Food Day, October 24, is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state and national level. Every year on this day thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for the idea to “Eat Real Food”. Food Day will be celebrated by students from … [Read More...]
During Elena's dairy free journey, we celebrated Food Day 2014 (October 24th). Through my involvement with Nurture and her class's Food Unit, we were making and serving Fiesta Casserole to 140 students and teachers at Community School Elementary School. (Read more about the amazing event here). Since she didn't want to be left out of the fun, we invented a dairy-free version of the recipe. It … [Read More...]
Elena continues her dairy free "personal journey", and we are making such good food that she is recruiting her friends to join her! This recipe is a variation on a chocolate mousse recipe that she learned in her Food and Fun classes at Community School. We'd like to credit our friends at Glow Live Foods that inspired this recipe. We modified the recipe only a little bit as we wanted to use honey … [Read More...]
As part of Elena's dairy-free "personal journey", we needed to find a really good chocolate ice cream recipe. Here's our new go-to!
*3 cups non sweetened almond milk (we used Califia Farms Creamy Original)
*6 egg yolks
*3/4 cup sugar
*1/3 cup cacao powder (we used Dagoba)
*2 t vanilla
*1/4 t xanthan gum
Heat the almond milk and the cacao powder in a pan on … [Read More...]
As part of the Food Unit at Community School, 8th grade students learn about the food chain, food's impact on the environment, and how each and every one of us "votes with our fork" several times a day in the world of food economics. After watching the film Cowspiracy, many of the kids wanted to explore other options for burgers besides ground meat. So the students called on the expertise of … [Read More...]
When I joined Elena on her dairy-free "personal journey", the first, thing I missed was cheese. Here the recipe that allowed me to feed my craving (without eating dairy).
In cuisinart blend:
*2 cups soaked cashews (or macadamia nuts)-- soak for 10 minutes and then drain
*1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
*1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
*1 t salt … [Read More...]
One of Jeff's favorite veggies is brussel sprouts. To make them yummy, we roast them. Simply toss in olive oil and salt, maybe some balsamic vinegar, and put them in the oven at 400 degrees until golden brown.
We are discussing another Jeff over dinner tonight. This Jeff is a cartoon character created by Slime Monster Studios. If you want to see more information about this monster, please … [Read More...]