puree idea

Blend white beans and pumpkin (both in freezer), with butter, broth, and parm cheese

Creamy tomato and sweet corn: crushed tomatoes, corn, tomato paste, and ricotta cheese


Sprout Organic Toddler Meals

They’re like TV dinners for toddlers. So creepy. But the menu sounds delicious! Vegetable and White Bean Stew with Turkey? Yes, please. Next time I have trouble coming up with a meal idea for Andrew, I’m going to copy the pictures on the front of their toddler meals! Happy Baby Bistro Bowls have some pretty good ideas, too.

Sprout Meals:

  • Vegetable Lasagna with Beef (ingredients: pasta, tomato paste, zucchini, beef, carrots, ricotta, parmesan cheese, onion, oregano)
  • Sweet Ginger Chicken with Bananas and Coconut (ingredients: brown rice, chicken, coconut milk, banana, coconut, coconut oil, ginger)
  • Herbed Vegetables with Roasted Turkey (potatoes, peas, turkey, spinach, mirepoix, garlic, rosemary)
  • Curried Red Lentils and Glazed Carrots (mango, red lentils, rice, coconut milk, carrots, coconut oil, garlic, ginger, curry)


11 month food from Planet

Mini Blueberry Muffins (make with apple/pineapple/carrot shreds instead– mini-morning glories!)

Strawberry Banana silken tofu

Scrambled eggs

Perfect polenta with cheddar

Cream cheese pineapple finger sandwich fun

Fingerpaint for ARB

Equal parts flour and cold water

Food coloring

More dinners to share with ARB

Butternut Squash Soup: http://weelicious.com/2009/01/12/butternut-squash-and-apple-soup/

White Bean Salad: http://www.cookscountry.com/recipes/White-Bean-Salad-with-Tomatoes-and-Olives/37374?Extcode=L3CN1AA00

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/01/lentil-soup-with-sausage-chard-and-garlic/ (loved it!)

Pesto chicken: pulse steamed broccoli, chicken breast, cottage cheese, and a little pesto in the food processor (loved it)

Gentle Lentil soup from Moosewood Cookbook (loved it)

Comprehensively Stuffed Acorn Squash from Moosewood Cookbook (with a few modifications– no nuts or salt)

Weelicious quiches (freeze well – sometimes likes them)

ARB’s Valentine ideas…

Make for: Charlie & Gabe, Marta, Beth, Mom

I write “I like you beary/berry much” on a card. ARB fingerpaints over it with red and pink. Tie on a bag of teddy grahams/dried berries with a bow.

I write “I go bananas over you” on a card. Handprint monkey. A fingerpaints green vines and leaves.



Tostadas Picadillo to share with ARB

Put the following ingredients in slow-cooker for 6-8 hours on low, or simmer on the stove for 1 hour. Serve on tostadas with sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes, and other delicious things.

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs beef (or beef and chorizo mixture), browned
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 diced onions
  • 1 cup frozen (or thawed) corn, peas, and carrots
  • 1 diced potato
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

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