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Read, Set, Food Process

February 7, 2011 1 comment

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I ordered this from Airmiles about a week ago and it came Saturday Night. It was only 600 points and was on sale (it was 900).  I was very excited when I came home last night and found the package.

I today blended up Coconut Butter. I must thank Ashley at Edible Perspective who posted about her method on making coconut butter.

I started with shredded unsweetened coconut that I purchased at the Bulk Barn.  I poured it all into the Food Processor and turned it on.  

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It took less than 4 minutes and blended into…

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Whats for dinner…

October 19, 2010 2 comments

I do apologize I am late sharing with you my favorite recipes but to be honest I am glad.  There are some many great ideas flying around with Project Food Buzz.  I do not know where to start but here:

Oh She Glows

Phew! Angela I am happy to know that you make it in, just in the nick of time.  Oh Angela.  That’s all I can say.  Angela over at Oh She Glows has out done herself.  I have two recipes of hers that I am featuring.  First is her Strawberry Oat Squares – WOW! These look delicious. I intend to make these this week.  Angela I too was a Strawberry Nutrigrain junkie. 

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The second recipe of Angela’s that is AMAZING. I know because I made it for Thanksgiving. Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Buttercream – This bread is beyond amazing.  My Aunt and I read Angela’s blog and subconsciously created many dishes for Thanksgiving from her blog.  Thank you Angela for the delicious dishes!!  There was also much chatter about the fact that my Meat Eating family members were eating Vegan dishes!  To their surprise!  *High Five for Sneaky cooking*

The Edible Perspective

Ashley has yet again made me drool on my desk. Ashley made Red Lentil with Rice Soup.  Does this not look DROOL WORTHY!!

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I have to stop at the Bulk Barn this week and pick up some more lentils so that I can also indulge in this delightful soup.  Plus given that I have the flu soup is probably best.

Savvy Eats

Julie over at Savvy Eats has out done herself.  Fall/Autumn is by far my favourite season.  Julie has made Spicy Ginger Cookies.  I think these will be YUMMY!  Please try her cookies.!! I am going to make these over the week.

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Categories: Cooking, Healthy Cooking

Homemade Ice Tea

August 12, 2010 Leave a comment

I have to say I have been jealous of my best friends yummy homemade ice teas… She has been using herbal teas and other tummy teas.  Well I have decided with the scorching (well starting to scorch) heat (30*C) this week and its late May! Its going to be a warm summer.   Well I have decided to make my own iced tea drinks… I will be experimenting with some recipes I have found.

Traditional Summer Refreshment: Homemade Iced Tea

Make Your Own Iced Tea

Make your own! Citrus Iced Green Tea

Even going to try to make some Sun Tea.

I decided to try Traditional Summer Refreshment: Homemade Iced Tea first!! So I filled my kettle with 2 LTs of water and put 4 tea bags in the Jug.

Boiled water and poured over tea bags, and allowed to steep for 20 minutes and added about 3 tbs of brown sugar for some sweetness.

And the outcome proves to pass the Hunnie Test.

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Chickpea Salad

August 11, 2010 1 comment

This is my favourite summer salad!! Plus it is quick to make and simple!! You can modify it to your tastes as well!!

1/2 Cucumber Diced

1 Can Chickpeas (wash)

1 Can sliced Black Olives (I use a whole can because I love Black Olives)

2 oz Feta Cheese (Crumbled)

Combine above ingredients in a largish bowl.

Then mix in a separate bowl:

1 – 2 Cloves Garlic Minced

Couple leaves of Fresh Basil Chopped

Olive Oil and Apple Cider vinegar for the liquid *I eyeball sorry no measurement.

Mix both together and sit in fridge for 30 minutes to allow tastes to mix.  Best served (in my opinion) the next day!

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Overnight Oats Part Two

July 9, 2010 1 comment

So I tried again… made some more Overnight Oats (OO).  They were actually pretty good today.

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Sorry the picture is so dark.  I made the oats with:

1 Cup PC Blue Menu 5 Grain Cereal (Need to finish it)

2 Containers of Source Raspberry yoghurt *the little packs)

1/4 Cup 1% Milk

Splash of Chia Seeds

I also let it sit longer than 8 Hours!! It was YUMMY.  I might just get some plain yogurt the raspberry was a bit over powering.  I would really like to try some Greek Yogurt!

Categories: Cooking

Overnight Oats Part One

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So I gave it a shot!! This was testing the process of making overnight oats… I used (what we had in the cupboard) 5 grain Pc Blue Menu blend.  They are great cooked on the stove.  So last night I put 1/2 cup of 5 grain cereal in the bowl, 3/4 cup of milk and let it sit in the fridge.  Well I woke up to soaked cereal.  It was ok.  I through in some raisins, granola, peanut butter and honey. I did stir it up and dig in.  Although the texture was a bit Slimy and did not seem right.  I ate 80% of my bowl.

Here are some other bloggers who make over night oats:

Oh She Glows: Easy Vegan Overnight Oats

Ohh May: Vegan Overnight Oats

Happy Heart, Happy Mind: Oats, Oats, Wonderful Oats

In light of my first test… I am going to head back over to bulk barn today and pick up some regular oats and I am going to follow Oh She Glows idea and make some soft serve VOO.

Categories: Cooking