The Kid Who Won’t Eat Fruit

That’s right FRUIT! It’s so frustrating! I mean, who doesn’t like fruit? it’s nature’s candy for Pete’s sake! It’s sweet. It’s soft (or at least can be.) It’s colorful. It’s amazing!

Little Bean is not impressed. Any fruit given to him besides banana gets poked at, squished or thrown. The kid will attempt to put anything in his mouth. I mean ANYTHING: screws, bottle caps, wooden spoons, paper, tissues, but put a strawberry in front of him and he looks at you like you have 3 heads. He then proceeds to poke and squish it around his tray before crying for something else.

It’s a STRAWBERRY!

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Homemade Veg-ed Out Manwich (Sloppy Joes)

A couple of years ago I shared a modified version of Sloppy Joe’s I made for a party. Everyone loved it but I’ve been wanting to try to make something similar for the family on a smaller scale and without the pre-made canned Manwich sauce.I don’t particularly have any issues with the canned stuff, I just like to try and use more generic pantry items when I can. There’s a fun challenge in it for me. Read the rest of this post »»
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Fat Free Creamy Style Lime Mint Dressing

Yesterday I was dreaming about a salad. Not just any salad, but a chickpea filled, cucumber, and red onion salad with a fun, tangy dressing.

Unfortunately, I had no cucumber or red onion. Well, that’s a lie. I had a half of cucumber but it was a mushy mess and the only onion I have left this week is a really sad looking yellow one.

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The Triscuit Coated Cod Meal Idea

Dinner meals are getting harder and harder for me to share lately. I’ve gone back to just whipping things up without really measuring anything (this meal was going to be one of those until I realized I still had enough light to take some photos.) I’ve also instituted a few brainless meal nights during the week to save my sanity.

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5 Steps to a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg +Fun News

Three years ago I posted a video called “Makin’ Hard Boiled Eggs” where I shared my system for, well… making hard boiled eggs. Genius name, I know. I’m smart like that.

Anyway, since then I’ve gotten tons of feedback and comments thanking me but all the information is locked in a long winded 10 minute video so I don’t link to it often.

Today I’m here to remedy that and share the written version for quick reference. Read the rest of this post »»

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Grilled Beet Sandwich

Yup. You read that correctly. BEET as in those red vegetables that stain your fingers pink.

Honestly, I have no idea what possessed me to make this. I don’t particularly like beets. I mean I like them, but I don’t looove them.

Two summers ago I made them for the family a few times because they were part of our share from the CSA… Read the rest of this post »»

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Avocado and Pinto Quesadilla for Baby and Me

Yesterday I decided to rediscover simple foods.

Part of my cooking slump has to do with over thinking. So I did what I used to do, simply react to what I have on hand.

This is what I came up with…

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