Why we choose organic food

My husband and I have always considered ourselves healthy eaters. Our definition of healthy means no soft drinks, limited sugar and salt, home cooked meals most of the time (weeknight dinners at home), no fried or fast food, fresh produce… in other words,  a balanced diet with limited processed foods. While i would cheat here and there to satisfy…

Traveling 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…

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…

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,…

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…

Feeding Schedule

I had a hard time trying to figure out how I should feed my baby solids and when. Unfortunately, our pediatrician wasn’t very informative and I was left sorting through various online sources and books to make my own plan. Below is a rough idea of what worked for us, from the time we started…

Choosing fat

Toddlers under the age of 2 need fat to be able to develop and reach milestones. About 2/3 of their brains are made up of fat and without it, it may not develop as it should. In the early months of starting solids, I wanted to add more taste to her vegetables and thought offering…