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Special Vegan Halloween Treat

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Monday, October 31, 2011,

Banana Split




She didn't seem to like it as much as us...

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Kid Kale Take Two

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Wednesday, October 26, 2011,

today's lunch: salad with Factoid Dave's awesome dressing*, butternut squash, hummus in ww pita and sweet kale chips


Despite yesterday's "epic fail" in the kale department, I am not willing to give up on the hallowed veg for our Mr. Charles.  I had to replenish Jonny's kale chip stock last night, so I tossed a small amount with agave and cinnamon and put it on a separate tray in the dehydrator.  This morning, I coaxed Charlie to try one.  He was turned away from me, so I couldn't see his expre...
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Charlie's Lunchbox

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Tuesday, October 25, 2011,

today's selection: brown rice with sauteed spinach and kale, baby carrots, WFM Health Starts Here pumpkin bread and grapes.

Our ten-year-old is a great eater and has really taken to our new plant-strong lifestyle, but I know I must be careful about him getting all the nutrients his growing, active body needs.  One of my concerns is calcium.  From what I've read, among the most calcium-rich sources are broccoli, bok choy, collard greens and kale.  Charlie does like broccoli and bok choy, but th...
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New to Me Banana Oat Bars

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Monday, October 24, 2011,


My neighbor and compatriot in healthy living, Julie, has been telling me about these Dr. Furhman banana oat bars for a while now and a couple days ago she gave me a print out of the ingredients and directions.  I had all of the necessities on hand and was delighted to find it a very quick and easy recipe (my favorite kind!)  The best part was that both Charlie AND Jonny liked them.  I know this recipe has been around for a while, but if it's new to you too, give it a try. 

BANANA OAT BARS

2 c...
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Ridiculously Easy Miso Vegetable Soup

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Wednesday, October 19, 2011,


I've always loved making soup, and this is one that I've been making for a long time.  It's especially welcome on a chilly, rainy day like we are having today.  It's also good for those nights when you just want to throw something together at the last minute.  You can use all fresh veggies, or like I just did, a frozen vegetable mix, which turns out just as good. 

Miso Vegetable Soup

1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1 cup of dried bean mixture (I use Bob's Red Mill, mixed bean blend w/no seasoning...

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Killer Cookies

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Monday, October 17, 2011,


Everyone loves these cookies.  Seriously, they are the best cookies I've ever had, and I'm generally a pretty modest person.  I adapted the recipe from one I found on food.com, replacing the oil with applesauce and some other tweaks to make them healthier.  These are the cookies that Charlie requested for his birthday treat at school and they were a big hit.  I know you will love them too!    

Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 18-24 cookies

1/3 cup smooth cashew butter
2 tablespoons ap...

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Transitioning a 10-year-old

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Friday, October 14, 2011,


Jonny and I are all-in vegan food-wise, but what about the rest of our family?  The two older ones are away at college and not terribly interested in exploring our new way of eating.  We hope someday, they might consider it.  Adrienne was home for a couple of days so we have a few eggs, cheese sticks and a Greek yogurt remaining that I need to give away.  Charlie is another story.  If you don't know him, he is pretty enthusiastic in general.  He also really likes and is proud of being differe...
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Sweet, unsweet tea?

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Wednesday, October 12, 2011,


I do believe that people can get used to almost anything.  When we were little, my sister, Susan, and I both had terrifically ticklish feet.  The summer that I was 10 and she was five, we had a stomach virus at the same time and weren't allowed to go outside to play.  We were so bored.  We came up with an activity to make each other's feet "immune" to being ticklish.  There is actually a photograph of us doing this somewhere, but we spent hours in yellow bean bag chairs with our feet in each ...
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Jonny's Welcome Home Chickpeas and Cauliflower

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Sunday, October 9, 2011,


Thankfully, Jonny came home from the hospital Friday and he requested "pesto" for dinner, meaning pesto with PASTA, but of course, I needed to get some other veggies in him too and was inspired by the Vegan MoFo Iron Chef challenge of a chickpea recipe...

I always have a bunch of chickpeas in the house for the World's Best Soup and when I went to the market to get the spinach and basil for the pesto, I got a beautiful head of cauliflower.  When I got home, here's how it turned out.  If you hav...

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Stress Eating

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Thursday, October 6, 2011,


We used to go through a lot of microwave popcorn in our house.  Not very long ago, we used to get a couple different kinds (I know... I know...)  Ethan and Charlie preferred the movie theater style and I always liked the Pop Secret Homestyle with the butter and salt flavoring.  If American Idol or Survivor was coming on, Charlie would inevitably ask, "can we make popcorn?"  I cringe now to think of what crap we were eating.

With Jon's recent illness and hospitalization, I have succumbed to som...

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Field Roast Review

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Sunday, October 2, 2011,

It's been quite a week with The Big Sexy being so sick and finally admitted to the hospital on Friday.  He is still having the fevers and headaches, and the doctors say it could take a few more days for him to start to feel better.  Last Wednesday, we were supposed to have a Rosh Hashanah dinner at our house, but it ended up being just my mom, Charlie and me sitting at the table, and bringing Jonny his dinner up on a tray.  It was the first time in a few days that he could eat anything of sub...
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"World's Best Soup"

Posted by Amy Ostroff on Saturday, October 1, 2011,

 
Back in 2007, my sister, Ali, emailed me a recipe from a friend of hers in Houston.  The recipe was called "World's Best Soup."  The ingredients looked appealing and I thought it would have a chance of pleasing the divergent tastes in my family.  It was a huge hit, so much so, that my step-daughter still requests it every time she comes home from college, four years later.  With the cooler weather coming on, this soup does a great job of taking the chill out of your bones.  I think I will be...

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About Me


Amy Ostroff a/k/a A vegetarian since age 10, I made the transition to vegan after seeing "Forks Over Knives" in May, 2011. I'm still pinching myself that Jonny is doing it with me!