Mama-mayo!

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  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons avocado
  • 1½ tablespoons coconut vinegar (or Apple Cider Vinegar for FG Stage 2)
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt

Blend until smooth, then slowly add ¾ cup of Extra Virgin Olive oil while it is still running, through the hole on the cover of the blender.

It will make about 2cups and keep for 3 days in the fridge
FG Stage 1 with approved items

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Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes

This is my easy go-to recipe for those mornings when the kids want pancakes and I don’t have much time to make a complicated batter.

Pancakes (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

Makes: 10 pancakes (serves 1 adult and 2 kids)

  • 140 grams AP Gluten-Free flour mix (approx. 1cup)
  • ½ tsp xantham gum (omit if your mix already contains)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut/raw sugar
  • 1¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (i used the almond-coconut blend by Almond Fresh, but anything will do, I think)
  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix the applesauce with the vanilla and whisk until well combined. Add the milk and keep whisking.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Heat a lightly greased large frying pan or griddle over medium heat, and drop pancake batter 3 Tbsp at a time. Cook first side 2-3 mins until bubbles start to form on top. Flip over and cook another 2 mins.

Munchkin Meals (11 months old)

So here it is, finally! My MM baby post 🙂

Our day went as follows…

5:30 Wake Up. Way too early for me, but he had fallen asleep at 7pm the night before. He is usually an 8:30-6:30 kinda guy. But yeah, our day started early… We cuddled in bed and then went downstairs to watch some TV.

7:00 I nursed my boy and then we went on with our day.

7:45 Breakfast time! Eli had applesauce oatmeal and ate most of it 🙂

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9:15 Time for another nursing and then we got dressed with some cute clothes mama bought the day before at Walmart

9:45 Snack time! Rice-oat cracker, raisins and cucumber pieces… He ate everything but the cucumber. Not a fan of that one, really, I guess. Oh and I gave him a taste of 1oz coconut milk mixed with 1oz almond milk… he didn’t like it. But that was expected. We will try again. I just hope he starts to take it soon as I know my supply is low and he is not getting enough from mama anymore 😦

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10:20-11:00 Nap time. It was more like a catnap that day, but he slept long enough that I didn’t try to put him back down when he woke up 40mins later.

11:45 Lunch of tofu “fish” sticks and tartar sauce, and grapes. He ate mostly everything but did not touch the sauce. He devoured the grapes though!

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12:30 and 1:45 Nurse again

2:15 Snack of Nutrios cereal that he carried around the living room in his little cup while playing with his brother’s toys

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3:00-4:00 He took another nap. Short again, but I guess with teething, the new casts, a growth spurt and a tummy ache the other day, he is not in a napping mood.

4:00 Nursed him again and then we played on the floor together for a bit with daddy who just got home from work.

6:00 Dinner is a bit late today. We usually are ready to eat by 5:15-5:30. Tonight he had a mix of brown rice, red lentils and carrots mashed up together. He tried to feed himself with his spoon. It was cute!

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6:45 Nursed again and then I changed him into pj’s for the night.

7:30 Up to the bedroom we went and cuddled while watching Netflix on TV. I nursed him to sleep.

8:15 Down for the night… Well, he is far from sleeping through the night and he still wakes up a gazillion times for feeds, but bedtime was at this hour. 

I hope you enjoyed reading about our day and I will see you again next month for the 12 month (holy moly!!) Munchkin Meals post. Take care everyone!

Munchkin Meals

This is my first participation in Munchkin Meals over at AHSOL… but it sure won’t be my last. I love the idea of showing off what my kiddo’s eat, instead of my own plate. Everyone always asks “Soo, what do vegan kiddos eat, anyway?”… Well, here ya go:

Eli’s been doing mostly (sometimes I do spoon feed him some stuff) the Baby-Led Weaning thing lately, so most of his meals are toddler friendly, more than baby pureed stuff for those not aware of what baby-led weaning is. He feeds himself since 6 months old with finger foods. This week has been a bit low on meal ideas, so it’s not super fancy stuff…

I will be updating with another post at the end of the day (or tomorrow morning) with what he ate today. Keep an eye on that!