Delicious Vegan chocolate cake

Dry:
2 1/2 c. sifted whole wheat flour
1 c. cane sugar
2/3 c. cocoa powder
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt

Wet:
1 c. apple sauce or maple syrup
2 c. warm water
2/3 c. vegetable oil
2 t. vanilla extract
2 t. white or apple cider vinegar

Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 350
2.Grease baking pans with Earth balance natural buttery spread
3.To ensure the cakes don’t stick , place a handful of flour in each pan and shake the pan until covered. Or with a pencil, trace the bottom of the baking pan on the wax paper; cut out circles and line pans.
4.Sift flour into a large bowl, adding flakes of bran back into the flour if sifted out.
5.Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.
6.In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients and whisk.
7. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until smooth
8.Pour vegan chocolate cake mixture equally into baking pans.
9.Place pans in oven and bake for 30 -35 min. until a fork comes out clean.
10.Allow chocolate cake to cool before removing from pans

Mom’s Chicken Pie

1 bag of peas and carrots
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 c. milk
1 c. chicken broth
1 small onion chopped
1 T flour
ground pepper
1/2- 1 lb. cooked, shredded chicken
1 pie crust.

Directions:
Cook vegetables 6-8 min. until tender.
Drain vegetables and then add soup and milk and heat it up.
Saute onion in oil, then add flour and then add broth
Combine all  ingredients and pour into pie shell.
Bake at 425 for 10 min and 350  for 1 hour

Pineapple stuffing

1 loaf (cubed) white bread
2 sticks of butter
1 c. white sugar
30 oz. crushed pineapple (drained)
3 eggs

Directions:
Cream sugar and butter together.
Add eggs and mix well
Stir in pineapple
Fold in bread cubes
Bake
serves 8-10

Italian sausage and pasta soup

1 lb. sweet lean italian turkey sausage
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 t. Italian seasoning
3 quarts chicken broth
2 (14.5) cans diced tomatoes
2 (20 oz)cans white beans, rinsed and drained
2 c. large shell shaped pasta
fresh spinach leaves

Directions:
Cook sausage in frying pan until browned.
Keep 1 TBP of fat and add carrots, onions and garlic.
Stir 7 min.
Add broth, tomatoes, beans and seasoning
Bring to a boil.
Add pasta, reduce heat and simmer covered
Cook until pasta is tender (10 min)
Stir in spinach and cook until wilted.
Add salt and pepper to taste
(I cook pasta separately and carrots and onions together until soft, and then combine)

Roberta’s Pizza dough

INGREDIENTS
153 grams 00 flour (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
153 grams all-purpose flour (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons)
8 grams fine sea salt (1 teaspoon)
2 grams active dry yeast (3/4 teaspoon)
4 grams extra-virgin olive oil (1 teaspoon)

PREPARATION
In a large mixing bowl, combine flours and salt.
In a small mixing bowl, stir together 200 grams (about 1 cup) lukewarm tap water, the yeast and the olive oil, then pour it into flour mixture. Knead with your hands until well combined, approximately 3 minutes, then let the mixture rest for 15 minutes.
Knead rested dough for 3 minutes. Cut into 2 equal pieces and shape each into a ball. Place on a heavily floured surface, cover with dampened cloth, and let rest and rise for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature or for 8 to 24 hours in the refrigerator. (If you refrigerate the dough, remove it 30 to 45 minutes before you begin to shape it for pizza.)
To make pizza, place each dough ball on a heavily floured surface and use your fingers to stretch it, then your hands to shape it into rounds or squares. Top and bake.

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016230-robertas-pizza-dough

 

Best Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients

1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Instructions

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl except the olive oil
Drizzle in oil very slowly while whisking quickly
Put the chicken in a large Ziploc bag and pour between 1/2 ~ 3/4 of the marinade over it.
Put the chicken in the fridge and marinate at least 2 hours
Grill chicken over med/high heat and cook until juices run clear

Recipe from: Happily unprocessed

Mint Chocolate Brownies

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Brownie Layer:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
4 eggs
1 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
16 oz. Hershey syrup
Mix together and pour into a 9×13″ pan. Bake @ 350 for 30 min. COOL

Mint Layer
2 cup  10x sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp. Creme de mint ( can substitute green food coloring and mint extract)
-Mix and spread over cooled cake

Chocolate Layer
1 cup chocolate chips
6 Tbsp. butter
-Melt together and allow to cool sightly. Then spread over mint layer.

 

Grab Family Raisin Cake

3/4 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
4 c. flour
1 T  baking soda
1 T. cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cloves
2 c. raisins
water

cream cheese frosting

 

Blend shortening and sugar and then add spices and flour.
Simmer raisins for 15 min in 2 1/4 c. water; then add 1 c. cold water. Mix them with the dry ingredients and shortening. Bake in a greased 9×13 pan @ 350 for 1 hour.

Ice with cream cheese frosting

Cranberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken and Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

INGREDIENTS:

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    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 2 tsp orange zest
    • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp honey
    • 2 tsp dijon mustard (Emeril’s is recommended)
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
Salad
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  • 1 lb chicken, grilled (I threw in some orange zest and seasoning while cooking the chicken)
  • 9 oz baby spinach
  • 2 medium avocados, cored and diced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • Add olive oil, canola oil, orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard and salt to a blender. Pulse until well emulsified. Pour into a jar and stir in poppy seeds. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl. Pour dressing over top and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately.Recipe source: cooking classy