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I try to stay away from foods laced with preservatives and use whole grains and organic ingredients whenever its feasible. I've got a toddler son who inspires me to create healthy, diverse menus. I strive to introduce him to a wide variety of foods and dishes. I began making his food at home the moment he started on solids and have enjoyed every moment of his food exploration so far. Helping him expand his palate and avoid a lifetime of picky eating is a high priority for me. My biggest recipe hurdle is that I have a terrible habit of not writing down what I've done when I experiment. So, when I create some great new recipe that I just love, I can never manage to duplicate it to perfection. It happens time and time again and I just never seem to learn my lesson.