Mostly vegan cabbage and cauliflower soup

On January 4, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Wendy

Veggie broth
Nutritional yeast
Pepper cumin

In a pot, melt a 1/4 butter (or margarine) sauté shallots and garlic until fragrant. Add roughly chopped cabbage, salt, pepper and cumin and cook until limp and slightly translucent. Add roughly chopped cauliflower and broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer about an hour. Use immersion blender until nearly smooth. Add nutritional yeast and blend until smooth. Enjoy!



On September 16, 2014, in Yummy Goodness, by Wendy

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 applesauce
3/4 milk
6 ounces baby spinach
1 large banana
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare muffin tins, using either wrappers or coat with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a blender, puree spinach, banana and vanilla until smooth. Fold liquid mixture into dry mixture. Fill muffin tins. Bake 18 minutes.

Source: Family Fun Magazine. October 2014. Page 18.


Meal Planning Week of November 10

On November 11, 2013, in Meal Planning, by Wendy

Sunday: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Garlicky Green Beans
Monday: Spinach Lasagne, Roasted Zucchini
Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas, Refried Beans
Wednesday: Fried Polenta, Sauteed Kale, Steamed Carrots
Thursday: Pizza and Ice Skating Party (Grandma and Grandpa Cowboy visiting)
Friday: Osha Thai
Breakfast – East Coast West Deli or Honey Honey Cafe
Dinner – Mustard Chicken, Broccolini, Rice

Gonna keep going since we have Grandma and Grandpa Cowboy visiting

Breakfast – Kale and Ham Fritatta
Dinner – Jackson Fillmore

Monday: Tacos (or perhaps Ryokos for Sushi)


Izzyisms Volume 37

On November 4, 2013, in Kid, by Wendy

Wow! I can’t believe I have not posted Izzyisms in a year! Now that she has full command of language, our conversations are much longer and hard to capture. When she was younger, the one off zingers were much easier to document. Here is a collection from summer. Enjoy!

You know, you can’t spell platypus without us. Otherwise it’s just platyp.

Izzy: I want daddy to read to me tonight because I do not like princesses.
Wendy: you don’t want me to read because you think I am a princess?
I: no. You are not a princess. You are a super hero and I LOVE super heroes.

Izzy: you know what is funny? A man in underpants wearing roller skates and a super hero cape!

Izzy: mom, will you lay down and snuggle with me.
Wendy: sure! *crawl into bed next to her*
Izzy: if you move to the other side, it will be much more delightful.

I tried to hand the remote control to Izzy, but it fell just short of her reach. She crossed her arms and gave me a dirty look. I said, “you look kinda gangsta when you do that.” She replied, “I know. I just can’t help it.”

Izzy: you cannot spell platypus without platyp. Otherwise it’s just us.

Asking for a program, izzy asks for program number two , three. I asked her what number that was, but she didn’t answer so I asked again. She yelled mommy you got me off point. I was counting to figure it out!

Wendy: we need to clean the house today
Isadora: we are on the same page.
W: that’s is awesome
Izzy: I mean I should relax today.
W: wait. I thought you said we are on the same page?
I: we are. I will relax while you clean the house.

We just finished watching Tangled and Izzy says: Awww! That was so sweet. And I can’t believe I’m goin to say this, but it was also a little romantic.

After a long road trip, Izzy was developing her latest song lyrics:
We’re not going to hold on until morning
We’re going to drive into the black

Mitch: I didn’t know Phineas and Fern are from Disney!
Isadora: Yeah! And did you know everything in Disneyland is fake?



Meal Planning Week of October 20th

On October 21, 2013, in Meal Planning, by Wendy

Sunday: Turkey Burgers, Zucchini Chips
Monday: Breakfast Burritos
Tuesday: Tilapia, purple green beans, mashed potatoes
Wednesday: Zoodles and homemade marinara
Thursday: Homemade Pizza, Salad
Friday: Homemade Fish Sticks, Acorn Squash with Kale and Pecans
Saturday: White Bean, Butternut Squash, Kale and Olive Stew


Meal Planning week of September 29th

On September 30, 2013, in Meal Planning, by Wendy

Sunday: Noodles, Zoodles, and Sauce
Monday: Curry chicken and rice
Tuesday: tilapia, broccolini, Mac n cheese and jalapeño poppers
Wednesday: leftover curry
Thursday: veggie lasagne
Friday: TBD
Saturday: Bonnie and Patrece’s wedding