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It’s about cooking for your vegetarian family.  It’s about peanut-allergies.  It’s about cooking Jewish food.  It’s about being a working parent.  It’s about providing home-made, healthy food, that you can cook with your children.  Enjoy.

 

 

 

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Baked Pumpkin Oat Bars

There was a bit of a misunderstanding - Ava asked me to make oat bars, so I found this recipe at www.recipecorner.com and made these on a Saturday morning with the kids.  I figured if Ava was asking for oat bars, and she loves pumpkin, this would be perfect.   Turns out she actually meant granola bars that I’ve made before, so she didn’t actually eat these, but Brecken devoured them, and I made Ava almond butter granola, so everyone was happy.   Ava was especially happy during the cooking process, because she got to eat the remaining pumpkin. Brecken also… READ MORE

Carrot Pancakes for Halloween

There are so many colors of pancakes to make: blue with blueberries; red with beets; green with spinach; and orange with carrot, pumpkin, or sweet potatoes.  For Halloween you can go with orange, and even use a metal cookie cutter to make shapes.     I love to celebrate Halloween most of October.  There are fun festivals at the park district, a Fall Fest at the zoo, trick-or-treating on Southport, pumpkin carving with my mom, and dressing up for school.  I’m really not into the candy aspect of it, not only because Ava has a peanut allergy but also because… READ MORE

Crock Pot Lentil Soup

With my impending wisdom tooth surgery, I quickly made two soups that I basically lived on along with pudding and applesauce.  The first soup I made was Tofu Noodle Soup and then I made a lentil soup in a crock pot from a recipe I found at dearcrissy.com.  It was a very easy recipe and tastes really good.  I never think there are enough recipes to make in a crock pot that are vegetarian, so I get really excited when I find a good one.   Bryan did a really good job taking care of me and Ava was super… READ MORE

Pumpkin Banana Bread or Muffins

All banana bread is delicious.  Adding pumpkin makes it even better! I found this recipe at peas & thank you.  I like to bake with the kids of course.  I typically don’t bake with eggs, so Ava will eat the batter when we’re done, and it gets her excited for the recipe.  She also loves to bake with pumpkin because she eats plain pumpkin too.     The weather is amazing this Fall - it’s warm enough to enjoy the outside activities and festivals.  We’ve been baking fall food, that the kids are enjoying cooking wtih me, eating as we… READ MORE

Apple Kugel (adapted from family recipe)

This recipe is adapted from a family favorite on my Poppy’s side of my family.  On Labor Day weekend we went apple picking. It was a great time - in addition to picking the apples after taking a tractor ride, the kids pet the goats and went on a mini train ride.  At lunchtime it was meltdown central so that meant time to go!  With all of our apples we made apple kugel.  A fun way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah  is to go to an apple orchard and then cook with the apples you pick.   The original recipe called… READ MORE

Layer Apple Pancake

I think it has become a tradition to make an apple pancake for Rosh Hashana.  Last year we made http://www.vegetariankidscooking.com/apple-ring-pancakes/.  This year I made a Layer Apple Pancake, which both kids loved!  This can be made vegan.   On Wednesday I was scheduled to have my wisdom teeth removed, so the kids and I mixed the batter in one container and then chopped the apples and mixed them with brown sugar and cinnamon, so Thursday morning, all Bryan had to do was cook the apples, then pour the batter over the cooked apples and bake.  If you cut it in triangles… READ MORE

Apple Cranberry Crisp

This is a nice transition to Fall, which tonight begins Rosh Hashana, and goes through Thanksgiving. So this recipe is a good combo of the start and end of the Fall holidays. My kids love to eat crisps all times of the year.  On a regular basis I make blueberry and crisps, which is totally basic, consisting of blueberries and/or apples, topped with a mixture of oats and either flour, ground flax seed or ground walnuts or almonds and butter.  I also like to make seasonal crisps as most of you know already, so here is an Apple Cranberry Crisp.… READ MORE