“Meat and milk really matter.
Reduced consumption could
decrease the future emissions of nitrous oxide and methane from agriculture
to levels below those of 1995.”
~ Alexander Popp of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ~
Hubby and Son are still on the Vegan Wagon! Here is our Family Friendly High Raw Vegan Sample Menu Week 2. You will notice that breakfast in our house is typically the same as last week’s menu. My boys love certain Raw Vegan Meals for Breakfast and although I have tried to experiment and veer away from Raw Oatmeal, Fruit Pudding and Granola, these are their faves. Please try out others to see what your family might like too.
Some Recipes for you:
Raw Drinks: smoothies, juices, limeade
Cooked Vegan Dishes: Chinese Stir-Fry from The Happy Herbivore, Paella from Whole Foods Recipes (use whole tomatoes instead if you prefer and by the way, I love their APP. Their Vegan Soups are so much better than Epicurious Vegan Soups!), Maple Baked Beans (I use maple syrup instead of molasses – although molasses is a good source of iron if you want to use that instead – and I’m trying to wean my boys from canned tomato sauce by substituting with raw applesauce), Shepherd’s Pie and Refried Beans from How it all Vegan!, Chocolate Chip Cookies from Vegan Diner (these are the best we’ve tasted and one of the healthiest! I substitute my home milled spelt flour for all purpose flour, Sucanat from brown sugar, coconut oil for canola, water for milk, whole flax meal for golden… still YUM!), 5 minute Vegan Pancakes from the wonderful web (just substitute Sucanat for sugar, coconut oil for vegetable and raw almond milk for soymilk), homemade Wheat Tortillas recipe from Anson Mills (although I use my own home milled flour).
Carissa’s Cooked Vegan Recipes:
Tempeh Joes: Our most fast food and processed dish ever… I’m scared to write this on here… but I wanted to let you know that I’m not the perfect Mama in the Kitchen sometimes too… and to let you know that sometimes the boys just want certain foods now and this is better than going to some fast food joint to get their ‘fix’. No other substitute for the meat in this works for them… and no other ‘sauce’ is faster than organic ketchup. Steam 2 packages of Wild Rice Tempeh (if anyone has a better non-soy substitute, please let me know!) for 10-15 minutes. Grate to resemble meat. Saute 1 diced onion in olive oil, add grated tempeh, stir-fry for a few minutes and then add ketchup to coat. Add Nama Shoyu or Bragg’s Amino if desired. Serve with loads of raw veggies on the side (corn, avocado and tomatoes work well!).