Sunshine Juice

14 Feb

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Today was a pretty gloomy day outside, so I decided to make a juice to bring some light into it! We went to the Root Cellar today and loaded up on fruits and veggies so I had tons of options. I ended up using a whole fresh pineapple, 5 navel oranges, and a thumb of ginger which made a beautiful yellow colour. (Hence the name!)

Ingredients: 

1 whole fresh pineapple

5 navel oranges

1 thumb of ginger

Directions:

Wash all your fruit, then dry well.

Cut both ends off your pineapple. Stand it upright and cut the skin off the sides. Still upright, cut the pineapple in half, then cut each half into strips that will fit easily into your juicer.

For your oranges, cut them the same way as the pineapple, leaving as much white on them as possible, but just cut them into quarters instead of strips.

Put all ingredients through juicer making sure to take your time.

Serve immediately to reap all the nutritious benefits! :)

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Cranberry Apple Carrot Pulp Bread

13 Feb

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Will and I recently started juicing, and I really wanted to find a way to start using the pulp so that it didn’t go to waste. There’s a bunch of options out there which is amazing, but this one I loved because you could really use any type of pulp mixed with carrot pulp and it will make a great bread! In this recipe I used carrot and apple pulp, but feel free to experiment!

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups carrot & apple pulp

1 medium carrot, grated (leave peel on if organic, peel if not!)

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup agave nectar

2 flax eggs (1 tbsp  ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water mixed and refrigerated for at least 15 minutes)

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In large mixing bowl, combine oil and agave together and mix well. Add in flax eggs, vanilla, apple and carrot pulp, and grated carrot.

In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, mix until blended, then add to dry ingredients mixing until smooth.

Add in walnuts and cranberries and fold into the mixture.

Pour into a greased 9″ loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool for 10 minutes before enjoying!

Simple Lentil Loaf

3 Feb

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This is a recipe that I love for when money is tight! It’s very inexpensive, tasty, and nutritious! What more could you ask for?!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups dried green lentils

4 cups water

2 tbsp olive oil

2 cups yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2/3 cups uncooked rice

1/4 cup ketchup + 4 tbsp ketchup

1/2 ts salt

1/ 2 ts dried sage

A pinch of the following dried spices: Thyme, oregano, savoury, marjoram, basil, sage, rosemary.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook rice according to instructions, and set aside.

Cook lentils in water until soft, about 30 minutes.

While lentils are cooking, sauté onions and garlic in the olive oil until translucent, then remove from heat.

Once lentils are done, drain well, and mash until about half them are pureed. Add in onions, garlic, rice, ketchup, seasonings, and mix well.

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Lightly grease a loaf pan, then line with parchment paper so that on either side you have about an inch extra hanging out. (This makes taking your loaf out of the pan so so easy!)

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Press your mixture into your lined pan, cover with foil, and put in your preheated oven for 50 minute.

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Remove from oven, take off foil, and using a pastry brush or spatula, spread a thin layer of ketchup over the loaf.

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Put the loaf back in the oven uncovered for 10 minutes.

Remove, and let cool for 20 minutes before enjoying!

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Yam Fries with Chipotle Aioli

6 Jan

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Will and I have been trying for the longest time to figure out how to make crispy yam fries in the oven, and after much trial and error, we’ve finally done it! I made two versions of fries, one is regular salted, the other is cajun spiced! Hope you enjoy!

Yam Fries Ingredients:

1-2 Yams

Cornstarch

Olive Oil

Sea Salt OR Cajun Spice

Parchment Paper

Chipotle Aioli Ingredients:

1 Cup Vegan Mayonnaise

2 Chipotle Chiles in Adobe

2 Tbsp Lime Juice

Cajun Spice Ingredients:

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1 1/4 tsp Paprika

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

3/4 tsp Dried Oregano

3/4 tsp dried Thyme

(Just mix all ingredients in a bowl to make cajun spice!)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Peel and cut your yams into 1/2″ fry shapes. Wash yams in strainer, then dry throughly.

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Put all your cut into a plastic bag, and sprinkle enough cornstarch on the fries that they get evenly coated.

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Place yams in a large bowl, drizzle a generous amount of olive oil on top, and mix until all fries are coated. Add either sea salt or cajun spice, and mix well.

Place on baking sheets in a single layer, making sure none of the fries are touching each other. (They are really sticky with the cornstarch!)

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Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until underside is golden brown. Using tongs, flip each fry (very gently,) and bake for another 10 minutes.

To make Aioli, combine all ingredients in a blender, or magic bullet, and blend until smooth.

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Banana Chips, the Healthy Way!

3 Jan

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Banana chips have always been one of my favourite snacks, but when you buy them from a grocery store, they have so many unnecessary ingredients in them! I made a batch of banana chips with no added sugars, there’s only two ingredients in this recipe…Bananas, and lemon juice. The lemon is optional, I use it so the banana’s keep their colour!

Ingredients:

Bananas, (as many as you want, but for this recipe I used 8)

3 Tbsp. Lemon juice, mixed with about 1 litre of water (4 cups)

Directions:

Peel your banana’s and slice them about 1/4 inch thick.

Dip them in your lemon/water mixture, then place on your dehydrator tray in a single layer.

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Turn your dehydrator on to 135F for about 12 hours, or until they reach your desired consistency.

Once they’re done, let them cool for a couple hours before munching! Enjoy!

*Note: If you have a round dehydrator, make sure that half-way through your timer, you rotate the trays so ensure even dehydrating!

Guilt-Free Banana Split

20 Dec

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I’m sure many of you have already been to her site, but I just had to post this recipe I tried today because it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I am a huge sweets fan, but have always struggled with weight, so I find myself feeling very deprived at times! This recipe is 40 calories per bite, so really, how can you go wrong? The only thing I changed with the recipe is I omitted the oil, and just melted chocolate by itself. I got this recipe from one of my favourite vegan sites ohsheglows.com

Here is the link to the recipe, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Mess-Free Banana Split Bites

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Wild-Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

26 Sep

This is another recipe from the Martha Stewert website, (she has a ton of great vegan recipes!) This to me is a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s easy, inexpensive, and bursts with holiday flavours! I followed the recipe for the most part. What I did change was I added chunks of carrot and celery for some added crunch, and I forgot to buy the cherries so I didn’t put them in, but I’m sure it’s delicious with them lol! I also didn’t use any butter just because I like to cut down on grease when I feel it’s not necessary. This squash was a big hit when I made it, and I will probably make it this Thanksgiving too! Click the link below to get the recipe:

Wild-Rice Stuffed Squash Recipe

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