Monday, March 12, 2012

Cooking Spring Break

It feels like everyone is thinking about Spring Break (even all of us not in school!) Well this week even though MJ and I are stuck at home (although it will be in the 70s all week!!) I unintentionally went international. A Moroccan breakfast, Indian Lunch and Portuguese Dinner. I was feeling so good that I even made dessert!

Foods being introduced this week: Brown Rice Couscous & White Potatoes

Breakfast: Baked Apples & Nutmeg Couscous

I baked diced apples in the oven and used brown rice couscous, since MJ has not been introduced to wheat yet and cooked it in the apple "broth" from the baked apples and a couple pinches of nutmeg.

Baked diced apples drained

Baked apples and couscous sprinkled with cinnamon

Lunch: Curried Chickpeas in Coconut Milk & Brown Rice
Recipe via The Vegan Stoner
Substitutions: Canned coconut milk instead of coconut yogurt

Chopped green peppers and shredded carrots

Added to drained chickpeas and a can of coconut milk.

Add 1/2 tbsp of curry paste (or powder) and cook until chickpeas soft.

Serve on top of brown rice (or in MJ's case mix in baby brown rice). This recipe was literally so easy and so delicious I don't know if it will make it til the end of the week because 3 people in the house LOVED this! If I made any other alterations I think it would taste fantastic with pineapple chunks.

Dinner: "Caldo Verde" (Kale and Potato Soup)

Substitutions: I used vegetable broth instead of water and the taste is so deep and flavorful I think it really made the difference.

Saute garlic, onions, diced potatoes.

Add 8 cups of vegetable broth & chopped parsley. Simmer until potatoes are soft.

Either mash or blend potatoes in (immersion blender would make this super easy)

Pureed kale for baby.

Cook for 10 more minutes


Dessert!: Raspberry Banana Raw "Ice Cream"

This literally only needs one picture because it is such a simple recipe. Throw some frozen raspberries into the food processor with 2 tbsp of coconut milk when it looks like sorbet add a cup of frozen sliced bananas. Voila.
So delicious. Must restrain myself from gobbling it all up.


  1. Love the look of this! Wish I were there to taste it.

  2. This week's selections look great, front start to very end!

    Go on with your bad foodie self! <3