Ravioli with sauce made from leftover ratatouille and tomatoes.
I’ll probably be making this a semi regular thing around here. I hope thats okay with all of you! If it’s not then.. well.. I dunno. As you all know, I’m terrible at responding to questions via comments I try but sometimes my answers end up being posted days after the fact…. but please ask or email any questions and I’ll respond as best and as quickly as I can.
Rice and beans with peppers, onions, garlic, and a sweet plantain.
Well, she wasn’t digging on the plantain too much this particular day… I don’t blame her, I never liked them until recently.
couscous mixed with lentils and onions from my recent things on toast.
Roasted vegetables (red onion, garlic, zuchinni, squash, carrots) with purple and red mashed potatoes.
The biggest mish-mash meal ever: leftover lentils, mashed potatoes, some roasted veggies, broccoli, and sauteed sweet corn. Yes, I ate this too. It was kinda depressing… I quickly made a massive grocery trip the next day.
tofu scramble with onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes, green onion, and mixed greens.

Things Marlowe doesn’t care much for: sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and plain beans— she prefers them in patty form or mixed with a grain… whatever, as long as she eats them. 🙂

Also, again: please excuse the poor quality of so many of these photos. They are either taken with a cranky hungry baby or  in the dim evening lighting.


  1. Cynthia, I am not sure if you are aware of this but the Weston Price Foundation is a bunch of bunk. Soy has been a staple in the eastern diet for centuries. It has gotten a bad reputation because it is used in so many processed foods. Of course, people should avoid overly processed soy and choose whole soy products like edamame, tofu and tempeh. Drea is an excellent example of a healthy vegan and does not need to worry herself with faux-science. Thank you Drea for continuing to show how vegans can be healthy and raise healthy children.

  2. Cynthia, I am not sure if you know this but the Weston Price foundation is a bunch of bunk. Soy has been a main part of the eastern diet for centuries. Of course, people should avoid overly processed soy products and stick to whole soy products, like edamame, tofu and tempeh. Drea is an excellent example of a healthy vegan and should not concern herself with crack notions of health.

  3. I'm becca: YES! And red, and yukon too. Purple potatoes aren't the creamiest of potatoes, it's good to mix a creamy potato in there for extra deliciousness potential.

    @bridget: I think it was sweet potato? Or butternut squash. I started giving her purees maybe at 5.5 or 6 month? I think? This is why I have a blog.. to remember things. #mymemorysucks

    @katie: anthropologie (about 98% of my dining sets are from Anthro. People know I'm obsessed so they have become a standard for christmas and birthday gifts)

    @kimb: if you look at some of the last photos you can see it a lil' more clear. There is a lil' ram guy going from the inside of the bowl to the outside. That's his butt 😉

  4. Amazing. She eats so healthy. So do you obviously. 🙂

    What's that funky blue thing in the bowls?

  5. Holy moly! Is there any way you could come visit and get my children to eat as good as Marlow? Seriously! I dont know any kid that eats so good. Mad props, Mama! 🙂

  6. so impressed by this. she's one seriously healthy girl. so many posts these days would be like "whoopie pies for dinner. choc chip cookies for dessert."

    go you, drea. and marlowe too. what was her fiiiirst food and when was it? i'm not anywhere close to ready for that but i know it'll get here eventually.

  7. I love reading these posts, they are really inspiring but make me realize I don't even know how to cook half of those things…haha. Dang it.