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What I fed my 10-month-olds twins on Oct 11, 2011

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 5:12 pm | By Stephanie Woo

Some days I just don’t know what to feed my kids. Maybe other moms have the same problem so I thought I’d share today’s menu to inspire some new ideas. What was your menu-du-jour? Please share with us in the Comments session!


All organic ingredients: raspberries broken into little pieces, cut-up bananas, yogurt and a couple o’s


Took left-over rice…

cooked in some water to soften the rice…

added some organic chicken soup I made for my husband and me the night before (in the best slow cooker)…

Rice with chicken soup, chicken thigh meat, and 1-inch pieces of steamed organic carrots


Organic sweet potato baked for an hour at 400F. Open and serve.

Picture of the Day

Brooke approves of Mama’s cooking today!

Simple, delicious recipe for baby’s first real meal

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 3:04 pm | By Stephanie Woo

Your baby’s first real meal is a big achievement and a big stepping stone. Prepare something that is homemade and delicious for the big day. This is a great recipe I learned in my Montessori training. My children still love it at 10 months!

STEP 1. What you’ll need

1. Organic rice cereal – I like this brand, Lundberg, the best. I’ve tried Bob’s Red Mill, Arrowhead Mill, but they were too coarse. Lundberg did a great job at creating a very silk smooth texture with this product that is perfect for babies.

2. Real Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese – not a cheap substitute, it really makes a difference

3. A small organic tomato

STEP 2. You can use the proportion stated on the box or do what I do: Use 1/4 cup rice cereal and 1 1/2 cups water (or any 1:6 proportion). I like to use more water because I find when you cook the rice longer, the rice is creamier and silkier. In short, it tastes better. But that’s just my personal preference!

STEP 3. Cut the tomato in half. Separate out the seed, skin and the flesh. Throw away the skin and seed (the seed makes the whole thing taste bitter – that’s a secret I learned during my Montessori training!)

STEP 4. Finely chop the flesh of the tomato.

STEP 5. Pour the finished rice cereal into a bowl.

STEP 6. Combine the chopped tomatoes and shaved parmesan cheese with the rice cereal


STEP 8. Add 3 drops of organic olive oil to add some healthy fat to your baby’s diet.

TASTE IT! Does it taste good to you? It should be bland but TASTY.

STEP 9. My kids love to eat this. We’re already at the bottom of the bowl and Mackenzie is still eating eagerly!

What a pediatrician feeds her baby

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 3:51 pm | By Stephanie Woo

I met a pediatrician yesterday with her 8 month-old daughter, who is breastfed, but is often sick. I found out Dr. Mom feeds her jar baby food (organic, too!) everyday. Jars are so convenient for busy moms, but imagine how your body would feel if you ate out of a can or a jar EVERYDAY, 2 meals a day, for 3 months. Real food is so much cheaper and healthier. Steam veges and brown rice, blend. Done.