Vegan Banana Muffins

Saturday, Oct. 12th 2013

Vegan Banana Muffins

Ingredients:
3 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup oil or vegan margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup carob chips

Instructions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 360 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork till soft. Add the oil or vegan margarine and sugar and cream together. Add the walnuts and carob chips.

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Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sunday, Sep. 22nd 2013

Carrot Cake

Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup soy yogurt (plain or vanilla)
3 tsp vanilla
3 cups finely grated carrot
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup golden raisins or currants

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease and flour a 9×13 cake pan.

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Vegan Truffle Balls

Thursday, Mar. 28th 2013

Vegan Truffle Balls

Ingredients:
1 cup Almonds, roasted salted
2 tbsp Carob Powder
½ tsp Cinnamon, ground
½ tsp Vanilla Powder (ground vanilla bean)
½ kg Dates, pitted
½ cup Hemp Seeds (approx.) or toasted Coconut

Instructions:
1. Put Almonds, Carob Powder, Cinnamon and Vanilla powder in the food processor and process until they are as fine as they will go (1-2 minutes).

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Scrambled Tofu

Friday, Sep. 14th 2012

Scrambled Tofu

1 Block Tofu
1 ½ tsp Turmeric
2 tsps Soya Sauce
1 Small Onion
1 Tbs Oregano
1 Tbs Basil
3 Tbs Nutritional Yeast (Can be found at health food stores or bulk stores)
Olive Oil or Butter

Veggies (optional – one or all of the following – 1/4 cup each or more chopped)
Tomato
Broccoli
Asparagus
Green Pepper
Red Pepper
Jalapeño Pepper

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“Mock Turkey” Tofu

Friday, Dec. 9th 2011

Tofu

2 blocks Firm Tofu
¼ cup Soy Sauce
¼ cup Sesame Oil (optional)
2 Tbspn. Nutritional Yeast

Slice each block of tofu into approx. 2 inch squares (about 1/2 inch thick). Mix soy sauce, oil and nutritional yeast. Place tofu in baking dish and pour mixture over tofu. Place in oven at 350 degrees. When top side is brown turn over and reverse till other side browns. Takes about 30 minutes total. First side takes longer than second. Left-overs make a great “Mock Turkey” sandwiches!

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Mock Turkey Gravy

Friday, Dec. 9th 2011

Gravy

¼ cup Butter
1 cup Garbanzo Flour (Chick Pea or Besan Flour)
2 tspn. Poultry seasoning
¼ tspn. Black pepper
3 cups Water
¼ cup Soy Sauce
2-3 Tbspn. Nutritional yeast
½ tspn. Spike (a seasoning salt found at most health food stores)

Melt butter in pan on medium heat. Add next three ingredients, stirring constantly until lightly toasted. Gradually add water, stirring constantly to prevent lumping (a whisk is ideal). When blended add last three ingredients and mix well.

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Honey Glazed Yams

Friday, Dec. 9th 2011

Sweet Potato

Peel 4 large yams or sweet potatoes and chop into small cubes. Boil with 2 tspn. salt until very soft. While yams cook, simmer together in saucepan:

1 green cooking Apple, chopped into small squares
4 Tbspn. Butter
2 tspn. Cinnamon
½ tspn. Nutmeg
1/8 tspn. Salt

If necessary, add 1 Tbspn. water to keep apples from sticking. Cook until apples soften slightly.

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Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce

Friday, Dec. 9th 2011

Cranberries

1 bag fresh washed Cranberries
5 large Oranges, peeled, de-seeded, cut, or separated into pieces
¼ tspn. powdered Cardamom

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Don’t overblend into a “smoothie”.

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Friday, Dec. 9th 2011

Egg Nog

Great on any green salad!

1 ½ blocks of Tofu, drained well
1 ½ cups fresh Parsley
1 tspn. Asafetida (or crush 1 clove garlic)
¾ cup Lemon Juice
¼ + 2 Tbspn. Honey
¼ cup Spike
1 ½ cups Water

Blend in blender until smooth.

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Whole Wheat Dinner Roll

Friday, Dec. 9th 2011

Dinner Rolls

1 cup melted Butter
½ cup Honey
2 1/3 cups Milk
2 Tbspn. Active Yeast

Combine first 4 ingredients and leave it until bubbly. Then add:

2 cups Whole-Wheat Pastry Flour
4 cups Unbleached White Flour

Mix with a rubber scraper or wooden spoon until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle more flour on the dough and scrape from bowl to a well-floured counter. Sprinkle more flour on the dough. The secret from this point, is only add enough flour to keep the dough from sticking. Knead firmly for 3-4 minutes.

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