Sunday, June 27, 2010

What do Vegan Toddlers Eat?: Day One

For a couple of reasons, I thought I'd take the time to document what Eames eats--if only to see if he eats as much as it seems like most days (though where it goes is still a great mystery). I took these picture hastily, because Eames loses his sunny disposition when there's food to be had and it's not sitting in front of him. He ate all the food pictured here. The oatmeal turned into second breakfast, because, like his mother, no other food can compete with a jalapeno bagel.
Breakfast and Second Breakfast
Pre-breakfast snack (via Josh): 1/2 banana
1/2 cup 7 grain oatmeal soaked in plain coconut milk yogurt
1/4 jalapeno bagel with tofutti cream cheese, cuke, tomato, and avocado

Note: I soaked Bob's 7 grain hot cereal mix in coconut milk yogurt overnight. I serve it with blueberries and topped with ground flax. The bagel is the same breakfast I have every morning. It is sprinkled with salt, pepper, and nooch.
1 piece of rye, toasted
1/4 cup diced cucumber smashed with 1/4 avocado
10 green grapes
2 raw coconut rhubarb cookies

Note: This avocado smash has been a huge hit around here for a while. I mix in a little apple cider vinegar and top it with salt, pepper, and nooch. The cookies I made for the first time recently. Eames--and the rest of us--loves them, but he feels compelled to pick the coconut off the top first.
5 organic tortilla chips
small bowl of refried beans w/ calabacitas

Note: Eames only ate about half of this, because I tried to feed him too close to bed time. But, he likes it a lot--mostly because it's mixed with refried beans.
12 ounces water
4 ounces iced green tea

Note: On top of this liquid, he nurses once when he's going to bed and once (or twice) in the middle of the night. He also takes a liquid multi-vitamin.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Nachos with Braised Greens

1 pile of tortilla chips
1 bunch braised greens, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
10 mini bells, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 package soyrizo
Daiya (as much as you'd like)
Guacamole (to top)
Oil for sauteeing

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. on an oven proof plate, pile as many chips as you'd like (this pile fed two of us--one of whom eats a lot). Heat pan over medium high heat. Add onion. Cook for a few minutes, then add garlic and bells. Stir frequently so garlic doesn't burn. When bells have softened some, add braised greens. Cover with lid until greens wilt. Take pan off heat and stir in soyrizo. Set aside. Sprinkle with Daiya. Put chips in oven and cook until Daiya melts--just a couple of minutes. Remove from oven and cover with braised green mixture, top with guacamole, and add a few dashes of Cholula. Enjoy immediately.