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Slippery Tofu and Rice, No Problem! The Journey of Baby Led Weaning.

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Down the hatch!

When Margo was about 3 1/2 months old, and tipping the scales at 14 or 15 pounds (~6 kilos), both my mom and grandmother had already been after me for weeks to start Margo on solids!.  My original thought had been, that unless she could put the food in her own mouth, had grown a few teeth and was sitting well, I wasn’t going to bother starting her on solids at all.  If anything in parenting ever confuses me, I always think, ‘What would the cave people have done?’.   Read the rest of this entry

Sesame Ginger Dressing (Vegan)

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Sesame Ginger Dressing

Margo’s looking at me like, ‘Hurry up and take the picture because I need to devour the avocados!”

I haven’t bought dressing from a shop in years… I’m not much of recipe writer or follower.  Ok, I’ve never actually stopped to write down ingredients from the food I make, but people are always bugging me.  So, through request, I’m finally going to start attempting to put some of my recipes down.  Since I’m not a recipe writer, feel free to merely be inspired by the recipes.  Change what you like, there’s no real way to mess up vegetarian food 🙂

Sesame Ginger Dressing (serves 2 or 3, depending if you like to load on the dressing like me or not).

1/4 cup Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Sesame Oil

1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

1 squeeze of a Lemon (the apple cider vinegar usually makes it sour enough, but I like the lemon for the vitamin C)

1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Sugar or alternative sweetener (maple syrup is yummy too!)

1 teaspoon Soy Sauce

salt and pepper to taste


Serve on a any bed of salad, I like my salad with this stuff on it:


-grated beatroot and ground carrots

-sprinkle on sesame seeds

-if you’re feeling like some fun, put some veggie meat stuff on it

Vegetarian Family, Vegetarian Kid!

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Fattest Baby!

Margo at three and a half months old. Can you find the vegetarian Michelin Baby?

The doctors, midwives, strangers, my dear 80 year old grandmother, all raised their eyebrows and warned caution, ‘You’re vegetarian and pregnant!?’, ‘You’re vegetarian and breastfeeding!?’. ‘You’re going to feed your kid only vegetarian foods when they start eating solids?!’.  I wasn’t expecting these responses from people in the year 2010, when I was pregnant with Margo.  I thought, ‘Surely, people know by now that you can survive on a vegetarian diet quite well.’  And, what about the millions of poor people around the planet who are vegetarian by default, simply because consuming animal products is far to unsustainable and costly?  What about the BILLION plus population of India?  While not everyone in India is a vegetarian, many of them are!  They seem to be ‘surviving’. Read the rest of this entry