Sunday morning recipe: gluten free vegan blueberry muffins

this week’s Sunday breakfast, i thought i’d try a muffin. blueberry muffins are popular for breakfast and i found this recipe that looked good and simple to make. as usual, i substituted flax meal instead of eggs to make it vegan. there is a lot of butter and sugar in the recipe. for butter i used a vegan spread and for the sugar, i tried two versions: Continue reading “Sunday morning recipe: gluten free vegan blueberry muffins”

recipe: gluten free vegan cinnamon apple crêpes

when i watched a gf make crêpes for brunch a few months ago, she showed me how simple it was. so when i saw a picture of these cinnamon apple crepes online, i decided to give it try it for our Sunday breakfast. the recipe i found required gluten free and gum free pancake mix or flour, which i didn’t have but i tried the recipe anyway.

well, let’s just say i ended up with big, thin pancakes – but they were tasty with the cinnamon apple filling so it’s all good. when i have the right flour, i’ll try it again to see if i come up with thin quality crepes. if not, they were a fun variation to Sunday morning pancakes! Continue reading “recipe: gluten free vegan cinnamon apple crêpes”

daycare cooking assignment: sugar cookie

for the holidays k’s school is making sugar cookies. so i found this sugar cookie recipe and pared it down for k’s allergies – which made it just 2 main ingredients and a few flavoring ingredients (vanilla and salt). the only cookie cutters we owned were star wars cutters that m got as a gift. so for the trial run, i made  star wars apple “sugar” cookies.

milk sugar cookiem enjoyed the star wars cookies but i didn’t love the first recipe so i looked for another. this one had a few other ingredients, including egg, butter and milk. since k can’t eat eggs, i substituted it flax meal with water. i also used a vegan spread instead of butter. m liked the flavor of this milk “sugar” cookie better than the first.  Continue reading “daycare cooking assignment: sugar cookie”

apple banana pumpkin bread

since i enjoyed the filling in the apple banana pumpkin pie i made for k’s school, i searched for another recipe that had all three fruits and came across this bread recipe. i pared down a lot of the ingredients to simplify it and adjust it for k’s allergies / foods k hasn’t tried yet. –> recipe on Palatable Palette it came out great. no extra sugar added either – the fruits provided all of the natural sweetness. YUM! Continue reading apple banana pumpkin bread

apple banana pumpkin pie

the first time i made pumpkin pie, i didn’t know if i could eat pumpkin pie again – knowing the ingredients and amount made me realize why pumpkin pie is so delicious. while i wanted k to experience a delicious dessert, i wasn’t ready for her to take in all the sugar and fat. so i searched online and found a recipe for the filling and a recipe for pie crust that sounded healthier and had very few ingredients given the limited foods that k has tried so far. –> recipe on Palatable Palette i was excited to try this recipe to see … Continue reading apple banana pumpkin pie

recipe: apple, parsnip and oat bran

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recipe: apple, butternut squash and quinoa

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recipe: apple, zucchini and yogurt

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recipe: parsnip, apple and yogurt

apple parsnip yogurt

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recipe: apple, carrots and quinoa

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recipe: chicken, apple and quinoa

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recipe: chicken, zucchini, apple and quinoa

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recipe: parsnip, apple and avocado

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recipe: zucchini, apple and oat bran

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recipe: parsnip, apple and quinoa

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recipe: apple, potato and oat bran

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recipe: apple and potato

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recipe: apple, butternut squash and oat bran

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recipe: zucchini, apple and quinoa

zucchini, apple and quinoa

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recipe: carrot, apple and oat bran

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recipe: carrot and apple

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recipe: zucchini and apple

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recipe: apple and butternut squash

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recipe: apple and green beans

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recipe: apple and avocado

in Wholesome Baby Food Guide there was a recipe for banana and avocado which sounded fun, like a pina colada. in the level of sweetness, apple sauce is as sweet as a banana and avocado has a more bland flavor but due to its fat content, creates a more creamy texture.apple and avocado

k enjoyed this combination a lot which lets me know that when i introduce her to banana, she’ll enjoy that as well!

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recipe: apple and oat bran

the most common oat meal dishes i remember in grocery stores are with apple and cinnamon. so here’s the beginning of that combination with apple and oat bran. can’t wait until she tries cinnamon!

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recipe: apple sauce

we often see parents feed babies apple sauce. it makes sense since the introduction to most foods, including apples, have to be cooked. apple saucei hadn’t made apple sauce before but on my first attempt at preparing apples, i boiled it for too long and voila, it became apple sauce!

whether you boil or steam, it’s so easy to prepare!

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