January 30th, 2023
My husband and I own a business, and we had a client based in the U.K. for several years. One of my fondest memories of our time spent there was afternoon tea. I have tried for years to perfect a vegan version and think I finally have a recipe worth sharing.
There is a vast difference between salted vs. unsalted butter and I would highly recommend using Miyoko’s Unsalted Butter. I have used Earth Balance and they are good but there is something special about Miyoko’s variety when making these cookies.
I ordered a special shortbread cookie cutter, available here. However, you can use any cookie cutter or simply roll the dough into a rectangle and cut it into slices after baking. If you do use the cookie cutter, the dough can tend to stick into the crevices. I would advise lightly tapping the cutter on the counter to release the cookie from the cutter.
I also recommend using parchment sheets that are available through Amazon.
There is also a fantastic deal on stand mixers through Walmart, called Beautiful by Drew Barrymore. The motor is almost as powerful as the Kitchen Aid but the Beautiful version is so lighter and much easier to lift in and out of the cupboard. Plus, now priced at $99 it is $200+ less expensive than the Kitchen Aid brand.
November 30th, 2022
I love peanut butter and I am also a fan of spice. The great thing about this recipe, besides that it comes together in a few minutes, is that you can use more or less peanut butter, depending on your taste. Additionally, you can add as much spice as you can handle, or leave it less spicy for the faint of heart.
I made a batch of spring rolls today and this sauce is excellent with them, as a dip for fried tofu, or even a topping for veggie bowls.
November 22nd, 2022
My mom always made her famous chutney on Thanksgiving. It is the perfect accompaniment to the savory, salty traditional holiday dishes. I’m talking about you mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a huge serving of stuffing.
It is also great for leftovers and offers the perfect amount of sweetness to balance the palate. It is also delicious on pound cake and ice cream for a double dose of sugary delight.
This recipe comes together in a flash. Simply dump everything into a pan, heat, and wait for the cranberries to pop! Ensure all the cranberries have popped before removing the pan from the heat. Let cool for about 45 minutes to an hour and then transfer to a glass bowl and refrigerate for up to 1 week.