Who wants the recipe to this healthy meal?? 😍
Yes, you heard me… Baby food. No, we do not have a baby.
I’ve been looking after the cutest little guy that loves his food. LOVES. And during this time I have started to learn the ropes of making all types of baby food! It’s easy. Wash your fruits and veggies well, steam/roast/boil and then blend! If you can, buy organic 🙂
Starting off with single ingredient foods, it is so easy to make and store!
Graduating to multiple ingredient baby food…
Favorite combinations are:
Sweet Potatoes with any of the following: kale, spinach, carrots, apple, butternut squash, banana
Carrots and Peas
Apple and Squash
Pear and Spinach, Kale or Banana.
Mango with pear, apple, banana, or melon
Cauliflower with spinach, kale, Apple, carrots, graded cheese, peas, broccoli, squash… (You get the idea)
Store leftovers in mason jars or vacuum seal! Freeze in ice trays and defrost when you need it.
It’s a cooking day with my mom! We are making dumplings, Bao, and “fried” not so fried rice 🙂
Recipes to come!
Taps located in Petaluma. This is a good brewery with delicious food! Definitely not your average brewery with pub food. A wide variety of beers on tap with delicious, quality food. We had the salt & pepper wings which are awesome. I am a sucker for chicken wings, and salt and pepper. Winning!
We split the chuckwagon burger – bison, pork belly, hush puppy strings and mustard BBQ sauce (which I am now determined to learn how to make). Let me just say, Wow! Not too greasy, and you can taste every ingredient with every bite!
For drinks I had the spiced chai cider made by Schilling. That in itself is dessert! I’m always one to order a beer but wow this cider was too good. The kind that is not too sweet, bubbly, a little bit of a bite, and the hint of spice. Yum. I will be back for this!!
So if you’re in the north bay, coming back from wine country, or looking for a good spot to stop for lunch or dinner, check it out! You won’t go wrong.
Sometimes, life just doesn’t warrant preparing meals. Many times, I will go into a grocery store thinking with my stomach and then paying for it afterwards! I’ve personally come to the conclusion that it is just not worth it.
I have noticed recently that my stomach is SO much more sensitive to various foods – specifically anything fried, with dairy or too much sodium. Unfortunately I am not one of those people anymore with a stomach of steel. I guess this is what getting older partially means! In any event, I’m usually starving by the time it is 11:30am and that feeling of “I will eat anything” kicks in. There is a grocery store right down the street from my work and I have found that my “go-to” lunch is really quite simple yet fulfilling, delicious, inexpensive, protein-packed and healthy (for the most part). I can easily make this at home also and here is what it is…
One cucumber – sliced thinly (this is in place of a slice of bread)
Chicken salad (store bought)
Or if you choose to make it yourself:
Shredded chicken breast
1T vegan mayo, or olive oil mayo
1/2t yellow curry spice
5-6 pieces of diced pineapple
1/4 stalk of celery diced
Dash of turmeric
Dash of cumin
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Add all ingredients together (except for cucumber) in a bowl and mix until the right consistency. If you want more moisture, add a teaspoon of chicken broth. If you’re a mayo person, add more to your liking.
Apply a spoonful of the chicken curry mixture into a slice of cucumber!
Keeps in the fridge for 2-3 days and it is one of those recipes that is even better the day after!