Thursday, September 27, 2012

Carrot Corn Muffins

This is a simple recipe using Bob's Red Mill Cornbread Mix - an easy way to sneak in extra veggies on the dinner table!

I simply made it vegan by substituting flax for eggs and soy milk for cow's milk and then added 1 can each canned carrots and canned corn (drained)

Makes 16 muffins


1 package Bob’s Red Mill Cornbread mix
2 TBSP Ground Flax mixed with 6 TBSP hot water in a bowl to equal 2 eggs
1 1/2 c Silk Soy Milk
1/3 c Coconut Oil (or you can use canola)
1 Can Canned Corn, drained
1 Can Canned Carrots, drained (the mixer will break up the carrot slices into small chunks)

Prepare according to package directions in KitchenAid
Pour into muffin tins sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
(test with toothpick after 20 min., if it comes out clean and they are slightly browned on the bottom, they are done)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sweet Pea Chocolate Pudding

Simple and deceptively delicious, easy chocolate pudding recipe that even my 3 year old loves! 

1 can Baby Peas, drained
1/2 can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Banana
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 TBSP Cocoa Powder
4 TBSP Brown Sugar
1 TBSP Cinnamon
Soy Milk

Combine all in a powerful blender (we have Vita-Mix)
Add soy milk as needed to thin

Once blended, transfer to a sauce pan on low heat

In a measuring cup, combine 1/4 c. soy milk with 3-4 TBSP cornstarch

Whisk into sauce pan of pudding and heat through

Chill and serve.

Yummy and good for you too!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles (with secret lentils...shhh!)

*Using Arrowhead Mills Organic Kamut Pancake & Waffle Mix
(doubled recipe)

Made these as a thank you to my fantastic husband, who is also a great father to our 2 boys!  And it's a "secret ingredient" healthy recipe so my kids get in some extra nutrients  :)

Original Recipe (doubled):

2 c. Mix
Flax with water to equal 2 Eggs (2 TBSP flax and 6 TBSP hot water)
2 TBSP Oil (I used Coconut Oil, melted)
2 TBSP Brown Sugar (instead of honey)
1 1/2  c. Soy Milk

*Then I added in:
1 c. pureed pumpkin
Handful of dark chocolate chips
3-4 TBSP canned, rinsed and drained black lentils 

Heat in waffle maker until they are cooked.  If they are runny and sticking/burning, add more pancake mix to batter and try again (I had to do that...the first batch was a mess!)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sneaky Scrambled Eggs

I don't like eggs but my son does.  Since I'll leave it up to him whether or not to be vegan, I'm finding ways to be creative with eggs to make them "veggier" since eggs are not vegetables!

This is a simple recipe that even my toddler likes.  You can add a little cheese when cooking to make them even more "undetectable" if you'd like.

2 eggs
1 TBSP half & half or soy milk (plain)
1 tsp melted butter
1 ice cube of pureed white beans
1 ice cube of pureed cauliflower

In a bowl, whisk all above ingredients with a little salt

Fry in a frying pan with a little more melted butter

That's it!  Sneaky veggies and a full belly for the boy!