Here's a fun recipe from THE GOODS' magical kitchen helper Morgan, god love that woman for all her kitchen flair and fantastic life style. Morgan was smart and saved all the leftovers from deliveries the last two days and whipped up this spicy treat. Spicy Curry Zucchini Soup 3 medium zucchini, peeled diced 1/2 head broccoli 1/2 red onion, fine dice 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp organic olive oil 1-1/2 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp chili flakes Himalayan Pink Salt to taste 3 cups leek onion stock Sauté onions in olive oil until translucent, toss minced garlic and give a quick stir. Add zucchini and broccoli, sauté about 5 minutes. Add spices while cooking veggies, so flavours will be richer. Add stock, boil for 5 minutes with lid on. "Blitz with immersion blender, until consistency is light, aerated and silky" (Mavis, 2013).

photo cred Cat Got this great recipe for veggie muffins from Michaela the other day with a 100% guarantee that my eldest child would love them......hummmmmm.  What? They have broccoli in them? Do you know my child? No way, no how would those muffins make it past her lips.  But I'm always up for a challenge and any chance of getting more veg into her is always worth the try. Muffins Mahoo Bowl #1 combine: 2 cups quinoa flour (vitamix raw quinoa into flour) 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt Bowl #2 mix this : 2/3 cup raw honey 1/4 cup org coconut oil 2 org eggs Blend this to make 1/2 cup puree: 1/4 cup apple juice 1 1/2 cups chopped org. broccoli (frozen or fresh) OR 1/2 cup pumpkin puree Combine bowl 1 & 2 & puree to this: 1 to 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 bananas) 1/2 cup grated org carrots 1/4 cup plain org yogurt 1/2 tsp vanilla Bake them @ 350 degree for approx. 25-30 minutes - yields 24 muffins Guess what? She likes them. Oh and I blended it up with extra water for 8 month old. (original recipe based on this)

photo cred Cat I'm back at it again after a 4 year hiatus - making baby food, that is.  First time around, with my now eldest daughter, I relied heavily on store-bought jars of well-liked food. That way I was assured that she had enough in her belly (a very common paranoia of a new parent). I buckled under the pressure and never revisited any of the foods she had rejected, which was most things. Funny, or should I say not-so-funny, at 4 years old she's a bit of a fussy eater.  I'm constantly making 2 meals, her meal and our meal.  Terrible habit, I know, and I may have been able to nip in the bud had I persisted with a wide variety of food (well, this is what I tell myself). So 4 years later, new daughter, new lifestyle, new mission. This time I vowed I would a) make all her food from scratch b) introduce her to every veg under the sun To-date she has consumed a wide variety of local and/or organic fruit and veg and much to my utter delight, she's been gobbling down the stuff with great gusto.  A-mazing. Here's how I do it: Add cooked veg and a bit of water to the vitamix/blender and puree away. Easy-peasy.