I always made my grandma's recipe for hot cocoa. Tried and true, and loved by all, it contained cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and dry non-dairy (but chock full o' chemicals) coffee creamer. Mix with hot milk or water and voilá! Grandma's house in a cup. That's probably why it took me so long to overhaul hot cocoa after we started avoiding dairy. At first I just … Continue reading the story "Vermont Hot Cocoa"
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I was recently sent a recipe by my sweet niece Aubrey. Aubrey is 12 years-old and probably thinks it's *totally* awesome to eat a snack that looks like something you would feed your dog. Well, I agree. So after making a few minor changes to the recipe in order to streamline the process, I ended up with this: … Continue reading the story "Kids Snack: “Dog Food”"
I have the best friends! Just this morning, one of my fellow "nutrition-aware" friends shared this recipe with me. I have to say, it looks so good that I had made it and sampled it within an hour of receiving the recipe. Very good, VERY chocolatey, and very healthy! Sugar-free, fat-free, and nutrient-rich. This recipe comes to you courtesy of The Rawtarian. [caption id="attachment_365" align="alignnone" … Continue reading the story "Raw Brownie Recipe"
I'm not sure how many of my loyal readers have had this simple dish, but when I was growing up, it was a staple in my house. Usually served with ground beef mixed in, we have since found that it is perfectly delicious without the meat. And it's a very kid-friendly dish; I am always serving seconds to my chitlins. In fact, today I made … Continue reading the story "Goulash"
This recipe is for the (vegan) kid in all of us! If you choose a fat-free vegetable-based milk, this recipe will literally have zero fat in it and still be creamy and delicious. The Wells family rating/score is a 4 out of 5. Mom and Dad both loved it, one child loved it, one child liked it, and one hated it. (But the one who hated … Continue reading the story "Mac & “Cheese”"
This is a very easy, super low-fat salad dressing recipe. I had been wanting to create something for a long time to take the place of the creamy ranch dressing that we all miss. But push came to shove this morning when I announced that we were having salad with dinner and my eldest said, "I don't want salad. I hate that new dressing." We had … Continue reading the story "Low Fat Salad Dressing"
School has been back in session for a few weeks now, and the same ol' PB&J just isn't cutting it anymore. It's losing that charm that it had on the first day back when your little tyke pulled it out of their brown paper bag, inhaled the smell of soft bread, and took that first gooey bite. Now bits and pieces of chewed-on sandwich are … Continue reading the story "School Lunch Ideas"
Just a quick blurb to let you know that you can still use instant pudding with your favorite veggie-based milk! The major brand I buy has no milk-derived ingredients in the powder. Its full of sugar and artificial stuff and isn't organic, but if you can make it past that list of dings against it, you have a quick dessert that's vegan! I have noticed that … Continue reading the story "Instant Pudding"
This week I have two extra children at my house. My crazy nephews. Well, they're not so much crazy in attitude as they are crazy by way of a direct blood-relation to my brother-in-law Jeremy. But I digress. My point is that whenever I have other people's kids in our house, and I am expected to keep them alive by way of nutritional sustenance, I … Continue reading the story "Smoothies"