Friday, September 23, 2011

Raspberry Lime Muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 lime, zested
3/4 cup turbinado sugar
1 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1/3 cup canola oil
2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin tin. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and lime zest.

2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, milk, oil, lime juice, and vinegar. Mix well. Add to flour mixture. Stir until just blended.

3. Gently fold in raspberries. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into muffins comes out clean.

4. Remove from oven. Let sit for 10 minutes. Remove muffins from tin and cool on a wire rack.

Serves: 12, Preparation time: 30 minutes

Taco or Burrito Filling


1 pound burger-style crumbles or broken up patties
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 cup water


1. Using a large skillet, stir fry the crumbled meat substitute in the oil until browned.

2. Mash beans. When the meat is done, put the tomato paste, taco seasoning, mashed beans, and water into the skillet and stir until mixed.

3. Cover and let simmer on low heat until it bubbles. Use as a filling for tacos or burritos, or alone as dip.

Serves: 6, Preparation time: 30 min

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vegan Spicy Chilli

Vegan Spicy Chili


2 (15 ounce) cans dark kidney beans
2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans
2 (15 ounce) cans chili beans
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
1-2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers, minced (I use pickled)
2 tablespoons jalapeno juice
1/2 cup lentils, optional
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon mild chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


1. Place all the ingredients in crockpot.

2. Cook 6-8 hours on low.

I like to get mine ready in the morning and let it cook all day on low. When I come home, its ready! Cornbread is a must with this. Be careful, this can be very spicy! You may want to adjust the amount of jalapeno juice.

Serves: 6-8, Preparation time: 8 hours