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  • Sep 19 2014

    Baked Thai-Style Sea Bass (or other white fish)

    The flavors of this dish are really fragrant and light. Steamed fish and rice is always a winner, especially with Thai flavours. If you’ve got a good fishmonger, using other fish like red mullet, prawns or squid to mix things up a bit is a great idea. It’s easy to put together and loads of fun to serve the tray at the table. Ingredients For the Thai paste 2 large bunches fresh coriander, leaves picked and stalks reserved 2 thumb-sized pieces fresh ginger, peeled 3 cloves garlic, peeled 2 fresh red chillies, halved and deseeded 2 teaspoons sesame oil 6… Read More »

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    Sep 18 2014

    Baby Gourmet: Beef Casserole

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    Prep & Cooking Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes (beef needs long, slow cooking to make it really tender) Nat is a whiz in the kitchen. Today she whipped together baby’s first beef casserole in a couple of hours, and left the kitchen spotless!  Most importantly baby loved it, as evidenced by his contented look (scroll to bottom)! INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tsp paprika 11 oz lean stewing beef 1 3/4 cups Chicken Stock 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 3 medium potatoes (12 oz),… Read More »

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    Sep 15 2014

    100 Days of Yoga

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    Is anyone doing this ‘challenge’? I kind of made this up for myself and putting it ‘out there’ so I commit to 100 days of yoga practice. The practice can be anything from quiet morning meditation to flowing vinyasa asana practice to being fully present with baby through an entire day (i.e. not floating off into space…not an easy one). Day 1 – Monday, September 15, 2014 Today I practiced on that mat while baby was napping mid-day. Only 20 minutes in duration however that was enough to demonstrate to self that I am so scattered lately. In mind. I… Read More »

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    Sep 13 2014

    Sore from holding baby?

    As new a new mother you are probably wanting to hold your baby constantly. No shame in that love mission, however you undoubtedly feel quite tired from hanging on to your little bundle of joy on and off all day. Lifting and holding babies, bags, car seats, strollers and other baby-related paraphernalia, time and time again can take its toll on your hands, wrists, and arms. Luckily, there are things you can do to alleviate the pain and soreness. What’s wrong with Me? You might be experiencing some numbness, muscle weakness, or tingling in the hand or fingers…or rubbing and… Read More »

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    Aug 29 2014

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    “You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.” – Darwin P. Kingsley

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    Aug 28 2014

    Baby !Plus! Travel Packing Checklist!

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    This is the “Mother of All Baby Travel Packing Checklists”! As I returned to the ‘work-force’ when our baby turned 8 months old AND my job requires much travel, this baby packing list is key.  Probably more than you will actually need, however better to have more on your list that you can cross off, rather than forget important items and find yourself at your destination accommodation wishing you’d brought that [fill-in-the-blank]! This coming November we are off to Indonesia where I will work possibly straight through to February and therefore access to many of the things we categorize as  necessities may… Read More »

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    Aug 17 2014

    healthy veggies with optional homemade cheese sauce

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    Yesterday I fed Noah a pouch-squeezed-into-a-bowl Stage 2 ‘organic’ zucchini and banana baby food blend, as I literally used the last of the pre-homemade frozen meals I prepared for his dinners a few weeks back.  We have been traveling a lot lately, mostly for our respective jobs (I went back to work part-time when Noah was 8 months old) and gg works Mon-Fri daytime hours. I looked at the consistency of the packaged food and it was a thin, smooth puree which was high in sugar (10g), carbs and low in protein. The package label says ‘organic‘ and ‘…unsweetened, unsalted and… Read More »

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    Aug 14 2014

    Baby Gourmet: Squash with Lentils

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    This recipe uses split red lentils which are a good source of protein and provide iron which baby needs for brain development, particularly between 6 months and 2 years of age. ingredients 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons chopped celery 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup split red lentils 1 small butternut squash (8 ounces), peeled and chopped 1 3/4 cups chicken stock or water Saute the onion, carrots, and celery in the butter for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add the lentils and squash and pour in the stock or water. Bring… Read More »

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