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Vegan bucatini with soy curls, fresh tomatoes, and basil

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  A couple months ago I moved from Vancouver to Ottawa. I will save the story for another post. After staying in a hotel for over a month I am finally in my own apartment. I am still getting settled but I was ready to cook a meal.  The area I moved to has everything in walking distance. The neighbourhood has so many good restaurants, shops, and cafes. The area also has a farmers market where I purchased the amazing looking basil and tomato’s. The olive oil is from a specialty oil store. The bottle I bought was from a brand new batch that was delivered today. The vegan cashew cheese was from a vegan festival that was held a few days ago. I bought these ingredients because I wanted to make pasta. I used to use my always pan often when I was in Vancouver I gave it to my aunt before moving. I bought a new set of the always pot and pan. When I only had the pan I always wished I had the pot for cooking pasta. My mom had given me some bucatini that she hadn’t used and I had some soy curls in

October 30, 2017 Healthy Flourless Vegan Fudge Brownies, Facebook recipe #3

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The link to the original recipe no longer works; however it is from Big Man's World healthy flourless Fudge Brownies. The link for the original video is on livingvancouverloca's facebook page which can be found here  https://www.facebook.com/livingvancouverloca/ . I could only watch the video and not find the original recipe so this is not an exact recipe; however it turned out okay. There are only 5 ingredients and my version is vegan since I used vegan chocolate chips  sweet potato, cocoa powder, almond butter for the brownies. My friend gave me the giant potato and I steamed it but not long enough.  The original recipe says to heat the nut butter but I don't have a microwave so I decided that I could mash the potato and mix the butter in the blender of my magic bullet. It didn't work very well and I had to add water to mix it a little.  In the end I came out with a decent looking batter. The original recipe calls for cooking at 350 for 25 minutes. I

October 23, 2017 Facebook recipe #2 dole whip soft serve clone using only 3 ingredients

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I am still trying out recipes I have previously shared on Facebook this one is so simply and yummy. The original recipe link can be found here https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/pineapple-soft-serve. I substituted mango for pineapple because I like mango better plus its what I had in the freezer. All that is needed is some frozen mango or pineapple, a frozen banana, and coconut milk. These are all things I always have around and its a great dessert that is a little healthier.  I blended in the magic bullet and I did have to switch blades as I originally used the whipping blade which couldn't break up the frozen mango. Just a couple of switches of the blades and it turned out great and I put some in the freezer for later. This is really delicious, healthy, and easy I will make it again.

October 16, 2017Attempting to make recipes shared on facebook delish how to make stuffed eggplant parmesan

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I know its been awhile and in another post in the future I will give the life update for the last few months. Since I haven't cooked in awhile I thought it would be fun to try making some of the recipes I have shared on facebook in the past but have never attempted to make before. The first dish is is from delish How to make stuffed eggplant parmesan and the link is here Full recipe:  http://dlsh.it/vePxgK0 I bought the eggplant a long time ago so I only salvaged around half of it also missing olive oil - substituted coconut oil cherry tomatoes - substituted tomatoes that have also been around awhile oregano - substituted basil and herbamare (free from social nature an herbed salt) missing - breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil The video starts with scooping out the center of the eggplant I just cut what I could salvage into chunks.  Then sauté the onions in olive oil I used coconut oil and used a bit less onion for my taste