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Kitchen Sink Salad and Mustard Lemon Dressing

I love fresh, crunchy salad but I have to admit that if a salad takes too long to prepare it isn’t a week night staple for me. That’s why I like kitchen sink salad. Kitchen sink salad is easy to make and easy to adjust to the season. Just use any vegetables you have hanging around in your refrigerator. Add four cups of salad greens to three cups of mixed chopped vegetables. You can also cook up some sweet potatoes to add to the mixture. Yum!

The mustard lemon dressing is olive oil based. It’s made with the goodness of Canadian maple syrup, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. I prefer a tart dressing so this recipe is not too sweet. So if you like your salad sweet add a little more maple syrup.

kitchen sink salad and mustard lemon dressing

Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator and use it as a marinade for Tempe or Tofu. Sop up the marinade with Homestyle Bread. Delicious!

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Corn Muffins

Corn muffins are sweet and hearty and are great served with hot soup or chili. For an extra kick add a teaspoon of chili powder.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups ground cornmeal

2 flax eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup sunflower oil

2 cups almond milk

DIRECTIONS

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Veggie Chili

Veggie chili is a flavourful treat on those days where it is dark and overcast. The fragrant spices are warm and inviting. Try with Rosemary Parmesan Bread Machine Buns

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp olive oil

1 green pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 can kidney beans

1 can black beans

1 can chick peas

1 cup mushroom broth

1 can tomatoes

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tbsp tomato paste

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Old Fashioned Bagels

Old fashioned bagels take some time to make but they’re worth the effort. They’re light and chewy and they’re wonderful with jam or your favourite buttery spread. Make a double batch and freeze some for when you need a quick snack.

1 tsp sugar

3/4 cup warm water

7 1/2 tsp regular yeast

Dissolve sugar in water in a large bowl. Place yeast on top of the water and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir.

2 eggs

2 tbsp oil

2 1/4 cups flour

1 tbsp sugar

2 tsp salt

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Cranberry Iced Tea

Cranberry Iced Tea is fresh and fruity. Ir’s a wonderful drink for hot days and is a fresh twist on normal iced tea. Serve with Blueberry Vanilla Cookies.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup sugar

Cranberry Iced Tea

1/2 cup water

1/8 tsp cloves

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Boil for 5 minutes

Add 2 cups cranberries

Cherry Biscuits

Cherry biscuits are a great treat for a mid day snack. The tart cherries work perfectly with the savoury dough. They are wonderful paired with Garlic and Chive Biscuits on a Christmas platter.

INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

4 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 cup cold diced butter

1 1/3 cup almond milk

1 beaten egg

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Freezer Biscuits

Freezer Biscuits are ideal for those times when you want something light but don’t want to cook. The dough is made and frozen for the future and then simply placed on a cookie sheet and cooked in the oven.

Serve with your favourite jam.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

Freezer Biscuits

3/4 tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 cup vegan margarine

1 vegan egg

1 cup almond milk

DIRECTIONS

Rosemary Parmesan Bread Machine Buns

Bread is always best baked at home especially when special flavours are used.  Rosemary Parmesan Bread Machine Buns are great by themselves or excellent alongside a salad.  Serve warm with melted butter.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/3 cups milk

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugarPARMESAN ROSEMARY BREAD MACHINE BUNS

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp ground garlic

3 1/4 cups flour

1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast.

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1/4 cup chopped rosemary

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients except Parmesan and rosemary to the bread machine pan.  Work on dough cycle.  At indicator add Parmesan and rosemary.

Remove dough from pan and let rise for 15 minutes.

Cut dough into 12 pieces and form into long logs.  Twist logs to make knots.

Let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.

Bathe the tops of the buns with a mixture of butter and garlic.  Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes.

Lemon Corn Muffins

Lemon Corn Muffins is a lighter cornbread than found in traditional recipes.  The lemon yogourt adds an unexpected zing to the recipe.  Serve with chili or for a mid afternoon snack.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups flourLemon Corn Muffins

3/4 cup cornmeal

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup lemon yogourt

1 egg

1/2 cup buttermilk

DIRECTIONS

Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, white sugar and baking soda in a large bowl.  Mix well.

Whisk yogourt, egg and buttermilk together.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Try this recipe with Vegetarian Chili with Mushrooms

Garlic and Chive Biscuits

Garlic and Chive Biscuits are fresh and fragrant.  Their great with soup, stews or as a treat on their own.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour

Garlic and Chive Biscuits21/2 tsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup coarsely chopped chives

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup vegan margarine

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

2 tbsp lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

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