S is for Stack It Up

Kids really enjoy stacking up their own foods… last night it was burger night. While Diana was stuck on the Malahat (stopped for 45 min due to an accident, happily knitting away…), the rest of the family was busy stacking it up: IMG_1253 IMG_1254 IMG_1259

“Daddy day” is every 2nd Friday, and most Saturdays, while Diana works some hours (contracting private pediatric OT services). Yesterday Diana met a child who only eats about 5 foods, if you can call them foods: chocolate, triple chocolate muffin from Tim H’s, chocolate bear paws, chocolate pudding (in a package), chocolate ice cream, Kraft Peanut butter (when I was there she even rejected this preferring instead to remove peanut butter from between 2 mini-Ritz crackers), and the one savory food, Fish Crackers. Where does a foodie like me start?? It is a delicate balancing act.

Kurt took pictures yesterday to give you an idea of his “Daddy days”:

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We both agree we need child-size tools for Christmas!

Bean Burgers (adapted from recipe in Vegetarian Manifesto): 1c chopped onion, 4 cloves garlic (minced), 1/2c grated carrots – saute these first. Then mix all in a bowl: 3c cooked pinto or kidney beans, 2 Tbsp Dijon mustart, 2 Tbsp soy sauce (we use Bragg), 1 Tbsp tomato paste, 1.5 c rolled oats, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1.5 tsp chili powder (or 1 tsp paprika and 1/2 tsp coriander), salt and pepper. Squeeze it all together hard with your hands, so the beans pop open and mix with the rest (can use a masher I suppose too!). Form into patties, cook 5 min on each side in a greased pan. Serve with tomato, lettuce, avocado, onion… stack it up!




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