Flavorful Roasted Sweet Potatoes – BLW Recipe

Baby led weaning recipe for roasted sweet potatoes

This recipe can only barely be called a recipe as it is so easy.  It’s a great way to introduce more flavor to your baby’s foods without adding salt.  This is not just a recipe for your children, I had to make two batches of these as the first batch I ate right out of the dish while standing at the counter.  So good! Continue reading

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Recipe Round-up: Tomatoes

Summer is peaking and tomatoes are bursting off their vines.  I love the smell of a ripe tomato that’s been sitting in the sun.  Just cut me a wedge, sprinkle with some sea salt or dip in a bit of homemade vinaigrette and I am happier than a puppy getting his belly rubbed.  Funny thing is that I hated raw tomatoes until I was nearly sixteen.  All that joy I was missing.  Luckily my taste buds grew up! Below I’ve compiled a list of some of the best tomato recipes out this week.  Some simple, some a bit more complex, all deliciou Continue reading

Recipe Round-up: Gluten-free Recipes

In honor of my best friend whose birthday is on Monday, and who also happens to have a gluten allergy, my first weekly recipe round-up is for some yummy gluten-free recipes.  Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes a gluten intolerance resulting in various gastrointestinal issues. At first I remember she struggled to adjust her diet but now it is a seamless part of her life.  Surprisingly, you can find gluten is hiding in many dishes and food products that you wouldn’t expect such as steak seasonings, soy sauces, pickles, licorice…and even communion wafers! But all is not lost!  Below find some of the best gluten-free recipes on the net, in my humble opinion anyway. Continue reading

BLW Meal Ideas and Recipe for Apple and Pear Sauce

I know I’ve only been posting recipes until now but I’ve always talked a bit about my life. I’d like to start writing more about things that may be of interest to my followers and are certainly of interest to me.  Which brings me to Baby Led Weaning.

If you are reading this you are probably new to Baby Led Weaning, also known as BLW.  Baby led weaning is defined as when a “Child self-feeds bits of ‘cutted up’ food from 6 months, as per the World Health Organisation guidelines,” as defined by www.babyledweaning.com.  I stongly encourage you to go to their website to learn more about BLW if this post is of any interest to you. Basically you allow children to feed themselves (from 6 months old) and you offer them a whole variety of foods and not just jarred baby food.  This is a growing movement in the US and UK even though it is considered quite drastic by some.  But before companies made beautifully convenient jars and pounches of food what do people think babies were eating?!  I personally believe this is a healthier and more natural approach for my family.  We also use pureed baby food along with a wealth of other foods from chicken to avocado to sweet potatoes.  This is why I chose to follow the BLW method… Continue reading