With the colder weather coming I've been making a lot of soup. I like soup because its so versatile - you really don't need a recipe just start with some carrots/celery/onions and some veggie broth and go from there. I like to pair legumes and grains for a hearty and healthy meal. Plus it only requires one pot to cook so it makes after dinner clean up easier!
One of our favs is the Monkey minestrone from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. The kids aren't too fond of tomatoe based soups but they love this one. I use kidney beans and navy beans and the tinkyada little dreams rice pasta. The kids love the different little shapes and it think it holds up well in the soup. Below is a pic of my bowl from the other night.
Since the soup comes together so fast I try to pair it up with a few different sides since i have extra time. This time i made some kale chips, pita and hummus and babaganosh and veggies & dip.
Here the table shot with all the goodies out for the picking. I find the kids eat a pretty good variety of foods when served this way.
Of course some nights we feel like pizza and we often make pita pizza (as you've seen many, many times on this blog!) but now we have another choice - Famoso! They make the best crust in the world and they have daiya cheese as their vegan cheese! So after a crazy saturday of running errands and the kids to birthday parties we decided to treat ourselves to some of their awesome pizza!
I can't remember the name of the one i had but it was loaded with artichoke hearts, peppers, kalamata olives, sauteed mushrooms, red onion and daiya. So good!
The kids opted to have a simplier pizza. Marinara, pineapple and green olives with fresh basil. simple but good!