Recipe of the Week, French Toast With Spiced Plums, Creamy Tahini Lentil Wraps & Ginger Cookies!
French Toast With Spiced Plums
Ingredients For the French Toast:
4 slices thickly sliced sourdough bread (must use a thick sturdy bread or your French Toast will be soggy)
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons spelt flour
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon cinnamon
coconut oil, for the pan
For the Spiced Plums:
3 tablespoons coconut butter
3 tablespoons maple syrup
6 large ripe plums, pitted and quartered
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
Begin by pan-frying the plums. Put the butter and sugar in a non-stick frying pan over a high heat. When it begins to bubble, put the plums into the pan. Sprinkle over the spices and cook for 4-5 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally. The plums should be well coated with the glossy syrup. Remove from the heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, flour, nutritional yeast, and cinnamon
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and drizzle small amount of coconut oil
Dip the bread in the mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly.
When the pan has heated up, add the bread slices cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
Put the plums back over the heat to warm through.
Serve the plums on the bread, making sure to use up all the spiced buttery syrup.
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Creamy Tahini Lentil Wraps
Serves 6 - Cooking Time 35 Ingredients
1 cup dry, brown lentils
4 cups vegetable broth
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes
4 teaspoon tahini
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons chopped, sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup chopped tomatoes
2 cups chopped greens such as spinach or kale
1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
Rinse and drain lentils thoroughly. Add to a pot along with vegetable broth and bay leaves. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until lentils are soft and cooked. Set aside.
To a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 4-5 minutes. until soft and translucent. Add cumin seeds, coriander, ginger, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook for an additional minute to allow spices to toast.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer lentils into the skillet. Stir and cook for 5 minutes to allow lentils to soak up all the aromatics and spices. Stir in tahini and sun-dried tomatoes. Adjust taste with salt if needed. Just before serving, add in lemon zest.
Spoon a bit of the lentil mixture into a tortilla. Add in preferred toppings, such as chopped tomato, greens, and fresh cilantro. Drizzle over a bit of tahini and a squeeze of lemon.
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1 1/3 cup flour of choice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons cane sugar
1/6 cup molasses
1/6 cup coconut nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/6 cup vanilla coconut yogurt
1/6 cup water
Additional cane sugar + cinnamon for rolling
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, flax, ginger, cinnamon, and cane sugar.
In a small bowl, cream together the molasses, coconut nectar, vanilla, coconut yogurt, and water. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir to form a soft dough.
Refrigerate for 20 mins. In the meantime, prep your cinnamon sugar by mixing together 1/4 cup cane sugar with 1 tsp of cinnamon and preheat the oven to 375°F.
Once chilled, roll the dough into balls and coat them with cinnamon sugar. Press them onto a lined cookie sheet (about 3/4 inch thick) and bake for 10-12 mins, allowing them to cool before moving from the pan. Enjoy!
Clara is a 21 year old Canadian food blogger and photographer who loves to create. She’s had a passion for plant-based cooking since she was a kid growing up vegan in a meat-eating household, and she continues to pursue that passion with her Instagram and blog, The Vegan Bean. As a yoga instructor and musical theatre performer, she loves sharing recipes for foods that are nourishing as well as delicious! From health-ifying desserts to veganizing her family’s favourites, she loves to make magic in the kitchen.
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