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Carrot Cake by Bonnie

As you can see, a delicious piece of carrot cake, is being taken down. This is a vegan carrot cake baked by my dear friend, Bonnie. It followed a yummy meal our friends made as a sort of celebration of our dropping by to see their new home and meet their furbaby, Abbey. Bonnie and Stephen aren't vegan so it was very sweet of them to go to the trouble of making something for us that they might not ordinarily eat. We were touched. Recipe next with more notes and chitchat to follow that, for those who are interested. VEGAN CARROT CAKE  by BONNIE INGREDIENTS + Method Preheat oven to 350 F/175 C Grease 9×13 pan or use parchment Grate 2 cups of carrots and set aside Also put aside 1/2 cup dried pineapple pieces *see Notes Whisk the following 'dry ingredients' together in a bowl: *1 cup All Purpose flour *1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour *1 teaspoon baking soda* see Notes *3 teaspoons cinnamon *1/2 teaspoon nutmeg *1/2 teaspoon sea salt Mix the 'wet ingredients' together in a

Fat-free Oat Cheese Sauce

Oat-based vegan cheese sauce Here is a delicious, healthy Mac and cheese recipe, particularly important for those following a diet geared for low fat heart health.  Besides no dairy, this Cheesy dish contains no poured oils and no seeds or nuts in this recipe! Check your pantry for the following and you are ready to go: Oat flakes (gluten-free, if needed), corn or tapioca starch, nutritional yeast, half a red pepper, salt pepper, a half a lemon (or apple cider vinegar will do) and some Mexican spices if you so wish. Also either onion powder or a half an onion (chopped), liquid smoke (optional, but I use a capful) and a blender . Now go here to the recipe from Mrs. Plant in Texas and get all the measures of the ingredients used. We have been enjoying this quick and easy sauce over pasta, broccoli and cooked other vegetables, and punched up with a little more heat, as a dip.  I know you will enjoy it too! Old Hippy Cheese Sauce Recipe

5 Fabulous Fishy Vegan Sandwiches

Fish Sandwich with Heart (Palm Heart, That Is) The first of the Fab 5 Fishy Sandwiches is more like a burger.  It is a voluminous, yummy confection that eliminates the Top 5 Allergens from its make-up.  That means no soya and no nuts!  Instead, it uses two perhaps unfamiliar ingredients to make the patty: hearts of palm and artichoke. You can find these items in jars or cans in most supermarkets, in the Deli section.  Deep-fry it, or avoid extra fat and air-fry it-- the recipe allows for either.  Get the recipe HERE   Amazing Vegan Smoked Salmon--  If you are/were a fan of lox, you will love this vegan take-off. The recipe is pretty uncomplicated, so I suggest you splash out for some capers.  Find this fab recipe HERE Incredible Vegan Crab Cakes! These delicious vegan crab cakes are made with canned jack fruit-- if you have been waiting to try this versatile tropical fruit, here is your chance! Learn all about making this yummy recipe HERE. Arriba! Vegan Garlic Aioli Fish Tacos! These

Vegan Chocolate Truffles- 3 Easy Recipes

 The three vegan chocolate truffle recipes that follow are easy to make, delicious, and healthier than many such recipes for trifles.  These recipes do no contain any dairy or processed sugar.  If you are carefully following a gluten-free diet, you can substitute gluten-free oat flour.  I think there is something yummy here for everyone! Cheers! Red Bean Truffles The picture above is from marta_kozlowska84 on Instagram.  Her recipe is in Polish but I am guessing it is very similar to Candace Feldman's in her lovely book " Lean Into Plants: 100+ Simple  & Delicious Primarily Plant-Based Recipes Designed for Weight Loss and Fueling Your Body. "  This is one of many very quick, delicious and healthy recipes designed to "nourish your whole self: body, mind and spirit". 1 15-ounce can of red kidney beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips 1/4 cup of smooth almond butter Form into about 10, 1" balls.  Roll in various toppings and

Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

This gluten-free chocolate cake recipe is an adaptation* of a recipe that also claims to be low allergenic.  It does not contain the common allergens: eggs, dairy, wheat, peanuts, or tree nuts-- other allergens that are known about could be substituted. An example isthe soymilk.  Oat or hemp seed milk are possible substitutes that could be used.  For people sensitive to xanthan gum, psyllium husk powder might be a good substitute. This is written for making 1 9" round or square cake.  If there is a desire for a larger sheet cake or a layer cake, just multiply each quantity of ingredient by 3  for a 3 layer cake  or by 2 for an 18" sheet pan Preheat the oven to 350 degreesF/177•C. I used a round 9" silicone pan that requires no preparation. For prep otherwise, grease pan and sprinkle on some flour or line pan bottom and sides with parchment paper INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose GF flour 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons plain cocoa or cacao 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons

Roasted Eggplant Rounds with Vegan Cheese

  Roasted (Grilled) Eggplant Rounds Ingredients 1 Eggplant sliced into rounds tossed in bowl with 3 tablespoons olive oil, to coat 😺😺 Mix in a small bowl: 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 😺😸 Package of Daiya vegan cheese shreds 😼😼😼 HOW-TO : Preheat oven to 425° F. Cover flat pan with parchment paper Dust (or dredge) eggplant rounds with herbs Place on oven pan and put in oven for 25 minutes.  At the 15 minute mark add on topping of Daiya cheese shreds. 😼😽😼 Notes : Eggplant, or aubergine, is a Mediterranean fruit (used as a savory or vegetable) and is really delicious cooked with Italian herbs but you are not restricted by such pronouncements.  You could use Middle Eastern, Northern African, Oriental or Mexican herb mixes if those are your taste faves.  No nazis overseeing your kitchen (I hope).  Go with your creativity. Let me know how they turn o

High Protein-Butternut Squash Salad

  This is a delicious filling, satisfying Salad that contains: Romaine lettuce 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 small butternut squash peeled  seeded, diced and tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder and roasted in the oven at 400°C 20 min. Carribean crispy split pea-spinach patties cut into croutons (recipe on thespruceats.com) Avocado chunks  cucumber, tomatoes, olives Assemble and use simple dressing of 1 lemon juiced, 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard, 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 tsp. Maple Syrup, salt and pepper.   This salad was inspired by 2 vegan salads in Candace Feldman's  Lean Into Plants Here is another similar salad but subbing yummy baked Sesame tofu cubes <~ and baked sweet potato chunks instead of squash-- prepared like the squash above.  Get the Sesame Surprise baked tofu recipe HERE Toss and enjoy .