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Rainbow's fudgsicles (which I'll be making soon--thanks!) reminded me of something I made a couple weeks ago and wanted to share. I started w/ the vegan "ice cream" that was posted on the summer dishes thread. I let it get frozen solid and dumped it in the blender w/ a couple Tbs. of home-made chocolate syrup and some coconut milk. It turned into the thickest, creamiest, yummiest shake!!!!!!!

Another thing... Someone mentioned that the bananas were overpowering her smoothies. That happens when they're too ripe. I use bananas that have only just lost their greenness. What a difference--you get the creaminess, but w/ a very mild flavor that doesn't dominate.
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"Fast and Easy Garlic and Broccoli Pasta" wasn't to good... hoping the other ones are better So is DH. He is trying so hard to be supportive of me being veg but it is hard for him when I make yucky meals :LOL He much prefers when I use soymilk and parmessan in my brocoli & fettucini- but trying to get he cheese out.

Great banana tip nomadmom- I freeze the over ripes to use in stuff. Now I know to buy fresh. Makes sense, we love green and borderline green banana's but once they are ripe nobody will touch them...
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I was inspired by the garlic, broccoli pasta thing, but I made it a bit fancier. I saute'd onions, garlic, bell pepper, and broccoli, then added a can of crushed tomatoes, a can of tomato paste, oregano, pepper, and basil. I tossed it with some cooked pasta, cooked lentils, and olive oil. It was a hit.
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Rainbow- those fudgsicles look yummy! I hate that when meals don't turn out to be as good as the recipe looks luckily DH will eat just about whatever I make though.lol.

mamacarey- that is so awesome your family is trying to make changes! way to go!

So I am on a quest in the next couple of weeks to stock up my freezer if anyone has any ideas for stuff that freezes well(I had made a ton of stuff before ds was born but now it's all gone) it worked out great though, I love having meals on hand especially if I don't want to cook as takeout isn't really an option (we live in the boonies...ranch land at that) and there's absolutley NO veggie food where I live!

so anywho,here's a recipe I want to try out (don't know if it's any good or not yet), just thought I'd post it..

~carrot rice burgers~

1/2 cup brown rice
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cashews
2 1/2 ounces sunflower seeds
1/8 sweet onion, chopped
1 carrots, chopped
1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Cook rice.Roast cashews and sunflower seeds in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. In a food processor grind nuts to a fine meal; transfer to a large bowl. Place onion and carrots in food processor and pulse until fine; transfer to bowl with the nuts.

Combine cooked rice and olive oil in food processor and pulse until smooth; spoon into the large bowl. Season with salt, to taste.

Using your hands mix the ingredients and form into patties or logs.

Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.


**Edited to add my meal plan I posted in the wrong thread.

-arugula & roasted red pepper stromboli
-cajun bean burgers
-mexican night (probably black bean tostadas,rice,etc)
-santa fe style veggie wraps
-shepards pie (we'll make a double batch and freze half)

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Rainbow - I just wanted to let you know, as well as other mothers here who may do the same, that feeding bread to the ducks (as much as they enjoy it) is really bad for them. I am a supervisor at a wildlife clinic and ducks need to be eating raw leafy greens like romaine lettuce, chard, kale, etc. along with raw seeds like cracked corn. Bread fills their stomach but does not provide the nutrition they need - causing reproductive disorders and a condition called "Angel Wings" where the baby ducks grow up with wings that stick out and are useless due to a lack of magnesium and calcium.

I used to feed the ducks bread, too, until I learned how bad it was for them. Please don't do it anymore. I'm sure other people are still doing it, and buy bringing them some of the foods I listed above, you can help to counteract the other bad stuff they're eating. You can buy "hen scratch" (the cracked corn) for really cheap in feed stores or even pet stores. Romaine is the best lettuce for them (and us - it has the most calcium)

Thanks! (Oh, and give the bunnies all the veggies you want!)
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Oh, and while I'm doling out advice about feeding animals - there is an epidemic of Trichnosis - a bacterial disease spread by feces - going around birds, at least here in CA. The best way to help stop the spread (and avoid getting it yourself) is to soak your bird feeder in bleach water (1 cup per gallon) for 20 minutes, then rinse. (I'm assuming some people have bird feeders. I only put mine up in the winter since having it in spring teaches baby birds to look for food at the feeder and not in the wild, and creates more competition, but some people have them year-round, and others have hummingbird feeders.)

And, about hummingbird feeders (I'm a regular scold, amn't I! )

Whatever you do, don't buy the commercial hummingbird solution that is brightly colored. Only the feeder needs to be colored to attract the attention of the birds. Having artificial dyes (I'm sure many here pay attention to this in food but it might not have occured to some to think about the bird food) creates the same problems in birds that it does in us - most specifically, genetic disorders and reproductive disorders. You can make a really simple 9:1 water to sugar solution - much cheaper than the store-bought brands.

OK, I'll get off my soapbox now.

Rainbowmoon - are you using my shepherd's pie recipie? IF so, let me know how it is. If not, can you post yours so I can compare?

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PikkuMyy - Thanks for the animal feeding info. I knew not to feed ducks bread, although not why and it was great to learn about the bird food even though I don't have a bird feeder. I will be sure to pass this information on to anyone I know that feeds the animals.

We had a wild mama duck visit our apartment complex regularly while I was pregnant and one day she arrived with a broken leg (most likely from a local dog or spending so much time on her feet out of the water). It was so awful to see and after we called everyone we could think of to get the duck help (lots of vets and the zoo offered to help the duck if we could catch her) I learned about not feeding ducks.
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Hi. I posted once a long time ago and I woke up at 5am and needed to ask this question of somebody. Are your children of "normal" stature or are they small? ds#1 is small and has been diagnosed with growth hormone (gh) deficiency. The thing is that they are basing this on IGF1 levels because to look directly at gh is hard because it fluctuates so wildly throughout the day. IGF1 has a dietary component to its expression I think and I'm worried that hi is nonexistent because we're veg(ov/lac). They can do a test that just looks at gh but it involves fasting and 4 hours in a hospital hooked up to ivs while igf1 is a blood test and since he's only almost 4 that seems like too much.
I love being veg but 1st I'm a mommy and I'm worried that I'm standing on platform instead of what my son needs you know? Obviously there's nothing wrong with being small, but ds was in 75%(at 1 year) and now he's just 5%(3 yr). Dh is average height and I'm slightly above average in a family of very talls. I'm worried that no one wants to offend us and so they're just not saying we should give the kid some meat.
I'm not sure who to ask this. I know the omnis will just say give him meat, and my husband just says no we're veg and I just want some answers with no politics, ya know? The doc does know that we're veg, but I rarely trust docs to know much about diet.
Sorry for the rambling I just love this guy so much and wish that those instructions on how to always do what was best didn't get lost in the damn placenta!
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hi, we're vegetarian, and both DS are VERY skinny, but tall. Of course, our parents say we need to bulk em up, with some meat! ick! But they are healthy, so I'm not worried. One of my bestest friends who is vegan has a little boy who is 4 now, and weighs 60 lbs. That's just freakin huge! Definatly well fed on his vegan diet!! I think genetics play more of a factor than diet (unless you're feeding an obese child cheesey puffs and soda ).

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pikkumyy- I use the shepards pie/mushroom gravy recipes from HIAV..we love it! oh and thanks for the info on the ducks! dh and I often go to the lake that's 5 min from us to feed the ducks! I had no idea it was bad thank you for letting us all know about this! I feel so badly now!

so dready mamas post got me to thinking and I was wondering what do you all say to family members that say that your kids should be eating meat? ds is only 4mo and already I seem to get baited at times by DH family with "mmmm he wants some chicken!". hmmff... also do you tell your pedi that you/dc are veggie?

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btw I wanted to send kycat a sorry I don't have any real advice for you mama but I'd say when in doubt go with your intuition mama!

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thanks for the replies. I've just made an appt. with a naturopath who will help us make sure that Gus is meeting his nutritional needs with his veg diet. It's so hard for me to deal with stress I wake up with in the middle of the night. I need to get it out of my head and this site really helped.
I do think that size is mainly your genetic makeup. That being said, Gus seems to be defying his, so I need to make sure that our good intentions aren't hurting him, you know? Like I said the doctor doesn't seem to consider his diet a problem, I just needed to hear of average or tall veg children. Thanks
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[QUOTE=Rainbow He much prefers when I use soymilk and parmessan in my brocoli & fettucini- but trying to get he cheese out. [/QUOTE]



We love the result of the faux parmesan cheese recipe from How it all Vegan.

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt

Grind it up in a food processor and store in a glass jar. Try it on everything from homemade croutons, salads, garlic bread sticks, to soup recipes that call for parmesan. Really a good sub!
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I need to make sure that our good intentions aren't hurting him, you know?
I think it's good you are investigating to make sure he's getting all his nutrition. I think vegi people can be very healthy but we should make sure we aren't overlooking all our vitamins and minerals and protein, especially for our kids. I have some trouble with my 12 yr old because she's picky but truly believes in a vegi lifestyle. So we do a lot of reading and figuring out what she needs to eat to be healthy and grow. All my kids are small. My oldest dd was small even when we were omnivores and my twins were born small. I look at their energy level as well as growth pattern as a guide. I wonder if there are nutritionists or dietitions who are experienced with vegetarianism or veganism that do family consultations. I think that would be helpful for us. What exactly is a naturopath's speciality? Are they general healthcare providers or are they more like nutritionists?
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Rainbow - I just wanted to let you know, as well as other mothers here who may do the same, that feeding bread to the ducks (as much as they enjoy it) is really bad for them. I am a supervisor at a wildlife clinic and ducks need to be eating raw leafy greens like romaine lettuce, chard, kale, etc. along with raw seeds like cracked corn. Bread fills their stomach but does not provide the nutrition they need - causing reproductive disorders and a condition called "Angel Wings" where the baby ducks grow up with wings that stick out and are useless due to a lack of magnesium and calcium.
Even organic grain bread? It is sprouted grain bread so I thought it was ok- I was told reg bread was bad for them but the sprouted grain bread was ok. : Here I thought I was doing them a favor by giving them some food with some nutrition. I'll start thowing it in the compost pile then, but I assume *some* animal will eat it there to. Thanks for the heads up, I thought it was just the empty bread that they couldn't eat
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Thanks, I 'll give it a try!

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We love the result of the faux parmesan cheese recipe from How it all Vegan.

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt

Grind it up in a food processor and store in a glass jar. Try it on everything from homemade croutons, salads, garlic bread sticks, to soup recipes that call for parmesan. Really a good sub!
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I was inspired by the garlic, broccoli pasta thing, but I made it a bit fancier. I saute'd onions, garlic, bell pepper, and broccoli, then added a can of crushed tomatoes, a can of tomato paste, oregano, pepper, and basil. I tossed it with some cooked pasta, cooked lentils, and olive oil. It was a hit.
Now that sounds good!
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Amandzia,
I'm not exactly sure! I was looking for a knowledgeable nutritionist, (I'd been to one who knew NOTHING about vegetarianism and she was of no help) and a friend said that they had had a friend who had worked through some problems through diet with this naturopath. After speaking with her office it sounds like she has a holistic approach to nutrition and helps people work through all kinds of health issues that nutrition can affect. I'll know more in a couple of weeks and I'll let you know.
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Even organic grain bread? It is sprouted grain bread so I thought it was ok- I was told reg bread was bad for them but the sprouted grain bread was ok. : Here I thought I was doing them a favor by giving them some food with some nutrition. I'll start thowing it in the compost pile then, but I assume *some* animal will eat it there to. Thanks for the heads up, I thought it was just the empty bread that they couldn't eat
I'm sure sprouted grain bread (organic) is WAY better than the wonderbread crap most people give them. The main question I'd have about that is whether it's cooked. Since I believe it is, although it's much better than regular bread, it's still not what their digestive system is meant to handle. Since they eat mostly greens in the wild, they're meant to poop almost constantly (that's why golf courses are so angry with geese taking up residence). With bread, they don't go nearly as often and their systems also get backed up. In the compost pile, omnivores like racoons and opossums will most likely eat it.

Now, the rule should always be don't feed the animals at all. However, we all know that no matter how many people follow it, others will feed them - and on regular bread. So whatever they get that is more nutricious than regular bread is great. If you're not going to start bringing them lettuce and corn (which may be too much trouble for you, or too expensive) - and no judgements if you aren't - then I'd still bring the sprouted bread with the same justification as you mentioned earlier.

I'm about to throw this succulent peach that has a little mold on it in the compost pile. Some animal is getting lucky tonight!

Thanks for listening! Most people I talk to at the ponds nod and say yes and then keep bringing crap. However, I talked to one elderly lady and her caretaker, who were visiting this pond everyday with pieces of tortillas. Now, tortillas - corn ones - are much better than white bread, but I still explained. I checked (visually) afterwards, and they're now bringing raw, cracked corn!

Rainbow moon - I'll have to look at HIAV and give that recipe a try!

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well my dh is worried that by raising our kids vegetarian they will not grow correctly. (This is coming from the same man who bought our ds a tootsie roll sucker to eat while we waited for our food last night at a mexican restaurant) Our ds has been non-veggie for the first 4 years of his life and is very small (around 35lbs) and I dont think that being veggie will make him any smaller. our dd is also very small (17lbs at 1 year) and I know that she is eating healthy. She loves to eat and eats most of what I put in front of her. She just scarfed down a whole slice of veggie turkey for lunch and then had some watermelon. DS is a little pickier than that though. I think by me being a vegetarian we have more fresh fruits and veggies in our house, and that is what my children can snack on. Much better than the sugary gummy treats that the little boy I watch brought for snack the other day.

BTW Does veggie versions of cold cut meats have nitrates like real meat cold cuts do? I am just wondering because I just got some veggie turkey and some veggie hot dogs. I hope not!
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I'm sure sprouted grain bread (organic) is WAY better than the wonderbread crap most people give them. The main question I'd have about that is whether it's cooked. Since I believe it is, although it's much better than regular bread, it's still not what their digestive system is meant to handle. Since they eat mostly greens in the wild, they're meant to poop almost constantly (that's why golf courses are so angry with geese taking up residence). With bread, they don't go nearly as often and their systems also get backed up. In the compost pile, omnivores like racoons and opossums will most likely eat it.

Now, the rule should always be don't feed the animals at all. However, we all know that no matter how many people follow it, others will feed them - and on regular bread. So whatever they get that is more nutricious than regular bread is great. If you're not going to start bringing them lettuce and corn (which may be too much trouble for you, or too expensive) - and no judgements if you aren't - then I'd still bring the sprouted bread with the same justification as you mentioned earlier.

I'm about to throw this succulent peach that has a little mold on it in the compost pile. Some animal is getting lucky tonight!

Thanks for listening! Most people I talk to at the ponds nod and say yes and then keep bringing crap. However, I talked to one elderly lady and her caretaker, who were visiting this pond everyday with pieces of tortillas. Now, tortillas - corn ones - are much better than white bread, but I still explained. I checked (visually) afterwards, and they're now bringing raw, cracked corn!

Rainbow moon - I'll have to look at HIAV and give that recipe a try!


Got it, thanks for the heads up! I actually asked our vet about it before we started giving it and she acted like I'd be doing the ducs a favor so I just thought it was cool. Now I know- we'll take veggies from now on and toss bread in the compost pile (which is always eaten and never actually composted. LOL)
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What about the pond fish? Is bread bad for them, too?

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So I've got dad and stepmom coming in a couple hours, and we decided to bypass the whole eat at home thing and have a picnic. That way dd can run around and my house (who am I kidding? apartment) is a wee bit small for entertaining, since that is what I have to do when they come around. Anyhoo, so I'm not making the shepards pie, gonna save that one for myself. Instead I made a brown rice salad with balsamic vidalia onions, tomatoes (they're so good right now), ceci beans, cucumber, bell peppers, and walnuts. The dressing is rosemary, lemon juice, olive oil. Also gonna make a sunflower seed and carrot dip and I've got some hummus on hand. Cranberry ginger ale to drink and dh made lavender raspberry rice pudding last night for dessert. So.........if you had to feed your ignorant omni fam, would this work for them? Oh, I've got some sliced melon too.

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Well, my family would be fine with that because my mom is gluten-intolerant, so she'd like rice things. However, I'd be a bit wary of serving a brown rice salad to those who thought my vegan lifestyle was hippy-dippy nonsense. Cause brown rice and salads are usually the first things that come to mind when people think about health food.

OTOH - maybe your family is more open-minded than that, and the salad sounds delicious anyway, as does that pudding! Can I get a recipie for that?

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Re: pond fish - Bread isn't going to be good for them either. It isn't good for anyone except humans, really. What kind of fish are they? Some fish eat insects, some eat other fish, and some are herbivores. What I worry about is the insectivores - who are used to watching out for insects landing in the water - eating the bread thinking it's an insect who's fallen in. Obviously there's a big difference between a fly and a piece of bread. If you're going to do it, at least make sure the bread has a high protein content (if it's going to be an insect replacer) such as whole wheat or multi-grain.

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Ooh, could I have that recipe? That's sounds yummy!
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Well the picnic was a success! Everyone ate everything, even the carrot and sprouted sunflower seed dip that even I was a little hesitant about, but it was real good. My stepmom said, you always cook such interesting things. I always eat food I haven't had before when you cook. Dh and I were joking, she's never had brown rice? Last time she came over for a meal I had made a lentil salad and she told us she had never had lentils before! Huh? How do you live 63 yrs and not eat lentils? Anyhoo, it was fun.
Here's that rice pudding recipie. Dh adapted it from Vegetarian Planet
for 6 servings:
7.5 c soy milk
1.5 t dried lavender
a few strips of lemon rind
2/3 c uncooked basmati rice
2/3 c sucanat
1/2 pt raspberries
Heat milk with lavender and lemon rind. When it starts to simmer, add the rice and cook on very low heat, uncovered, for 2 hours. Add the sugar 10 min before it's done. Stir often.
Chill 2 hours and fold in berries before serving. (I liked it hot as soon as it was done the best though, tasted like really really good oatmeal!)
This recipie would be really easy to vary methinks. Use whatever kind of milk, rice, sweetener, etc. Enjoy!
Oh, that sounds real good, think I'm gonna have some leftovers

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Wow! That's great! You'd be surprised how little people step out of their "American Diet" shell. We took our friend (who converted to vegetarianism three years ago because of some discussions with DH) out to this amazing Middle Eastern restaurant in Brooklyn (If there are any NY-ers, go to the Waterfall Cafe on Atlantic Avenue) and he'd never eaten any food like that. No grape leaves, no falafel, no hummus, nothing! Poor guy. He'd not eaten a lot of ethnic food. So I'm not surprised about your mom not having eaten lentils (Bean of the Gods! )

But I'm really happy that it went so well. Perhaps you're helping your mom to open her mind, little by little!

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Hey I'm afraid of lentils. I see them all the time, but I don't think I've ever eaten them. I know for sure I've never cooked with them and I'm pretty adventurous! So, what's your favorite lentil recipe?

I've really been enjoying this thread and I'll pout because I think we should be a tribe.

I used to visit Vegfamily alot, but I can't access anymore. The site won't let me and Erin hasn't answered my emails.

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That's wierd I just visited vegfamily the other day..hmm.

I know many of you mamas must know about http://www.veggieboards.com
but I thought I'd post the URL just in case (love that board!)

isosmom- Do you mind sharing the sprouted sunflower dip recipe? btw my mom was here and we were making salsa with avacados and she told us she's never eaten one! So that's definitly not wierd at all! I think it's fun to teach family new ways to cook things..especially my parents, it seems to amaze them. lol. I have even got my mom making veggie stuff at her house like falafals and veggie chili and soups,etc! It's so funny, ytoo bad we live 3,000 miles apart!

btw I absolutley Vegetarian Planet! Great cookbook and so much variety..seems like some of the veggie cookbooks have the same old stuff in them and are spinoffs of each other.

Ok I'm off to bake some gooey strawberry oat bars for taking to DH grandmas later..will post the recipe when I get time!

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