Sunday, March 10, 2013

Marching on.....

Monday and Tuesday, our sweet 6 year old was still sick. Thankfully, we did some cooking on Sunday.  It made for easy meals.

Monday, we had a bowl of red beans, greens, and seitan with a side of cornbread.  Easy, filling, and delicious. 

Tuesday, we had a cheezy rice, broccoli, and mushroom dish. It was easy to make and so tasty. I also threw in some chickpeas.  Several people on our Facebook cooking page asked for the recipe, it is chopped onion, garlic, mushroom, broccoli, and broccoli greens sauteed in a skillet until tender.  I transferred it to a mixing bowl, added cooked rice, cooked chickpeas, and a nutritional yeast sauce. I baked it in the over at 350F covered for 20 minutes. 

Tuesday, I also created a healthy muffin recipe, cranberry orange muffins sweetened with fruit.  They were so tasty. My boys loved them.

Healthy Delicious Cran/Orange Muffins

1c flour

1c ww flour

1t baking powder

1/2 baking soda

1/2t salt

1/2t nutmeg

1T orange zest

1c orange juice, divided

1c figs, fresh or frozen, chopped

3/4c dried cranberies, soaked for half an hour in warm water, then drained

1/4c raw sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350F. On a stove top, heat the figs and 1/2 a cup of orange juice, gently simmer for 10 minutes until the figs are very soft. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Add the cranberries, and sunflower seeds. Gently stir. Stir in the fig/orange juice mix. Spoon the batter into a prepared muffin pans. The recipe makes 18 muffins. Bake 20-25 minutes.

Healthy Delicious Cran/Orange Muffins

Wednesday I made refried bean, quinoa, roasted sweet potato, and avocado quesadillas.  They were tasty, and hit the spot. 


Thursday, we had leftovers.  Easy when you have a sick kid.

Friday, our oldest finally started feeling better and asked for food.  Being sick, he didn't want anything to eat.  Poor guy.  He requested a burger and fries.  So, I made a pinto bean oat burger with homemade buns, and roasted potatoes.  He loved them.

Burger and fries

Saturday, Josh had to work, and little brother started to get sick. He caught brother's germs.  Ugh.

Sunday morning, I made tofu scramble, and apple sage faux sausage.  I also did some cooking for the new week. 


Happy Spring Break!

peas and love....
Krys and the boys