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Toddler Recipes

Red Beet Gnocchi

Red Beet Gnocchi

Super fun recipe: the final result will happily surprise your kids, the vibrant pink color of these gnocchi is simply in Technicolor 🙂 The recipe is very simple and ready in 20 minutes. I simply added to the traditional potato gnocchi some boiled red beets. That's it, nothing more! Beets ...
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Broccoli meatballs

Broccoli meatballs

Meatballs: they are a mom's life saver when it comes to picky eaters. It's difficult to find a kid that doesn't like meatballs, and you can really hide everything in meatballs, as long as they are tasty and with a nice golden surface. I particularly love this recipe because even ...
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Crostata with homemade Nutella - no butter, no eggs, no milk!

Crostata with homemade Nutella – no butter, no eggs, no milk!

Crostata, tart, gallette. Three different ways to express the same concept: a flaky crumbly crust filled either with fruit jam or with a chocolate mousse and decorated on top with the same dough of the crust. Simply delicious, tremendously easy to prepare. Crostata is the very traditional sweet that you ...
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Mini frittata

Mini frittata

A beautiful and fast idea for breakfast + a fun way to offer a complete meal to your kids. Frittata is the Italian version of an omelette, in today's recipe I used tons of ingredients for a very tasty final result: cheese, ham, fresh veggies, olives, herbs, bread...and of course ...
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Family Recipes

Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

This is one of my favorite family recipe, super kid friendly thanks to the bite size and the Teriyaki sauce taste. It's easy to make, healthy and I can substitute the vegetables following the seasons and pending what is available at the farmers market. I like to serve the Teriyaki ...
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Rice Soup with Veggies

Rice Soup with Veggies

For the past few weeks we had an unusual cold weather here in Los Angeles and I totally lost my voice right before Christmas (not the perfect time of the year, I know...). It is not back 100% but at least I can communicate without using sign language 😉 The ...
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Chickpeas and cauliflower soup

Chickpeas and cauliflower soup

My favorite recipes are the ones that can happily feed the whole family: baby AND the rest of the family at the same time. We all have very busy schedules and being able to prepare one meal for everyone in less than one hour using the same healthy ingredients for ...
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Baked fish sticks - Gluten free

Baked fish sticks – Gluten free

White fish fillets might not be the kind of food kids dream about, but if you transform them in fun tasty crunchy sticks and you call them "sharky fingers" the situation might drastically change in your favor 😉 They were such a hit last night at home that I didn't ...
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Baby Led Weaning Ideas

Lentil Veggie Almond Tots - gluten and egg free

Lentil Veggie Almond Tots – gluten and egg free

Red lentils are definitely one of my favorite ingredients to cook for my kids: from a nutritional point of view lentils are one of the healthiest foods you can think about and from a culinary point of view they are creamy, delicate in flavor (and easy to cook). Definitely a ...
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Quinoa Almond Orange Cocoa Balls +6M

Quinoa Almond Orange Cocoa Balls +6M

When I created this recipe my goal was to find a baby friendly sweet treat without refined sugars, easy to digest, nutritious, easy to handle by little ones...and good. I started from a traditional energy ball recipe that I like with chocolate and oranges and I kept switching ingredients here ...
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Mango Spinach Baby Puffs +6M GF

Mango Spinach Baby Puffs +6M GF

I cannot count the times I gave baby puffs to my kids as an easy snack on the go or while I was preparing meals. Baby puffs not only represent a light snack but a fabulous entertaining for the little ones, almost better than play dough 🙂 Yes, you can ...
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Baked Zucchini Tortillas

Baked Zucchini Tortillas

When I announce that we are having a taco bar for dinner the kids are always thrilled and excited. I think it's the fact that they can assemble the taco and freely decide how to fill them. The more they are involved in a recipe, the higher chances are that ...
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