Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

What you will need:
  • One 9" pie crust. (unfrozen)
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree or one can pumpkin (14-16oz)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Main Supplies:
  •  Mixing bowl
  • Whisk

Lets make pie:
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl one at a time. 
  3. Whisk until you have a smooth and even semi thick consistency. (1)
  4. Slowly pour pumpkin into pie shell and even out as you go. (2 & 2a)
  5. Bake on 425 for 10 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 45 minutes. 
  7. Let cool on cooling rack. 
  8. Refrigerate covered until ready to use.



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Twisted Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Twisted Roasted Brussel Sprouts

These little guys are loaded with vitamin A & C, folic acid, and fiber. They also protect against colon cancer. Autumn is their season and will stand out at your farmers market. The twist, add the worm flavor of parsley, and taste how it perks up the brussels in your vegan gut.

What you will need: 
  • 1 lb fresh brussel sprouts
  • Half bulb of garlic, cut into fourths
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • One teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • Half tablespoon black pepper
  • Quarter teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

 Main Supplies:
  • Mixing Bowl 
  • 2-Quart Casserole Dish with *lid
*If you don't have a lid, use foil. 

1. Preheat oven to 350 f.

2. Getting the brussel sprouts ready:

1. Wash and pat dry brussel sprouts.
2. Cut and discard bottom stem removing any discolored or *loose outer leaves. (1)
3. Cut each brussel sprout into half, long way. (2)
4. Place all cut brussel sprouts into mixing bowl.
5. Add: garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, black pepper, and salt.
6. Stir well until evenly coated, set aside. (3)
7. Add water to bottom of casserole dish.
8. Add parsley to water without mixing. (4)
9. Add brussel sprouts to casserole dish without mixing, cover.





*Save loose leaves for soup or stir fry.

3. Roasting:

1. Let roast for 25 minutes, covered.
2. Give brussel sprout a good stir mixing parsley and water into the mix, cook for another 20 minutes uncovered. 
3. Stir once again.