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We are two sisters that feed our families almost completely vegetarian. With 5 children aged 2 to 12 years between the two of us, we have had the joy and pain of experimenting. We plan to Blog 365 simple and kid approved meals. Most will be made-from-scratch but we will also share what we do when eating out. It may take more than 365 days to accomplish this but we hope you'll check back often, try our suggestions and give us your feedback.

3.13.2009

56. Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast

1 cup rolled oats (steel cut optional!)
1 3/4 cup water
1 diced apple
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs walnut pieces
1 Tbs ground flax
1 Tbs Earth Balance (butter optional)
2 Tbs Maple Syrup

Bring water to boil.  Add oats and apple.  Turn heat to medium and cook for couple minutes. Then add remaining ingredients.  Cook on medium for a couple more minutes until thickened then turn to low.  I like to stir mine occasionally but not frequently at this point.  If you leave the burner on low and stir every couple minutes you can slightly brown the oats.  (Thats my favorite!) You can eat them at any consistency you want.  They are cooked with in the first 5 minutes.  I like my oats thick and mushy so I cook them for a long time.  I put milk at the table so that each person can add it to make it as thin and creamy as they like.  I don't add any to mine.

3.10.2009

55. Veggie Burgers

Garden Burgers (frozen)
Hamburger Buns
1-white or yellow Onion
1/2 -Red Pepper sliced
1/2 - Yellow Pepper sliced
1/2 - Green Pepper sliced
Pepper Jack cheese sliced

Grill burgers and veggies, when patties are hot add cheese slices to melt.  Put everything between buns with a little mayo.  Serve with Fries or potato salad.  Patties and veggies can be cooked on stove if you don't want to grill - just use Tbs oil for veggies.

3.04.2009

54. Tempe Reuben

rye bread
sauerkraut
swiss cheese -sliced
thousand island dressing
tempe
oil

First slice tempe in thin horizontal strips.  Then fry in pan with oil until begins to brown on both sides.  Add soy sauce/braggs or worcheshire to flavor tempe, it doesn't need much.  Then let oil drain off by setting tempe on paper towels for a couple minutes.  For each sandwich lightly toast bread and melt cheese on one side.  I use broiler or toaster oven.  On bread w/out cheese spread dressing and top with tempe and sauerkraut add cheese side and enjoy.  The amounts for each ingredient can vary based on preference.  Serve with chips, tomato soup, or potato salad.

53. Polenta Pizza

Buy a refrigerated polenta roll.  Press and roll out flat on cookie sheet. Top with any veggies yo like on your pizza and bake or broil until veggies are done.

My toppings:
goat feta
capers
calamata olives
red peppers
tomatoes

I broil it until veggies are basically roasted!  Yummy!  Serve with salad.

52. Veggie Pot Pie

My friend Krista helped me with this recipe.  Thanks Krista!  Use frozen pie crust to keep it simple.

1/2 yellow onion chopped
3 celery stalks chopped 
two small carrots chopped
3 diced red potatoes
3/4 cup frozen Peas
1 Tbs flour (heaping)
2 garlic cloves -minced
frozen pie crust
can cream of mushroom soup
all- purpose seasoning mix
chili powder
fresh oregano - one sprig (optional)
fresh sage - to your taste (optional)
1 - egg (optional)

Let pie crust sit out and thaw.  Dice and chop veggies.  Sauté veggies starting with garlic, potatoes and onions, add celery and carrots until all veggies are soft.  Add seasoning mix to taste and flour.  Mix to coat veggies and slowly add soup Stir constantly to avoid lumps.  Add any fresh herbs and two pinches of chili powder.  Put mixture into bottom pie shell.  Top with second crust and crimp edges well so that the filling doesn't leak out.  Poke holes in top crust with fork gently to allow steam out. Then baste top crust with beaten egg to just cover.  Bake at 400 or temperature according to pie crust instructions for about thirty minutes, until top crust is golden brown.

Tastes great for leftovers.  Let me know what you think.

51. Veggie Dogs

This week I am staying really busy so tonight is going to be simple.

Veggie Dogs
good whole wheat hot dog buns
condiments that you like

(I like mustard and sauerkraut) 

Frozen sweet potato Fries (follow directions on package)
Frozen mixed veggies (steam or microwave)

ENJOY!!