Monday, March 17, 2014

Weekend update.....

How was your weekend? Our weekend was nice.  It rained.  So, that meant staying indoors, and cooking.  I made a few recipes from the chef I am testing recipes for. Let me just say this.  Amazing!  They were so good!

Saturday, we had leftovers for lunch.  No food goes to waste around here.  Saturday night I made burgers, and fries.  The buns were homemade too.  I used Richa's GF bun recipe. 

Sunday, we made roasted portabellas. The boys had tried a sample of roasted portabella at the store, and they both liked them. Another parenting win.  I served the grilled portabellas with a side of roasted broccoli, cabbage, and collard greens, and oven baked polenta fries.  No picture, due to my boys inhaling their meal.  I love the fact they both loved this meal.  Boogie woke up this morning talking about the "awesome mushrooms", and asked when I would make them again.  Yeah!

Here is the polenta fries recipe.  Enjoy!

Baked Polenta Fries
1 clove garlic, minced
1T fresh oregano
1t oil
2c plain soymilk
1c water
1 1/2c polenta
1t salt
olive oil

In a pot, sauté the garlic and oregano in the oil until the garlic is soft.  Add soymilk and water.  Stir.  Add the polenta and salt.  Turn heat on high and begin stirring.  Once the mix starts to bubble up, turn the heat to low and stir until it is thick.  This can take up to 5 minutes.  Once the polenta is thick, quickly pour into a lightly greased 9X13 casserole dish.  Place in the fridge to cool overnight or at least two hours.  Once cooled, preheat the oven to 425F.  Cut the polenta into fries.  Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.  Lightly brush the fries with olive oil.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Turn the fries and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until golden. Serve with marinara or pesto.  Kids enjoy this meal as much as the grownups. (c) Two Vegan Boys 2010

Sunday morning I did some baking. I made 4 loaves of chocolate zucchini bread.  Two loaves had mashed sweet potato in them, the other two had shredded carrot in them.  I try to sneak veggies into baked goods when I can. 

Zucchini bread

 I also made black bean quinoa brownies. I had some leftover quinoa, and cooked some black beans. I decided some brownies were due.  I try to make healthy versions of treats for the boys lunch.  They liked the brownies a lot.  Josh said they tasted a bit "earthy". 

And, Sunday morning breakfast was chocolate chip banana pancakes.  Yum!

Well, I off to cook some rice, and lentils. I told the boys I would make "meat" balls for their supper later.

Hope you have a lovely Monday.

Food is love.

Krys, and the boys


  1. Oh man, I need to try those polenta fries. I've never had polenta fries and they've long been on my "list of things to make someday."

    1. They are a favorite around here. The boys were mad when they ate them all, and there were no leftovers. :)

  2. I've really missed your posts. Glad to see you back. I can't wait for some new recipes from you. Hope you had a Happy anniversary!