Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fruit Crisp

1 cup cherries
1 banana
3 apples
2 tbsp all-purpose flour 
2 tsp lemon juice 
½ tsp salt 
1 cup white sugar 
2 tsp vanilla 
 ¾ cup vegan margarine, chilled and cut in to chunks 
1 cup rolled oats 
½ cup all-purpose flour 
½ cup brown sugar 
½ tsp salt 
½ tsp ground nutmeg 
½ tsp cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the ingredients for the filling together,. Combine oats, flour, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a separate bowl for the topping. Cut in the margarine until it becomes a crumbly appearing mixture. Pour the filling ingredients in to a square baking dish. Pat it down as much as possible. Pour the topping evenly over the filling, pressing it down to make a flattened crust. Insert it in to the oven. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the filling mixture is bubbling around the sides and the top is a dark golden brown. Remove and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Poppy Seed Buns


     3 1/4 cups flour
     1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
     2 tsp salt
     2 tsp yeast
     2 tbsp sugar
     2 tbsp poppyseed

  1. Put the lukewarm water in a bowl and add yeast until it reacts
  2. Add everything into a bowl and combine till dough
  3. Cover with plastic wrap 1-2 hours in a warm spot
  4. Cut into 10 buns and make them round
  5. Let sit for 10 mins
  6. 450 F for 10 mins or until golden brown ontop

Need A Vegan Egg

Egg substitutions are easy because you can take just about any none vegan recipe and replace the egg with one of the following, just as you would replace milk with almond,rice, or soy milk

·         Banana
Like applesauce, bananas are naturally sweet. They also have strong binding properties when used baked goods. 1/2 banana = 1 egg
·         Baking soda/powder
When you really need your dish fluffy without extra flavor, simple baking soda or baking powder does wonders. 1 tsp baking powder + 1 1/2 tbs water + 1 1/2 tbs oil or 1 tbs vinegar + 1 tsp baking soda = 1 egg.

·         Apple Sauce
Applesauce will give off a gas while being cooked, making your baked goods fluffy. It's also doesn't require adding as much liquid as powdered replacers. 1/4 cup applesauce = 1 egg

Apple Cobbler

3-4 Granny Smith apples
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg
1 cup plus 1 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9-inch pan.
  2. Cut the apples into thin slices; place in the pan. 
  3. Sprinkle the spices and 1 tsp. of the sugar over the apples.
  4. Melt the margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 
  5. Add the flour and remaining sugar. 
  6. Cover the apples with the flour mixture.
  7.  Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 to 30 minutes

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Energy Balls


2 ripe bananas
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup choc chips
1 heaping spoonful of natural peanut butter


Mix well, plop spoonfuls onto baking sheet, bake at 350 for 15 mins.

Corn Rice Dessert

1/2 cup sticky rice (uncooked)
2 cups water
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup sweet corn kernels 
3 teaspoons sugar
Pinch of salt

Rinse the rice in cold water a few times. Add to a small saucepan and pour in the water. Sprinkle in a tiny pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and let it simmer uncovered for 5-6 minutes. Stir frequently to avoid burning. it’s time to add the coconut milk. Cook for about 5 more minutes so that the rice absorbs the liquid. Stir in your corn and sugar. Continue cooking for a few more minutes), adding coconut milk as needed to achieve the right consistency.

Vegan Coconut Macaroons

§  1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
§  1 tbsp whatever flour you wish
§  1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp lite canned coconut milk (or full-fat)
§  4 tbsp agave or maple syrup
§  1/4 tsp coconut extract (or pure vanilla extract)
§  tiny bit over 1/16 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a tall dish and microwave 3 minutes. (Or cook on the stovetop until it’s firm enough to scoop out in ball shapes.) Scoop into balls on a cookie tray (I used an ice-cream scoop) Cook at 360 F for 14-16 minutes cool before removing from tray.

No-Bake Fudgy Snow Balls

Servings: 21 • Serving Size: 1 cookie  Old Points: 1 pt • Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 69.5 • Fat: 3.8 g 
 Carb: 9.2 g  Fiber: 2.2 g  Protein: 2.1 g  


·                     15 pitted dates
·                     2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
·                     1 cup whole roasted unsalted almonds
·                     1 tbsp honey (agave if vegan)
·                     2 tbsp water (or more if needed)
·                     3 tbsp confectioner's sugar


Add almonds to your food processor  and pulse until ground. Add dates, cocoa powder, honey, and water. Mix until it forms a sticky mass. If it seems too dry, add a little water, 1 tsp at a time. Wash hands and using damp hands (keep sink running) measure 1 tbsp. and roll into a ball with the dough. Set balls on parchment paper. Put confectioner's sugar in a bowl. Roll balls in your hand and then roll in sugar. Can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.