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post #21 of 36
Originally Posted by shelley4
hey cathe, i love your banana molasses muffins and have a quick question.. my son's school (in the fall) is nut free.. do you think i could use sunflower seeds in place of the almonds, or would that really alter the taste?
Sunflower seeds would work fine.

Sheacoby - how did you make vegan chocolate ice cream. I tried one with soymilk but it was not really creamy . . . more like a fudgesicle. I'd love something better.
post #22 of 36
We’ve been cooking up tons of greens and beans this summer. I love the challenge of cooking up something with what’s on hand, which is another reason why a CSA is so great. I also found a whole foods cookbook at a sale where the library gets rid of discontinued books- and it has been great inspiration for me and good instruction for DH, who can only cook by following a recipe step by step. What a deal for a quarter.

As for veggie burgers, the kind we like the best are tofu burgers in the refrigerator section (usually near the tofu or tempeh) the brand is wildwood or something like that. They are the absolute best. They are only in natural stores, so I can’t find them at my local grocery store, but they freeze well too.
post #23 of 36
We made the ice cream with
1 box of light silken tofu
2 cups vanilla soy milk (I think this is right, sorry I can't remember exactly)
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1 cup of sugar (or less depending on your preference)
1/4 cup of safflower or mild tasting oil (you can probably use less)
a pinch of salt

Blend all ingred. until smooth then freeze in an electric or hand cranked (what we have) ice cream maker.
We are still adjusting this recipe but for a first try it truly was divine!!!
post #24 of 36
We like Morningstar Farms Original Grillers. They taste the best to me. The prime grillers and their others we didn't like at all. Does anyone know if these are healthy? i know they aren't from scratch but my almost 2 year old dd loves them and I would hate to be giving her something awful. I tried to make some from scratch and they are always too crumbly and fall apart.
post #25 of 36
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We have also been doing lots of sandwiches and veggie wraps to minimize cooking and enjoy the raw veggies. Today I am being adventurous and made a veggie pot pie with tons of fresh yellow zucchini, potatoes, young onions, garlic, peas, and carrots. I am hoping it will be enough food for a couple of meals. Since dh became vegan, he eats alot more food. Says he is always hungry.

Sheacoby, that "ice cream" sounds good. I think I might try making some later- just have to remember to freeze the ice cream bowl...
post #26 of 36
Melissa - my dh has the same problem. I found it helps to make sure he has plenty of (good) fat in his meals - olive oil, nuts/seeds, avocado, etc.

Thanks Sheacoby - maybe the tofu makes it creamier. I'll try it. Meanwhile, I've been having good results with coconut milk. I made a raspberry sherbert that was wonderful.
post #27 of 36
"Can I have the source for where you read this? That truly sucks becauce they are the only ones at our gorcery store that you can get vegan. Damn, does anyone know of a cheap brand of vegan burgers that isn't Boca, which I hate to buy anyway because isn't it a Kraft food which would totally explain the GMO beans."

yup - Kraft product
post #28 of 36
Thanks! I should have known this, ugh. I guess we won't be buying boca anymore. I know I should be making our burgers anyway, but we keep them on hand for days when no one wants to cook.
Does anyone have a good, cheap and easy burger recipe that is similiar to store bought burgers?
post #29 of 36
post #30 of 36
I just had the best tomato so far this year. I so look forward to August and September for tomato time. I really don't eat them except for these few months, so while they're good I gobble them up
Just thought I'd share.
post #31 of 36
for hotmamacita (anything for hotmamacita )
post #32 of 36
Thanks isomom. Today is the day. No more meat for me. I was meat free for a while in my 20s and grew up eating no pork and only certain meats.

I wonder if I'll need support or not. But I did want to get linked with a tribe and get some ideas.

Okay, off to juice.
post #33 of 36

Its going really well and really easy. So far, I don't miss it and I have SOOOOOOOOOOOO much more energy.
post #34 of 36
Originally Posted by Sheacoby
Does anyone have a good, cheap and easy burger recipe that is similiar to store bought burgers?
Jumping in here - I just made Meowee's Veggie Burgers last week, and they are the best thing ever! I used what i had - red lentils and brown rice - and they are soooooo good and super cheap to make - you probably have everything you need already. You can freeze them, refrigerate them, whatever.

Here's the link with the recipe:
post #35 of 36
Glad you feel so well. When I switched from veg to vegan I thought it would be a lot harder than it was.
So, I've noticed on some other boards when mamas talk about what their kids have eaten that day (I'm talking veg kids here) that they mention so much, in my opinion, junk. So much processed food. From a health point of view, I'd rather have my kids eat meat that's not processed than have a veg diet that's full of crap. Does anyone else notice this, or is it just me? I mean I have nothing against the occasional junk food (and I do mean junk, not homemade sweets and whatnot) but a daily basis is a little out of control. Anyhow, just me
post #36 of 36
We like garden burgers (the vegan ones) and garden burgers make TONS of products that are vegan. Our favorite our the Flame Grilled Chickn. There's also herbed chickn patties which are really good.

Yves' makes a vegan burger as well.

yeah - being vegan forces me to eat much heathier for several reasons:

1) I pay more attention to what I'm eating
2) Less choices for "junky" foods
3) "junky foods" tend to be healthier (no cholesterol, less fat, often less processed sweeteners, etc.)

I was nearly vegan as a child (a little meat) and my food was always really healthy.
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