Introducing Solids to a Baby; Rayden’s First Taste of Food

The first time my son had a taste of solid food was when he was four months old.  We were in the kitchen and I sat him in his high chair while I pretended to be on a cooking show, “Jessica’s Family Kitchen” and made a vegetable platter.  The vegetable platter had carrots, celery, bell…

Rayden the Taste Tester

Often, I’ll allow Rayden, my son, sit on the kitchen counter while I am cooking.  He does a very good job at just staying one place.  Once he gets too rambunctious, though, he goes back on the floor and into his play area.  I think the secret to him staying seated in one place is…

Rayden’s Noodles

My go-to dinner option for my family is always spaghetti when I don’t know what to make.  My other go-to dinner option are udon noodles.  Especially for my son Rayden.  He loves udon noodles and so do I because they are quick to cook up.  Add a little bit of soy or tamari sauce, roasted…

Roasted Acorn Squash – 3 Ways

I love squashes.  Yellow, spaghetti, butternut – all of them.  My favorite squash is acorn (a.k.a pumpkin) squash. It’s so easy to roast in the oven and can be eaten as is or dressed up with delicious toppings.  This is also a great squash to introduce kids to.  It’s small, starchy, slightly sweet, and comforting. …

Seasoned Almond Milk (Great for Kids)

My mother raised me and my younger sister on rice and soy milk.  We didn’t drink cow’s milk straight out of the carton or in a glass.  Rather we used cow’s milk more as an ingredient for cooking and baking.  Even then, we didn’t cook very much growing up so we never had cow’s milk…