When life gives you berries, you have to make shortcake. Vegan
Dad considers this the quintessential
summer dessert… and it’s the perfect
way to show your dad special appreciation for Father’s
Day. You can serve it with whatever
berry or fruit is in season. And while we’re
on the subject of baked goods, don’t forget
to join the Worldwide
Vegan Bake Sale (June
20 - 28th)!
1 ¾ cup flour
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 Tbs. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
5 Tbs. cold margarine (try Earth Balance)
generous ¾ cup soy creamer (or soy milk)
Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and
salt in a bowl.
Cut in cold margarine (or use your
Mix in soy creamer with a wooden spoon;
add a splash more if dough is too stiff.
batter in a 9" non-stick round pan
(or, grease and flour a pan if you don’t
have a non-stick one).
Bake for 15-17 minutes at
450 degrees, until lightly brown on top; let cool
for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool
on a wire rack.
Cut into wedges and top with berries
and soy, rice, or coconut ice cream.
making delicious food the whole family can enjoy
seems like a daunting task, then you need The
Vegan Dad Cookbook. In it, author Nathan Kozuskanich
features over 120 kid-friendly vegan recipes (you
can find some of them on his blog).
There are recipes you can whip up for kids when time
is of the essence. And when time permits, there are
more elaborate, even gourmet dishes – ones from
around the world to around the kitchen with good
ol’ fashioned comfort food to veggie dogs and
beyond. The Vegan Dad Cookbook provides
the answer to that daily question, “What’s
for dinner?” It’s
available in hard copy and as an e-book that you
can download in just minutes.
To find out more about The
Vegan Dad Cookbook, click
Eat Healthy if Parents Do
grocery store can be a classroom where parents teach
children the value of foods like fruits, vegetables
and whole grains over snacks and desserts. This conclusion
is based on findings reported in the Archives
of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine that
suggest children adopt their parents' food choices
at a very young age. Researchers found that even
very young children do not indiscriminately reach
for candy when given the chance. They seem to have
based on their parents' shopping habits.
"Nutrition interventions for children most
often begin with school-aged children," lead
author Dr. Lisa A. Sutherland writes. "This
study suggests that preschool children are already
forming food preferences and are attentive to food
choices made by their parents." Giving preschoolers
a taste for healthy foods could ultimately make it
easier for them to keep up a lifetime of smart eating.
A study more recently published online in Social
Science & Medicine found that children whose
parents eat healthy are three times more likely to
adopt a healthy diet compared to the kids whose parents
Vegan Dad Nathan Kozuskanich has been referred to
as “the dad you always wanted, only he makes
a better meatloaf.” And his blog and cookbook
prove it! Here’s a dad who shares his life through
recipes, ranging from simple to spectacular, which
makes him a simply spectacular dad in our recipe book!
Father of three boys and a brand new baby girl,
Vegan Dad explains that he is trying to do the best
for his family and the planet “by living in a
way that respects the earth.” He says, “My
Vegan Dad blog has tried to show
how various and exciting the vegan food world is, and
how we can re-conceptualize what family-friendly meals
Vegan Dad is always looking for good food ideas and
is fascinated by ethnic foods; his recipes are interesting
and inspiring, and – as he puts it – “a realistic
look at a vegan family in a northern Ontario city that
is not always vegan-friendly.”