JADE, WILLOW, SKYE & VALENTINA

Valentina

Hi I’m Valentina ! I’m now 6 months old ! Notice my ears are no longer floppy ! Just to let you know that I am beyond spoiled, but I give so much love and laughter back, that’s what we do best! Shout out to all the Frenchie Community !

Desserts, RECIPES

Oatmeal Cookies

*Makes 10 cookies

INGREDIENTS

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 tbs melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbs coconut sugar
  • 2 tbs pure maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg  (1 tbs flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together and let set for 15 minutes)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

*Powdered sugar to sprinkle (Optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchement paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour, flaxseed, cinnamon and nutmeg .
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients: coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well mixed.
  5. Use a 2 inch cookie scoop or bigger (should you want a bigger size cookie) and drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet—spaced evenly apart. Using a fork, flatten cookies about halfway. Cookies will spread during baking.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack, allowing the cookies to firm up and sprinkle with icing sugar if you wish .
  7. Allow to cool for 1 hour if you will be storing them.

Enjoy with a cappuccino or a chai latte !

Cristina for Peas and Peace

Desserts, RECIPES

SOFT PUMPKIN COOKIES

These cookies are so soft, like biting into a cloud

*Makes 24 cookies

Ingredients cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened vegan butter
  • 1 1/4 cups pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the pumpkin spice icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soya milk
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Neutral spray oil for cookie scoop

  1. To make the cookies: Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Add the sugar and vegan butter to a large bowl and use a mixer to cream the sugar and butter together. Add the pumpkin and vanilla extract and mix in. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and mix well to combine.
  3. Lightly spray a cookie scoop with neutral oil, scoop the cookie battre and drop it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat to fill your tray, evenly spacing the cookies. Bake for 15 minutes until the cookies are golden. Let the cookies cool completely before icing.
  4. Sprinkle top with coarse sugar if you wish.

  1. To make the icing: add the powdered sugar, soya milk, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Drizzle over the cookies. Let the cookies rest to set the icing. Store the cookies at room temperature for up to a week or freeze in an air-tight container.
HEALTH

Home Made Orange Juice !

Always better than store bought.

No preservatives, no added sugars.

Made in no time.

It doesn’t have to be expensive, simply buy the less costly oranges you can find at the market.

Cristina for Peas and Peace

RECIPES, Soups

Leek & Potato Soup

Ingredients

  •  4 medium-sized chopped leeks
  •  2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
  •  4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  •  1 small yellow onion, diced 
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  3 garlic cloves, minced
  •  salt & black pepper
  •  chives, chopped *optional

Instructions

  1. In a large pot on medium heat add oil, then saute garlic, leeks, and onion together with salt until soft – about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add potatoes, vegetable broth, salt & pepper to pot – cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Potatoes should be soft when tested with a fork.
  3. Use a hand-blender to blend soup on medium to high until ingredients are smooth and consistency is creamy.
  4. Season soup to taste with salt & a good amount of black pepper. Serve with chopped chives and black pepper – enjoy

Tip

Freezing potato and leek soup: Allow soup to come to room temperature, store in a sealed container and place in freezer for 1 to 3 months. Remove, defrost, and cook in pot until desired temperature

Serve with warm crusty bread !!!

Cristina for Peas and Peace