Nov 16 2014

Vegan Kitchen Hack: How to Make Flax Seed "Eggs"

AN EASY EGG SUBSTITUTE for baking

by: Nicole MacPherson

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In baked goods, eggs are used as a binder, emulsifier, and a thickening agent. But what do you do if you are unable to eat eggs? Flax "eggs" are a great substitute for the real thing and they are very simple to make. Use one flax "egg" as a one-for-one substitute for recipes that call for up to three eggs. Flax "eggs" (flegs?) work particularly well in loaves, cookies, and cakes. If you find that your baked good is not rising as much with a flax "egg," increase the amount of baking powder in the recipe by 1/2 teaspoon.  

Nov 13 2014

Easiest Elegant Side Salad Recipe

This salad IS MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

by: Nicole MacPherson

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There's nothing like a good, simple side salad to complement a dinner party or a big family supper. To me, the best salads are a perfect combination of crunchy, salty, sweet, and zesty - and if they can be thrown together in mere minutes, then all the better!

Nov 10 2014

How to Freeze Fruit and Vegetables

PRESERVE YOUR FAVOURITE FRUIT AND VEGGIES FROM A-Z

by: Nicole MacPherson

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I have a confession to make: up until about nine months ago, I had lived my entire adult life without a deep freezer. Oh sure, I had a freezer compartment on my fridge, and there was a tiny, beer fridge-sized freezer in my basement, but no full-size deep freezer. That meant that with the amount of baking and cooking I do, just putting away groceries was like playing Tetris, but with colder hands and more frustration.

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Nicole loves food!  She loves cooking, baking, grocery shopping, and just wearing her apron that sports a cupcake motif.  For the most part she avoids processed and packaged foods and loves to create recipes based on her craving-of-the-day. Nicole is a longtime vegetarian (sometimes vegan) who lives in Calgary with her husband, two sons, and a male dog.  Her testosterone-infused house is one full of meat-lovers, and she ties on that cupcake apron to incorporate her family’s love of meat into her own meatless meals. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be simple and delicious — and can easily be adapted for those who are on Team Carnivore.   

Join Nicole as she divulges tips and tricks for creating meals, snacks, and desserts that appeal to the whole family, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. 

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