Category Archives: vegetarian

Vegetarian Chili with Mushrooms

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!

INGREDIENTS

2 small chopped onionsvegetarian chili with mushrooms

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

Baked Apples

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.

INGREDIENTSBaked Apples

2 spy apples

1/4 cup walnuts

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ginger Continue reading Baked Apples

Morning Granola

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.

INGREDIENTSMorning Granola

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

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

There’s no reason to go to the local coffee shop for a muffin when you have this recipe.  This muffins have the classic paring of lemon and cranberries together.  They’re tangy yet sweet and are sure to tempt your taste buds.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flourLemon Cranberry Muffins

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 beaten eggs Continue reading Lemon Cranberry Muffins

Chocolate Peppermint Candy

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!

INGREDIENTS

1 bag milk chocolate chipsChocolate Peppermint Candy

1 bag white chocolate chips

2 tsp vegetable oil

1 tsp peppermint extract

candy canes, crushed

DIRECTIONS

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Peanut Butter Bites

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! 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chunky peanut butterPeanut Butter Bites

3/4 cups icing sugar

1/2 cup white chocolate

1/2 cup milk chocolate

sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

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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Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins

Pumpkin Cinnamon muffins are fresh and fragrant.  When baking they fill the room with the scents of the holidays.  For  a special treat walnuts can be added to the batter.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups pumpkinpumpkin cinnamon muffins

2 cups sugar

1 cup oil

4 eggs beaten

1 cup wheat bran

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

2tsp baking powder

3 tsp cinnamon Continue reading Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins

Christmas Chip Cookies

Christmas chip cookies use rainbow Christmas chips for a unique flavour.  They’re a little sweeter than your average chocolate chip cookie and the dough is soft and tender.  They’re great with hot cocoa or cider.

INGREDIENTSChristmas Chip Cookies

3 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2/3 cup veggie shortening

1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups rainbow Christmas chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS

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Christmas Gingerbread

When December comes I like to pull out recipes that I haven’t used throughout the year.  One of my favourites is the recipe for Christmas Gingerbread.  The combination of spices and sweet molasses is always a crowd-pleaser and kids love the decorated shapes. 

INGREDIENTSChristmas Gingerbread

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup molasses

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1.2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

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