: apple, butternut squash and quinoa

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recipe: banana, butternut squash and quinoa

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introducing new foods: yogurt

even though you can’t start babies on milk until they turn 1, they can start to have yogurt at 6 months. like milk, until baby turns 2 it is best to give whole fat yogurt because fat is an important source for brain development. yogurt also has a lot of probiotics which is good for babies (as well as for adults). since it is derived from milk, it is also an excellent source of protein. because of its many benefits, yogurt is known as a power food – one which should be eaten daily. so as soon as we knew k could eat yogurt, we gave to her on a regular basis Continue reading “introducing new foods: yogurt”

recipe: pear, sweet potato / yam and oat bran

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recipe: pear, zucchini and avocado

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introducing new foods: pears

the next fruit we introduced k to is pears. like apples there are a variety of pears to choose from. i knew Comice pears are very sweet so i looked for others. D'anjou and Starkrimson pearspears aren’t the dirtiest of fruits but they aren’t the cleanest either. so i went to our local organic grocer and the ones they had in  stock were the D’anjou, Bosc and Starkrimson pears. the quality of the D’anjou pear was the best that day so i started k with them. Continue reading “introducing new foods: pears”

recipe: chicken, zucchini, and quinoa

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recipe: chicken, apple and quinoa

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recipe: zucchini, banana and oat bran

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recipe: zucchini, banana and avocado

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recipe: zucchini, apple and oat bran

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recipe: sweet potato / yam, butternut squash and quinoa

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recipe: apple, potato and oat bran

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recipe: apple and potato

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recipe: zucchini, banana and butternut squash

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recipe: zucchini and banana

when i make the dishes for k i do taste it to make sure the flavor is ok. like the butternut squash and banana combo, the zucchini and banana combines into a recognizable flavor: honey dew! now, i’m not the greatest fan of honey dew but it was a fun discovery. how fun!

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recipe: zucchini, sweet potato / yam and avocado

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