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Rhubarb Blueberry Crisp

Rhubarb Blueberry crisp is sweet and tangy. It’s the perfect spring dessert. Try serving with coconut cream.

Enjoy!

TOPPING
Rhubarb Crisp

1 cup flour

1/2 cup oats

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

BASE

2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb

rhubarb crisp

1 cup frozen blueberries

1/8 cup cornstarch

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

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GINGER COOKIES

Ginger cookies are sweet and moist. The combination of molasses, banana and ginger melts in your mouth. Try serving the cookies with hot tea or a strong cup of coffee.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
Ginger Cookies

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1/3 cup molasses

1/4 cup mashed banana

2 flax eggs

3 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 cups flour

3 tsp ginger

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Vegan Replacements

One of the major hurdles to becoming vegan is replacing common food groups in baking. The vegan replacements below are for eggs, milk, cream and other common baking ingredients. I hope you find it helpful.

EGG SUBSTITUTE

1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water

1/4 cup pureed tofu

1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water

1/4 cup avocado

1/4 cup applesauce

1/4 cup pumpkin

1 mashed banana

3 tbsp aquafaba

1 tsp baking soda mixed with 1 tbsp white vinegar

MILK

Almond, soy, cashew or coconut Milk – Equal parts

BUTTERMILK

1 cup = 1 cup nut milk + 2 tbsp lemon juice

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HONEY

Agave Syrup, Maple Syrup or Rice syrup to taste

CREAM

Coconut cream

3/4 cup soy milk + 1/4 cup vegan margarine

YOGOURT
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soy, coconut, almond or cashew yogourt (equal parts)

BUTTER

vegan butter – equal parts

coconut oil – equal parts

olive oil – 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp per cup of butter

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Tomato Apple Chutney

Tomato apple chutney is a fresh take on preserves. Make this recipe when tomatoes are fresh in season for best results.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

3 cups cherry tomatoes

tomato apple chutney

3 chopped apples with skins

1 chopped onion

1 chopped green pepper

1/2 cup vinegar

1/4 cup molasses

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS
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Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is hearty and healthy. Enjoy it with Homestyle Bread or Mini Flat Breads.

INGREDIENTS

7 cups vegetable stock

2 cups sliced mushrooms

1 pint grape tomatoes

2 sliced potatoes

1 can kidney beans

2 cups carrots

1 sliced onion

1 tbsp dried basil

1 tbsp dried rosemary

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
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Peach Lemonade

Peach lemonade is a fresh twist on the old fashioned drink. Fresh peaches mingle with zesty lemonade and fizzy water for a refreshing sensation.

Enjoy!

4 peaches peeled and sliced

peach lemonade

1/2 cup stevia

1/2 cup lemon juice

pinch salt

4 cups fizzy water

Puree peach slices with stevia and lemon juice in blender.  Mix with ice and fizzy water.  Serve immediately.

For a sweeter drink add 1/4 cup more of stevia to puree.

Watermelon Fizz

Watermelon fizz is fresh and fruity and great on a warm summer day. Enjoy with sparkling water or club soda.

3 cups cubed watermelon

watermelon fizz

1 cup raspberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup stevia (measure to taste)

club soda or sparkling water.

Mix first four ingredients in a blender until processed to a liquid.  Refrigerate until ready to drink.

Pour 1/3 cup into a glass and fill with club soda.   Enjoy.

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Chunky Freezer Spaghetti Sauce

Tomato sauce bought in the grocery store is filled with sugar and preservatives.  Chunky freezer spaghetti sauce is all natural and is flavorful. Use this sauce in spaghetti, lasagne or your favourite Italian recipe.

Ingredients

13 cups tomatoes

chunky freezer spaghetti sauce

2 tbsp olive oil

1 Spanish onion (chunked)

2 tbsp garlic (diced)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 tbsp snipped fresh thyme

2 tbsp snipped  basil

DIRECTIONS

Remove stem ends from tomatoes and cut a cross in the base of each tomato.  Place in boiling water for 30 seconds or until skin starts to loosen.  Drain and remove skins.

Place the meat of the tomatoes in a large pot.  Add salt, pepper, thyme and basil. 

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Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Potatoes have always been a staple in my house but some dishes can take a long time to prepare.  Easy slow cooker potato soup uses the slow cooker to cook the soup while you are away.  Simply place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, set the cook time, and leave the soup to prepare itself.

Serve hot with homestyle bread.

Ingredients

4 cups vegetable broth

8 baking potatoes cut into quarters

1 sliced red onion

1 cup cream or cashew cream

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp ground sage

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
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