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Thermal Properties of Cooking Methods

Food itself has inherent energetic properties that cool or warm your baby’s body. Different cooking methods can have cooling or warming effects, and the same food can have different thermal properties when prepared in different ways.

Stocking Up, Shelf Life, and Thawing Frozen Foods

If both parents are working, it is probably easier to take a few hours once a week to prepare food. For the first two to three days, you can store food in the refrigerator, and you can put food for the rest of the week in the freezer.

Setting Up Your Pantry

Once you organize your pantry with basic equipment and ingredients, you will find that cooking your baby’s first foods is surprisingly easy.

Food Preparation

Before cooking, start by reviewing the recipes, then get out the utensils, storage containers, and necessary ingredients. See what kind of food preparation needs to be done first or can be done in advance.

Energy in Food

All foods have an energy force, as well as their nutritional composition. This life force is the same chi that your baby’s body carries along her meridians or channels.

Cooking Methods

Cooking does some of the work of digestion before food enters your baby’s body, which is a benefit to her underdeveloped digestive system.


Tips for shopping to emphasize fresh, organic, and local ingredients when cooking for your family.

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