Category Archives: baby

Baby’s first foods

yumurtaI’ve had two close girlfriends who became mothers earlier this year and I had promised them that I would have this blog entry by the time they have to start introducing solids to their little ones. Well the first baby is 5.5 months old right now so I need to get to it!

I guess those know me will not be surprised to hear that I did not much heed mainstream advice when it came to the introduction of solids either (whether it be how things are done in my native Turkey, longtime home United States or my current home, France). I mostly followed the tenets of the Weston A Price Foundation because, once again, it just made sense to me: the idea that what we put into our babies’ mouths determines the strength of their immune systems, this idea of “food as information,” as well as pleasure and comfort and all-around goodness — this is something I can really get behind. Continue reading Baby’s first foods


Apple Butter (lacto-fermentation optional)

This recipe is from Super Nutrition for Babies, The Right Way to Feed Your Baby for Optimal Health, which has been absolutely indispensable in my kitchen especially when introducing solids to my baby.

This is a delicious and easy dessert for the whole family that is without any added sugar, and made all the more nutritious if you also go the extra mile and lacto-ferment it. Since it is so simple to do, I find that it’s a good foray into the world of lacto-fermentation. Continue reading Apple Butter (lacto-fermentation optional)


Coconut Curry Pork

This is a really simple recipe that fills the house with yummy smells. It’s also endlessly modifiable – you can swap out the meat (beef, veal and chicken all work as well) or the spices or even omit the tomato sauce and just make it with coconut milk and extra broth. The only trick is to have a good heavy pot (cast-iron is best) and leave on a low flame for a while. As always with this type of dish, it tastes even better reheated the next day. I like to make this on a Sunday for a quick weekday dinner. Continue reading Coconut Curry Pork