Saturday, July 17, 2010

Organically Raised Cookbook Review

Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers

Anni Daulter's new book Organically Raised, Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers shows parents how to prepare organic, pesticide free, and delicious recipes that their babies and children will love. From yummy purees for new babies to culinary delights for toddlers and children.
Most families are busy and in much need for some inspiration. For anyone who has felt challenged to come up with new and inventive ways to feed their children delicious and different dishes, this book is a great find. I also thoroughly enjoyed the bright and vivid photographs of the beautiful healthy children and all of the delicious food. The recipes are pretty easy to replicate, which I very much appreciate it as a busy mother.
Author Anni, who is a mother and professional cook, has received accolades from Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani and Debi Mazar. She is also the owner of the baby food company, Bohemian Baby Fresh Organic Food.
I enjoyed how Anni shares what works for her family and the recipe preferences of her own children as well. It also discussed the nutritional value and benefits of eating organic foods. The "Mama and Papa Wisdom" sidebars share other parents real life experiences of cooking with their families; which was a nice touch.

“Organically Raised is the cookbook I wish I had when my first child was born! It explains the benefits of organic eating for young children and includes yummy recipes. When my next child starts solids I plan to keep Organically Raised in my diaper bag. That way I can ensure there are always healthy options to offer.”
—Gwen Stefani, musician and mommy to Kingston and Zuma

This is a recipe that my family has tried from the book. I actually added Mila (chia seeds) to it and some fresh kale from the farmer's market. I also used milk instead of the cream. It was wonderful!
"Bodhi’s favorite English broccoli and-cheese quick quiche
Makes 4 servings
Splash of olive oil
2 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 pinches of ground red pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup organic milk (or soy milk or rice milk)
1⁄2 cup heavy cream
1 unbaked pie crust (9-inch diameter)
1 teaspoon wheat germ
1 cup Cheddar cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
Pour a little olive oil into a heated skillet. Add the broccoli, onion, garlic, salt, and red and black peppers. Cook, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is tender and the onion is browning and beginning to caramelize. Set aside.
Beat together the eggs, milk, and cream in a mixing bowl. When well mixed, add the wheat germ.
Place the broccoli mixture in the pie shell. Evenly sprinkle the Cheddar and mozzarella on top. Pour the egg mixture over vegetables and cheeses.
Bake for 40 minutes."

1 comment:

  1. Many blessings to you for reviewing my book...I appreciate your support and hope your bloggies try out the recipes...they are a lot of fun, easy to make and tasty!

    If you have any questions on feeding your families, please visit me at: or

    In gratitude,

    Anni Daulter


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