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Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

This is a delicious combination. It makes a great main meal lunch for two or salads for four people. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish, or even over rice as an entrée. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup hazelnuts 1 cup lentils 3 cups water 2-3 bay leaves pinch thyme 1 small [...]


Strawberry Apple Hand Pies

Strawberry Apple Hand Pies

Hand pies are so easy to make, and “handy” to have. There are many different fillings to make. This time we made a nice combination of apple and strawberries. Yield: 8 four inch hand pies Ingredients: for the dough: 2 cups AP flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup vegan margarine, cold [...]


Review: Apple and Roasted Parsnip Soup

Apple Parsnip Soup

We enjoyed a very nice soup today that we found at the site of Aussie Apples. This is a great winter soup. We kept it on the thick side as we wanted to serve it in wholegrain bread bowls made from hard rolls. We used our own home grown organic  apples and parsnips and a leek [...]


Review: Roast Parsley Root and Lady Apples

Root parsley

This is the first year we have grown parsley root in our garden and we are looking forward to growing more next season. It is an easy vegetable to grow. It’s rather like carrots in a way as it needs to be thinned out. It has a mild parsley like flavor and is very white, [...]


Red Cabbage Slaw with Orange Tahini Dressing

Red cabbage slaw with carrots, apples and walnuts

This colorful salad is delicious. We enjoyed it as a lunch, but it would be great at any meal, even special holiday meals. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 head red cabbage, thinly sliced 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1-2 medium carrots, peeled and julienned (cut as matchsticks) 1-2 organic apples, cored [...]


Caramel Apple Self-Saucing Pudding-Cake

Caramel Apple Self-Saucing Pudding

Self-saucing pudding cakes have always been a nice treat. We have enjoyed, the traditional lemon as well as chocolate. Today’s treat used fresh apples and created a light caramel sauce. This is a delicious recipe and easy to make. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 & 1/2 cups self-rising flour [...]


Celery Root Gnocchi with Apple Carrot Sauce

Celery root gnocchi with apple carrot sauce - Click here to license this photo from Stocksy

This is a delicious meal. It’s an amazing combination that we really enjoyed. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the gnocchi: 1 lb. potatoes, baked 1 lb. celery root, peeled, chopped and steamed 1/2 cup Ap flour 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt dash white pepper dash nutmeg 2 cups vegetable bouillon for the sauce: [...]


Parsnip, Leek and Apple Soup

Parsnip apple and leek soup - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

As the weather begins to cool, we enjoy more soups. This parsnip, leek and apple combination really tasted good today and we will enjoy it more often over the winter as our parsnips come into season. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large leeks, cleaned and white and light green parts sliced [...]


Vegan Pumpkin-Apple Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Pumpkin apple cake - Click here to license this image directly from us!

This is a really nice and simple cake to make. It only uses 1 cup of pumpkin puree and has 2 apples. The flavor is perfect for a lovely fall day. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the cake: 1/2 cup vegan margarine 1 & 1/2 cups sugar 2 egg replacements 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 medium [...]


Sweet Potato Apple Soup

Sweet Potato Apple Soup

This is a very tasty fall soup. It is slightly sweet yet tangy from the apples. The organic apple juice makes a big difference with the flavor and healthiness of the soup. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 2 leeks, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced 1 & 1/2 lb. sweet [...]


Belgian Endive, Apple, Pineapple and Walnut Salad

Belgian Endive, Apple, Pineapple and Walnut Salad

Belgian endive are now in season and we are looking forward to sharing a lot of new recipes with you. This tasty salad is very easy to make. The pineapple and apples offset the sometimes bitter flavor of the endive and all of the ingredients offer a great crunchiness. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 Belgian [...]


White Turnip and Apple Salad with Walnuts

White Turnip and Apple Salad with Walnuts

This is a great salad that we enjoyed last night. Turnips are a vegetable we have just discovered and have been enjoying, especially raw in salads. White turnips, also known as May turnips are seasonal both in the springtime, and in fall. We are looking forward to having more and growing our own. Serving Size: [...]


Beets Filled with a Carrot, Apple and Walnut Salad

Beets Filled with Carrot, Apple and Walnut Salad

This lovely salad tastes great. It would also make nice appetizers for a dinner party, or could be served at a buffet. Yield: 8 filled beets Ingredients: 8 medium beets 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 apples, peeled, coed and chopped 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/4 cup soy yogurt 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish pinch [...]


Vegan Parsnips, Apples, Red Cabbage and Candied Walnuts

Vegan Parsnips, Apples, Red Cabbage and Candied Walnuts

This colorful side dish really tastes great. It is a very nice way to serve winter vegetables. Servings: 4-6 (or 2 as a main meal) Ingredients: 4 medium large parsnips 2 splashes lemon juice 3 apples 2 cups red cabbage, shredded 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped 4 tablespoons vegan margarine 2 tablespoons brown sugar pinch taco [...]


Squash and Apple Pie Crisp

Squash and Apple Pie Crisp

As winter comes to an end and spring has not yet sprung, our choices for fresh treats become rather limited. We were pleased that we had made apple pie preserves in the fall using some of our apples, and that our red kuri squash are still overwintering well. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3-4 cups squash,  [...]


Beet, Parsnip and Apple Soup

Beet, Parsnip and Apple Soup

This is a delicious and colorful soup we enjoyed on a grey winter’s day. It would also make great soup shots for a party or as an appetizer. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 med. large beets, washed, peeled and chopped 2 large parsnips, washed, peeled and chopped 1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 [...]


Review: Chestnut, Celery Root and Apple Soup

Chestnut, Celery Root and Apple Soup

We really enjoyed a vegan adapted version of this tasty soup by Dorie Greenspan on Thanksgiving. What a lovely combination the celery root, chestnuts and apples make. We used vegetable bouillon to make the soup, and at the end soy cream. Otherwise, it was made according to the recipe. It’s a filling hearty soup with [...]


Red Cabbage Stamppot

Red Cabbage Stamppot

A stamppot (mash pot) like this is a traditional Dutch fall and winter dish. It makes a very useful and tasty side dish for many main meals. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 pounds potatoes 1 medium small red  cabbage 1 small red onion 2 apples 2 tablespoons oil 2 bay leaves dash cinnamon [...]


Vegan Apple Oat Scones with Cinnamon Glaze

Vegan Apple Oat Scones with Cinnamon Glaze

These are lovely scones, not too sweet, but the glaze covers for that. They make a great Sunday morning breakfast or mid-afternoon treat. Yield: 6 scones Ingredients: 3/4 cup AP flour 2/3 cup oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 cup brown sugar 6 tablespoons vegan margarine 1/4 teaspoon [...]


German Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce

German Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce

This is a traditional German recipe with apple sauce that is enjoyed especially in fall and over the winter months. For the apple sauce we used our own apples from the garden. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb. potatoes 1 small onion 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons flour 1 egg replacement pepper and nutmeg to [...]


Best of Fall Salad

Best of Fall Salad

We have recently discovered how nice black skinned radishes are. We are thrilled to be growing them as a fall crop in the garden. This salad is great. We really enjoyed it last night. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 large black radishes, peed and grated or shredded 2 large carrots, peeled and grated or shredded [...]


Review: Raw Red Pepper Curry Soup

Raw Red Pepper Curry Soup

Now that the temperatures have warmed up, we want to enjoy more raw meals. Today we had this raw soup with our lunch. It was delicious, full of tasty vegetables and sweetened with an apple. Carmella, at the Sunny Raw Kitchen blog is an amazing raw “cook”. Her recipes are always very tasty and the [...]


Pea Burgers with Apple Chutney

Pea Burgers with Apple Chutney

We really enjoyed these for our lunch today. They taste especially nice with the apple chutney. Yield: 8-9 burgers Ingredients: for the pea burgers: 2 cups fresh peas, blanched 3 spring onions, white and green parts sliced 10-12 fresh mint leaves 2 medium small potatoes, peeled and cooked 2 egg replacements 1/4 cup dried bread [...]


Vegan Almond Apple Flowers

Vegan Almond Apple Flowers

These were heavenly. We’re going to have them again this weekend. I know this doesn’t seem like apple time. In fact most of the apple trees are just beginning to bloom. But, there are a few sorts of apples that one can “over-winter”. They hold well if kept in a cool place. It is time [...]