• Hummus

    Hummus

      Hummus Little Foodies 6-9 months and beyond   Ingredients: -½ can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed -Juice of ½-1 lemon -Olive oil, peeled garlic cloves, salt and pepper, to taste   Blend chickpeas, garlic and olive oil in a food processor. Add juice of ½ lemon, salt and pepper. Blend again and adjust seasonings and lemon juice to taste.   Variations: -Add a small handful of raw spinach when blending -Add tahini, to taste -Add different spices like cumin, cayenne pepper or chili powder   Happy Cooking!       Related Posts:Tropical GranolaPineapple Banana Mint PuréeMassaged Kale Salad with

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  • Bibs are made to get Dirty

    Feb 1, 12 • Jory • Crazy Mommy, OtherNo CommentsRead More »
    Bibs are made to get Dirty

    If you’ve been reading any of my posts so far, particularly Helicopter Mommy, you know that I’m a nut job about keeping Eliana’s clothes clean in this whole adventure into solid foods. The truth is, I’ve been this way since the beginning. As soon as she began drinking from bottles, and not very neatly at that, I began to freak out about needing to have a bib and burp cloth for her at all times. (And yes, of course, they matched her clothes. Duh.) I was such a nut about it that I bet my poor husband heard me screeching,

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  • Go Forth, Young Eater

    Jan 24, 12 • Jory • Creating a teeny tiny foodie, OtherNo CommentsRead More »
    Go Forth, Young Eater

    Investigating an avocado before I opened it. Her first solid! Applesauce                   Some of my friends and family have asked me about the order in which I’ve introduced solid foods to Eliana. I have no real rhyme or reason. I did purposefully make her applesauce on her 6-month birthday as her first “solid” because she loves apples. I thought that would be a fun way to start. I didn’t really think about that initial stage of pushing everything back out of her mouth because she had no idea what to do with

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  • Helicopter Mommy Update

    Jan 22, 12 • Jory • Crazy Mommy, OtherNo CommentsRead More »
    Helicopter Mommy Update

    Last night I got to catch up with my friend Tracy who is an amazing mom to twin boys who are Eliana’s age. I was telling her about my OCD about getting Eliana’s clothes all messy when I’m feeding her. Tracy gave me a brilliant idea: stuff a napkin inside Eliana’s collar under the bib. So, I tried it today.                       But then this happened. I’m in charge of the spoon, Woman!                           We didn’t escape mess free-

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  • Carrot, Onion and Farro Purée

    Carrot, Onion and Farro Purée

        Carrot, Onion and Farro Purée 6-9 months   -2-3 organic carrots, peeled and chopped -¼ small organic onion chopped -½ tablespoon cooked farro and some reserved cooking liquid -Olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper to taste    Cook farro according to directions on package and reserve some of the liquid.   Heat olive oil in pan on low-medium heat and add onion, garlic and salt. Cook until onions are golden, around 5 minutes. Steam the carrots. (I steamed them in the Beaba Babycook).   Combine carrots, farro, about a tablespoon of reserved cooking liquid and the onion mixture

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  • Pear Purée

    Pear Purée

        Pear Purée 6-9 months 9-12 months   Ingredients: -2 pears peeled and chopped (if pears are organic, can leave peel on) -About ¼ cup of water -Ground ginger to taste   Preparation: Put ingredients into a small saucepan and cover. Over low-medium heat, simmer for 5 minutes or until pears are soft Mash with a fork or in blender or food processor, adding cooking liquid as needed until desired consistency is reached. Let cool before serving   Variations for Foodies 6+ months: Mix with oatmeal, couscous or quinoa for texture Mix with yogurt, soy milk or ricotta cheese

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  • Applesauce

    Applesauce

    Applesauce 6-9 months 9-12 months   Ingredients:  – 2 apples peeled and chopped (if apples are organic, can leave peel on) – About ¼ cup of water – Cinnamon to taste   Preparation:  Put ingredients into a small saucepan. Over low-medium heat, simmer for 5 minutes or until apples are soft Mash with a fork or in blender or food processor, adding cooking liquid as needed Let cool before serving   Variations: -Combine with plain oatmeal, full-fat Greek yogurt, or both -Get some greens into your Little Foodie and make Apple-Spinach Purée -For Little Foodies 9 months and up, make

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  • Roasted Butternut Squash Purée

    Roasted Butternut Squash Purée

      Roasted Butternut Squash Purée 6-9 months   -1 butternut squash, seeded and chopped into halves or quarters -Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste     Heat the oven to 400° On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat, lay the squash, skin-side down, and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Roast for 40-50 minutes or until tender. Scoop out the flesh and mash with a fork or blend in food processor making sure to leave some small chunks.   Let cool slightly before serving to baby.     Variations: -Add

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  • First Baby Food Recipes

    First Baby Food Recipes

    Here are some of the recipes for what I have fed Eliana so far. Here are a few notes about my recipes and cooking: -I give Eliana as much seasonal, organic produce as possible. My friend Dawn brings up a good point about buying local, in season produce because other countries might not necessarily have the same rules about pesticides as we do.  If I were super clever, I would have thought to freeze the yummy organic fruit that was available in the summer. But, over the summer I had a newborn, so cleverness was not my strong point!  

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  • Helicopter Mommy

    Jan 18, 12 • Jory • Crazy Mommy, Other1 CommentRead More »
    Helicopter Mommy

    This is about as messy as I can handle.  I’m waaaay too crazy for this mess.  In theory, I want Eliana to experience food inside and out, to get to know the smell, feel and, duh, taste of her food and to become a “good eater.” I say, and do actually believe, all of that. Until she tries to grab the food off the spoon, smear it all over her face, her hair, the bib, her clothes, me, her Bumbo seat and the counter.    Oh dear.   Oh no!    I swear that if it were not winter, I’d strip her

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  • Creating my teeny tiny foodie

    Jan 18, 12 • Jory • Creating a teeny tiny foodie, Other2 CommentsRead More »
    Creating my teeny tiny foodie

    As I understand it, there are many different views and opinions on how to introduce a baby to solid foods.  I think of the two main camps as “old school” and “new age.” Based on my unofficial research among my “New Mommy Friends”, your camp has to do with your own opinion/comfort level and your pediatrician.  Our pediatrician is from the “new age” camp and that works just fine for me. Yep. That’s a pickle. At Eliana’s 4-month check-up, our pediatrician told us to let Eliana lick or taste basically anything we were eating. Yep, anything.  All those things we

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  • Welcome to teeny tiny foodie

    Jan 15, 12 • Jory • Creating a teeny tiny foodie, OtherNo CommentsRead More »
    Welcome to teeny tiny foodie

    Thanks for visiting teeny tiny foodie. My daughter, Eliana, just turned 7 months old and we’ve been doing the solid food thing for a few weeks. Each day I *attempt* to feed her two different “solids” twice a day. Attempt because there are days it happens and days it doesn’t. We all have goals, right?   I took the year off from work to stay home with the little lady and since I like to cook,  I’m a bit of a food snob, and (I’ll confess) a control freak, I’m making all her food. So far, at least.   Check here

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