Monday, July 5, 2010

1 vegan, one not…

Hope everyone had a great 4th!
In the great state of Michigan, the vegan recipe experimentation goes on. This is Dreena Burton’s (of Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan fame) recipe for black bean, quinoa, and sweet potato spicy croquettes topped with pumpkin chipotle cream. I don’t really know what a croquette is…but it reminds me of a game involving mallets and metal hoops [that I was never too fantastic at].
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Anyway, these croquettes represent a good source of protein (click here for info on quinoa, which is a complete protein) and fiber. Pumpkin seeds are a very good source of magnesium, manganese and phosphorus, a good source of iron, copper, protein, and zinc.
This week, I’m helping with a nutrition education day camp in my community…I think it’s safe to say that I’ve had plenty of experience doing this after the school education sessions during the dietetic internship. Hello, 14000 # of lettuce!
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We’ll be taking the kids to a garden and farmers’ market and talking about sustainability and the importance of buying local produce. Definitely reminds me of this day, when we prepped countless pounds of salad made from veggies grown in the gardens of local schools. Fortunately, our snack prep will be much…smaller.
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This recipe isn’t vegan, but it is vegetarian! We had a bunch of apricots and peaches ready to be used, so I adapted this cherry cobbler recipe from 101 Cookbooks.
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It’s definitely not super sweet, so I’d highly recommend adding a scoop of your favorite ice cream (milk-based or not). Plus, I just think cobbler calls for ice cream, no? What’s your fave cobbler filling? My first choice is always berries!
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I have an interview on Friday for a job that I’m really excited about…it’s {pretty much} perfect and involves nutrition, creativity, and communications…we’ll see how it goes.
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25 comments:

  1. ahhh good look preparing for your interview this week!! it isn't in STL by chance, is it? :)

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  2. omg id love to be with the kids at your education session-- i think thats so fabulous!

    good luck :)

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  3. good luck with the interview. you'll rock it for sue. and i <3 berries too. i'm not such a big fan of pastry stuff in general so i pick out the berries haha

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  4. Good luck with the interview! You will rock it!

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  5. Good luck with the interview!!! 14000# of lettuce? I remember internship days and food prep...not very fondly :)

    I think I'm a peach cobbler fan, but berries are a very close second!

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  6. That's so cool that your community does a nutrition education day camp! I wonder if Columbus does that? I think it's a great idea, and it sounds like a lot of fun (hehe, of course that sounds like fun to me!).

    My favorite cobbler filling is cherries. And I agree, vanilla ice cream is a MUST!

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  7. So happy I stumbled on your blog. Your recipes and thoughts on food are awesome. Lots of luck on your interview. You deserve the best!

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  8. hey em! all your eats look so good =) those patties look so nutritious AND delicious!!! and that cobbler looks pretty mighty fine (except you know that ive never had a cobbler in my life...) haha. so cool that you are working at a nutrition education camp! please let us know how that goes!

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  9. Ice cream is a must! :)

    Good luck with the interview!

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  10. I'm excited for the interview Emily!

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  11. Beautiful croquettes! I love anything from ED&BV.
    Good luck on your interview--I know you'll rock it:)

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  12. GREAT recipes girl!! Good luck on your interview! you will do awesome- let us know how it goes!

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  13. Good luck on the interview...I've got my fingers crossed for you, it sounds lovely!

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  14. Good luck on your interview!!!

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  15. I always get all those desserts mixed up--cobbler, brown betty, crumble. I like apple crumble a lot, but I think cherry cobbler sounds good. Mmmm, especially right now when I am HONGRY.

    Your education workshop sounds really interesting. I want to come...even though I am not a child.

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  16. good luck hun, i know you'll do great!!
    cobbler looks amaazing.. & so does the croquette- very interesting food!

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  17. What a neat event! mmm cobbler, yes anything with berries and rhubarb for me. Good luck in your interview, you'll be great!

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  18. yum cobbler! you can make that when you visit me.

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  19. oh cobbler - i love anything in that form. plums, strawberries, peaches (YUM) apple....ANYTHING!

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  20. Cool sounding camp and nutrition ed program. The cobbler looks great. I love the quinoa croquettes too. Good luck with the interview.

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  21. Good luck with the interview!! It sounds exciting! Both of those dishes look fabulous. I haven't had cobbler in a while but blueberry is always a winner :)

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  22. Guess what? I've never actually had cobbler before! I imagine that I would prbably like apple the most, though.

    Best of luck on your interview, dear Emily!

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  23. Those croquettes look so good! I have ED&BV, so I'll have to try it asap

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  24. Your hyper link won't connect me to the recipe for sweet potato spicy croquettes topped with pumpkin chipotle cream. It keeps telling me 'page not found' :( Can I still get the recipe from you? Is there another link?

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