sautéed cabbage, mushrooms, zucchini, chickpeas, and peas in noodles with an avocado-mayo–ginger-garlic sauce.  (I was surprised by this too. I had no idea what I was making, but it all came together pretty well.)
tings(delicious vegan addiction), dried goji berries, raisins.
onion, zucchini, potato, chickpeas cooked in paprika and tomato paste, mixed with leftover tofu scramble 
homemade tofu-vegetable dumplings, with a mayo sesame oil dipping sauce. 
and because this post is fully packed… feel free to pass or click the link to continue on to more pictures of kiddo food 😉

chickpea patties, mashed potatoes, red quinoa with peas, brussels sprouts… she was funny about these… ate about fifteen of them while we were cooking, but wouldn’t eat them once they were on her plate. (so happy she finally likes mashed potatoes!)
baked tofu nuggets with the leftover potatoes and quinoa…. these were more for me, since she prefers her tofu steamed and plain. heh. 
carrot soup and our first time making foccacia bread together 😉
pita pockets three ways: “cheese”, “cheese” and tomato sauce, “cheese” and pesto.
cooked black bean, pinto bean, mushroom, peppers and onions… mixed with whole wheat couscous and avocado.
zucchini pancakes with mushroom gravy
shells in red sauce, fully packed with veggies (carrots, mushrooms, onions, greens)
potato, lentil curry with carrots, and peas, mixed with basmati rice. 
sweet potato and kale soup mixed with grilled corn, with sourdough of course. 
same soup, next day, mixed with whole wheat pearl couscous and avocado.
peanut butter and apple sandwich. 
spinach ravioli and red sauce.
grilled corn, avocado, chickpea patties, and vegetable couscous.
grilled zucchini, eggplant, mushroom, bread lasagna. 
chana masala and vegetable quinoa.
oh boy, that was a big post.

a small, but fun giveaway will be up tomorrow!

<— ps. if you haven’t already noticed, I’ve added a widget on the side for recommendations of some of my favorite cookbooks/vegan books. Hopefully it helps answer some of the questions I receive 🙂


  1. I just wanted to say that I love reading what Marlow eats, you give me such great ideas for what to feed my babies, please keep posting recipes I love trying all your recipes!

  2. Your pictures are better than the ones in a magazine I was just looking at. Come to think of it, your food looks way better too! I need to step it up…and so does this magazine.

    • I don't remember exactly what I blended it there… but it's veganaise, sesame oil, and maybe a touch of soy sauce. For mine, I mixed a bunch of spicy spicy things in there too 🙂

  3. Man, you're so culinarily (made up word for the day) creative! I'm NOT a vegan or vegetarian, which obviously gives me an almost endless choice of ingredients for any given meal…and I have trouble coming up with anything new and interesting. Same ol' boring stuff. You have less to choose from and your plate looks like something out of a fancy cookbook, and they're always different! Speaking of cookbook, I'll piggy-back on what the others said…please, create one! I eat meat, but I'll definitely buy it. I'm actually thinking of using Blurb.com to create my own cookbook of family recipes and photos (from my parents and our own recipes) to pass down to my baby when she's older. Blurb also allows you to sell your book through their site. Pretty cool 🙂

  4. You really need to work on writing a cookbook for vegan/vegetarian kids.
    I was going to a while back, but I have so many food allergies including nuts and several vegetables (esp nightshade family) that I have had to incorporate some meat into my diet to get the necessary protein and to keep from bulking up on soy and other carbs.
    Also, do Tings have cheese in them? I think I read the label that they do…but I'm not sure. I can't have any dairy whatsoever.

    • Tings are completely vegan! Life became instantly better when I discovered them. No dairy. The "cheesiness" is from nutritional yeast. It's even clearly labeled "vegan" 🙂

  5. I want to be Marlowe that food looks delicious!


  6. I have to admit that when I am hard up for a new vegan meal, I come revisit What Marlow Eats posts for inspiration! Thanks for posting! And cooking such delic meals!

  7. I love how well she eats. I'm trying to do this vegan thing and wondering do any of the spices ever hurt her stomach? I'm finding alot of foods to be hard on my 10 month old.

    • Not so much her stomach— but she did have a lot of rash problems on her bum. She couldn't really have anything with ginger or anything too acidic, but now at almost two she is pretty good with almost everything. Of course, if I know she is having something I go light on the hotter spices, but I still load things up with cumin, or paprika, or whatever spice I'm using for that dish.

  8. I just want to second what everyone said about you feeding your daughter so well – and if you ever do publish a cookbook for kids/babies, I would definitely buy it.

  9. I'm so jealous how well Marlowe eats! We're vegan too (though my 21 month old does eat some vegetarian things occasionally) and I offer her all kinds of things like this, but she's picky. She will eat all the pasta out of her vegetable pasta, and leave all the veg. :/ Can't get her to eat beans either, which is SO frustrating! She loves green beans though, and cucumber but won't touch things like broccoli. Toddlers, eh?!!

    • Marlowe eats all the sauce and chooses to leave behind the pasta— I'm exactly this way too though. Some people are pasta people. Some people are sauce people. It's just the way it is 😉

    • oh also. Marlowe only recently started liking beans. Before I could only do them in patty form. Like, chickpea patties, or black bean ones. Sometimes you just have to mess around with textures and things 🙂

  10. You are great, and she eats so well. Thanks and inspired to test out some of these on my one. xx

  11. Oh dear, Drea: what an amazing mother you are!!! These all look delicious! Marlowe is so lucky to have you!!

  12. Marlowe gets the goods!!! My daughter has that face plate too-she thinks it's hilarious 🙂

  13. This kid has the healthiest diet of anyone I know. I feel like a horrible mother whenever I read these, lol.

    • whole foods sells it! they sell their 365 brand… and there is one other brand… slightly cheaper, but I forget the name. I usually buy one package a month or so. Great for last minute meals. I'm sure trader joes or whatever other places like that would sell it too 🙂

    • Oh that is great. I am going to have to make a trip to the suburbs to go to a Trader Joes. My toddlers are vegetarian with a milk allergy so our options for a quick dinner are limited. I've been looking for vegan ravioli for a while now.