Monthly Archives: November 2012

5-Minute Cheesy Broccoli Carrot Soup

Boil some pre-chopped broccoli and carrots in a few cups of water until soft, then pour in some Leahey Gardens vegan cheese sauce mix, and voila, soup is served! Right before serving, I sprinkled on a generous spoonful of Garden … Continue reading

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School Lunch #67

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Whole Wheat Fig Bars, aka “Figgy Bars” (according to Zander)

Tomorrow is my day to provide a snack for Zander’s Montessori class–I love it when it’s my turn! 🙂 I’m supposed to bring (vegan) cheese and crackers, and I will honor that (scroll to bottom), but I will also be … Continue reading

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School Lunch #66

– vegan pizza slices – tomato spinach fusilli with fresh spinach, vegan hot dog bites, and vegan cheese sauce (see below) – green beans with olive oil and sea salt – fresh pineapple slices – freeze-dried strawberries

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5-Minute Green Bean Noodles

Here’s another quick and easy weekend lunch: Put ramen noodles (minus the spice packet that comes with them) and green beans (cut into thirds) into a cast iron pot with about 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook for 4-5 … Continue reading

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5-Minute Penne Arrabbiata with Spinach

For those Saturdays when there are better things to do than spend time in the kitchen, I love to warm up the following ingredients in a cast iron skillet (add fresh basil after plating). I sometimes sprinkle on a pinch … Continue reading

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School Lunch #65

– vegan pigs in blankets with ketchup and mustard – raw zucchini sticks with vegan ranch dressing – fresh mango cubes – peppermint Luna bar bite for dessert

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5-Minute Coconut Curry Lentils with Spinach

The above ingredients are all it takes to make one of my favorite got-home-late-and-don’t-have-time-to-cook meals. Simply throw them all into a pot and warm them up on the stove for about 5 minutes–until the spinach is wilted–then voila, dinner is … Continue reading

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Montessori Thanksgiving Feast

Today, Zander’s school is having a 2-hour Thanksgiving Feast (I can hardly wait!), and we  parents were asked to each bring a side dish to serve six people. I am sensitive to the fact that Zander is the only vegan … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Sweet Potato Biscuits

I have had a bag of Mama’s Almond Blend all-purpose gluten-free flour (see photo below) in my pantry for the last few months, but I had been afraid to use it until now. Now that I am once again working … Continue reading

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