What’s in a name?

I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted baby food.” Robert Orben (1927–) American humorist.
I suppose I should explain my blog name a little further and introduce you to the Little One under who’s high chair many of my lovingly prepared meals end up. This is Noah, my first child, and as you can see, no, he’s not starving to death, so I am successful in filling his tummy sometimes…yet, he’s been my harshest critic. I always knew I would make my own baby food, that it would be easy, that I would save money and at the same time be giving my baby the best possible start on life. I just wasn’t prepared for him to hate it. I made braised beef with fennel and carrots, whole-wheat pasta with ricotta and broth, roasted chicken with sweet potato…mouth-watering, right? Well, if I could get him to eat a few mouthfuls, the slightest pea-sized lump would make him gag and occasionally he would regurgitate everything up from the bowels of his gut. Not a pretty sight. So, I am taking it slow, working with his favorites, and occasionally slipping in something new. Last night he ate mashed up lasagna, so I guess there’s hope. Still there is an awful lot of food that ends up under the high chair, but there are some perks- I didn’t name my blog “What’s in Noah’s Diaper”? Right?

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. “What’s in Noah’s diaper?” could be a parallel blog for those of us who ask that very question.

    Enjoying the blog so far. Keep it up. Hoping Amber will try some of these recipes on me once we’re home again.

  2. Looks good, Aimee! The recipes look great! I look forward to reading more.

  3. I think only those who use cloth diapers would truly appreciate a “what’s in Noah’s diaper” blog:) With disposables you don’t have to get quite as well acquainted with one’s baby’s poop eh:)

  4. I also think that your, well, “alternative” title would have drawn an “alternative” crowd. But a crowd nonetheless.

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