Monday, September 27, 2010

Some vegan hits ...

Getting a kid to eat veggies sometimes can be as much fun as a trip to the dentist for a root canal. I mean... I'm talking about my kid. She can be quite adventurous or very choosy depending on the weather. Though she finds some things like pesto delicious, whether walnut- kale or basil - pinenut, she will frown at mushrooms. She might say yes to butternut squash soup or quinoa stew but no to green or red peppers...
figure that. Hmmm.
Kids can be picky.
So my going vegan has made home meals more complex and obviously veggie based and it has been a challenge to see what passes as "great" for honeypie. She is still eating some dairy, eggs and the occasional turkey meatball which she loves for lunch or breakfast but I've made dinner strictly veggie based for ALL.
So last week I worked from the awesome book "veganomicon" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, as well as her "Vegan Brunch" and Terry Romero's "Viva Vegan" and these were some great hits for everyone.

Chickpea, potato and spinash enchiladas with a tomatillo sauce. (honeypie ate hers without the tomatillo or spinash ...)

These were awesome !!!!! Sooooo delicious that everyone must have had 4 a piece !
Potato pancake samosas ( Indian spiced but not hot). Amazing ! Eaten with a mango chutney and a vegan lime mayo.

This was a good soup. Butternut squash with adzuki beans and shiiitake garnish, spiced with Ginger, cloves, cinnamon. Honeypie really liked this but minus the shiitake.

And of course dessert...
Great vegan chocolate almond cookies. Filled our cookie jar for the week.

These were pumpkin chocolate brownies... Spiced with a bit of cayenne!

So all in all...
Getting there with broadening honeypie's palette.
If it was up to her...
It would probably be pasta day everyday...
So cooking and choosing together our meals might be a good way for her to keep an open mind.

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1 comment:

  1. I can attest to the deliciousness of the pumpkin chocolate brownies!!! I forgot to tell you how good they were! We were talking about them for the rest of the afternoon...xoxo



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