Category: Appetizers

Accidentally Vegan Foods Canada

Label reading is important when vegan here are the things you want to look out for…   May contain milk does NOT mean it contains milk. A great indication that it is not vegan and always the first thing I check on a label is if it contains Cholesterol.  if it contains cholesterol it is not vegan....
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My Favorite Vegan Hashtags ###

When I started using Instagram about 1 year ago I had no idea what a hashtag was for… I know I guess I’m getting old and out of touch. Since then I have realized how important the hashtag is on Instagram to help your pictures get noticed here are my favorite ones.  Feel free to copy...
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Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate Hummus . Ingredients: 1 Can chickpeas (also known as hummus in Arabic) drained and rinsed  1/4 Cup maple syrup 1/4 Cup cacao powder 2 Tablespoons vegan vanilla almond coffee creamer (I used silk) any plant-based milks work! Direction: Blend until smooth. Optional sprinkle with shredded coconut and cacao nibs.     In the summer...
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Plantain chips with sundried-tomato, almond based cream cheese.

Plantain chips with sundried-tomato vegan almond based cream cheese. This is a very simple vegan cheese that goes great on anything, from bagel and cream cheese to plantain chips. add a bit more almond milk and make a great chip dip. When you need a quick summer snack this is another great one to add to your...
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Beet Tartare

This Beet Tartare is so easy to make and looks so fancy.  With the orange balsamic reduction giving it a beautiful sweet and tangy flavor even a person with beet hostility will enjoy.   Ingredients:   2 Large boiled beets (skin removed) 1/4 Cup balsamic orange reduction (1/2 Cup balsamic 2 Tablespoons orange juice 1 Teaspoon orange...
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White Bean Dip

This is a simple dip, very similar to hummus but with cannellini or white beans rather than chickpeas, it also has ground cumin that gives an excellent flavor. Ingredients: 1 Can Cannellini beans (drained and rinsed) Juice from 1 1/2 lemons 1/4 Cup olive oil 1 Tablespoons Tahini 1/4 Teaspoon ground cumin Directions: In food...
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Lentil Tartare (fancy lentil paté)

Ingredients:   2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Medium red onion, chopped 5 Large white mushrooms, chopped 1/2 Teaspoon dry thyme 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder 1 Teaspoon dry sage 1/4 Teaspoon dry rosemary 1 Teaspoon chickenless soup mix (yellow) 1/4 Cup raw walnuts 1 Can brown lentils (drained and rinsed) Salt and pepper to taste  ...
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Spicy Chili Lime Baked Tortilla Chips

Ingredients: 8 Corn tortillas (I used maizteca) 1/4 Cup light tasting oil Juice 1 lime 1/8 Teaspoon salt 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder 1/2 Teaspoon chili flakes   Directions: Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl mix all ingredients (not tortillas). With a pastry brush, brush oil...
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Black Bean Dip

Ingredients: 1 Can black beans drained and rinsed Zest from 1/2 lime Juice of 1 lime 1/2 Teaspoon cumin Salt to taste 2 Tablespoons light tasting oil 1 Green onion chopped 1/8 Cup tri-colored peppers (any color will work great) Directions: Add black beans, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, salt and oil to your blender...
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Oven Roasted Cauliflower 

Ingredients: 1 Head cauliflower chopped  2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 Teaspoon Montreal steak spice 1 Teaspoon vegetable spice Salt and pepper  Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread cauliflower florets out evenly on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil. Add spices. Toss around to better coat with oil and spices. Cook for 25...
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