Pina Colada Quinoa

Ilian passed his coconut food challenge!!! Yay!!! We have been waiting for a long time for him to start outgrowing food allergies, and although it looks like some are here to stay for a few more years, coconut is now on the menu! I love everything about it - the perfumed taste, summery smell, crunchy-creamy… Continue reading Pina Colada Quinoa

Bean Planting for Littles

Hi Foodie-Families! Today's post is something different from usual: Not a recipe for a dish, but a recipe for how to get an ingredient to one 😉 Michigan's climate in general and especially the weather this year don't favor delicate plants outside before mid- to late May. So all of us who like to garden… Continue reading Bean Planting for Littles

Carrot Dinner Waffles

We recently purchased a waffle iron and I have become obsessed - and Ilian even more so! If it comes in waffle form, he'll eat it 😉 And with good reason for this one! It's dinner in a fluffy, crunchy, wholesomely sweet package. The secret ingredient here is aquafaba (for those who don't know: the… Continue reading Carrot Dinner Waffles

Vegan GF Scalloped Potatoes

Thinking back to some of my go-to dishes "from before", scalloped potatoes brought back yummy memories. I associate it with comfortable evenings, having leftovers for tomorrow, and a quick prep. But of course the cheesy sauce packs a lot of fat, garlic tends to be difficult for young stomach linings, and there is little in… Continue reading Vegan GF Scalloped Potatoes

Green Soup

Ilian was asking for noodle soup, so when we went grocery shopping together, I let him choose a few things: chard, broccoli, and leeks were the first things he put in the cart, so I saw a green soup materializing 🙂 I added some parsnips and cauliflower - taking a hint of the leeks' white… Continue reading Green Soup

Snowcap Bean Chili with Corn Wheels

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone's week off was as great as ours: Friends visited, bouncy houses were visited, and Ilian hunted for Easter eggs three times! We also got to see geese, a crane, and all the various songbirds flying overhead as spring has truly arrived in our parts 🙂 To say… Continue reading Snowcap Bean Chili with Corn Wheels