Thanks IceMan! I actually am looking for some kid friendly snacks that are quick and inexpensive to make. I also need some protein heavy dishes that don't feature tofu as I can't eat or drink anything soy. It totally messes with my estrogen levels and makes me CRAZY! so unfortunately I can't eat/drink it anymore and that includes soy protein powders. : ( I'm concerned my 9 year old is not getting enough protein right now. Any helpful EASY recipes would be much appreciated. I am in no way a great cook so nothing too complicated. Lol.
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OK. I just made a batch of HUMMUS for a vegetarian graduation party.
I don't really like the stuff, but my helpers licked the bowls and tools clean. NO, they're not starving Ethiopians or my dogs. I did it recipe free, using what I have in my pantry. I didn't do any research first, I just, as usual, shot from the hip. From the research I've done since, after making this stuff, I find that there are three(3) relatively common ingredients that I did not use. If you like my recipe and would like to add any of these, please, go right ahead. Anyway, I did not include garlic, lemon or tahini.
1 can 'o' garbanzos, also known as chickpeas
3 medium shallots, diced
1 roasted red sweet-pepper, seeded and chopped
1 med-small aubergine, also known as eggplant, peeled and chopped
1 healthy fistful minced sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup pine nuts
+/- 1 teaspoon each Weber Chicago Steak and Veggie Grill seasonings
a coupla-three shakes worcestershire sauce
I went completely multi-tasking here today because Mrs.Ice is not home to yell at me for making a mess. Also because I'm a professional, and we work like that.
All at the same time I put the pepper on the flames to roast, cooked up the garbanzos in the water from the can until the water was gone; low heat with NO burning and cut up the ingredients for saute. The shallots, aubergine, tomatoes and pine nuts all get cooked together in oil. The color of the pine nuts (as dark as you like) tell you when everything is done. After everything needing cooking is done, everything goes in a bowl. Season. Mix. Rest until cool. Blitz until smooth, adding oil as you wish. Serve.
I used to told dinner parties for my friend, most of whom were Vegan and vegetarian.
The best dish I made was a ratatouille of sorts.
Eggplant, zucchini, red/yellow/green bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, red/white onions. Seasoned with basil, thyme, white pepper and sea salt. Sauteed in extra virgin olive oil. I would serve it with fresh white bread (made with soy milk and soy eggs to keep it vegan)
Ice - did a presentation at school on Friday (allergies & dietary restrictions). Brought in some of my vegan red velvet cupcakes with 'cream cheese' frosting. They were enjoyed by all and some of my classmates even asked me for the recipe. Proved to them vegan can be delicious
this is the vegan 'cream cheese' i used - saw it in one of the local organic markets