Tamika L. Gardner began crafting homemade baby food as a new mother of two seeking to provide fresh meals beyond what any jar on the shelf could offer. As a thrifty mom who exclusively breastfed both children, purchasing pre-packaged food seemed to go against the grain of natural feeding. Therefore, she relied on advice from pediatricians and old-school mamas to make baby purees from whole ingredients. Her organic recipes have been featured on ABC News, iVillage.com, MetroParent, News and Observer, BlogHer.com, The Stir, and Dot Coms for Moms. Her mission is to encourage parents to nurture healthy children through fresh, whole foods from farm to table.
"What parent doesn't want to give their baby the freshest,
healthiest food? Tamika Gardner 's ... mission is to provide
parents with resources to feed their babies the best grub possible.
Be sure to check out Gardner's 201 Organic Baby Purees
book." * MetroParent.com *
"I love the wide variety of recipes in this book. The recipes are super short and easy. The first three chapters are filled with helpful information about organic food, and tricks of the trade." * Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms *
"The cookbook is divided into age appropriate recipes, with a push towards a broader flavor offering as the child grows. I liked the menu plans for little ones. The big winner was the Pumpkin Risotto. It's noted to be both freezer friendly, and parent friendly-both winners in my book. What was even better is that the little guy LOVED his risotto, too." * Random Recycling *