20 min Hot Apple Cider

Most hot apple cider recipes call for long simmering of apple juice and whole spices, but this shortcut in time is no short cut in flavour! See it on youtube here- https://youtu.be/_GBYxipmq8k Between you, me and the apple tree, a shot of whiskey in a mug of hot apple cider is an excellent adult upgrade.   Hot Apple Cider 4 servings 1 litre/1quart apple juice- preferably unfiltered pure apple juice, but use whatever you can get 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground cardamom 1/8 tsp powdered ginger pinch of ground cloves Heat juice with spices in a pot on medium … Continue reading 20 min Hot Apple Cider

Plant Based Roast Vegetable Curry

Even though we enjoy ourselves some good meat and dairy, we’ve got family members who choose not to eat those things, and I still want to wow their socks off when I feed them! This is a great simple meal to make and the flavour added by roasting the vegetables is fantastic. Adapted from I heart Umami’s recipe here- See me make it on youtube here- https://youtu.be/DRZzcfI6BXE   8 cups mixed cut up vegetables such as but not limited to – fresh or frozen; peppers, eggplants, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, zuchinni and cabbage 1/4 c olive oil 1 teaspoon … Continue reading Plant Based Roast Vegetable Curry

Dehydrator Kale Chips

I use my excalibur dehydrator which dries things very evenly and quickly, if you have another one, you may need to swap around trays, or lay it out a little thinner, or it may need to go a bit longer. (this is my dehydrator- https://amzn.to/34FkK6B ) See it on youtube here- https://youtu.be/-CfhswTdGIo If you’ve never had nutritional yeast before…give it a chance! Its got a different flavour that’s really quite “more-ish” as my Grandma would say. Its jam packed with B vitamins which makes it a great “food as medicine” to consume! My husband doesn’t love it on popcorn but … Continue reading Dehydrator Kale Chips

Sausage Rolls from Scratch

Puff Pastry Recipe here- https://teamschat.wordpress.com/2019/08/20/short-cut-puff-pastry/ Puff Pastry Video here- https://youtu.be/X6O6zqEBtq8 Sausage Roll video here- https://youtu.be/TirhfqooEo8   1 pound sausage of your choice 1/4 cup bread crumbs or oats 1 tsp mustard 1 pound puff pastry (defrosted if from freezer) 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water   Preheat oven to 425F If sausage is in casing, remove from casings into a bowl. Add bread crumbs and mustard. Roll out puff pastry until 1/4″ thick rectangle roughly 12″ by 18″. Cut it in half to have 2 6″ by 18″ strips. Divide the meat in half and make a log down … Continue reading Sausage Rolls from Scratch

Short Cut Puff Pastry

See the video on how its made here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6O6zqEBtq8 4 cups white flour 2 tsp salt 18 ounces cold butter 1 cup cold water   Combine flour and salt. Grate butter with a cheese grater and toss into flour with your hands until well combined. Add water in and stir with a fork, adding more water to make it come together if needed. Transfer onto your counter and gently knead a few times to make it come together. Divide into three equal pieces whether by weighing or by sight. They should be about 1 pound each. Take one ball and … Continue reading Short Cut Puff Pastry