Saturday, June 15, 2019

Chocolate banana bread cupcakes

Yummy soft and tender cupcakes from the Chocolate Covered Katie cookbook. I used coconut sugar and whole wheat flour to make them healthier.

Barry’s Tea. Tea time is me time.

Mexican Lasagna (Crockpot Enchiladas)

This was from the Fix It And Forget It book. It was delicious! Not authentic in any way though. It has pinto beans, corn, Daiya cheese, onion and tomatoes plus tomato sauce on top. 

Served with Mexican rice and topped with avocado and crema (vegan mayo mixed with lime juice and chili powder)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Healthy applesauce banana oat muffins

Really soft and tender and not too sweet.  Modified recipe from Snacks with Jax on IG.

Preheat oven 375F

In a big bowl, mash 2 ripe bananas, add a fruit cocktail cup, puréed(about 4 oz.), add a scant 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 6oz. applesauce, 4 Tb melted coconut oil, 1 cup quick oats, 3/4 c whole wheat flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix until combined. Pour batter into muffin tins and bake for about 20 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

*fruit cocktail was 100% fruit in fruit juice. We get the big packs at Costco.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Pizza wrap.

This was yum! I dusted off the old Foreman grill to make this pizza wrap. I got the idea from madeleine Olivia on YouTube. It’s got tomato sauce, Daiya mozzarella, olives, cherry Tom and spinach.

I’ve kept the grill out on my counter. I have a feeling it’ll make life easy.

The other night I made a gorgeous sheet pan teriyaki tofu and veg dinner with coconut rice. Here are the leftovers. I served a bit to H and he refused all of it. 😕

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Good foods.

This was the chickpea tikka masala recipe from Recipes For Happiness by The Happy Pear. So delicious!

This was Sunday breakfast. I made the omelette using the “egg” recipe for the breakfast sandwich in Vegan Comfort Classics. Insides are spinach and Daiya cheddar.

I love broiled burgers and veggies. Tip: brush frozen veggie burgers on both sides with bbq sauce before broiling.

So good!

Homemade fries.

Broiled veggies that were marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic, salt and pepper.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Healthy Chocolate!

No not really healthy but I guess healthier than your average cupcake? These are the delicious chocolate zucchini cupcakes from Chocolate Covered Katie with chocolate ganache (Not healthy!) on top.

 So he’s getting a serving of zucchini?

Pita sandwich

Leftover broiled veggies made an awesome pita sandwich with hummus and the green tahini sauce from Simply Nigella cookbook.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Broiled veggies, burgers and potato salad.

These were marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Also added fresh chopped parsley.

I also stuck the Boca burger under the broiler. Tip: brush the frozen patty on both sides with a little bbq sauce for flavor!

H enjoyed his burger. I had cut it into a big star shape with a cookie cutter. A little mayo and ketchup and he was happy! Side dish: “Dino apple sauce” applesauce plus spinach shhhhhh!!!!!!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Fix It And Forget It Crockpot Curried Lentil Soup

Am I the only one that likes these kinds of cookbooks with hundreds of simple, unglamorous recipes crammed into one book and only require a bunch of stuff you already have in your pantry? Got this at B&N for a bargain. 

Last night H and I loaded up the crockpot to make the Curried Lentil Soup. Came out great! I did need to add a bit more salt and a touch of soy sauce at the end.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Kid friendly nuggets.

These were so easy to make. H helped me make them by dredging firm tofu slabs in seasoned flour, then soymilk, then crushed cornflakes. Then we baked them in a 420 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway. He was so excited to eat them, especially with 3 different dipping sauces: bbq, ketchup and ranch.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday comforts.

H and I made this yummy vanilla cake with chocolate ganache and loads of sprinkles!

My go-to when I have eggplant: Lebanese maghmour.

Thai noodle soup made by my mom!

Pizza and Cake.

Yum! Me and H devoured this.

Extra saucy and extra garlic.

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Farmer’s Market at 3rd and Fairfax.

The other day we went to The Farmer’s Market and The Grove for some shopping and lunch. I hadn’t been there in ages and it was the baby’s first time. He loved it.

I got a delicious falafel wrap at Moishe’s, one of the food stalls. It was $8.95. The falafel were flavorful and tender and bathed in yummy tahini sauce.

H had French fries and a sandwich we brought from home.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Chickpea and Vegetable Curry from 1,000 Vegan Recipes

This book is great because whatever vegetables and pantry items you have on hand, you will most likely find a recipe that will work. I wanted a mild curry and found this in the book. Only thing is the recipe has no tomatoes and tomato paste but I added them not realizing this! I’m so used to curries having tomatoes. Anyway, this was creamy and delicious because of the coconut milk. 

Be prepared to add Sriracha sauce for heat. Like I said this is mild. I hope the baby will eat some.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day breakfast and Banana-Fruit Cocktail muffins.

Us on Mother’s Day. 

These were delicious. I used the banana walnut muffins recipe from 1000 Vegan Recipes but only had one banana so to replace the other banana, I puréed two mixed fruit cocktail cups. I omitted the nuts. Worked perfectly!

My husband made us vegan pancakes for breakfast with Yves sausage and diner home fries! Yummy!