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Chocolate Apple Browies: 2nd try

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    By McDonald, T.   |  Date 20th of May 2024 I have tried making these before, but something was not quite right.  Last time I used flax egg, which may have added too much moisture.  I concluded that next time I would use an egg replacement such as Orgran and leave it in the oven for just a bit longer.

Banana Fruit Loaf

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 13th of May 2024 This is a bit of a combination between a fruit loaf and banana bread.  I love this bread so much and make it all the time.  It is great at any time of day as a snack or even as a dessert. It is easy to make and keeps for a week or more in the fridge.

Strawberry Dessert Cake

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 6th of May 2024 This is a simple little cake made without oil for Pentecost. However, it is fine to have any time of the year.  It has a great texture and wonderful strawberry flavour.  Perfect for a little treat.

Chocolate Apple Brownies

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 29th of April 2024 Although I'm not a great chocolate fan, occasionally, I do like some brownies.  I also like apples, so when I found this recipe, I just had to give it a go.  The original used 2 eggs, which I have to change; thus, I went for flax egg.

Quinoa and Bulgar Wheat Salad

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 22nd of April 2024 A fresh zingy salad, which is great at this time of the year.  Easy to make and full of great nutrition this dish has lots of flavour from the lemon juice, onion and fresh mint. Plenty of fibre and vitamin C.

Vegan Egg Mayonnaise

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 15th of April 2024  I used to love a good egg mayonnaise sandwich at the weekend, but since being a vegan I have not had one.  Until now that is.  After looking around the internet for a bit, I found some recipes and altered them a little to suit my needs. This is the result and I'm well pleased!  The breakthrough was learning to use two types of tofu in order to mimic the yoke and egg white and that Indian black salt adds an eggy flavour! Notes Yes, you must use Indian black salt because that is what gives it the eggy flavour.  This salt has a pinkish grey colour when it is ground down.  Don't over do the salt.  Test it as you go. The silken tofu adds a different texture, mimicking the egg yolk.    Serves 5 – 6 people Time, 5 – 8 minutes. Ingredients  Silken tofu x 200 g Extra firm tofu x 200 g Indian black salt x 3/4 tsp turmeric x 1/2 tsp White pepper x 1/8 tsp Vegan Mayonnaise x 4 tbsp Spring onions x 3 Water crest to top your sandwich.  

Vegan Margherita Pizza

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 8th of April 2024 Very simple pizza for a quick midweek bit of fun. What I like about this pizza is the way it is light on the calories at less than 500 for the entire pizza. 

Black Bean Steak

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 2nd of April 2024 Fancy a vegan steak?  Ok, why not make your own? This is very easy and quick to make with lots of flavour, so why not give it a go?  The black beans contain a lot of protein and roughage.

Bounty Oats

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 15th of March 2024 If you need something sweet in the morning, this is it.  It has all the sweetness of a bounty bar but is in a bowl. Not exactly one of the healthiest breakfast oats, but definitely one of the tastiest!

Vegan Ginger Bread

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 18th of March 2024 You will never believe just how easy this cake bread is. So tasty, so moist and good! The preparation is mega quick because all you have to do is mix it all together and pour the batter in a loaf tin and it is ready to go in the oven. No yeast, so no proofing it is ready so fast and bakes in 45 minutes. The result is a sweet tasting cake that you can cut into slices and eat like bread. Notes Don't beat the batter or it will turn out tough after baking.   If you use Green Ginger Wine, be sure it is vegan.     Ingredients  Dry  300 g of self-raising flour 120 g of dark brown sugar 2 tsp of ground ginger   5 crystallised ginger cut into pieces 30 g of grated fresh ginger 1 tsp of ground cloves 1 tsp of mixed spice 1/4 tsp of salt 1 tsp of baking powder Wet 40 ml of vegetable oil  240 ml of water  150 g (about 4 tbsp) of plan or vanilla vegan yoghurt 50 ml of ginger wine 2 tbsp of dark syrup   Method Add all the dry ingredients to a