A 15 Minute Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe

 

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There’s a few reasons why you should know how to make a vegan cheese sauce. First, because a serving of a dairy free version is less than half the calories, it is a great way to reduce fat in your diet and, it cooks up as fast if not faster than the regular version. No grating required!

Most vegan cheese sauces expect you to think ahead and soak a bunch of cashews overnight. We’ve discovered a much faster method. Try this recipe once, fall in love and never have to worry about having one great vegan recipe in your repertoire again.  Continue »



Aquafaba is Aqua-fabulous!

 

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Whether or not you are vegan, if you enjoy baking to any extent, there is bound to be someone at sometime amongst your guests who is vegan, or cannot handle eggs. And one of the biggest challenges for vegan bakers and cooks is finding the perfect egg substitute. For years bakers have been trying their hands at various egg substitutes including commercially produced combinations of starches, baking soda and baking powder, or ground flax mixed with water, but my favourite go-to egg replacer is aquafaba. Continue »



You Won’t Believe The Secret Ingredient For These Succulent Short Ribs

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One thing I love about this cold weather is the opportunity prepare slow-cooked meals, preferably slow braised short ribs. But my number one complaint when it comes to short ribs is that they don’t come out with a perfect gravy after a long braise. The braising liquid remains just that – liquid. I want gravy!

I have found the secret ingredient that will turn your embarrassing watery ribs into tender braised ribs in a deep, succulent gravy, and you are not going to believe what it is.

Also, these ribs can be made in one afternoon and you are going to lose your mind when you see how simple this new technique is!

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The Best Soup Recipe Of All Time

 

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Toronto set a record yesterday. Thursday was the coldest December 28th ever recorded in the city, a bone-chilling -22 degrees. The previous record was set back in 1960, when John Diefenbaker was Prime Minister and Toronto and Montreal met in the Stanley Cup final.

You need some hot soup. Stat!

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Who Needs Chestnuts? We Got Marshmallows!

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Roasting chestnuts (I mean marshmallows) on an open fire…

 

If you’ve got a fireplace this is the time of year that you most want it to be filling the house with its soft scent of woodsmoke. While a fire is lovely all winter, it takes on special cozy significance at Christmas time.  Continue »