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Vegan Grilled Cheese and Dill Pickle Soup

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I have a lot of pickles in my fridge and someone on Instagram had mentioned dill pickle soup. I thought it sounded interesting but I didn’t look up a recipe.  I was using things I had in my house as I  haven’t gone grocery shopping for awhile. I added vegan butter, half an onion, 1 potato, a few pickles, and lots of spices to the soup maker. I used curry powder, dried parsley, smoked paprika, mushroom seasoning, salt and pepper. I turned the soup maker on and went to do a workout. The soup maker is still my favourite gadget.  I am always amazed by how good things turn out in the soup maker. I will make this soup again but I will use more vegetables next time to get a creamier texture.  I found this really good applewood vegan cheddar block from the UK at Save-On-Foods on sale for $8.99. I thought it was expensive when I bought  but the block lasted a long time and it melts great the best melting vegan cheese I have tried so far. You can see the cheese here on my second Instagram accoun

Vegan Mayonnaise airfryer bread

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I was curious if vegan mayo is good for baking so time for some experiments. I am not a baker and do not measure ingredients I like to experiment. This turned out amazing I have already made it twice slightly different method. Method one came out pastry like and method 2 was more like deep dish pizza crust. Both were excellent.  I don’t measure ingredients but I’ll try to give you a recipe.  Method 1: ingredients vegan mayo, flour, olive oil Add 1 tablespoon of yeast and vegan mayo to 1/2 cup tap water in a bowl mix with spoon. Add 2 cups of flour and mix with hands keep adding flour until consistency looks like this Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature. I put mine inside the Instant pot. After a few hours it will look like this. This is a fun dough to play with it doesn’t fall apart easily. Add a little olive oil before shaping the dough.  I tried cooking some but it was better after being in the fridge overnight.  After letting it sit in the fridge overnight I stuf

Day Trip to Harrison Hot Springs

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I have rarely left the city where I lived for the last 7 months as we are in a pandemic. This is a day trip to Harrison Hot Springs which is a little less than a 2 hour drive from where I live.  Video on YouTube  Thankfully I live in an area that has low virus cases and local travel is allowed. My mom and I both have not left our houses for more than a few hours a day and were concerned that we would run into issues of needing a bathroom. When I was younger we would often spend a few days in Harrison so we know the area. The resort is very nice but we currently wanted a place to go for a few hours. It’s almost the end of summer and although I live in a beautiful city it’s nice to go to somewhere less city like.  We decided to leave at 1100 so that we would have a few hours of daylight. Our intention was to go for the drive, have lunch, walk near the lake and come home. We were not sure if the hotel and restaurants would be open due to Covid restrictions and knew the public pool was clo