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Quinoa Porridge

January 25, 2010

This is a great way to use up leftover quinoa. If you have some leftover but don’t need breakfasts, you can freeze it and take it out the night before; if it’s not fully thawed, making the porridge will thaw it. It’s also a good way to use up apples that are starting to get soft.

Quinoa is rich in protein and contains no gluten, and it makes a good substitute for oatmeal if you cannot have it. It’s a good first grain for babies, so you could give this to an older baby or toddler.

2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice
1 chopped apple
1/4 cup raisins
1-2 tsp cinnamon

Heat everything in a pot over medium-low heat until warm, apples are softened, and most of the milk is absorbed.


Banana-Date-Oatmeal Baby Cookies

December 21, 2009

My 10 month old is starting to want what everyone else has. Since we are keeping him away from dairy, wheat, and refined sugar, it’s kind of hard to allow him to taste a cookie someone else is eating. So I decided to make him some healthy cookies so that he gets something special while people are eating Christmas cookies.