1½ cups raw cashews, soaked in boiling water for 20 min
Set the oven at 355° F. Grease a loaf pan with neutral spray oil.
Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the remaining dry ingredients: ground pecans, baking soda, baking powder and icing sugar. Mix everything well.
Add all the wet ingredients and fold them gently into the dry ingredients until texture is smooth.
Fill the pan with the batter and place in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
Let the cake cool down completely before removing it from the pan, you can now ice it and top it with chopped pecans.
Put maple syrup, vanilla extract and espresso at the bottom of a blender. Add approximately one quarter of the drained cashews and blend until super smooth then add another quarter of cashews, blend and so on.
7 cups all-purpose whole wheat flour 1 tbsp coarse sea salt for sprinkling 1 tsp active dry yeast 3 1/2 cups warm water 1 tbsp agave 1/3 cup olive oil * 1 small red onion , thinly sliced 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes , chopped 1/3 cup Kalamata pitted olives , chopped * 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
& some chili flakes
Use good quality olives and olive oil it makes a big difference in flavour, I used Barakaris olives and olive oil from Mouton Vert located in Montreal
1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour and yeast. In a small bowl combine warm water and agave to dissolve. Then pour liquid over the flour mixture. Stir to combine until you have a sticky dough. 2. In another large mixing bowl add 1/4 cup olive oil only, and transfer dough to the bowl. Roll the dough to coat in the olive oil. Cover the bowl tightly, and transfer to the fridge overnight. (Make sure the bowl is big enough for dough to double in size). 3. Remove dough from fridge and line a 17 x 12 inch baking tray lined with parchment paper. Transfer dough onto tray. Push dough out with hands as best you can to cover tray entirely. Wait 1 hour for the dough to come to room temperature. It should soften and rise considerably. 4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pat focaccia dough again to ensure it is the same thickness throughout on the pan (about 1-inch thick). Then dimple the entire dough by pushing your fingers into the dough. Drizzle with more olive oil and sprinkle with the coarse salt. 5. Decorate with thinly sliced red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and rosemary & chili flakes. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
I Love Chai tea, bake with Chai, add it to smoothies and overnight soaked oats. Store bought mixes cost quite a bit, therefore I make my own !!! this recipe is strong in flavour and has bite. I am certain you will enjoy it
I tried so many different végé burger recipes and the problem with most, they did not maintain its shape. I have tested this recipe twice now, flavour is amazing as it has a subtle smoky flavour and yes ! the paddy remains a paddy until you bite into it. Makes eight burgers. *A note, I like soaking my chick peas overnight, I dont use canned goods if I can help it, healthier this way and cook them day after.
For buns and toppings, go for your favorites, I love tomatoes, red onion, mustard and a kick, but you can certainly change it up and add lettuce, avocado, pickles, ketchup
*If you cant attempt this recipe for the moment, create a file named plant based recipes and save it for later !
1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of cooked chick peas
1 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp tomate paste
2 tbsp Vegan mayonnaise *found in all grocery stores
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp liquid smoke *found in all grocery stores
1 cup of cooked couscous
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten *found in most grocery stores, I use the Bob’s Red Mill brand * if you have a gluten intolerance, you can replace it with (I suggest millet flour or oatmeal flour) but you can certainly use your favorite
2 tbsp olive oil for frying
Use a food processor to grind the walnuts, then transfer to a large bowl. Add the chickpeas, soya sauce and tomate paste to the food processor. Process until well mixed. Transfer to bowl with the walnuts. Add to the bowl, mayonnaise mustard, garlic & onion powder, pepper, salt, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, couscous and wheat gluten (or your choice of a gluten free flour) and mix well. Use your hands to form 8 patties. Add the oil to a frying pan, add the burgers and fry each side for 5 minutes on medium high heat.
Rest on buns with your favorite toppings and serve with chips or a side salad
Simple Spanakopita, you can make it in 2 steps and prepare the feta the day before
12 ounces of fresh spinach
7 scallion stems , chopped
1/4 cup Italian parsley
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup+ vegetable broth
1 pound of phyllo sheets
1/3 cup of olive oil for brushing phyllo and more if needed
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
2 tbsp apple cidre vinegar
1 tbsp water
3/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat over at 350 degrees
In a pan, cook the scallions in the broth until soft
Add the spinach, salt & pepper and cook until wilted, add more broth if needed, the mixture shouldn’t however be too liquid, then turn off the heat. Add the parsley and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
For the filling, drain and rince the cashews. Put them in a food processor, add the vinegar, water and salt. Pulse until a coarsely chopped texture. Add the feta to the spinach mixture and mix well.
Brush the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with some of the olive oil
Lay half of the phyllo at the bottom of the pan and generously brush entire surface.
Spread spinach mixture on top. Then cover with the remaining phyllo sheets. Brush with rest of the olive oil.
Bake for 1 hour until it is golden brown on top. Let it cool completely before cutting. It makes 24 pieces but you can certainly turn it into a meal and cut into larger pieces.
Only 4 ingredients ! perfect for lunches, snacks, breakfast and not sweetened with sugar
1.5 cups raw almonds
1.5 cups oats, if you have an intolerance to gluten use GF oats
10 pitted dates roughly chopped
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
25 pitted dates roughly chopped
1/2 cup of water
Line an 8 x 8 square pan with parchment paper (my trick is to put the pan above the paper, trace with a pencil all around and then cut with scissors 🙂
In a food processor , process the almonds and oats until fine, add the dates and process again. Add the melted coconut oil and process until sticky. Set aside 3/4 of a cup of the mixture for later (for top layer). Take remaining of the mixture and press firmly and evenly into your pan.
For the filling use the food processor as well and process the dates and water until a paste forms. Spread the date mixture onto the crust and spread with a flat spatula.
Sprinkle the 3/4 of the mixture previously set aside and press down with your fingers. Let set in the fridge for 1 hour minimum. Cut into squares and ENJOY !