Vegan and Vegetarian
Feast on the Cheap Mariel here. Recently I took my toddler to his 18-month checkup….which entailed the dreaded fingerprick to test his lead and hemoglobin levels. The results came back instantly: he was borderline anemic, which is not exactly a big deal, but semi shocking since he eats a pretty colorful arrangement of cuisines, including his new fave, dog food. Our pediatrician turned and asked me – straight faced – “Does he eat a good amount of leafy greens?”
I’ve been a serious cook for over 15 years. I cook all kinds of recipes (vegetarian ofcourse!) – international recipes, quick and easy recipes, rich and complex recipes.
Last weekend, I had an incredible experience. Seriously incredible. I met a friend. Not so incredible? Well, wait until you hear the back story on this one.
Chock-full of fruits and vegetables, this low-fat cake tastes great, stays very moist, and is even tastier the next day. Lots of legumes and seasonings make this chili as delicious as it is easy to make. The creaminess of the sauce and filling contrast nicely with the slight crunch of the “noodles” in this low-fat. low-carb version of lasagna. Okay, here comes the beauty of the pressure cooker.
Photo by Kelly Rossiter Hands down, the number one response I get from people when I mention that my children are both vegetarian is "but how do they get enough protein?" Getting your daily requirement of protein is actually pretty easy.