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Toddler Recipes

Broccoli Pasta with Cashews cream

Broccoli Pasta with Cashews cream

A friend of mine asked me if I liked the “Alfredo” sauce (aka butter + heavy cream + cheese + garlic sauce) and I replied with a smile that I never tried or made it, even if I’m Italian and even if I’ve been living in the States for more ...
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Baked Chicken Vegetable Samosa

Baked Chicken Vegetable Samosa

Samosa, empanada, calzone...so many international ways to define a small pocket made of pastry and filled with yummy ingredients. Every country has its own recipe and variations: the pastry can be phyllo, puff pastry, pizza dough or a combo of the mentioned ones and the filling can really be anything ...
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Turkey Veggie Meatballs in Marinara Sauce - Egg Free

Turkey Veggie Meatballs in Marinara Sauce – Egg Free

This is definitely one of my staple recipes for the kids: they love their turkey veggie meatballs in marinara sauce. I always have a batch of meatballs ready to be cooked in the freezer. Meatballs really make my life easier: I can load them with so many nutrients (veggies, seeds, ...
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Zucchini Beef Lasagna +12M

Zucchini Beef Lasagna +12M

Lasagna. Such a great recipe for family reunions, get together or to celebrate something. Like many family recipes, lasagna can be prepared in so many different ways. I would say without any problem that every family in Italy has its own lasagna recipe. Today I would like to share with ...
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Family Recipes

Lentil Broccoli Soup Recipe +10M

Lentil Broccoli Soup Recipe +10M

Nourishing and comforting, that's why I like this soup 🙂 High iron, protein and fiber content. It's one of my kids favorite so far. Little one like it very creamy (the immersion blender does its part) and big one more chunky. I like it either ways 🙂 The soup is ...
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Quinoa Broccoli Meatballs EggFree / Dairy Free / Gluten Free +9M

Quinoa Broccoli Meatballs EggFree / Dairy Free / Gluten Free +9M

No doubt, meatballs are one of the easiest recipes to satisfy a picky eater and sneak in some veggies without complaints 😉 I've been rolling and rolling meatballs for my kids since they were little, any kind...meat/chicken/fish/veggie only. Pan fried or baked, with sauce or whiteout sauce. It's always a ...
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Broccoli Pasta with Cashews cream

Broccoli Pasta with Cashews cream

A friend of mine asked me if I liked the “Alfredo” sauce (aka butter + heavy cream + cheese + garlic sauce) and I replied with a smile that I never tried or made it, even if I’m Italian and even if I’ve been living in the States for more ...
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Pumpkin Gorgonzola Bake Pasta

Pumpkin Gorgonzola Bake Pasta

This pasta is such a lovely ideas for the Holiday table: it will satisfy the whole family, baby included!!! It's one of my one family = one recipe ideas. You will be able to serve the roasted pumpkin and carrot puree to your baby (starting from 6 months!!) either with ...
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Baby Led Weaning Ideas

Spinach Almond Waffles - Gluten and Grain Free +6M

Spinach Almond Waffles – Gluten and Grain Free +6M

Breakfast. One of the most important meal of the day from a nutritional point of view. Our kids need an healthy boost of energy to start their day full of activities and fun. Coming from an Italian background I like sweet flavors at breakfast, that's how I was raised. Every ...
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Quinoa Teething Cookies with Blueberries - Gluten Free +6M

Quinoa Teething Cookies with Blueberries – Gluten Free +6M

The first tooth...such a big milestone in your baby's development but also such an uncomfortable experience 🙁 Although every baby is different, usually the first tooth starts appearing at around 6 months. The two bottom front teeth are usually the first to appear, followed by the two top front teeth. And ...
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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese +10M

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese +10M

Raise your hand if your kids love Mac and Cheese 🙂 I know, Mac and Cheese is the most popular kids comfort food ever. Soft, cheesy, bite size, creamy, one bright color only: all reassuring and comforting qualities for a kid. So...why not transforming the #1 kids comfort food into ...
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Blueberry Chickpea Vegan Muffins +9M

Blueberry Chickpea Vegan Muffins +9M

A sweet treat here and there is nice 🙂 Our little ones deserve it too!! This is an almost allergy free recipe (no eggs, no gluten, no dairy, no nuts) that you can safely offer to your little ones satisfying their sweet palate without the side effects of refined sugars.  ...
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