Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fun Feast Recipes


Cucumber-Jicama Salad

My sister-in-law made this for my nephew's birthday party. "You're gonna love this!" she raved. I was so touched that she thought of me and knew a little bit about my dietary interests. And I did love it! Of course, her version had olive oil, salt and pepper, so I adjusted the recipe here by omitting those ingredients and adding tahini. Sorry about not including the proportions. I find it better to just experiment and taste as you go.

Jicama, cut into match sticks
English cucumber with the skin, diced
Tomato (preferably Campari or grape tomatoes) diced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Raw tahini


Kaptain Krunch

I created this dish as a milk and cereal alternative for my children. The girls love it! You can get creative with the additions of different dried fruits, shredded coconut, nuts, seeds, or spices, but we generally keep it pretty simple. Today I added a couple of teaspoons of chia seeds and a dash of cinnamon.

1 apple, diced
1 rib of celery, diced
1 banana, blended into mylk w/ about 1/3 cup of water

Mix diced apple and celery in a bowl, along with optional ingredients if using. Pour over the banana mylk. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Mango Madness Salad Dressing

I am so happy that the children have let go of their attachment to commercial salad dressings. Remember the good old days when most salad dressings were just vinegar, oil, spices and salt? While not healthful, they weren't a toxic cocktail of chemicals with unpronounceable names like they are today. And not cheap, either, especially the ones that have fewer additives. We've been testing out quite a few different dressing recipes and here is one that I came up with... our current favorite.

6 medium Ataulfo mangos, peeled and diced
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3 ribs of celery
Juice of 1 large lime

Blend until smooth and creamy. Perfect as a dip or thick dressing. If a thinner dressing is desired, you can add 1/4 cup of water.

6 comments:

Kim said...

Yum, Yum, Yum!!! Can't wait to try these. ;-D

Blessing said...

Can't wait to try!!! Check out my latest post on Organic Chemical Free Gardening...and feel free to join my Greener Together Moms linky every thursday. I am now following your blog!!

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Greenmama said...

Thanks, Kim and Blessing.

Marjorie

samantha Gibbs said...

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Samantha

rawkinmom said...

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I am noticing a common question though from almost every demo and that is for daily menu ideas for their children- moms want to see how other moms are feeding their own kids.......and that is why I have contacted you. I want to highlight all of the great families out there that are feeding their children healthy and doing it successfully. In todays fast food world and to the moms who feed their families this way, eating healthy is very overwhelming and seems too hard. I want to show them it's not!

I am super excited to be putting together a project (E-book) where I am asking other raw food or vegan moms to contribute so that there is a wide range of ideas and recipes. So, I am hoping that you would be interested in joining this project! I would be asking for each mom blogger to donate one days worth of easy, quick and original recipe ideas (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or dessert, and drink) that your kids love and request. A snapshot of a days worth of food for your kids-this will give other moms a great perspective! I will also be listing your name, blog/website and a write up about you and any projects that you are involved in and if you have any ebooks I will list those as well.

This is going to be an amazing project and I cannot wait to work with other mom bloggers who feel nutrition is so important for our little ones!!!

I am looking forward to hearing from you-please let me know if you are interested in joining the project and I can send out more in depth details!!!

Thank you!!!
Samantha Gibbs (RawkinMom)

VeganFitMama said...

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veganmommie@gmail.com