TVP “Meat”balls

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Ingredients:
1 cupTVP
1 cup water
rosemary
2 cloves fresh garlic
basil
parsley
salt & pepper
chilli powder
crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 small white onion

How to:
cook your tvp , (I did 1 cup water 1 cup tvp)
in the mean time, saute minced fresh garlic and onions in a frying pan
add your spices into a mixing bowl, i didnt use exact measurementsĀ  its all to taste really.
add 1/4 whole wheat flour to the bowl, add your garlic and onions and tvp , mix with a spoon.

Form into ball shapes, add a bit of oil to the frying pan and fry the tvpballsĀ  until golden brown on each sides, keep the heat at medium.

serve with pasta and sauce ^_^

Blueberry Coffee Cake

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ImageAdapted from here : http://www.forkandbeans.com/2013/03/20/blueberry-coffee-cake/

This was my first baking I did as a vegan, I had not tried the recipe before, and I had to make this for Easter Sunday Brunch for the WHOLE family, so you can probably understand my nerves were THROUGH the the ROOF.
But it turned out wonderful!
The original recipe is Gluten free however I made it non GF
Dry Ingredients
2 Cups flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
3 Tbs Baking Powder
1 cup fresh blueberries (Since making this I would put more like 1 1/2 cups if you want a lot of fruit)

Wet Ingredients
1 cup non dairy milk ( I used regular almond milk unsweetened )
1 TB apple cider Vinegar
4 TB Oil

Steps:
1. Preheat your oven to 350
2. Mix non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit in a bowl to sour it takes about 5-7 minutes
3. Combine all dry ingredients together except blueberries and whisk together to mix thoroughly
4. Pour oil into soured non dairy milk whisk together, than pour this mixture into the dry ingredients Whisk everything together
5. Add blueberries and fold them into mixture try not to smush them
6.Pour into desired dish and top with sugar topping recipe below, bake for about 30 mins, if you’re using lower temps it will be longer, the best method to check is to take a butter knife and if it comes out clean its cooked, you will see by the photos the cake looks really white, this is cooked, do not be alarmed.

Sugar Topping
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
4 Tbs Earth Balance “butter”

Mix the dry ingredients together, melt the butter, pour, and mix with hands until crumbly, put ontop another fire sure way to make sure your cake is cooked is how the sugar topping is golden brown and caramelized

Chick Pea Poppers

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Caving a crunchy snack? skip the chips with these crispy Chickpea poppers! (have i sold ya on em yet? )
Half a cup contains 110 calories and over 5g’s of protein and 7.2% iron!! No oil , no butter!!!
And not to mention cost effective, less than 1$ per can!!!
Drain a can of Chickpeas, wash them and than pat them dry , pour em onto a baking sheet, add your fav spices, i used cumin, chili powder, indian masala, garlic powder, and salt and pepper but realistically you could use ANYTHING you wanted, you could probably get away with using the popcorn seasonings , though they are high in sodium
Put them in your oven at 350 for 30-45 mins, give them a stir every 15 mins
and enjoy!