Travelling and eating – 15 months

  As I’ve mentioned before in my posts, I love travelling. It is one of the few things that gets me really excited. Travelling is not only something my husband and I do for fun, but living away from our family and close friends makes it a necessity. Now, I can guess that travelling –…

Savory Sunday Muffins

I love Sundays, especially when the baby decides to be happy, even though she woke us up at the crack of dawn. This morning, Simona was especially cheerful and cooperative and gave me a moment to make breakfast. Below you can find a recipe for savory muffins with a little twist – yogurt instead of…

Pizza Friday

Craving pizza but still have to feed baby? No worries – we’ve got you covered. Here’s a recipe that is quick to make, you can use whatever you have in your fridge to put on it and it feeds not just baby! Hope you like it. Ingredients: 2 cups plain yogurt ¼ cup olive oil…

Sizzling steak stir-fry

We continue our quest for new flavors with this ridiculously easy and incredibly tasty recipe, adapted from Jamie Oliver’s world recipe category group. I’ve taken out the ingredients I didn’t put in but it still tasted amazing. Since Simona is still challenged on the number of teeth, I had to chew the meat for her….

Traveling and eating – 14 months

I love traveling and exploring new places. I believe it has shaped my character and my view on the world. I was 14 when I first traveled internationally and I still remember the excitement of that first plane right. Since having a child, I’m that much more driven to show her the world and build…

Veggie rice with chicken

This is another recipe that works best if done at stages as most of it is prep work. You will need a food processor to shred the vegetables and then you have 2 options: prepare this recipe while they are fresh or divide up into portions and freeze. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable mix –…

Cooking meat

At 14 months, Simona still has an easier time chewing chicken and other meats that are boiled rather than cooked in the oven. Of course, it depends on the type of cut but for the most part I find it easier and safer to boil the meat I use in her recipes. When preparing chicken,…

Choco Mousse

Who doesn’t love chocolate? I know I do and as Simona grows older I want her to experience its goodness. Needless to say, I wasn’t about to give chocolate or sugar to a 1 year old, so I had to come up with an alternative. Chocolate has high levels of sugar, palm oil and usually…

Simona’s 1st birthday smash cake

Congratulations! You survived your child’s first year! It has been a crazy whirlwind of ups and downs, tears and smiles, doubt and confidence. You now feel as if no one else knows your child better than you do – until he or she enters a new phase that leaves you totally clueless. Do not despair…

Veggie tots

This recipe is a great option when you’re short on time (or hands), especially if you have prepped veggies ready to go. I had cauliflower, carrots and broccoli chopped and frozen, so all I had to do was thaw and drain them very well. In addition, you can make tots out of most vegetables –…

Chicken and peas stew

What I love about this recipe is that it makes a lot of stew, which can be divided into portions to freeze. I cook this during weekend nap time or in the evening after Simona is asleep. Ingredients: 2 cups chopped organic, free range chicken breast or thigh – chopped in small pieces (depending on…

Toddler getaway at 12 months

Traveling with a baby can be stressful enough – is the baby going to freak out because she missed nap time? Will there be a lot of crying on the plane? What if the flight is delayed? How am I going to stop her from licking everything in her sight? Whoa! Why did I ever…