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Posts made in July, 2013

Vegan Substitutions

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Food Reference | 0 comments

  For Baking Butter: Vegan margarine, like Earth Balance Buttermilk: Mix 1 cup soymilk with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice Condensed Milk: Canned coconut milk, or try this recipe. Eggs: Per egg: 1/2 mashed ripe banana, 1/3 c applesauce, 1/4 c soy yogurt, 1/4 c blended sliken tofu, 1 T flax seeds mixed with 3 T water Egg whites: agar agar powder mixed with water Heavy Cream: Top creamy layer of full-fat coconut milk, or try this recipe. Honey: Agave or maple syrup Sugar:...

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Tahini Coffee

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Beverages | 0 comments

I can’t remember where I acquired this recipe, but it’s a warm comforting beverage that is named “coffee” for its appearance, not its flavor. It’s flavor vaguely reminds me of those Bit O’Honey candies I used to eat as a kid. It’s a great drink to give a child to make her feel like the other grown-ups drinking their coffee in the morning. I don’t know if the original recipe calls for added sweetener, but I add just a a touch, because I have a...

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Vegan Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Recipes, Sauces & Dressings | 0 comments

  Vegan Peanut Butter Fruit Dip From Mighty Sprout | Condiments and Sauces Print Dig-in I wanted peanut butter that was the consistency of a dip that I could use for dipping apples and other fruit. This turned out great, and it perfect for adding a little protein to Sofia’s snacks. Total 00:05 Prep 00:05 Cook 00:00 cal Calories 84kcal fat Total Fat 7g sat fat Saturated Fat 1g chol Free Cholesterol 0mg sodium Sodium 64mg carbs Total Carbohydrate 4g Serving size 23g Calories from fat...

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Basic Black Beans & Rice

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Main Dishes, Recipes | 0 comments

Basic beans and rice: a humble dish that is nonetheless satisfying, healthy, and delicious when lovingly prepared. Sofia loves it (as she adores beans), and anything easy to prepare that is healthy, and that pleases the girl is a winner in our house. Here is my basic black beans rice recipe — most of the ingredients are optional, except for the onions, rice and beans!  I generally use white rice (though brown rice would be healthier — I simply haven’t found a way to cook...

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