Posts tagged kid friendly recipes
Red Lentil and Mushroom Spaghetti Bolognese

Who doesn't love a good bowl of pasta? Carlos's favorite pasta is a simple spaghetti with no sauce, just olive oil, lots of garlic, sautéed kale and mushrooms and lots of vegan parm, mine is pesto and definitely anything with tomatoes as a base (assuming Mac and cheese doesn't count because that's its very own food group right?). Add to that lots of chunkiness in the case of spaghetti bolognese and I'm extra happy. 

Ok fine, I love any and all forms of pasta.

Of course, we can make a delicious bolognese without using any meat, either with vegan meat crumbles, crumbled tofu or tempeh, chopped seitan, TVP, or, in the case of today's recipe, with something anyone can find at their regular store: lentils and mushrooms.

So here's the deal, red lentils (which are actually a cute pink/orangy color, are actually quite strange, they don't keep their round shape like other lentils do, which means they're not the best choice for cooking and eating whole or using on salads or veggie bowls. They're best in soups, dahls or curries, and in today's recipe and here's why.

Read More
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with a Vanilla and Walnut Topping

My mother in law makes the best carrot cake on the planet. Yes... on the entire planet. She is the carrot cake master and coming from someone who always loves to order carrot cake whenever it's on the menu (me!), this says a lot. I've seriously never tried one as good as hers. 

She's constantly making it for friends' parties, family barbecues, birthdays. The cake became so popular that she even started a mini business selling it to people in her gym, friends of friends, her husband's running buddies. She couldn't keep up with the orders. 

There was only one little issue with her cake. It wasn't vegan! So the second I went vegan I made it my mission to use what I had learned from watching her make her famous carrot cake, and make it into the perfect vegan recipe for carrot cake cupcakes I'm about to teach you today. Why cupcakes? Because when it comes to desserts I always feel that I'm still four years old, and I want a special little treat that is just for me. Although I have to admit I can never eat just one.

Read More