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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!

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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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Monday Brunch at John’s Place

21 Aug

 

John’s place is one of my favourite places in downtown Victoria to get breakfast. The service is always amazing, and the food has always been delicious! The atmosphere is great, the walls are covered in photos and posters, there’s a jutebox always bumping tunes, and the location is in the heart of downtown.

Will and I went there today and got their vegan breakfast burritos (“The Ragin’ Vegan Burrito”) and homefries and oh my gosh we were in food heaven!

If you live in Victoria, or end up here during travels you should stop in whether you’re vegan or not there’s something for everyone there!

The burritos had so much packed into them I could barely finish half of mine! They have everything from garbanzo beans and baked yams, to sautéed peppers and refried beans. If you’re interested in all the ingredients take a look at their menu below:

http://www.johnsplace.ca/menupdf/breakfast.pdf

 

 

 

 

Tea Time!

19 Aug

Today was the grand opening at my new job (Mother Nature’s Market & Deli) and there were so many local vendors giving out samples that I couldn’t resist and I had to try some. To my delight I actually found a new favourite thing! There is this tea company called Earth’s Herbal which is actually one awesome woman named Lily. She hand crafts her teas, packages them in a cool tin, and has come up with  such funky names and labels! Some of the teas she has are: Hang-over Tea, Tea For Sad People (Happy Tea), Yum Yum Tea, and of course the custom brand tea she made special for our store, Mother Nature’s Market & Deli Tea Blend! (Can you guess which one ended up being my favourite? LOL)

I will for the rest of my life swear by this tea! She has hands down the best flavours I’ve personally ever had, and I’m quite an avid tea drinker. She uses all natural ingredients like rose hips, orange peel, and raspberry leaves, and the teas taste so perfect by themselves you’ll never want to put anything in them.

Green Cuisine

16 Aug

Okay guys, so there’s this amazing place in Victoria called Green Cuisine. They are an all vegan restaurant that does a buffet by weight. I can’t tell you how amazing their food is, I have never tried something I didn’t like!

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I came home from work yesterday and Will had bought their cookbook, and made a few things from it for us for dinner. I’m not going to put the recipes on here because they’re not mine to share, but I do recommend going to their website to check them out and contact them about a cookbook, or going down there if you live on Vancouver Island.

Here’s a couple pictures of what we tested out!

Coleslaw:

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Caesar Salad:

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Lentil Dahl (MY FAVOURITE!):

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Carrot & Ginger Soup:

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All of theses were made from scratch and were soooo delicious! Hopefully this has inspired you to check out Green Cuisine, or at least just be a more adventurous vegan!

Here is Green Cuisine’s website: http://www.greencuisine.com/

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