A tourtière is a traditional French Canadian double crusted meat pie, that’s seasoned with Fall inspired spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s typically made with pork, but this recipe uses puy lentils. Ground walnuts are added in to make it more ground meat like. I haven't tried this yet, but it looks so good! It holds together just like a meat pie should. It’s flavourful enough on it’s own but a little gravy never hurts either.
Cherry Cheesecake Bites!! What a great idea! Plump and sweet Cherries, coated in rich and thick cheesecake-ish heaven..and then dusted with Graham Cracker crumbs!! You can use jarred cherries if you like or strawberries or any fruit of choice! It only takes about 10 minutes to create one of the most amazing and out of this Universe, sweet little fruity bites EVER! If you like Cherry Cheesecake, if you like quick and easy-to-eat snacks, you’ll totally adore these interactive and delicious gems..seriously! Prep time is approximate, depending on how many of these little luscious bites you make. To make this vegan, use vegan cream cheese. From Oh Bite It.
Lefse, Norwegian potato crepes, are popular in North Dakota, particularly during the winter holiday season. The thin, delicate flatbreads are cooked in a skillet until lightly browned, spread with butter and sugar and then rolled into a thin tube. Good thing one recipe makes nearly 30 crepes; they'll go quickly! Around 1870 many European immigrants from Norway settled in North Dakota's northeastern corner, especially near the Red River. They are famous for their lefse. Icelanders also arrived from Canada. From the Cooking Channel.
This is the go-to dish on super busy activity laden nights. No one gets tired of it and with a salad and smoothie you have a complete and nutritionally well-rounded meal. Scale this recipe up as needed. Adjust measurements to taste. Adapted from foodie with family.
These powdered sugar-dusted lime and lemon bars are begging to be brought to your next spring potluck. Their irresistible citrus flavor and cute lemon and lime peel garnish means they're sure to be the hit of the buffet table. From Better Homes & Gardens.
Rich and decadent, and look adorable when set. Let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving to allow the chocolate to slightly soften. Makes 9 mini cups.
Adapted from Olives for Dinner, a great vegan blog.
The onions caramelize while the potatoes are cooking and when you turn them out of the pan they are gorgeous on the plate.
The flavor combination is really heavenly. It's a great side dish or accompaniment for steak and roasts. From Hizzoner's Deli. Enjoy!
By way of Martha Stewart, this is a delicious and pretty bread. The aroma while cooking will make you happy, and hungry! There is about a 3 hour rising time. Found on Pinterest posted by The Diva Dish.
Blended almonds, cashews and nutritional yeast flakes create a velvety texture and taste that closely resembles that of real cheddar. Taste better than the real thing. Even better, it's free of isolated soy protein. The cheeze will have to chill at least 5 hours, so plan to make ahead. From My Vegan Cookbook.
This recipe intrigues me! A thick and creamy hot cocoa with a thick frothy foam on top, mimicking melted marshmallows. You will see a frothy foam form on top as you are mixing it.
I recommend that you use Thai Kitchen's Pure Coconut Milk. It has no chemical additives or preservatives like some other brands.
Placed here for safekeeping. From My Vegan Cookbook.
I haven't eaten ham in many years. I've been trying out seitan recipes and this looks so good. Here's what the blog says. "The texture is perfection. It's just the right amount of chewy without being tough. It's tender without being too soft and so moist. And most importantly it's bursting with ham-like flavor." From My Vegan Cookbook, and found on Pinterest. I haven't made this yet but looking forward to making it. Putting here for safekeeping.
Try sprouting chickpeas, then making hummus! Lots more nutrition and it tastes good too! Instructions for sprouting are included. Prep time does not include the sprouting. So plan to sprout 2-4 days before making recipe. Recipe for hummus from Meghan Pearson,Culinary Nutrition Expert and posted on Huffpost Living, Canada.
Here's a fun breakfast you can make. Pancakes, poured into muffin cups, baked and filled with strawberry sauce or your favorite topping. Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen. Other toppings may include your favorite jam, cream cheese and honey, nutella, maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, etc.
Classic soft and chewy oatmeal cookies with a hint of coffee and cream. The cream component is white chocolate chips. Who knew?! From Bake Your Day. The original recipe called for all white chocolate chips, I have taken the liberty to use half white and half dark chocolate. If you have a food scale, measure the sugars for accuracy.
With potatoes, carrots, celery, shredded cheese and a spicy buffalo sauce! Who needs the meat? From Bake Your Day. Yum! Cut the potatoes and carrots about the same size so they cook evenly. Feel free to use other vegetables.