Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sweet Potato Soup

There was some guilt at serving Ife a meal from a box. Ife was delighted in his packaged sweet potato soup served with frozen peas and frozen corn. You'd think I had prepared a gourmet meal by his reaction. "I love soup!" he exalted. Ife polished off three large helpings.

Update On Cold

The vitamin C and the apple cider vinegar does not appear to be working yet. However, Ife loves to sing his ABC's all day long. We'll let you know more soon.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ife Doesn't Eat Much With a Cold

It all started with a cough, then a sneeze. We dreaded the possibility of Ife getting another cold after he had just gotten over TWO of them recently. We had looked up some home remedies for him at earth clinics website. That's where we found the apple cider vinegar/ water remedie (with a little agave and rice milk) He gave no complaints drinking it but it took a while. Not feeling well has effected his apetite today. Ife ate some apple, raisins, frozen peas, frozen corn and a little bit of miso soup with black beans and fresh kale from our yard. We'll post again soon to let you know how the apple cider vinegar worked.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Green Smoothie

2 medium sized bananas
2 cups of rice milk or your favorie fruit juice
1/4 cup of strawberries
1 cup of fresh kale
1 tbsp of ground flax seeds
1/4 cup of spectrum rice protein.
Water to desired consistency.

Preblend kale until finely processed. Next, pur blended kale into a juicer. Add all ingredients and blend on low for 1 minute and then on high for 1 minute.

Ife poured most of his share of smoothie onto his adzuki beans.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Love thy Mother (and father) so that your days may be long on the earth which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lunch at the new school

Ife has started attending a Co-operative pre-school. It is a Bilungul School. We are excited about Ife learning Spanish, and picking up a few words ourselves. The kids and teachers sit together at a kidney shaped table, so the teacher can look at and talk with all the kids. During a four hour day they serve; toast, breakfast, snack and lunch. Ife tends to skip, the toast, breakfast and snack. He eats a lot at lunch. The school respects that we are vegan and the lunch so far has consisted of fruit, veggies and soup. Ife is doing great in school, except, when we aren't there with him, he won't drink water or use the potty.
Any advice?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Amazing Savings April

Amazing Savings 277-0803 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville

1. 12 soy or rice milks same kind $8.00.
2. Chips under 11oz $.99, some are organic.
3. Olive oil not organic, a variety of brands
We got Elonia 500ml for $5.99.

Amazing Savings deals vary day to day. You can get some good deals.
Remember to check dates. Happy veggie hunting.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Veggie on the cheap not Earth Fair

Jonathan went to the Earth Fair on Hendersonville Rd. He was tasked with reporting back on the deals. After extensive search there were none to be found. Better stick with the Food C-op and Amazing savings.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Veg on the cheap more co-op deals

More supper deals at the co-op for April
French Broad Food Co-op Asheville NC ph (828) 255-7650
1. Select cascade 10 oz frozen organic vegies $1.99
look for coupon on product for $1.00 of two.
2.Amy's burritos have two vegan choice, dairy free black bean and the Breakfast Burrito.
They are on sale for $2.59. Look for the $.75 off coupon hanging next to the product, or in
the Co-op Advantage phamphlet.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Three Spits and You're Done!

Last night Ife spit out his food three times. We took him out of his seat and he was done eating for the night. I was concerned because Ife had of recent been a hearty eater at least at dinner time. It wasn't as if he didn't like the food, the bite before he spit it out was a yum bite. The dinner consisted of some of his favorite; beans, coconut milk, noodles, beans, frofen peas and frozen corn.
Today I talked to an elder, a Mother and Grandma, she suggested we not make a big deal about it, when he is done he is done. Tonight we tried it. Ife spit out a bite of food. I very calmly explained this was his first warning, after three bites spit out ther would be no more food that night. He didn't spit out any more food, and comunicated verbally when he was done eating. We took a little walk, then the three of us indulged in vegan cocunut ice cream.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza!

With frozen peas of course. Ife's favorite past time.
Two Sammi's Millet Pizza Crusts
1 24 oz can of organic tomato sauce
1 cup of cooked organic black beans
One heaping cup of frozen spinach
3 cloves of fresh garlic minced
1/2 of medium onion
1 tsp of basil
1/2 tsp of oregano
1/2 tsp of thyme
1/4 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of salt
1 tbsp of oil
1/4 medium sized beet
1 block of Vegan rella cheese

preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook for twenty minutes or until cheese is melted

On another note, Ife is enjoying being a forager. He ate raw kale from the garden and fennel, and horse mint flowers.
Ife's saying of the day; "Mommy is a woman, Ife is a kitty cat."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Veg on the Cheap: Coop April Sales

R.W Knudsen Simply Nutritious Juices 32 oz.
Regular price $4.19 Sale $2.29, grab a mung sprouts coupon and get $1.00 off
Organic Bananas 79 cents per pound
Nature's Path 32 0z cereals
reg $8.99 sale 5.99 add $1.50 off coupon from Healthy Clippings
Nutiva Coconut Oil
Regular Price $11.99 Sale? $5.99!!!! AND there's a $2.00 off coupon! Yes!!! Go get some!!!

Another Surprise from Ife

While Lola was on the phone talking with an employee of the local newspaper (Asheville Citizen Times), Lola was asked about our blog address from her and could not remember. I was preoccupied with something else. All of a sudden Ife shouted out "veggie dash baby dot blogspot dot com! We were both surprised that Ife knew about the web address before Lola did. There's always something exciting and new with our beloved child.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Banannas fall out of favor

"No Bananas, no bananas!" Ife called out in his sleep. Don't offer Ife a banana. he is suddenly offended at the very offer. Give his soup with frozen peas and he will be happy. Yesterday Jonathan made some chili. He gave me the tip to call it Chili soup. I did so and Ife proclaimed delicious. He ate two bowls with frozen peas of course.
I am trying to remember the blog address. I asked Jonathan, he started,"veggie-baby" Ife continued,".blog" We think he's brilliant!