Kid friendly

Creaming soda smoothie

This is healthy party food – think colour and bubbles. I had a bunch of seven-year-old boys gulp them down – pause to wonder why they were green – then slurp the rest and run off. Mission accomplished! Blend: 1/2 C almond/rice/oat/soy milk 1/2 C soda water 1 apple (or fresh juice) 1 frozen banana/pineapple […]

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Rhubarb Cake

This is a great example of an egg-free cake – full, moist with the sweet tart flavour of rhubarb. Ingredients 1 cup soy/almond milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (white vinegar or lemon is ok) 1/2 cup rice bran oil 1 cup raw/brown sugar 1 Tbl ground flaxseed mixed in 4 Tbl water 1 teaspoon […]

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Nut burgers

I’m all in favour of picnic dinners and these burgers are as good as the view. A handful each of; Cashew nuts, Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Brazils…(a combination of three or whatever you fancy.) Leave in a bowl just covered with warm water for half an hour or more. Drain and put into a food processor […]

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Vegan ice cream without the extras

What is there not to love about ice cream? Creamy, sweet, fruity – the stuff childhood memories are made of. So when dairy is not on the menu what can our plant-based kids look forward to when they’ve eaten all their veges for dinner? There are of course the commercial dairy-free ice creams but beware […]

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Plant-based sources of iron for kids

Raising a vegan child is not without its challenges in a world that largely believes he needs to eat red meat to get adequate iron. It would seem he’s neither lethargic nor prone to recurrent infections; he’s keeping up at school, is of the bouncy boy variety, sleeps well and more importantly had normal iron […]

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Vegan cookies for kids

Strangely it was the Edmonds cookbook I reached for when thinking what to feed the 6-year-olds after their last day of school before the Easter holidays. Mmmm Easter biscuits seemed fitting – now how am I going to do that? Not all┬árecipes adapt willingly to a vegan makeover but thankfully this one did. Icing only […]

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