Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Acai bowl from Costco.

Costco now offers a healthy (ish) option at their food court. It's the Acai bowl and it costs $4.99 for Acai soft serve, fresh strawberries and blueberries, granola and banana chips. 

Henri and I enjoyed it very much. From what I understand, they use the frozen Acai smoothie mix that they sell in store which contains sugar unfortunately. But it was a tasty treat and I wouldn't mind getting it again,

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pumpkin chili.

Still using pumpkins from Halloween to make food. This is Gold Rush Chili from Susan's Fat Free vegan blog. I made it mild so Henri was able to have it too.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Cooking with pumpkin.

Pumpkin pancakes made with my son's Hallowen pumpkin! This is the recipe from Vegan With A Vengeance.

Bryanna Clark Grogan's pumpkin pie (no crust) using coconut cream instead of soymilk in the filling!

I've also made out if this same pumpkin - pumpkin Mac and cheese which sadly there are no pictures.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Family Friendly Curry

Made this curry from a recipe I saw in a past issue of Thrive. The author says its mild enough for her two year old who loves it so I thought I'd try it for dinner. It's basically a coconut milk and tomato paste base with ginger, curry powder, cumin, coriander as the spices and chickpeas, peas and sweet potato. It's very mild and to me, very sweet. It's all from the sweet potato and I guess the coconut milk as well. I added some lemon juice and extra salt to tone down the sweetness. Henri ended up eating a whole (baby sized) bowl with basmati rice which I was super happy about. For my bowl, I squirted  more lemon and Sriracha hot sauce and it was pretty good.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Garlic mushroom cheese toast.

Method: sauté 1/2 a carton of mushrooms in margarine and garlic, a dash of soy sauce and a pinch of  all purpose seasoning.

Preheat oven to about 375-400 F. Lay 3 slices of whole grain bread on a baking sheet, spread with a bit of margarine, layer each with a slice of tomato, salt, pepper, the garlic mushrooms and top with vegan cheese. Heat in the oven until cheese melts.

They are pretty yummy.

Sunday cooking.

I made the one pot lasagna again because it was amazing and went so fast. This time I used zucchini and mushrooms like the original recipe. 

Banana pancakes for breakfast. I love this simple recipe I found in Thrive mag.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween baking!

Me and Henri made chocolate pumpkin cupcakes today using chocolate cake mix and a can of pumpkin purée. That's it. H got to lick the bowl afterwards. 

After they baked and cooled, we dyed vanilla frosting orange, green and purple and decorated the cakes.

Little baker!

The end result! Super spoopy cupcakes!

They were yummy!