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    Vegan dad Cory Warren is a husband, vegan dad and podcast host who creates plant-based meal plans. His quick and easy vegan meals help make a plant-based diet for kids simple! Lean Green DAD, provides easy plant-based meals for anyone looking to fuel their plant-based family!
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08 April 2020

Baking Blogs
  • Soft & Fluffy Homemade White Bread Rolls
    08 April 2020

    Our soft and fluffy homemade white bread rolls made with yeast are so simple to whip together – all you need is a mixing bowl and a few basic ingredients.  You can’t beat homemade bread, rolls and scrolls… and these white bread rolls are the softest and fluffiest rolls ever! Serve them with your favourite […]

    The post Soft & Fluffy Homemade White Bread Rolls appeared first on Bake Play Smile.

  • Easy No-Bake Granola Bars
    08 April 2020

    How are you doing? I find myself oscillating between hope and frustration. I look at the news, and promptly crave a distraction. I’ve always hoped that this website serves as a helpful resource. If it provides a ray of sunshine or a healthy escape, even better.

    Today, I offer you my go-to recipe for granola bars. These bars are delicious and easy to make with basic pantry ingredients. They can pass as a quick breakfast, and they make a perfect snack.

    These granola bars have spared me from some hangry moments lately. They’re satisfying, just sweet enough, and stick with me for a few hours. Granola bars to the rescue!

    I’ve finally found some ingredients to work with, so I’ll be back with more recipes soon. Please let me know what you’re looking for, and I’ll try to come up with something good.

    The post Easy No-Bake Granola Bars appeared first on Cookie and Kate.

  • 40 easy recipes you can make with canned chickpeas
    08 April 2020

    Pantry cooking got you in a slump? These 40 Quick and Easy Canned CHICKPEA Recipes are sure to inspire you, with delicious dishes covering everything from salad to dessert. Hi friends and happy Wednesday! How is everyone doing so far with the social distancing and house arrest? 😉 I am sure we are all getting to...

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    The post 40 easy recipes you can make with canned chickpeas appeared first on The Baking Fairy.

  • 5 Top Bakeries in Amsterdam
    08 April 2020

    While there’s no shortage of first-class bakkerijen in Amsterdam, these renowned bakeries made the top of our must-visit list.

    1. Confectionery Lanskroon

    A taste of this bakery’s giant stroopwafels is enough to see why it’s one of the oldest continuously operating bakeries in Amsterdam. For the last 110 years, Lanskroon has been serving up homey Dutch treats like butter cookies, rustic apple cake, and lattice pies, but you’ll never go wrong with their plate-sized stroopwafels. When you go, take a cue from the locals by ordering a steaming cup of coffee and placing your stroopwafel over the lip of the mug to warm the caramel filling.

    2. Ugga

    Nestled in the heart of Amsterdam’s cosmopolitan De Pijp neighborhood, Ugga is a laid-back neighborhood bakery specializing in Israeli fare. The pastry case is stocked with pillowy challah, tender rugelach, and chewy Israeli bagels, but the babkas are what draw locals in from across the city. It’s no understatement that owner Adva Rachamim is a true babka boss. You’ll find the classic poppy seed-filled babka as well as creative spins on this twisted loaf, like halva and chocolate chip, walnut, and white chocolate raspberry.

    3. Van Stapele Koekmakerÿ

    Known for having the best cookie in Amsterdam, Van Stapele specializes in one thing and one thing only: dark chocolate cookies filled with melted white chocolate. With crisp outer edges, a chewy interior, and an indulgent white chocolate center, it’s no wonder these cookies sell out before the day is done. Come rain or shine, locals line up outside the shop, extending around the corner of the street for a taste of these decadent cookies. If you’re after that warm-from-the-oven cookie experience, have no fear. A new batch is pulled from the oven every 10 minutes to ensure that each customer gets that soul-warming feeling that can only come from a fresh-baked cookie.

    4. Winkle 43

    It’s impossible to talk about Amsterdam’s baking culture without mentioning this restaurant’s world-famous appeltaart. Made of a chewy sugar cookie dough layered over cinnamon-coated apple chunks and served with a generous helping of homemade whipped cream, Winkel’s appeltaart encapsulates all that Dutch baking is: comforting, homey, and unbelievably satisfying. After you’ve taken a stroll through the bustling market adjacent to Winkel, stop by for a relaxed lunch finished by a slice of appeltaart. You may have to wait in line, but this treat is well worth it!

    5. Van Wonderen Stroopwafels

    Boasting a counter full of colorful stroopwafels as far as the eye can see, Van Wonderen is an ode to the Dutch icon. Whereas traditional stroopwafel makers craft theirs without any toppings, Van Wonderen dips its stroopwafels in chocolate to allow for a huge selection of toppings to stick to the cookie, from M&M’s to speculaas crumbles and chocolate shavings. The best part about Van Wonderen is that the toppings can be mixed and matched on a made-to-order stroopwafel, which means you double down on deliciousness from having the toppings you’re craving on still-warm treats packed with gooey caramel.

    The post 5 Top Bakeries in Amsterdam appeared first on Bake from Scratch.

  • Way Back Wednesday: April 8, 2020
    08 April 2020
    How are you guys doing this week? Hanging in there? Let's take a peek back in the archives for some inspiration.

    As always, click the recipe titles to go to the post.

    From 2019, Jamaican Beef Patties

    Not only is the color glorious and the filling delish, these can be frozen and popped into the oven straight from the freezer. Make a batch, then surprise yourself when digging through the freezer next month!

    From 2019, Unicorn Easter Egg Cookies

    Easter is SUNDAY! What??? Don't want to get fancy with the unicorns? Just make the eggs! The color and sprinkle possibilities are endless. Oh! And if you don't have meringue powder, don't worry. Here's how to make royal icing without meringue powder.

    From 2015, Peeps Show S'Mores Bars

    In my world, this is really the only good application for Peeps. Melted in a s'more-inspired bar. You never knew Peeps could taste this good.

    From 2011, Bird's Nest Cupcakes with Specked Egg Cookie Toppers
    This is one of my all-time favorites, and I PROMISE they're so easy to make. That cake mix that's in your pantry? Here's where to use it.

    Are you all baking for Easter?
  • Out Like a Lamb: Lambs Poetry
    08 April 2020
    Monthly Poetry Group in our infinite wisdom,
    for April, a theme we chose.
    Mine's not to reason why, just to do or die,
    Meaning talk about lambs in prose.

    Out Like a Lamb

    "In like a lion, out like a lamb,"
    a phrase that we all know.
    Evokes gentleness of that lamb,
    when we've all had it with snow. 

    "Innocent as a lamb," is
    something else we tend to say.
    When honesty is the personal trait
    we're choosing to convey. 

    And two shakes of that lamb's tail,
    means something done real fast.
    Willing to stop and do a thing,
    when, the first time, we're asked.

    "Gentle as a lamb," conveys
    the ability to be tender.
    A complement to any and all, 
    no matter what your gender.

    "As quiet as a lamb" is something
    all we mamas pray for.
    That our kids show discontent,
    somewhat under the decibel of a roar.

    Yet another saying of lambs,
    is that they're mild and meek.
    A lesson we often need to learn,
    including in the way we speak.

    On the subject of lambs, I admit,
    these traits aren't my first thought.
    Guess I'm the black sheep of the family,
    my tastes are more . . . store bought.

    I may be forced to go on the lam,
    when I tell my truth to ye.
    Mention lamb and what comes to mind?  
    Seasoned chops on the grill for me. 

    Don't forget the side dish:

    Smoky Slaw 

    Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from some of my friends:
    Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Wooly Bully.

    Smoky Slaw

    2 1/2 cups green cabbage, shredded
    1/4 cup carrots, shredded
    1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
    1/4 cup chopped carrots
    2 sliced green onions
    1/2 red pepper, chopped
    1/4 cup smoked bacon bits
    1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
    3 TBSP red wine vinegar
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp pepper

    *Put the green cabbage, shredded carrots, red cabbage, chopped carrots, green onions, red pepper and bacon bits in a bowl.
    *Whisk together the Thousand Island dressing, red wine vinegar, cumin and pepper, then pour over the vegetables.
    *Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, stirring now and then.
  • 8 Ways to Keep Busy Right Now
    08 April 2020

    Are you stuck at home wanting something to do that’s not just binge Netflix? Are your kids bored and needing something to do? Driving you crazy?

    I have 8 ways to keep busy right now, new things to learn, try and do that will keep your mind occupied (and off the news app). These ideas are the perfect distraction!

    During the first few weeks of this weird time, I became a pro at:

    • Eating
    • Drinking
    • Scrolling Facebook
    • Watching Netflix

    Now that this is our new normal for awhile, I’ve started focusing on working out at home, planning my next trip, and finding something for my kid to do that isn’t making a TikTok.

    I have a feeling you’re in the same boat, so today I’m sharing some new fun things I’ve recently found to pass the time (and I’m learning something too!)

    Each of these resources is completely FREE. They’re email courses I’ve been taking over the last week, and they’ve been super helpful.


    The post 8 Ways to Keep Busy Right Now appeared first on Crazy for Crust.

  • Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Video Recipe -
    08 April 2020

    If you like a chocolate cake with lots of flavor, you'll definitely want to try this Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. Mayonnaise is added to the batter which gives the cake a wonderfully soft and moist texture. It doesn't need a frosting, but it is delicious when covered with a smooth and creamy Chocolate Ganache, a simple mixture of chocolate and heavy cream.

    This cake was invented during the Depression era by Hellmann's Mayonnaise. The recipe given here is pretty close to the original. The main differences are: I used coffee, instead of the water which the original recipe called for. And instead of using two - 8 or 9 inch (20 or 23 cm) round baking pans, I like to use one 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) pan. While it may seem strange to use mayonnaise in a cake, it really isn't. Because mayonnaise is a thick and creamy sauce made from egg yolks, oil, and an acid. So the mayonnaise is really just replacing the oil and adding extra egg yolks to the recipe.

    A few notes on ingredients. For the Mayonnaise you can use full fat or even a light mayonnaise. The chocolate flavor in the cake comes from unsweetened cocoa powder, and you can use Dutch processed or natural unsweetened cocoa powder. For the liquid, you can use either water or coffee (freshly brewed or instant coffee).

    Click here for the video and recipe.

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  • 10 Easy Immune Boosting Recipes
    08 April 2020

    Boosting your immune system is a great way to give you an edge on staying healthy and being able to fight off colds and flu. I have compiled a list of some of my favourite Easy Immune Boosting Recipes for you to try while you’re stuck at home. They are all super delicious and a great way to stay healthy!

    Since I’ve been stuck at home I’ve been trying out new recipes, doing a little blog planning and up-skilling myself a little. One of the things I’m focusing on most is updating my prop collection. I’ve been going through my current collection, throwing out props that are outdated and doing a little online shopping for new props. It’s really not as easy as one thinks to find the perfect props as they really are so important to your overall food photography look and style. You really need to make sure your online shopping skills are on point and sift through the right stores. I’ve been focusing on local online stores that have a broad collection of ceramics or beautiful cake stands (this one is my absolute favourite).

    Let’s chat on Instagram, let me know which recipes you’re trying out, what you’re doing to keep yourself busy during this crazy time or simply to say haaay!

    Okay, back to the reason we’re all here. As I mentioned I’ve been trying out TONS of new recipes so I thought I’d put together a collection of my 10 favourite easy immune boosting recipes.


    This soup is full of orange veggies really help to boost your immune system to fight off getting a cold from the sudden changes in weather. I’m talking loads of beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin C. 2. IMMUNE BOOSTING BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

    This healthy Immune Boosting Breakfast Smoothie is made from delicious fresh fruit and ginger. This easy smoothie recipe is full of health benefits and is a great way to boost your immune to prevent flu and colds. (Vegan option available). 3. 10-MINUTE IMMUNE BOOSTING BROTH

    Drinking this 10-Minute Immune Boosting Broth is an easy and delicious way to stay healthy. It is packed with garlic, ginger, turmeric, and miso – yum! 4. CREAMY COCONUT TURMERIC SMOOTHIE BOWL

    This Creamy Coconut Turmeric Smoothie Bowl is made with coconut milk, fresh ginger, banana and mango. It’s the perfect healthy, immunity-boosting vegan breakfast. 5. IMMUNITY BOOSTING BROCCOLI SALAD

    This delicious broccoli salad is packed full of immune boosting ingredients! It is a perfect meal to eat during the summer months to keep your immune strong and healthy. 6. LEMON APPLE GINGER SHOTS

    Boost your immune system with this easy homemade apple and lemon ginger shot and help your body stay healthy. You only need a few simple ingredients to make this apple ginger shot at home. 7. IMMUNE BOOSTING ELDERBERRY GUMMY BEARS

    Who couldn’t use a little extra immune support as we move into flu and cold season? These delicious little elderberry gummy bears are super simple to make and are super healthy. EASY CARROT CAKE BLISS BALLS

    These easy, vegan Carrot Cake Bliss Balls are packed with healthy spices and ingredients. Delicious, gluten-free snack option that is the best way to eat carrots ever! 9. GOLDEN TURMERIC YOGHURT BOWL

    This healthy yoghurt bowl is lightly spiced and just-sweet-enough. It is great paired with sweet and healthy fruit. A truly delicious way to boost your immunity! 10. IMMUNE BOOSTING TEA AGAINST COLD/FLU

    This immune-boosting tea is a great way to fight against colds/flu. It is made with immune-boosting ingredients like ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, lemon, and honey. This tea will help you get over your cold/flu in no time!

    Head over to Instagram to let me know what you’ve been cooking and how you’ve been keeping yourself busy during this strange time.

    The post 10 Easy Immune Boosting Recipes appeared first on Baking-Ginger.

  • Varoma Easter Eggs
    08 April 2020


    Print Varoma Easter Eggs
    What could be better than dying your very own eggs with the kids this Easter? It couldn't be easier, and the end results are just so beautiful. Plus, the dyes are all natural and made with leftover veggies and scraps that would've otherwise just have been thrown away.These gorgeous eggs are such a wonderful Easter project, and once you've found them after your Easter egg hunt, you can use them to make my delicious egg molee!
    Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Servings 24 eggs
    Author Sophia
    • 12-24 eggs
    • 2 tbsp turmeric
    • 250 g water
    • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
    • 100 g beetroot
    • 250 g water
    • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
    • 5 brown onions skin only
    • 250 g water
    • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
    • 250 g red cabbage
    • 100 g blueberries
    • 250 g water
    • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
    • To make the individual freezer bags for the Easter egg dye, place the vegetable/dye agent in the mixing bowl and add the water and vinegar and mix 5 Sec / Speed 5. Fill into a freezer bag. Add the eggs to the freezer bag, no more than 6 at a time per bag. Seal with a clip and place in the Varoma dish.
    • Add 500g water in the mixing bowl and cook 30 Min / Varoma / Speed 2.
    • Then remove the bags from the Varoma and leave to soak for another 2 hours before removing the eggs from the bags. The eggs should now be coloured nicely and once cool you can use a little vegetable oil to rub on each egg to create a shine.

    The post Varoma Easter Eggs appeared first on Sophia's Kitchen.

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