Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ife Lov'es Cherries

Ife loves to pick cherries from our nanking cherry trees. We have to pick the pits out for him.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Veg on the Cheap: Amazing Savings

So Delicious yogurts that are Agave sweetened are currently .49 cents. We were happy to see this since we are avoiding sugar. Assorted chips are $1.00 each instead of 3 for $2.00.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rawsome Energy Bars

1/4 cup of ground cacao nibs
1/2 cup of organic dry apricots
1/4 cup of organic raisins
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
1/8 cup of rice bran oil
pinch of Real Salt
put all ingredients in a food processor do not over-blend. There still should be some crunchiness remaining. Form into balls. EAT!

Ife's appetite returns! After giving up the doctor recommended colloidal silver Ife's been eating like a pig.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Veg Wedding Follow Up

Lena and Ryan had a beautiful wedding this past Saturday. For some video footage, go to youtube and do a search for Lena and Ryan's Wedding. There was so much delicious vegan food, by the time we got through the line our food that we brought had been gobbled up. Ife was most excited about the strawberries.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Food Fit for a wedding

Tomorrow our friend Leana is getting married. I made a couple of raw vegan recipes because it is a potluck wedding, and I wanted to make delicious food. Stay tuned for how the food is received and a few wedding highlights.
Rawsome uncooking

Choclate Coconut yummies

1/2 cup cacoa ground in coffee grinder
1/2 cup raw coconut butter
1 cup coconut datelets
1/4 cup agave
1/2 cup shredded coconut
pinch of real salt

Take all ingredients except for shredded coconut, place in food processor.
Mix until smooth. Roll into small balls. put in bag of shredded coconut and shake until coated in coconut. Enjoy fresh or frozen.

Pesto Bites back

This pesto doesn't really bite back, you might expect it to because of the stinging nettles.
2 cups stinging nettles, lames quarters and other green from your yard or farmer market.
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 heads of garlic
1/4 inch ginger
1/4 to 1/2 cup rice bran oil
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt

Put all items in food processor and mix thoroughly. Makes a good topping for noodle or rice.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Veg on the Cheap: Amazing Savings

There were not many interesting things worth post. Chips are now .99 cents each instead of 3 for $2.00. We'll be checking out whole foods soon. Ife is still picky as ever :-(.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Picky Eater Returns...

"Hot potato! Hot potato!" Ife whined. The evening meal consisted of noodles, tomatoes, frozen peas, and tofu. There were no hot potatoes, not one. On the theory that Ife's picky eating was testing our boundaries we decided to hold strong. I said, "I am not feeding a fussy baby, only a grateful one." We turned his chair around so he can look out of the window and cry out his expectation of hot potatoes. After a good cry we turned his chair back around to the table and he ate!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Banana for the bus driver

A few months back it started to snow. "It's snowing" said Ife. Yes" I replied "Isn't it pretty?" "It hurts the bus driver" declared Ife. Later that night, Ife suggested to giver her a banana to help her feel better. The Asheville City bus that Ife and I ride regularly had been hit by a car on a snowy day. Our favorite bus driver, "Charlene" was injured. We carried a banana with us everyday we rode the bus for the next week, but Charlene was nowhere to be found. A couple days ago we were pleasently surprised to see Charlene back in the driver's seat. The next day, Ife handed her a banana. And today she reported that it helped her feel better.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Veg on the Cheap: More Coop May Sales

1) Organic Hass Avocados.99 cents each, while supplies last.
2)Honest Tea regular price $1.69, sale price .99 cents look for coop advantage coupon for additional .20 cents off.
3)Organic frozen blueberries and strawberries on sale for $2.99, coop advantage coupon for an extra $1.00 off.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Yes I know it's not food...

Mother's day cake! I am a rule breaker when it comes to recipes because I have a tendency to follow my tuition when it comes to baking. So here we go!
1 1/2 cups of spelt flour
1 cup of cold water or rice milk
3 tsp of baking soda
ener-g egg replacer or ground flax
(2 tsp of either to 3 tbsp of warm water mixed)
1/4 cup of agave or maple syrup
1/4 cup of maple sugar or add 1/4 cup more maple syrup with a tbsp more flour
1 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp of stevia
1 cup of blueberries
Mix flour, baking soda, and stevia in a food processor so as to evenly and thoroughly mix everything. This is very important if you want your cake to rise up!
Empty dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Fold in blueberries. Mix all wet ingredients togerher. Slowly pour into dry ingredients while stirring. mix batter with a cake mixer or stir consistently with a spoon for 5 minutes.
preheat oven to 350 degrees.
empty contents into an oiled cake pan and bake in oven for 25-30 minutes.
Stick a knike or fork in it. Comes out empty? Set it aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Small box of mori-nu silken tofu, 1/4 of agave, 1 tsp of lemon juice, tsp of vanilla, 1 tsp of ginger. Blend in food processor. Smooth over cake. Voila!
Lola and Jonathan devoured it, Ife spit it out and asked for ice cream instead. We have come to the conclusion that Ife is not fond of cakes. He's had a similar reaction to his grandpa's birthday cake.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Seaweed Amaranth Stew

1/2 cup of organic amaranth
6 cups of water
1/2 cup of tvp
4 large strips of kombu strips
1 1/2 tsp of garlic flakes
1 cup of crushed tomatoes
2 tsp of tumeric powder
1 tsp of basil
1 tbsp of sesame oil
1/4 cup of green peas
1/2 tsp of unrefined salt
1 tbsp of red miso

Bring water to a boil
Add oil and salt
Next add amaranth and tvp
Wait one minute before adding remaining ingredients EXCEPT
Let simmer for 20-25 minutes on low heat.
Turn off stove and after one minute add miso
Serves 4

Ife said "yummy!" and he wanted mommy and daddy to say yummy too.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Veg on the Cheap: Coop May Sales

1)R.W.Knudsen organic Recharge reg price $3.39, sale $1.99. Grab a healthy clippings coupon for an additional 75 cents off.

2)R.W.Knudsen 4-pack spritzers. Reg price $4.99, sale $2.99. Healthy clippings coupon add $1.00 more off!
3) Traditional Medicinals Mothers Milk and PMS teas. Reg $5.49 each, sale $3.79. Health clippings coupons valued at $1.00 off ( makes it $2.79)

4)Purely Decadent ice cream. Regular price $5.79, sale $3.79 (yummy!)

5)MuirGlen canned tomatoes 28 oz. Reg $3.49, on sale for $1.99. There are coupons on SOME cans; $1.00 off for two. Bringing the price down to $1.49 each. Great deal!

6) Fair trade organic bananas. 79 cents per lb. While supplies last.
Happy Beltane everyone!