Monday, December 26, 2011

Caesar Salad Dressing (recipe)

Just made this and it's lovely. I'm going to try some variations of this, but this one came out so nicely, I thought I'd post it for now. Caesar salad usually contains eggs and dairy. This one contains nutritional yeast, which converts into glutamates, so use sparingly if you are sensitive to glutamates.

Caesar Salad Dressing

6-7 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 Cup water
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (can use also safflower or sunflower oils)
2-3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional, it tastes okay without it)
1/2 Cup raw cashews
2 teaspoons (Annie's or other safe) dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sea salt (or a bit more kosher salt)
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Use a blender or food processor. Start by adding the lemon juice, water and oil. Blend/process until well emulsified. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend/process until extremely smooth, scraping down the edges once or twice during the process. Adjust your seasonings if necessary and blend/process again. The nuts will thicken this mixture as it sits in your fridge. This made enough to fill a 16 oz honey jar.


© 2012, Miriam Mason

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dumplings! (link/replacement)

Ohh, did these work out well! They did not fall apart at all in the soup if cooked as instructed. REPLACE soy milk, with coconut milk or almond milk. Leave the chives OUT.

Wonderful Stew Dumplings Recipe


Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is a yummy sauce for any meat dish. We like it over roasted chicken legs or thighs, over ground beef or ground turkey. It works well over vegetables, too. It's simple and fast and sulfur-free.

1 can tomato sauce
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch mixed in 1/4 Cup water
1/4-1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Whisk all ingredients together cold and then continue whisking over medium heat until the mixture is thickened.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gooey Caramel Upside Down Cake (Link)

I have recipes to post but seem to find it easier to post links at this stage of life. I hope to be more attendant to the recipes individually. I am making this one right now, using coconut milk in place of soy milk, and apricots in place of peaches (I have home canned ones, so it seemed a yummy alternative):

Another great one for the books, it looks like. :)


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pumpkin Pudding Inside a Sugar Pumpkin (Link)

Another hit and run post, but a worthy one. Constipation is a real problem for many of us with a mercury body burden and pumpkin is exceptionally good at helping things move beautifully. This idea is based on one a friend of mine did for an autumn gathering, but her's had eggs. This doesn't need eggs, and use full fat coconut milk for the vegan milk.

Only add a little extra milk, and hollow out a medium sugar pumpkin, poke holes in the inside of the pumpkin (make sure you don't poke all the way through, so no leaking). Pour the mixture into the sugar pumpkin and follow instructions until the pudding is exactly where you like it in thickness. The pudding will have soaked into the fork holes in the sugar pumpkin and cooked it, too.

This is a feast for your bowels. Get ready to move... ;) And to enjoy! :)


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fluffy Pancake Recipe (#2) (Link/Replacement)

This is a hit and run post. Found this incredibly fluffy yummy different type of pancake recipe and it's delicious. Substitute coconut milk for the regular milk. I also replaced the all-purpose flour with whole wheat white, a bit more nutritious there. I could eat an entire pile of these, all day long. :) Hope you like them, too.