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Homemade Vegan Chocolate Syrup Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I've been making my own homemade vegan ice cream for a while now, but have been missing the thick, fudgey syrup of my past. There are a few vegan versions on the market but I wanted to see if I could do it myself. Turns out making homemade chocolate syrup is ridiculously easy and delicious! Whether you want a thick, chocolate fudge topping on your ice cream or a thinner chocolate syrup, this recipe can do it!

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Recipe:Chocolate Syrup

Description

Whether you want a thick, chocolate fudge topping on your ice cream or a thinner chocolate syrup, this recipe can do it!

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water and set aside. Whisk cocoa and water together, then stir in agave and cornstarch mixture. Gently bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens to desired consistency. Add more agave if necessary. If it becomes too thick, thin it out with a little non-dairy milk.

Vegan Fat-Free Skillet Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

For whatever reason, green bean casserole never found its way to any Thanksgiving dinner I ever attended.  I once asked my Mother to make it for dinner and she looked at me like I was crazy space alien. "You don't like mushrooms or onions, Lindsay." Mom made a good point. I probably would have hated green bean casserole as a child. Thankfully, I've grown out of my bizarre food preferences from childhood and since discovered how wonderful casseroles can be.

Anyway, I was in the mood for a comforting casserole the other day but it was piping hot outside and the idea of heating up my oven made me cringe. Having only mushrooms and green beans on hand, I decided to create a vegan replica of the original green bean casserole and work it in a way that no baking would required. This was the end result and boy is it dee-licious!

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Recipe:Skillet Green Bean Casserole

Description

Made in the skillet instead of the oven but still healthy, comforting and delicious. Fried onions can be substituted for the bread crumbs if you prefer.

Ingredients

Instructions

Mix cornstarch into 2 tbsp of water and set aside. Saute the onions and garlic in broth until translucent. add in the mushrooms, green beans and spices and cook until the mushrooms are soft and the green beans are cooked but still crisp, about 7 minutes. Pour in the non-dairy milk and cornstarch mixture. Immediately whisk in nutritional yeast. Allow the mixture to thicken and turn off heat. Salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the casserole mixture into bowls and top with toasted bread crumbs or fried onions if desired.

Single-Serving Fat-Free Whole Wheat Vegan Brownie Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

Oh yes I did! The other night I couldn't shake a craving for a brownie. I'm not much of a chocoaholic usually, but I was in the mood and studying for the bar exam, so I figured, why not give myself a little treat? I've seen microwave brownie and chocolate cake recipes on blogs before but they use microwaves and I sadly don't have one in my new apartment. It was also 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday, so going to the store was out of the question, too. Of course, my cravings had no mercy so I developed this single-serving brownie recipe. It's is just as good as making a whole batch but without the leftover temptation! It's also easy as can be... the only downfall (believe it or not, there is a downfall despite the fact its whole wheat, no added fat and vegan) it takes 18 minutes to bake! Now that is nothing short of pure agony, but oh-so worth the wait!

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Recipe:Single-Serving Brownie

Description

Just as good as making a whole batch of brownies but without the leftover temptation!

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a single muffin cup and set aside. Mix flour, chocolate chips, sugar, cocoa and a light dash of cinnamon together. Stir in agave, applesauce, non-dairy milk and a drop or two of vanilla extract until combined. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.