April 20, 2009

Vegetarian? Maybe?

Anyone thinking about becoming a vegetarian or leaning that way might want to read THIS. It is a vegetarian starter kit article. I thought it was very informative. For my family we are almost strictly Vegan, but we do eat eggs and meat occasionally.

April 18, 2009

New Finds

This first one is a great for those of us who aren't ready to cut out chocolate entirely and make the switch to Carob. These are the "wholest" choc-chips I have found. and they weren't as expensive as I expected. The ingredients are Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Liqour and Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter.
Secondly, as we are trying to cut back on our peanut butter consumption I have been trying to introduce my girls to new flavors of nuts and seeds. This is fast becoming a favorite- Sunflower Seed Butter. It is really spreadable even though it is refrigerated after you open it.

I was able to find both of these at our grocery store, Hy-vee, in their awesome Health Food market.

Creamsicle Green Smoothie

This smoothie is amazing. I have been meaning to try it for awhile and we finally did. My two year-old said "I love this green ice cream". It really tastes so much like an orange creamsicle.
I wish I could take credit for this amazing recipe, but I found it HERE.

Creamsicle Smoothie

1/2 to 1 cup water
1 cup vanilla Rice milk
(or use plain and add 1 tsp vanilla)
2 large Tbsp. Orange Juice Concentrate
2 Big Handfuls of Spinach (or more)
2+ Cups Frozen Peaches

Put in blender and Puree to your hearts content. Enjoy.