Friday, October 30, 2009

Green Eggs and...Oatmeal??

Let me start this post by saying I love cooking and I love-love cooking for my daughter! And who doesn't love the classic Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham"?  This week I made Bebe B green eggs and she gobbled them up.  It was simple I scrambled the eggs with a bit of cheese and some of my “green goodness” baby food (pureed avocado & veggies).  They were actually pretty yummy and uber-healthy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A better meatball

I made up a fun new recipe for meatballs!  Bebe B liked them, which was a huge surprise because she is very picky when it comes to meat.  Here is the recipe:

About a pound of lean ground turkey
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 egg yolk
2 finely chopped shallots (scallions would work also)
1 small finely diced tomato
1 small garlic clove minced
parsley, paprika, rosemary, salt & pepper to taste

Mix everything together in a bowl with your hands then form little meatballs.  Cook in a deep pan on medium heat.  I use a very small amount of olive oil in the pan and keep turning the meatballs every few minutes to help them cook evenly.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Fun to be One

Bebe B turned 1!!!!  It is so hard to believe it has been a year since this beautiful creature came into my life and changed it forever for the better.  We had an amazing party for her and were so blessed to have friends and family join us to celebrate.  I planned the menu to please both adult and kid alike.  Everyone raved about it so I think it is safe to call it a success.  I was able to use almost 100% organic ingredients too. Here was my menu:

Peanut Butter & Pear Flatbread Pizza
Peanut Butter & Blackberry Flatbread Pizza
Beet Hummus & Pita Crisps
Cucumber Dill Crostini
Fresh Fruit Kebobs w/ Vanilla Bean Yogurt Dip
Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Chubby Elvis Cupcakes
Tropical Angel Cupcakes
D grilled up some Chicken and Brats on the grill, we were blessed with a fairly warm October day.

Happy Birthday Bebe B!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Apple Picking

Bebe B and I went apple picking today in preparation for her upcoming first birthday party.  It was wonderful.  I had Bebe B in our hip sling and she could reach up and help me pull apples off the trees.  We managed to pick quite a few, which was great since we needed a lot to use for our give-away bags (small shopper bags from Whole Foods Market full of fresh picked apples and tied with a bow).  It was so fun to see Bebe B experience this American past time for the first time with amazement and wonder in her eyes.  Next year will be even more fun as she will be able to walk and run!