Easter Buns can’t be easier to make. Just throw the ingredients in your bread machine and follow a few simple steps and you have flavourful buns for your Easter treats. Enjoy with coffee, tea or Cranberry Iced Tea
1 cup almond milk
1 egg or 1 vegan egg
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup butter or vegan butter
3 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 tsp yeast (Bread machine or high activating)
1 cup raisins
Measure ingredients into the bread machine pan in the order listed omitting the raisins. Set on dough mode. At the signal add raisins.
When the dough is ready remove to a floured surface and cover with a bowl. Let rest 15 minutes.
Divide dough into 12. Toll each into a bun and place on a cookie sheet. Cover and let rise 45 minutes
Bake in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes or until the bun is golden brown.
Flavoured vinegars are great in salad dressings but can be pricey to buy. Fortunately they are easy to make but takes some preparation. Below I have listed recipes for Raspberry/Blueberry Vinegar, Sage Red Wine Vinegar and Thyme Basil Vinegar
1/2 cup mashed raspberries
1/2 cup mashed blueberries
White vinegar to fill a jar
Add fruit to jar and fill with vinegar. Cork and let stand for at least 1 week. Strain and use on salads or as a marinade. Can be sweetened by adding stevia to the finished vinegar. Continue reading Infused Vinegars
The dinner rolls in this recipe are made in the bread machine. They come out fluffy, light and sweet.
1 1/3 cups almond milk
1 1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter or vegan margarine
3 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast
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Blueberry banana ice is a refreshing frozen dessert great for any time of year. Try replacing the blueberries with raspberries or strawberries for another treat.
1 1/2 cups cashew milk
1 1/2 cups mashed banana
2/3 cup frozen blueberries.
1 tbsp maple syrup Continue reading Blueberry Banana Ice
When the cold weather appears I long for comfort food. Vegetarian chili with mushrooms is one of my favourite recipes to make on a frosty day. The recipe is quick, easy and flavourful. Enjoy!
2 small chopped onions
1 chopped red pepper
1 chopped stalk celery
Olive oil to cover the bottom of a stock pot
8 sliced button mushrooms
1 540 ml can kidney beans
1 540 ml can chick peas
1 540 ml can black beans
1 796 ml can diced tomatoes Continue reading Vegetarian Chili with Mushrooms
My favourite apples are Spies. I like them in pies, crisp and just on their own. Occasionally, when I want to sweeten up the fruit I make this recipe of baked apples. Their sweet but tangy at the same time. Serve with coconut or whipped cream for an extra special treat.
2 spy apples
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger Continue reading Baked Apples
I don’t often eat cereal for breakfast but when I do I tend to eat granola. This granola recipe includes coconut oil, honey and dried apricots. For a surprise cocoa nibs are added for a chocolatey kick. Enjoy morning granola for breakfast or on top of your favourite crumble.
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup cocoa nibs
1/2 cup sliced dried apricots
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds Continue reading Morning Granola
At this time of year it’s nice to have a sweet treat in the house to share with visitors. One of my favourite sweet combinations is chocolate and peppermint. Chocolate Peppermint candy combines these tastes in a melt in your mouth confection. Enjoy!
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 bag white chocolate chips
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp peppermint extract
candy canes, crushed
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On Christmas Eve my family celebrates with food and family. One recipe which turns up again and again is the cookie peanut butter bites. The chocolate and peanut butter are a great combination for celebrations or when you just want a decadent treat. Enjoy!
1 cup chunky peanut butter
3/4 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate
1/2 cup milk chocolate
Mix peanut butter and icing sugar together in a small bowl until mixture is well incorporated.
Line a cookie tray with a silicone mat.
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I’ve never been a big fan of apple pie until I tried it with tangy spy apples. The apples are just sour enough to cut the sweetness of the sugar and the fat of the crust. The recipe would be just as good with granny smith apples.
5 cups flour
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 lb vegetable shortening
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
ice cold water to make 1 cup
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
5 cups Spy apples
Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
Mix in vegetable shortening until mixture is crumbly.
Beat egg in measuring cup until frothy. Add vinegar and water,
Mix together just until mixed.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When chilled roll out dough into two disks. I like to do this between two sheets of parchment paper as it is easy to handle.
Line a pie plate with the first disk and trim edges. Set aside.
Combine sugar, cinnamon and flour.
Add apple and mix until well combined.
Pour into pie shell and top with second crust. Scallop edges and vent the pie.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes until apples are soft and crust is golden brown.