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[02 May 2005|11:02pm]

i made this for my grandma yesterday, i left the plate on the table and when i came back to the kitchen, sergio was happily eating it...he loved it and it is very easy.

i put in the blender some fresh tomatoes, a small piece of onion and 1/2 clove of garlic.
while i was blending that i put very few oil in a pan and fried some fish fillets, then i put the sauce and let the fish cook in it...i was gonna make some rice to serve with it, but instead i put the rice in the same pan and it cooked with the sauce, you have to be quick and creative when you have an 86 year old trying to get off the bed whether you help her or not :P...i didn't use anything to give more flavor because my aunts are super carefull with what my grandma eats (just bullshit, she doesn't have diabetes, high blood pressure or anything, so she could eat "pollo en mole" if she wanted, but oh, well) i only used the vegetal salt substitute we add to her food, well let me tell you that it gave it a great taste. it was easy and quick, healthy and in my own son's words, riquísimo!!

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Possible lil kid recipe [22 Apr 2005|05:37pm]

This came out of my local paper yesterday, and I decided to make it today. Adult variations included.

Beefy Quesadilla

Ground beef - one package (about 1 lb for five people)
1/2 can refried beans (optional - I cut them out, not being a beans fan myself.)
a bit of diced tomato
1/2 cup shredded cheese, whatever you have on hand
a bit of green onion, chopped
1/3 cup either ketchup or salsa
1 tbsp chili powder (optional)

Stir-fry the ground beef until done, with chili powder if you're using it, then add everything else as you take it off the heat. Spoon onto flatbread, as many as you have people eating, then put another flatbread on top. (if you're making it for just a toddler, use one piece folded over.) Bake at 450 degrees F. until golden brown.

I just made this for my daughter - no chili powder, no salsa, no beans. On their own, she loves every single ingredient in it, but do you think she'd eat the quesadilla? So I added ketchup to it, called it a pizza, did the airplane thing, all the usual tricks. She kept her mouth firmly closed. So I left her to it and went out to try the other half in the kitchen, to find out if it was indeed inedible. It wasn't. I finished the rest.

When I came back into the dining room, Elizabeth had her hands covered in ketchup. She looked up at me with those guileless blue eyes and said, "Anodder ketchup, Mommy? Anodder ketchup?" I came over to discovered she had licked all the ketchup off of the quesadillas - but hadn't eaten a single piece.

Shortly after that she ate a small handful of shredded cheese and half of a plain piece of flatbread. I do not understand this child.

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midnight snack [17 Apr 2005|03:54am]

i dedicated the day to cleaning the house, and obviously the kitchen was a mess, and i didn't want to leave everything just to make some room, washing the dishes so i could cook...i didn't have to worry about sergio because my moom took him with her to gimme a little peace while i was cleaning.
i came to stay at her house, and i was hungry, i made this "salad" and sergio liked it (like that was new that my son likes food, lol)

apples and carrots sliced, chopped, or whatever you prefer.
cottage cheese
orange and lemon juice (natural)
raisins, nuts, etc.
honey or sugar.
-i wanted to use canned pineapple, but they didn't have it at the store.

i remember a carrot salad that my mom used to make, my sisters loved it and everytime they visited us they were like 'silvina, pleeeeaaaaase make that carrot salad'...that and a soup that i will post some other day. lol...the one she makes is almost the same but with condensed milk which adds like a million calories and is way too sweet for my taste, so i decided to replace it...i'm sure that it can work great with yoghurt too.

kids always love fruit, and it's light so moms can enjoy it too :)

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[16 Apr 2005|10:38pm]


Nothing major.. i made Ella a mini pizza for lunch today, you know.. spaghetti/cheese/pineapple/mushroom. But i couldn't find mini pizza bases at the shop, so i used a whole small round pita bread for Ella's instead - it was *so* much nicer than pizza base. (I ate her leftovers :P) I made myself one and put the spag etc inside the pita bread and put it in the oven for a bit. I was just surprised cos i hadn't thought of using pita bread like that before.

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short intro [14 Apr 2005|11:18am]

[ mood | working ]

Hello all! My name is Sara and I am a married mother of two. My daughter (Alexis, 6) is very picky with food. Just for an example she does not like mac and cheese! What kid does not like that?! Anyway my son (Austin, 1) is not picky at all when it comes to food. I won't be posting very many ideas but instead using others. My husband does the cooking in the house:) Oh yeah I'm from Florida.

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Hello! [14 Apr 2005|07:36am]

Hello! I'm Velvetpage, for online purposes. I have a two-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, and I'm hoping to add another to the brood next year about this time. I'll leave my twenties behind me in July, though I'm considering entering a holding pattern at that time - just staying thirty for as long as necessary. I'm happily married, nearly six years now, to pyat. I'm a teacher, a writer, a role-player, and of course, I'm a mom. I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Elizabeth eats pretty well most of the time, though she doesn't eat breakfast at home. She usually skips it, I think because Oma (my mother-in-law, who babysits her four days a week) feeds her more interesting stuff when she gets there, and she gets to share with the dog, Belle. This causes problems on weekends or Tuesdays, when she doesn't go see Oma.

For babies old enough to eat yogurt, I liked to mix baby yogurt (the high-fat stuff is best before age two; I've just switched Elizabeth to 2%) with some baby fruit and baby cereal. It's like a really thick smoothie, and it means you can buy the big tubs of yogurt and mix it up differently every day. On the same note, toddler smoothies:

250 ml (1 cup) milk of whatever type you're using
125 ml (1/2 cup) fruit of your choice - strawberries, blueberries, peaches, bananas, whatever you've got on hand, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup yogurt (plain gives it a very sharp taste; I use vanilla or a fruit-flavoured type)
1/3 of a can of frozen orange juice concentrate
30 ml (2 tbsps) of wheat germ or baby cereal or rolled oats
A few ice cubes, unless the fruit was frozen, in which case add a bit of water.

Put it all together in a blender and mix until smooth. If you use 2% dairy products, this is a great meal for parents as well. It doesn't go very well in a sippy cup, but kids love it because it's messy and tasty. It covers three food groups and can be frozen into popsicle molds for a treat later on. Suitable for vegetarians, too.

I got this recipe from an online recipe-sharing forum, but I can't remember which one. It was breakfast practically every day last summer for the parents, and Elizabeth had the in-the-bowl version listed above. We all loved it.

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hi there [14 Apr 2005|10:14pm]

[ mood | thirsty ]

name: Ali
age: 20 (holy crap, i can't belive i'm that old already...)
children: Xanthe Munchkin, 14 months
from: Auckland NZ originally but now living in Christchurch

This community is just right for me. My daughter is so fussy when it comes to food and i'm always trying to think of new ways to get her to eat. She is pretty little for her age and that kind of worries me too, the plunket nurse and the doctoar say its probably nothing to worry about but i should keep an eye on it. Her favourite food is probably spaghetti, or noodles. I think she's just getting to the independant stage where she wants to feed herself, but i don't think much of it ends up in her mouth!
ah well...kids...thats what they do i suppose

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[14 Apr 2005|04:27pm]

[ mood | tired ]

hi i'm lissa, mum to coby who is 2 yrs old and expecting another in august. i joined this community to hopefully get some more meals ideas and of course, share my own. i've been quite lucky with my son, he generally will eat anything!
nice to meet you all :)

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Just so ya know [13 Apr 2005|07:17pm]

[ mood | amused ]

To both the ro's, I added you to my friends list, so you can feel free to add me back lol I just wanted to let you know!!

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Hello [14 Apr 2005|10:30am]

I just saw this community mentioned elsewhere (nzmamas) and I've come along and joined.

I'm Kerry, I live in New Zealand and have a 14 month old called Marcus.

Marcus was born at 27 weeks. He has had eating and drinking issues that are beginning to resolve now, but he's still eating at about a 9 month level, so I'm all for a place to talk about babies, toddlers and food.

I've been trying to pick a favourite food of his and all I can think of is "what's on Mummy's plate".

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Well Hey!! [13 Apr 2005|10:03am]

[ mood | chipper ]

You guys already know me but ok lol

Name: Heather
Age: 28 (for 2 more weeks lol)
Child: Brendan Joseph- 15 months
His favorite food: Cheetos lol

I joined because this is a great idea! I'm so worried about feeding Brendan new things, I dunno- I wish I'd get the hang of being a mom already lmao

One thing I've found out (for now anyway) Is that the frozen dinners that no normal human being can get full on, are the perfect size for Brendan. He loves the turkey, mashed potato and peas ones. And they're easy for when I don't have time to actually cook! I'm not sure if it's the PERFECT healthy thing to eat, but, it has meat & veggies in it, so I'm good lol I look forward to hearing other people's ideas- and Sylvina I'm SO trying that frozen yogurt one! lol ♥

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[13 Apr 2005|10:20pm]


Howdy.. I'm Roanna, I live in New Zealand and have a 20 month old daughter, Ella. Her favourite food at the moment is toast. Toast beats a proper dinner any day in her book.

Not that she needs any encouragement in eating it, but i thought i'd dig out the cookie cutters and make toast shapes in the next day or two :D

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intro [13 Apr 2005|02:29am]

name: sylvina
age: 22
children: sergio alberto 3 years old
from: mexico

i don't know what else to say, i'd like to post a recipe or something interesting, but i can't think of anything right now. ummm...what about sergio's new favorite desert? it's too simple so don't you guys make fun of me, it's just what he likes to eat lately (and me too, yummi) i just put the yoghurt containers in the freezer for 1 or 2 days and then we eat it like ice cream, with cookies, cereal or whatever. it doesn't feel like it has ice on it, and it's actually creamier than real ice cream. and the good part is that he realy thinks he is having ice cream for dinner ;)

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