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post #21 of 60

Last night was veggie pie: whole-wheat pie crust filled with sauteed veggies, topped with 3 beaten eggs and lots of grated cheese, served with salads.  (Even my 2-year-old declared, "Yummy, Mommy!"  It was a major coup for me.)  I used the leftovers from making the pie crust to make a miniature tart crust, into which I melted some dark chocolate and let it harden, then filled with whipped cream and topped with berries.  Thank heaven for long-nap days! :)

 

Tonight is tabouli, hummus and pita, and crockpot lentils.  It's way too hot to cook! 

 

post #22 of 60

2 nights ago we had an egg noodle pasta salad. Had chopped tomatoes,grated carrot,edamame,peas,corn,radish,swiss chard,string beans and basil from the garden w lemon and grapeseed oil...nothing exciting but really yummy

 

Last night was frozen perogies sauteed w onion,tomatoes,chickpeas with avocado slices.

 

Such a heat way none of us wants to actually eat let alone prepare anything

post #23 of 60
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There is always such wonderful meals posted on these threads. It always makes me wonder, what do your kids eat? Do you kids eat these wonderful meals too?

post #24 of 60
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Originally Posted by maciascl View Post

There is always such wonderful meals posted on these threads. It always makes me wonder, what do your kids eat? Do you kids eat these wonderful meals too?


 

My kiddo's favorite dinners are:

 

Pasta pomodoro or marinara

White bean soup

Tomato soup

Tacos

Polka dot rice

Green spaghetti (vegan cashew pesto with tofu ricotta)

Breaded eggplant cutlets

Vegan chicken nuggets or hot dogs

Tofu fish sticks or chicken strips

Macaroni and Daiya

Daiya quesadillas

 

Sometimes she will eat stir fry, lentil loaf and baked potatos, or broccoli soup.

 

A plain bean or cold tofu, plain veggie with salt and olive oil, and rice, quinoa or ww pasta will also usually pass muster.

 

She will NOT eat curries, chili, veggie burgers, fajita veggies, most sauces, french fries (unless they are sweet potato fries), or lentils.

 

If I want something fancy for me, I'll usually isolate out some ingredients during prep- like saving steamed sweet potatoes and black beans out before making enchiladas and serve those to her plain.

 

And we use a lot of tabasco sauce and crushed red pepper around here.

post #25 of 60

Last night we had raw lasagna, and tonight we had raw hummus wraps (sprouted raw hummus on romaine with cucumbers, shredded carrot, shredded beets and spinach)! Dessert tonight was a raw cashew cookie topped with strawberry/banana "frosting".

post #26 of 60



 

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She will NOT eat curries, chili, veggie burgers, fajita veggies, most sauces, french fries (unless they are sweet potato fries), or lentils.


Your post made me laugh 'cause my toddler loves ALL these things, but won't eat a good half of the things on your LO's "favorites" list.  Just goes to show you that all kids' tastes are different!  :)

 

My DD's favorites are:

- pasta in marinara sauce (especially ravioli)

- baked tofu in curries or stews (Usually accompanied by several requests for "more tossu, peez, Mama") 

- lasagna

- vegetable soup of any kind (oh, except tomato, she won't touch that)

- fried things, especially potato and corn things like chips or french fries or hush puppies

- Spanish rice or pullao

- fruit in any form

- savory pies

- casseroles

- veggie burgers (and other vegetarian meat substitutes; she loves 'em)

- chili

- pizza

 

She will tolerate stir-fries (with lots of tofu and rice) and things in alfredo sauce (as long as it's piled high with Parmesan). 

 

Things she won't touch:

- quesadillas

- sandwiches

- lettuce

- anything with fresh tomatoes

- most salads (pasta salad, tabouli, etc.)

- anything with mayo (potato salad, coleslaw, etc)

- chalupas/tacos

 

I've learned, like the PP, how to pull things she'll eat out of a preparation of something she won't.  I'll leave some bulgur wheat and cucumbers out before I mix the tabouli, for example.  It's important to me that she learns to like more things, though, so I always include at least a taste of something I know she doesn't like, and encourage her to try it again.  Took us a year and a half of trying, but we finally got the kid to eat (and enjoy) hummus.  Woo hoo! 

post #27 of 60

We were away for the weekend for my bff's wedding. So A LOT of take-out was eaten....sadly

 

Fri nite dh and I went out for a nice date nite. We shared a veg antipesto plate. Had wonderful local cheese(we normally dont do dairy at all),homemade flatbread,peppers,asparagus,tomatoes,onions ect ect. All locally grown. We also had a small pesto pizza....good but not as great as the antipesto

 

Sat at the wedding the meal was amazing. Tapas of hummus, salsa,capanata,veggies,crackers,cheese,fruit. Then we had a cold potato and leek soup. A salad of boccacini,tomato and greens. the main course was a portabello mushroom stuffed w lentils, mashed potatoes, grilled zukes and peppers. Dessert was chocolate mousse w raspberries....then they had 4 types of wedding cake. It was wonderful knowing the head chef actually KNEW vegetarian food. He approached us at the beginning of our meal to assure us our cheese was rennet free and the mousse geletan free...are you kidding me? Usually Im use to a half frozen shit veg lazagna ;) All local produce as well. Wonderful meal

 

Sun we went to a small indian restaurant on the way home....wasnt the greatest though. We also stocked up on fruit and veg while we were there. I got 11kgs of grade b peaches for $5.00. 

 

Last night dh made me a wonderful bday dinner. Grilled asparagus,eggplant;portabello,peppers,zukes. An amazing edamame salad w radish,peppers,tomatoes,red onion and a sesame lime dressing. He spoiled me rotten with all of my fave in season foods :)

 

all the excitement of the weekends caused some early labour symptoms so the midwives have me doing as little as possible to stop the contractions. So tonight is breakfast for dinner. Dh is working so its just the kids Im cooking for. Going to use up some peaches and make peach hempseed pancakes w raspberries from the garden on the side.

post #28 of 60
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all the excitement of the weekends caused some early labour symptoms so the midwives have me doing as little as possible to stop the contractions. So tonight is breakfast for dinner. Dh is working so its just the kids Im cooking for. Going to use up some peaches and make peach hempseed pancakes w raspberries from the garden on the side.


Peach hempseed pancakes with fresh raspberries is your definition of  "doing as little as possible"?!?!  Boy oh boy, you are totally supermom!!!

 

Breakfast for dinner sure does sound good, though. :)

 

Our next-door neighbor gave us a bunch of cilantro out of his garden, so I made a huge batch of food-processor fresh salsa with it -- it was searingly spicy, I overdid it on the jalapeños, but wow, was it good!!!  Mixed a bit with an avocado and yogurt to make guacamole, and served it with veggie burritos: refried beans, cheese, onion, red pepper, green pepper, corn & potato on ww tortillas.  Yum!
 

 

post #29 of 60
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Peach hempseed pancakes with fresh raspberries is your definition of  "doing as little as possible"?!?!  Boy oh boy, you are totally supermom!!!

 

Breakfast for dinner sure does sound good, though. :)

 

Yeah I def over do it...dh was not impressed when he got home and realized what I had done...he was even more upset when we realized dd had stolen his dinner plate off the counter and eaten all his pancakes

 

Tonight is a quick pasta. Chopped up some cukes,tomatoes,red onion,black olives,peppers,radish,basil and swiss chard while the noodles were cooking...then threw it together w navy beans;lemon & grapeseed oil. 

 



 

post #30 of 60
Thread Starter 

Last night we had BLT's and watermelon. I have given up and have stopped feeling guilty for having so many quick, simple, and not super healthy dinners.

 

Tonight was out Thursday usual, spagetti.

post #31 of 60

Last night was sauteed chard w garlic & onion. Zuke pancakes and a tomato/white bean salsa on top. We had crackers w tofutti cream cheese and jarred grilled eggplant and basil(really disapointing!) Corn on the cob and green beans. Dessert we had tofutti vanilla icecream with granola chopped peaches and a cherry on top..kids thought that was the best thing mommys ever made lol

post #32 of 60

tonight dh made dinner...perogies,edamame,and a plate of raw veggies...nothing exciting. BUT it was wonderful to just relax and not have to cook :)

post #33 of 60
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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post

tonight dh made dinner...perogies,edamame,and a plate of raw veggies...nothing exciting. BUT it was wonderful to just relax and not have to cook :)



My birthday is coming up in a couple weeks and I told DH I don't care if we have fried potatoes and a can of refried beans, I just don't want to cook. 

 

I made pizza for dinner tonight. Someday i will figure out what I am doing wrong. My dough never cooks all the way and the toppings burn duh.gif

post #34 of 60

 

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Originally Posted by maciascl View Post

 

I made pizza for dinner tonight. Someday i will figure out what I am doing wrong. My dough never cooks all the way and the toppings burn duh.gif

 

This used to happen to me too!  You have to bake the dough first, until it's cooked through but not brown yet.  Then, add toppings and bake another 10 minutes or so until the dough is brown and the toppings are just barely cooked and cheese (if you use it) is melted. 

 

I was inspired by Mommy212's description of her  "Southern dinner" to try it last night!  I made cornbread, collard greens and green beans from our CSA, baked beans (from a can redface.gif) and batter-dipped, pan-fried wild milkweed pods that I foraged at our local park.  (They taste a bit like okra, really!)  DD and DH, our local domesticated-produce snobs, refused to eat more than a bite of the milkweed, but they liked everything else. 

 

post #35 of 60

tonight I made a frittata w baby carrots that needed to be used up,celery,onion, orange pepper black olives and swiss chard. Seasoned w garlic s&p. I made a huge salad w greens,tomatoes and cukes from the garden,seeds and nuts. And roasted potatoes w corriander,garlic & masala

 

Funny enough I thought ds would be the issue w dinner & he was until I insisted on the 1 bite rule. Then his eyes went from ewww to mmmmm. He devoured his whole piece even though he hates carrots,celery and swiss chard(didnt know any of it was in therewink1.gif). Now hes asking to have it again and thinking of all the stuff he wants to put into it next time. Dd on the other hand(my put it in front of her and shell eat anything child) had 4 pieces seemingly liking it and then just stopped saying it was icky and wouldnt touch it again...Why cant they like the same things" I mean besides veggie dogs,sweet potato fries and frozen perogies....dizzy.gif

post #36 of 60
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We went to my cousin's wedding last night and had crappy undercooked summer squash, potatoes swimming in butter, and pasta salad made with bottled Italian dressing. I really hope my aunt and uncle didn't pay a lot for the food. Best part, one of the rolls I got had mold on it nono.gif

post #37 of 60

Dc are spending a few days w my aunt so I can rest....so its just dh & I for dinner....and dh is sleeping LOL.

 

Im making Mujadarrah in the slowcooker. A huge salad,steamed asparagus & sauteed zukes w tomatoes,basil and chilis

post #38 of 60

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These are a few images from my blog to show what I've been eating this summer! I can't believe my two year old daughter stayed still for this picture! 

post #39 of 60

I brushed some bread with olive oil and garlic, topped it with breaded eggplant, tomatoes cheese and herbs and put it in the oven till the cheese melted.  It was so good!

post #40 of 60
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Originally Posted by planthappymamma View Post

These are a few images from my blog to show what I've been eating this summer! I can't believe my two year old daughter stayed still for this picture! 


 

Please tell me more about the burrito and the "cheese" sauce. It looks so yummy!!

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