Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Falafel Wrap

Falafel Wrap

Ingredients:


Instructions:

  1. Prepare Falafel, or used store bought.
  2. Prepare Tahini Garlic Sauce 
  3. Prepare pickled carrots or radish.
  4. Slice the pepper and zucchini into thin slices.
  5. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, without oil, char-grill the zucchini and pepper, for about 3 minutes a side. Trying to get a nice dark char on at least one side of each veggie slice.
  6. Roughly chop about 1-2 cup of lettuce or spinach leaves.
  7. Open the pita pocket, or lay the wrap out flat, arrange 4 falafel in the center, drizzle some of the tahini garlic sauce over the falafel. Sprinkle some chopped lettuce into the wrap, then a few slices of pickle, zuchini, bell pepper and tomato.
  8. Wrap everything up, if desired, toast slightly under the broiler in oven.
Enjoy!

Monday, 13 May 2019

Quick Pickles

Quick Pickles

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Vinegar (I like Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Mustard Seeds

Instructions:

  1. In a small pot combine all ingredients listed above, stir and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Allow pickling liquid to boil for about 5 minutes, or until all the brown sugar has dissolved.
  3. Prepare desired veggies for pickling. About 2 cups of chopped or diced veggies like carrots, pepper, cucumber, radish, daikon, etc. I used 2 carrots cut into matchsticks the last time I made quick pickles, and used them in a falafel wrap.
  4. Pour the hot pickling liquid over the veggies in a large bowl or jar.
  5. Allow veggies to pickle for at least 15 minutes before using, or pickles can be kept in a sealed container for up to a week in the fridge.
Enjoy!

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup GF Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Gluten Free Baking Flour Blend(I'm still using Our Compliments by Sobeys)
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Xantham Gum
  • 3 Bananas
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs


Instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a small loaf pan. 
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the Peeled bananas, and with the paddle attachment cream the bananas to mush. 
  3. In a food processor pulse the rolled oats into a fine powder. 
  4. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, xantham gum, salt, cinnamon and powdered oats.
  5. Add the oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract to the stand mixer with the bananas. Cream everything together until relatively smooth. 
  6. Pour in the sifted dry ingredients and mix until all the flour is incorporated. 
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Enjoy!