Posts Tagged With: vegetarian kids

Today’s Menu

Lunch time!

Boiled Green Plantain with Salsa and Hot Sauce Dip

Do you ever have those days where you just want to take it easy but the kids “gotta” eat?

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FALAFEL

Falafel

Ingredients:

2 cups dried chick pea

1/2 cup red onion

3 garlic cloves

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground coriander

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/4 tsp red hot chili peppers

Recipe:

Soak the dried chick peas over night. (The canned chickpeas don’t work for this recipe)

soak over night and rinse

Put your oil, about an inch deep, in the pan and let heat.

Rinse and put some into food processor with garlic.  Blend until chickpeas are smashed and crumbly. Repeat using the onion.

do the same with onion

Add cilantro to the last batch mashed. Make sure to scrape down the sides of food processor.

Blend until consistency is crumbly

When the oil is hot make small balls and drop them into the pan.  Turn after they are browned (after about 3 minutes). Continue with each side.

Turn turn turn

When all sides are brown they are ready to take out of the pan and put on papertowel.

Falafel ready!

And delicious…

They ate so fast I didn't get a picture!!

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CAROSHO – Cashew

Cashew Apple

Cashew Apple (Photo credit: Richard Vignola)

Getting the cashew out of it’s skin is very difficult!

Roasted cashews are my FAVORITE!

This clip is the roasting process.

The oils in the skin are very flammable.

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HUMMUS

Hummus and Carrots

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chick peas

1 cup chick pea water(if it’s fresh) or 1 cup tap water

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup tahini

juice of 2 lemons (4 or 5 Tbsp)

1/8 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cayenne

Recipe:

Clean and soak 1 cup chickpeas over night and boil 1 and 1/2 hours with a pinch of salt…or do as I do and forget (then you have to boil for 3 hours and let sit for another 1 hour). Let cool for 30 minutes.

boil chickpeas

Add garlic and cooked cooled chickpeas to a food processor (you can mash by hand but the processor is so much easier)

Garlic first

then tahini, water, salt and the juice of 2 lemons.

juice of 2 lemons

Blend 2 minutes and then add cilantro and paprika.  Blend until smooth.

blend

Hummus is ready to eat with raw veggies, on a veggie burger, on a pita, or with bajia? (stay tuned for that one)

Preparation time:

2 hours (including boiling time)

Serving Size:

party size bowl for appetizer

Lailati loves Hummus!

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My Veggie Kids are SICK?

Milla has a fever and a headache.

Question: What do you do with a Veggie Kid with a fever…

Moses has "Snowhill Rash"

Question(con’t): …or a big owey??

Answer: According to Capital Health you can treat with Acetaminophen (aka Tempra or Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (aka Advil or Motrin) in combination with a series of other methods.

http://www.healthlinkalberta.ca/Topic.asp?GUID=%7BDF9768D1-6C35-4B8F-8C52-336E7258C3E8%7D

IS THAT REALLY THE ANSWER FOR ALL OF US?

Most medicines are combined with glycerine.  As you know Glycerin is an animal bi-product.  My Veggie kids don’t eat Glycerin.

So I have found an alternative.

NO GLYCERINE!

“FEVER REDUCER/PAIN RELIEVER”…

CHEWABLE TABLETS

Faker!

Anyone out there have any fun remedies?

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Babyfood

Ingredients:

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp white corn flour

banana/ papaya

Recipe:

Add white corn flour to cold water and stir.

tiny fingers

Boil for 3 minutes. Stir constantly.

Stir

Blend with 1/2 banana or 1 cup papaya or both.

happy for lunch

Blend until smooth.  You want the porridge to be very watery.

Serve one spoon porridge, one spoon water

or a cup of water

Drink so you don't get bunged up!

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Milla’s post

milla       is       typing       this!

“i         love this picture!

kayden, milla, moses

i love that  it is summer out!”

Milla and brothers (one from another mother)
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TAMBI – Sweet Cardamom Pasta

TAMBI - Sweet Cardamom Pasta

Ingredients:

10 spagettini nests

1/4 cup sugar

3 Tbsp oil

1/8 tsp ground cardamom

Recipe:

Spagettini Nest

Boil spagettini nests for 8 minutes.

Be careful not to over boil

After about 2 minutes of boiling start “unwind” nests.  Use a fork to stir and separate nests, to make sure there isn’t any small clumps of pasta.

Separate nests

Drain and return pot to the burner.  Add oil, sugar and cardamom.  Turn down heat to low.

Turn to low

Add drained pasta.

add pasta

Mix together and cover on low for 10 minutes.

Cover for 10 minutes

Give thanks let’s eat!

Give thanks let’s eat!
Serving Size:
3 adults
Preparation Time:
20 min
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MIHAGO – Cassava Root

Cassava Root

Peel it.  Boil it (with some salt). Eat with Kachumbari – Salad with Lime Dressing.  

Ready!

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Lailati

 

Lailati.

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