Fresh Cooking For Babies And Toddlers
Cooking for your babies & toddlers can be fun and rewarding. I am excited to share with you some favorite recipes from my new book, Organically Raised; conscious cooking for babies & toddlers (being released by Rodale this May 11, 2010). When cooking for your little ones keep in mind that the investment you make now, in creating fresh, seasonal choices for them to enjoy, helps naturally expand their culinary palate and encourages them to be open to more variety of foods!
By: Anni Daulter
Cameron’s california-fresh quinoa primavera
This savory recipe incorporates quinoa, veggies, and fresh herbs. It’s a power lunch that tastes great, too!
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1⁄2 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons liquid amino acids
- (such as Bragg Liquid Aminos)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- Splash of olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup diced carrots
- 1⁄4 cup green peas, fresh if possible
- 1⁄4 cup diced broccoli
- 1⁄4 cup diced onion
- 1⁄4 cup diced mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 sprigs fresh oregano
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- Freshly ground black pepper
1. Combine the water, butter, 1 tablespoon of liquid amino acids, salt, and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pan, and simmer on low for 10 minutes, or until the quinoa is fluffy. Keep covered and set aside.