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Yogurt Cake (Gateau au Yogurt) using Coconut Oil

Yogurt Cake (Gateau au Yogurt) using Coconut Oil

I could also title this “The first time I made a cake with Annabelle”  She’s 22months right now, and a little firecracker.  She is always asking to help me when I make her breakfast, lunch, and dinner so I decided it was time to let her help me make a cake.  I read Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting and in the book, Druckerman talks about how the French involve their kids at a young age […]

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How to build a foundation for a foodie kid

How to build a foundation for a foodie kid

One of my fears about raising a kid is that she will only eat chicken nuggets or hot dogs.  Every time I see an ad for those convenient foods, I wince because they are have so many things that are not that great for you (MSG, sugar, ‘preservatives’).  I’m not a crazy person about it, I know she will have chicken nuggets or hot dogs at a barbecue or a sleep over because, let’s face it, they are easy to make and kids […]

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Spices Are Good for Baby But Not for the Dog

Spices Are Good for Baby But Not for the Dog

We’ve introduced spices into the babe’s food and she loves it.  I don’t mean love as in the everyday use of love, I mean love as in I will hunt you down for another bite of that awesome plain yogurt with the rice, ginger, and cinnamon! Before you say, “Oh she’s probably still hungry!”, I’ll have you know that she had already eaten a whole egg spiced with Coriander, six ounces of butternut squash w/ two ounces of puree apples spiced with curry […]

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Why You Should Care About GMO Labels

Why You Should Care About GMO Labels

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and it’s getting into just about everything these days.  Back in the day, I remember when Dolly, the sheep, incurred a huge public debate about the ethics of genetic testing and what it really meant.  When McDonald’s tried to use GMO potatoes in their french fries, people became unglued and McDonald’s had to rescind the potato orders (also known as Frankenfries).  Now, because there’s no labelling to warn people, Monsanto is targeting 10 million acres of GMO […]

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