Repost: Mighty Little Chia Seeds

The chia seed comes from the desert plant, Salvia hispanica, grown in southern mexico and it has been consumed in that region since about 3500 BC. They were a main component of the aztec diet and consumed by the Maya as well. Chia seeds are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, fiber, omega-3’s and essential nutrients. One…

Mighty Little Chia Seeds

I recently watched the documentary, “Forks over Knives” and it has me reeling. The research they present showing the ill effects of ALL animal protein is staggering, saddening and alarming. It made me start to re-evaluate the way we eat. It also had me making my way to the library for some vegan cookbooks. I…

Homemade Healthy Banana Chocolate “Ice Cream”

Charlotte and I are a good team in the kitchen. She chops, whisks, stirs and blends. And she is a pretty patient toddler overall. I told her I needed her help making banana ice cream, and she was happy to comply. (Big surprise right?) I was floored by how creamy and delicious this turned out….

Delectable Homemade Green Machine (Green Juice) Recipe

My daughter loooves “green juice” from just about any of the vendors who sell it. I figured I could try my hand using frozen fruit, some juice and a little spinach. She absolutely adores our version that I bring her every day when I get her from school. The secret, apple juice. I’d never used…

Cheat Refrigerator Pickle Chips (Paleo and Vegan)

These are another easy snack my whole family likes. Charlotte eats them with lunch on many days. They really are just small cucumbers with salt and lemon juice but they get transformed and make your basic small cucumber much more appealing to snack on. We use the “Persian cucumbers” from Trader Joes. I’ve seen them…

Spiced Apple Pie Yogurt (Paleo and vegan friendly)

This was a fun random hit with my little one. I got her applesauce out, added whole milk organic yogurt, pumpkin pie spice and a little maple syrup and she ate it all I about three minutes and asked for more. Great source of protein and vitamins. A really wonderful taste (to grown ups) too!…

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I obviously have apples on the brain at this point in the season. I’ve done almost everything you can with them. Made raw cinnamon applesauce, spiced apple cider, and now apple cinnamon oatmeal. I guess we still have apple pie or strudel or crisp left.. Mmmmm. Speaking of apple cinnamon oatmeal, did anyone else absolutely…

Perfect Peach Rice Pudding (Vegan, and gluten-free)

I remember wandering into a falafel place in Santa Cruz, CA and trying rice pudding for the first time. it was subtle, milky, spicy and sweet. I came upon this recipe while reading Tyler Florence’s Fresh Start, a fantastic read for making food for your little ones from solids to adolescence and entire family-friendly meals….