Vegan “Pantry” Pancakes – 3 ways

I love pancakes. The kids love them. The hubs loves them. They make fun, easy breakfasts — and sometimes even dinners too. They can be slathered in fruit, syrup, cream, icing sugar and chocolate sprinkles … or nothing but lemon and sugar. They can be frozen in bulk and re-heated in minutes. But usually pancakes contain eggs, which I can’t eat. So I’ve been experimenting with egg-free recipes. Some have been truly inedible from too much baking powder; others have required all kinds of weird and wonderful ingredients that I just don’t keep on hand. Eventually though, I found a […]

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Vegan Meringues

There’s been a few articles popping up in my news feed about how to make vegan meringues. At first, I thought it was a typo. Isn’t meringue egg white, sugar, and vanilla?  How could it be egg-less? Instead of egg whites, the vegan recipe uses the juice from chickpeas (sounds so appetizing, doesn’t it?). Someone’s even given this odd-smelling, yellow-y goop the pseudo-latin name aquafaba. I was pretty skeptical, but since I often make hummus for my kids, I thought rather than just dumping it down the drain, I’d give it a go. The recipe is deceptively simple: the juice from […]

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“So good I can’t believe it’s Vegan” Apple cranberry crumble

This year, our apple tree is already covered in fruit, so I’m looking for recipes to use all those little apples. I adapted this from a standard apple crumble recipe, using vegan margarine instead of butter. In lieu of the usual lemon juice and raisins, I used orange juice and cranberries for the filling. As you might be able to tell from the hubs’ not-so flattering name for it, it turned out pretty well, even if there’s no butter.   Recipe Filling 4-6 apples, peeled and cut into 1/4″ pieces 1/2 cup Orange juice 3 tbsp golden sugar 1 cup […]

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Old Bread and Shoe Sauce: a recipe

Most Fridays, we have dinner with the hubs’ parents. Along with the usual bottle of wine, dish of hummus, and exclamations of “you didn’t have to! So much work!”, they bring a loaf of Challah. It’s a fairly dense white bread made with eggs and is usually braided and glazed, so it’s something of a work of art. The kids love it, and as soon as they see it, they start ripping into the knots, smearing them with the hummus … and completely ruining their dinner. The only problem with fresh bread is that it only lasts so long — […]

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