Nourishing a lovely family of 5

Every Thursday I get to spend time with the sweetest family. I menu plan, shop and cook food for the week. The best part, the kids have become interested in the process of cooking, they love to sample whatever I am concocting, and they beg for more veggie-loaded dishes:) Makes a girl happy!

When I arrived yesterday, the youngest was home sick and too hungry to wait for my soup…so I whipped him up a quick and comforting bowl of loaded oatmeal:

  • steel cut oats
  • h2o
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • pumpkin seeds
  • pecans
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 5 chocolate chips!

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He said it made him feel better;)

Once the little man had some food in his tummy I was ready to get going. I made three dishes with these veggies:

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The menu:

1) Loaded veggie Enchiladas: Sautéed spinach, black beans & rice, zucchini, purple cabbage, corn, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, onions, cilantro, and garlic.

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2) Nourishing fried rice: Brown rice, kimchi, green onions, shittake mushrooms, all the veggies from the soup, and farm fresh eggs.

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3) Soba-kimchi soup: Soba noodles, kimchi, tomato paste, non-salted veggie bouillon, all the veggies listed above plus bok choy and jalapeños.

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I received a text today that said they all loved the food (and that their oldest son ate too much of the enchiladas because he couldn’t stop) and then she thanked me for being such a gift to their family….are you kidding?–They are the gift! This is why I cook for others; because it’s the best way to share love…and I know it is nourishing their lives too:) YAY!

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