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curry leaves hair oil recipe | curry leaves for hair | kadi patta for hair

November 19 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

curry leaves hair oil recipe | curry leaves for hair | kadi patta for haircurry leaves hair oil recipe | curry leaves for hair | kadi patta for hair with step by step photo and video recipe. hair fall or hair related issues have become one of the common issues for most of us. especially, with the migrating community, it is more evident. it is mainly because of the quality of water used to wash your hair and end up with hair loss and grey hair. to fix this issue we generally end up with synthetic cosmetics, but naturally sourced curry leaves hair oil can also be used. The post curry leaves hair oil recipe | curry leaves for hair | kadi patta for hair appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Pecan Pie Bars – Glutenfree Vegan

November 17 2021 Vegan Richa 

Pecan Pie Bars – Glutenfree VeganThese Vegan Pecan Pie Bars are super easy to make thanks to a quick gluten-free pastry and no-cook date caramel layer made in the food processor! Gluten-free and naturally sweetened. Looking for another Thanksgiving dessert? These Vegan Pecan Pie Bars have a lot going for them: Not only are they ridiculously easy to make. They are also way easier to eat after a rich Thanksgiving meal as they can be cut as small or big as you want them to. In addition, they are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar and gluten-free. The pastry comes together in just minutes, you can make it by hand in a bowl or blitz everything together in the food processor. The middle layer is made from a quick date caramel and the topping is pecans. These have an incredible, addictive texture. The date caramel is gooey, the pecans are crunchy, and the cookie crust is crumbly, buttery and delicious More Thanksgiving desserts: - Pumpkin Pie Tarts - Chocolate Pecan Pie - Sweet Potato Bars - Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread  - Pumpkin pie bars - 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - Pumpkin Chocolate Marble Cake Continue reading: Pecan Pie Bars – Glutenfree VeganThe post Pecan Pie Bars – Glutenfree Vegan appeared first on Vegan Richa.

The Best Wine to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Dinner

November 12 2021 Vegetarian Times 

The Best Wine to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Dinner These vegan-safe, naturally-produced wines will enhance everything youve got going on The post The Best Wine to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Dinner appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date Sweetened

November 8 2021 Vegan Richa 

Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date SweetenedSurprise your Thanksgiving dinner guests with a mini gluten free vegan pumpkin pie for each! An individual dessert that is naturally sweetened with dates, easy to make and perfect for fall-themed dinner parties or the holidays. GF refined sugar free Oilfree. Serve your Thanksgiving crowd individual-sized vegan pumpkin pies for dessert Individual Glutenfree Vegan Pumpkin Pies – how cute would these be on your Thanksgiving table this year? The pumpkin pie filling is silky-smooth thanks to soaked blended cashews and packed with flavor thanks to the winning combination of pumpkin and warming pumpkin spices. I am sure these individual vegan gluten-free pumpkin pies will become a new, welcome addition to your holiday table. The pumpkin pie filling is naturally sweetened with dates! This is a less sweet pumpkin dessert so make sure to use pure unsweetened pumpkin puree, not sugar-laden pumpkin pie mix. While traditional pumpkin pie recipes rely on cream, sweetened condensed or evaporated milk, our vegan pumpkin filling gets its thick creamy texture from raw soaked cashews blended with some plant-based milk. These mini pies are SO GOOD. Honestly, it’s probably for the best to make these individual tarts or you would probably eat the whole pie all by yourself! More vegan pumpkin desserts: - Pumpkin Bars GF - Pumpkin Mousse Layer Cake - Pumpkin Carrot Bread  - Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread  - Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls - 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal  - Pumpkin Chocolate Marble Cake Continue reading: Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date SweetenedThe post Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date Sweetened appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings

October 5 2021 My New Roots 

Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings Hello friend. Its been a while. I sincerely hope that these words find you getting by as best you can in this strange world we find ourselves in. Staying centered and grounded these days is no small feat, and Im grateful to find myself here again, with the energy and space to share.  This post is actually two years in the making. The experience Im about to tell you about deserves thought, healing, and humility, and though I made a delicious recipe, I needed ample time to learn from, and honour the situation. Almost like with rich decadent food, your body and mind needs time to digest emotion and experience, and over the past 20 months of intense turmoil, discovering and uncovering, and worldly change, there is no better occasion or cultural climate than this moment to share one of my lifes most potent experiences. I hope youll join me on the entirety of this journey and take the time to read and digest it for yourself too. I welcome conscious comments and will receive your words gracefully and with humility in regards to my personal history and ask kindly that the inevitable missteps, mistakes, and /­­ or insensitivities in my story shared below are highlighted with respect and with the intention of learning, inspiring community and healing, and are supportive of a better and more just future.   The People Ill begin by introducing the people of the story that span many generations, many places of origin, and many cultures: The Anishinaabeg – an Indigenous community made up of the Ojibwa, Odawa, Potawatami, Chippewa, Mississauga, Algonquin, and Delaware peoples who stewarded the Great Lakes Basin before and through the late 1600s. A man named James Whetung of the Black Duck clan, Anishinaabe who has called this land home for his lifetime and the many generations before him. My European ancestors who arrived in this same area (Upper Canada then, and what is now known as Southern Ontario) in the early-to-mid 1800s. A young man named Mossom Boyd, my great-, great-, great-grandfather, who landed in 1833. He purchased 100 acres of land and cleared it himself in the hopes of building a prosperous life. After farming for a few years, he wasnt making the income hed hoped for, and sought work at a local sawmill, eventually taking it over, on the site which is now Bobcaygeon, Ontario.   As Boyd continued to work the land, benefitting from the abundant natural resources, he experienced great success with his lumbering enterprise. He later went on to cut forests in great swathes across Ontario, then moved out west to Vancouver Island with his son, Martin Mossom Boyd, who eventually took over the business. Needless to say, the familys enterprise had an indelible impact on the Canadian landscape and the Indigenous peoples. Me, a white, privileged woman who benefits from this history in seen and unseen ways with a mission to inspire health to the people of this world through conscious choices. Heres one of my many stories...  My Family I spent my summers in the Kawartha Lakes, just 12 kilometers upstream from the reserve where James lived and lives. My grandparents lived on the canal at the mouth of Pigeon lake, on the Trent-Severn Waterway. My grandfather owned a substantial portion of the land there (how we understand owned in our modern world), and a 1085-acre island just off the shoreline.  I was a very lucky kid to have so much wild land to explore, play with, and learn from. To say I feel connected to nature, to the earth and water, to the elements there, would be an understatement. That forest and lake are inside of me, just as much as I am inside of it – I knew every rock, nook, cranny, and crevice. I knew the plants, the poison ivy, the lichen, the cedar; the shallow soil, dry and bare rocks, the limestone; I can evoke the alchemical aroma of it all in an instant. My hideaways along the shoreline in giant rock fractures were coated in moss and gnarled cedar roots, and there I would live in worlds of my imagination, connected to natures creations and its magnetic energy. The sensation of being there, on every level, is burned into my being. It is cellular memory.    Mossom Boyd 1814-1883 /­­ My father and I canoeing on Pigeon Lake /­­ Fishing on Pigeon Lake, 1990 There is a museum in town, named after my great-great-great grandfather Mossom, honouring his vision and entrepreneurial genius (as our culture recognizes). This history was one to celebrate, an empire that spanned the country, a legacy to be proud of. We would visit the museum almost every summer when I was growing up, so that I could better understand where I came from. These truths coexisted within me — nature and empire. As I began to see the complexities of this place that is deeply a part of me, I sought out a way to understand the same land, water, air, forest through the eyes, hands, and hearts of the people with a completely different history to the shared nature and to the empire of my lineage.  The Whetungs James family has been living with the land known as the Michi Saagig Anishinaabeg territory for approximately 4,000 years, dated by wild rice fossils found by geologists. This being the same land, that Mossom Boyd purchased 3,780 years later.  When I drove up to Curve Lake First Nations to experience a wild rice (known as manoomin) harvest two years ago, I met James Whetung and his family. The man whose name I had heard before, but was admittedly afraid to come face to face with, as I had some idea of how my lineage had impacted his. At least I thought I knew. When the group of us had all arrived and settled, James introduced himself, and told his story – the side that I had never heard before. They cut all the trees, floated them down river using the highways of my people. They needed clearer waterways, so they dredged the lakes and removed the rice beds that had provided our food. The First Nations peoples were forcefully moved to reserves, and confined there, needing written permission to leave, and only in order to work for local farmers at slave wages. You had to be Christian to live on the reserve, and Natives were not allowed to practice their own spirituality or pass it on to subsequent generations. The people were starving. Listening to James, and hearing first-hand what his ancestors had gone through because of my ancestors, was heartbreaking, and it filled me with bitter shame and confusion. What was once a celebrated history of my family, became tainted and disgraceful. When he was finished, I raised my hand to speak, compelled to admit that I came from the family he was talking about. The lineage and industry that changed the landscape of his ancestors’ home. That I was deeply remorseful. He responded graciously by inviting me to canoe out with him to harvest manoomin. He said that those on the reserves eventually were able to take the remaining rice seeds and plant them. By 1920, the yields were up but only until the 1950s when destructive colonial farming practices began using chemicals (many of which still are in use today), which created chemical run-off causing imbalances in the lakes, soil, air, and water, further affecting the aquatic grasses; the nutritious, traditional food source.   Wild Rice on Pigeon Lake Canadian cottage culture took off in the area around this time as well, motor boat traffic increased destroying the rice beds, and leaked oil and gas into the water. Septic beds were added for sewage treatment, but none were regulated and leaching into lakes was a regular occurrence. In the years between 1950 and 1980, the Trent Severn Waterway underwent a weed eradication program using agent orange (a highly toxic herbicide) to make swimming more enjoyable for the cottagers. Shortly after, James started planting seeds to feed his family and community despite the many cultural and environmental concerns out of his control. Wild rice as a traditional food source is highly nutritious and is known to help prevent diabetes — a huge problem within Indigenous peoples due to a forced disconnection from their traditional practices and nourishment sources. James started sowing seeds on Pigeon lake, where his grandfather had seeded and harvested for many generations. He was healing his people, and as demand increased, he started to invent technologies to make his work easier and faster. The increased production meant that he could not only feed his community, but start selling his wild rice at local farmers markets.  Unfortunately, not everyone is as enthusiastic about the wild rice increase in Pigeon and surrounding lakes. Since 2007, a group of cottagers have been fighting against Whetungs seeding of wild rice, claiming that the shoreline is their property and that the rice beds impede recreational boating. Theyve gone so far as to form a protest group, called Save Pigeon Lake, which asks James to harvest without the use of a motorboat (he did this to increase efficiency) and to stop seeding the rice.  Canada and Curve Lake First Nation are both signatories to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Declaration states that Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and develop their political, economic and social systems or institutions, to be secure in the enjoyment of their own means of subsistence and development, and to engage freely in all their traditional and other economic activities (Article 20). And further, that Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of the sciences, technologies and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora... (Article 31). The rice beds run along the TSW in the tri-lakes area, which includes Buckhorn, Chemong and Pigeon lakes. Despite the concerns of waterfront property owners, Whetung says the land falls under Treaty 20 and is therefore not under the jurisdiction of the TSW, which is operated by Parks Canada.  About James Im going to keep doing what I am doing. Why would I stop? Our people have starved for thousands of years. This is food; this is a livelihood, says Whetung. And personally, as an advocate for healthy food access for all, for a thriving world, and supported communities, I whole-heartedly agree. For more about James and his community’s work, please visit the Black Duck Wild Rice website. I am deeply grateful for James time, energy, heart, perseverance, and spirit. This is a forever healing journey and one I intend to continue with the peoples intrinsically linked to my own familys history here in Canada. Wild Rice Harvesting and Preparation Let’s talk about this beautiful offering, manoomin, or wild rice. Having always been drawn to this remarkable plant, I knew that when I moved back to Ontario, Canada, I had to learn more about it firsthand, and perhaps even how to harvest and process it. That is what led me to James and Black Duck Wild Rice. Every year around the September full moon, the manoomin harvest takes place, and he and his community welcome those who want to join and learn. Harvesting James taught us the traditional way, in canoes, all by hand. With two people per boat, one navigates and steers, while the other uses two long, thin sticks (bawa’iganaakoog); one to bend the rice into the canoe and the other to beat the grasses until the rice seeds fall into the hull of the canoe. Once you get the hang of it, it’s rhythmic and meditative, but still a physical and time-consuming ritual that requires community. As with most traditional food cultivation practices its a closed loop cycle, for whatever rice that doesnt fall into the canoe to be processed falls into the water, planting next years crop at the same time! Curing Once on shore, the canoes are emptied by hand onto large sheets which are transferred to a cool dark place so the rice can cure. Two or three times a day for a week or so, the rice is turned and aerated, left to dry.  Toasting /­­ Parching The rice was traditionally toasted in a cast-iron cauldron over an open fire. James showed me how to use an old canoe paddle to turn the rice constantly so as not to scorch it — its texture and scent slowly transformed. This takes about an hour of constant stirring with a keen eye on the fire so it remains at the perfect temperature for toasting. If you stop for even a second, the rice will burn. James could tell from the smell, and how the rice felt between his fingers when it was ready the mark of a true artisan, energetically connected to his craft. Nowadays, James uses a machine that he designed and built himself, that stirs the rice automatically over open flames and gets the rice toasty faster and with less manual labour. Toasting the rice increases the flavour, and helps preserve it. If properly toasted and dry, wild rice can last in storage for five years or more (a necessity to help balance the yearly ebbs and flows of the harvest).  Dancing /­­ Jigging This was my favourite part of the process because it involved several people working together, and having the pleasure and honour of wearing beautiful, specially-designed moccasins just for this process. The toasted rice is put into another large cauldron (or sometimes a hole in the ground lined with leather cloth or a tarp) while three people sit around it, with our feet in the center. Once we had our soft shoes laced all the way up, we vigorously twisted and swooshed our feet around on the rice to loosen some of the chaff from the rice kernels — this was extremely hard work! We rotated through the group as people got tired, and eventually we were ready for the last step. Winnowing The danced rice is then turned out onto a large fabric sheet, with everyone holding the edge with both hands. Count to three and up the rice goes into the air, the breeze blowing the chaff away. This needs to be repeated countless times to separate the rice from the chaff completely. This is unbelievably time-consuming work and experiencing it first hand made me appreciate every grain so much more! At the end of a grounding day of traditional work, you are gifted a few cups of cleaned wild rice. The appreciation I felt to see the yield of the countless hours by many people, not to mention the effort and contribution of this Earth truly became overwhelming. The experience solidified how food has the unparalleled ability to bring people together — requiring many enthusiastic, hard-working hands (and feet!) to get the job done, start to finish. At the end of the journey, everyone is rewarded with delicious food, straight from the Earth, her waters, her people. It is so simple, and so powerful. Wildly Nutritious Wild rice is not related to true rice nor is a grain at all in fact, but the seed of aquatic grass that grows along the shores of freshwater lakes in Canada and the Northern US. Its a little more expensive than other varieties, as it is often harvested by hand.  Wild rice is also, of course, wildly nutritious and is no surprise that Indigenous peoples made a point to cultivate this true super food. Containing high levels of protein, fiber, iron, and calcium, wild rice is also gluten-free. It is extremely high in folic acid, an essential B-complex vitamin lacking in many peoples diets. Just half a cup of cooked wild rice yields 21.3 mcg of folic acid – necessary for cardiovascular support, red blood cell production, brain and nervous system health, and of particular importance during pregnancy – where brown rice by comparison offers only 3.9 mcg. The niacin content of wild rice is also notably high with l.06 mg for every 1/­­2 cup cooked rice. Potassium packs an 83 mg punch, and zinc, which is usually available in trace amounts, registers 1.1 mg. Wild rice is a wonderful alternative to any grain that you would use in either hot or cold dishes. My favourite is to enjoy it in veggie bowls, soups and stews, as well as hearty salads. Its rich, nutty flavour pairs well with other earthy-sweet foods like beets, sweet potato, pumpkins and squash, making it the perfect ingredient to add to your fall recipes, already full of abundance and gratitude. It lasts for about a week after cooking, so making a large batch at the beginning of the week will give you the honour to grace your meals with a serious boost of nutrition and spirit with every grain! Wild Rice & Butternut Blessings This recipe was born from the desire to combine the elements that James and I had a hand in growing: wild rice from his lake, and butternut squash from my garden, coming together for one beautiful meal. Stacking the squash rounds makes for a grand, dramatic, and eye-catching presentation where the simple ingredients are made into something very special. This would be the most stunning main dish for a harvest celebration meal, or even into the winter holidays. It has the perfect balance of flavours, textures, and nutrition, so youll feel satisfied on every level. Try to find a butternut squash with a long and hefty neck. Since we are after nice big rounds, the longer your neck, the more rounds youll have! And try to source your wild rice from a local reserve or farmers market, if possible. There are several components to this recipe, but Ive written it in a way that you can juggle all the elements with seamless management of your time.    Print Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings with Mushrooms, Toasted Walnut Garlic Sauce, and Sumac Author Sarah Britton Ingredients4 lb. /­­ 2kg butternut squash about 1 large, try to find one with a long neck! 1 cup /­­ 175g wild rice soaked for at least 12 hours 9 oz. /­­ 250g mixed wild mushrooms or any mushroom of your choice 3 cloves garlic minced a couple sprigs fresh thyme and rosemary 1/­­2 cup /­­ 13g chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 batch Toasted Walnut Sauce recipe follows 1 Tbsp. sumac divided freshly cracked black pepper handful of walnuts for garnish if desired Toasted Walnut Garlic Sauce1 cup /­­ 125g raw walnuts 1 garlic clove 2 Tbsp. cold-pressed olive oil 4 tsp. apple cider vinegar 2 tsp. pure maple syrup 2 generous pinches of fine sea salt plus more as needed InstructionsStart by cooking the wild rice: drain and rinse the soaked rice well, place in a pot. Add 3 cups /­­ 750ml of fresh water, a couple pinches of sea salt, then bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer. Cook until rice is chewy-tender - about 45 minutes. While the rice is cooking, preheat the oven to 350°F /­­ 180°C. Spread the walnuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 7 to 10 minutes, watching them carefully so they do not burn, until they are golden and fragrant. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Turn the oven heat up to 400°F /­­ 200°C. Give the butternut squash a good scrub, making sure to remove any dust or dirt. Leaving the skin on, slice the squash neck into rounds about 1 /­­ 2.5cm thick. Place on a baking sheet, sprinkle with a little salt, and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking, until the squash is fork tender. Remove from the oven and drizzle with olive oil and a little more salt, if desired.  While the squash is roasting, make the Toasted Walnut Sauce. Place the toasted walnuts, garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup in a blender. Blend on high, adding up to 1 cup /­­ 250ml of water to thin the dressing as needed--you are looking for the consistency of melted ice cream. Season with salt. Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Lastly, prepare the mushrooms. Clean and cut the mushrooms as desired (I used king oyster mushrooms, sliced in half lengthwise and scored diagonally). Add a knob of your favourite cooking fat to a large skillet, and once melted add the mushrooms and a couple pinches of salt. Cook the mushrooms without crowding them, and do not move them about in the pan too much. Youre looking for a nice sear and that comes after the mushrooms have been in constant, direct contact with high heat. Once golden on one side, flip, and continue cooking until golden on the other. In a large bowl, combine the wild rice and parsley. Drizzle a touch of the sauce and about 1/­­2 Tbsp. of the sumac, a few grinds of black pepper, and fold to incorporate. To assemble, drizzle or puddle some sauce on the bottom of your serving plate. Add a round of butternut squash, followed by the wild rice mixture, a couple mushrooms, then repeat the layers of squash, rice, mushrooms. Drizzle remaining sauce over top, sprinkle with additional sumac and black pepper, and a handful of walnuts. Say thank you and enjoy each bite, each grain. NotesServes 4 Makes approximately 1 cup /­­ 270ml of Sauce In Closing I would love to hear your thoughts about how we can better respect and heal our pasts culturally, together. I wanted to open up the conversation here, not try to offer some kind of solution. This is a complicated, complex, deeply layered issue that has deep roots, well beyond us here today. I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to be in a canoe with James himself, to witness how to harvest with intention and gratitude. It felt deeply meaningful to be there with him, the place our two family lines have crossed in many ways for many years, finally converging in a peaceful, cooperative, and hopefully reciprocal way. This extends far beyond James and I, and takes many more hands and hearts. The first step of many, I am forever grateful to James for sharing the story of his family and community as it has been silenced for too long. Thank you for taking the time to read this today. Id also like to add for those who havent seen Canadian news over the past few months, that there has been uncovering of more extreme darkness in this country in relation to the Indigneous people of this land. The residential school system removed children from their Indigenous culture, communities, families, and ways of being. These Anglo-Saxon, Christian boarding schools are sites of mass unmarked graves where thousands of children’s bodies were found, taken from their families. There are many agencies working towards healing, remediation, and reconciliation in response to these unfathomable atrocities in our history. One of them is the Downie Wenjack Foundation, which aims to to aid our collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education, and action. This link will take you to their page about Reconcili-ACTION, and a list of ways to catalyze important conversations and meaningful change, recognizing that change starts with every one of us and each person can make an impact. The post Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings appeared first on My New Roots.

Easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust (Low-Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free)

September 21 2021 Vegan Richa 

Easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust (Low-Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free)This easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free, and made with just a few simple ingredients. No chilling needed! The perfect crust for practically any pie! There’s something intimidating about making your own pie crust – especially when it comes to rolling out a pie crust. For some reason, we all tend to prefer graham cracker crusts, where you simply crush store-bought crackers together with vegan butter and press the mixture into a pan. If you feel the same way, I am here to tell you that with the right recipe, everyone can make their own vegan pie crust from scratch! Give this easy pie crust a chance and you will be pleasantly surprised. This almond flour pie crust is so easy to make. Its only made with a handful of simple ingredients that you probably already have stocked in your gluten-free pantry. But there’s more to this vegan pie crust! Apart from being simple, this is also a gluten-free and grain-free pie crust recipe. Due to the absence of gluten, you dont need to worry about overworking the dough and ending up with a tough crust. As we are using oil in this vegan pie crust, you dont need to worry about chilling and cutting in butter. Also, theres no need to chill the dough so not only is this an easy pie crust but also a quick one! I have used variations of this almond flour pie crust in several of my favorite recipes, like this Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie.  It is so versatile and you can season it with your favorite herbs and spices. Continue reading: Easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust (Low-Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free)The post Easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust (Low-Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Lawsuits Claim ‘Humane’ and ‘Natural’ Labels on Some Big-Brand Meat Products May Constitute Deceptive Advertising

September 8 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Lawsuits Claim ‘Humane’ and ‘Natural’ Labels on Some Big-Brand Meat Products May Constitute Deceptive Advertising Complaints say corporations are using the terms to win over increasingly factory farm-wary consumers - without substantially changing how they care for animals or the planet The post Lawsuits Claim ‘Humane’ and ‘Natural’ Labels on Some Big-Brand Meat Products May Constitute Deceptive Advertising appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Vans Just Dropped a New Vegan and Eco-Friendly Shoe Collection for the ‘Surfers, Skaters, and Change-Makers’

July 28 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Vans Just Dropped a New Vegan and Eco-Friendly Shoe Collection for the ‘Surfers, Skaters, and Change-Makers’ Classic Vans looks, now made from organic cotton, natural cork, rubber, and jute, and finished with water-based glues The post Vans Just Dropped a New Vegan and Eco-Friendly Shoe Collection for the ‘Surfers, Skaters, and Change-Makers’ appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

The Salad Sandwich

June 3 2021 Golubka Kitchen 

The Salad Sandwich Beach sandwich season is finally here, and doesn’t everything taste better on the beach? Today’s recipe is a tribute to a sandwich you might find at a health food store or co-op that’s been around forever, has an impressive bulk section, an overwhelming assortment of natural bar soap, a tiny juice bar, and a soup/­­salad/­­sandwich takeout operation. This kind of sandwich usually comes on sprouted grain bread, slathered with hummus as the sauce of choice, most definitely has lots of alfalfa sprouts packed inside, and somehow always perfectly hits the spot. This is my version of that – basically a salad, deconstructed and served as a sandwich. It’s super flavorful, filled with all kinds of textures, and makes for such a refreshing, summer meal! The Salad Sandwich   Print Serves: 2 sandwiches Ingredients ½ garlic clove juice from ½ small lemon 1 small-medium carrot, grated 1 small-medium beet, grated ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon sugar sea salt 1 large avocado, pitted and peeled ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard freshly ground black pepper hummus 4 slices of sourdough or sprouted grain bread, toasted if needed 4-6 lettuce leaves sauerkraut or kimchi 1 small cucumber, sliced handful alfalfa sprouts or other sprouts/­­microgreens of choice Instructions Grate the garlic into a medium bowl using a microplane or a fine grater. Pour the lemon juice over the garlic and let sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients, for the garlic to mellow. Put the carrots and beets in another medium bowl, drizzle with the vinegar, sprinkle with sugar and salt to taste, mix to coat. Add the avocado to the bowl with the garlic and lemon juice, mash with a fork. Add the mustard, salt, and pepper to taste, mix to combine. Start assembling the sandwiches. Generously spread the hummus on all 4 bread slices. Distribute the mashed avocado between the two sandwiches, followed by the lettuce, sauerkraut/­­kimchi to taste, cucumber, carrots and beets, and sprouts. Close the sandwiches and enjoy right away, or wrap them up and keep in a cooler. This sandwich is best enjoyed within the first few hours of making it. 3.5.3226 The post The Salad Sandwich appeared first on Golubka Kitchen.

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

April 21 2021 Oh My Veggies 

These yummy pumpkin muffins are loaded with healthy ingredients like fresh pumpkin puree, oat flour, and flaked almonds. Theyre naturally vegan and gluten-free. And this one bowl recipe only takes 30 minutes to make! Im obsessed with putting pumpkin in everything in the Fall, but especially muffins and cupcakes. So it should be no surprise...Read More

Protein-Packed Strawberry and Banana Vegan Smoothie Bowl

April 19 2021 Oh My Veggies 

This strawberry and banana vegan protein smoothie bowl is not only delicious and naturally sweet, but also filling thanks to a few secret ingredients. Ready in under five minutes, it may just become your favorite pre-workout breakfast. Im writing this after a super tough upper body workout and can positively say its one of the...Read More

Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

April 2 2021 Oh My Veggies 

Looking for a creamy and delicious vegan carrot soup? This Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup recipe is one we make over and over again. Carrots, ginger, garlic, onions, herbs, and spices all come together in this dish to create the perfect soup.  Serve up this carrot ginger soup for lunch, for dinner, or as an appetizer for a dinner party.  This Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup is… Creamy  Vegan  Vegetarian  Naturally gluten-free  Made with simple ingredients  Easily stored How to Make Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup  Prep your carrots by cutting them into chunks. Then boil them in a pot of water until the carrots are tender.  In a pan, cook onions and garlic until they are soft and translucent.  Once your carrots are done, remove and place them in a blender or food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender as well.  Blend all the ingredients together until creamy, then add black pepper and herbs.  Tips and Tricks Cut Carrots the Same Size I recommend cutting up all your carrots the same size--or, at least, similarly sized. The reason you want to do this is so all the carrots will get cooked the same. You don’t want some carrots […]

Burn the Best: Beeswax Candles

March 5 2021 My New Roots 

Burn the Best: Beeswax Candles I was at a health food store with a friend the other day, cruising the aisles when he asked: Hey Sarah, why do beeswax candles cost so much more than regular candles? Well, I had to admit that he had me stumped there. I had heard that beeswax candles were better to burn than their paraffin counterparts, but I didnt know why exactly. Oohhh so exciting – I couldnt wait to get to the bottom of this one! With a little research I found some truly shocking information that was certainly blog-worthy… Before I explain why beeswax candles are so superior, first let me give you the low-down on the downsides of the alternatives. Paraffin origins Most candles we buy are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin is a petroleum by-product, left over after producing many of the other common petroleum products such as gas, oils, pavement, etc. This material is then bleached with 100% strength bleach creating toxic dioxins, before being refined into solid paraffin using various carcinogenic, solidifying chemicals. Candle companies purchase paraffin wax and then add various other texturizing chemicals, artificial dyes for colour, and synthetic fragrances. When synthetic fragrances are burned, they produce toxic fluoro-carbons and other polluting by-products. Inhaling these fluoro-carbons damages the receptors in our nasal passages that detect scent, and over an extending period of time diminishes the overall abilities of your olfactory senses by wearing them out. This is one of the reasons many people seem to require increasingly stronger-smelling candles (or synthetic air fresheners), etc., to experience any enjoyable aromas at all! Last, but certainly not least, is the indirect cost of burning a fuel like paraffin in your home, which emits black soot that coats your walls, household furnishings and curtains, and least desirably, your lungs and skin. It is a proven fact that paraffin, with its associated synthetic scents and other additives, causes headaches, allergic reactions and difficulties with sinuses and lungs. Anyone with respiratory problems should not burn paraffin candles, nor should those that want to prevent said problems. I hope this sheds some light (ha!) on the perils of paraffin to your health, home and environment. Now let me introduce you to beeswax and the incredible properties it has to offer. Beloved Beeswax Burning beeswax candles is better for you and the environment for so many reasons. First, burning beeswax produces negative ions, which benefit us and the air we breathe by attracting pollutants, in much the same way that a magnet attracts iron fillings. Negative ions attach to positively charged ions that hold onto dust, dander, molds and other air borne contaminants. Once attached, the positive ions are weighed down and this drops both the ions and the contaminants to the ground to be swept up or vacuumed away. Bottom line: burning beeswax will actually clean your air. Beeswax candles are the best choice for the environment since the material used is 100% renewable, and in its native, raw state does not require bleaching or hydrogenation. The production of paraffin (a non-renewable resource), and even soy and palm waxes, involves chemical intervention to modify the raw material into a wax form and then into a candle. This means that beeswax is a better choice for the environment, since its processing is minimal, does not require chemicals, and the end product is completely biodegradable. You can burn beeswax in an unventilated room without fear of pollution. In fact, many people report that burning a candle in the bedroom for 30 minutes or so before falling asleep produces a more restful sleep. Beeswax is hypo-allergenic, benefits those with environmental allergies, sensitivities, and even asthma. To keep your air as clean as possible, just remember to trim your wicks before each use, and extinguish the candle by submerging the wick in its own wax pool instead of blowing it out, as both these measures prevent smoke. Lastly, the quality of the golden light given off by beeswax candles is unsurpassed by its paraffin counterparts. Because of the high melting point of the wax, beeswax burns stronger and brighter than paraffin, in addition to emitting the same spectrum of light as the sun — how amazing is that! The Overall Cost So to answer my friends question: while the initial cost may seem higher than paraffin candles, beeswax burns for much longer – two to five times the burn time of other candles. Beeswax has a much higher melting point than paraffin – in fact, the highest melting point of any wax, so it burns far more slowly. Costing only pennies an hour to burn, beeswax is much more economical than paraffin over time. You can purchase beeswax candles at farmers markets, health food stores and of course online. The candles in this post are from The Beeswax Co., an American company committed to tradition and quality, they ship internationally, and I highly recommend them. Wherever you choose to purchase your candles, beware of imitations! Look for 100% pure cappings beeswax, which is the wax that comes from the seal around each cell in the honeycomb. Some companies will cut their beeswax with paraffin, palm or soy waxes and still call them beeswax candles, so read the labels. Also, make sure the wick is made of a natural fiber (like cotton or hemp) and that it doesnt contain a metal wire (which can sometimes contain lead), and that there arent any artificial scents or chemical colours added. Pure beeswax should smell like honey, and have a natural, golden hue. Burn, baby. Burn! The post Burn the Best: Beeswax Candles appeared first on My New Roots.

Spaghetti Squash Bake with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

December 22 2020 Vegan Richa 

Spaghetti Squash Bake with Sun-dried Tomato Cream SauceThis easy vegan Spaghetti Squash Bake is a tasty Italian-inspired healthy, low carb, pasta-like casserole dish that everyone will absolutely love. Cooked spaghetti squash is combined with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, all baked until golden and bubbly. Spaghetti Squash is a winter veggie favorite! These miracle squashes naturally grow in such a way that, once cooked, their insides will pull apart in long, spaghetti-like strands. Thanks, Mother Nature! The long squash strands are tender enough that you can twirl them around your fork and they have a mild, slightly sweet flavor that makes them great for serving with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce like in this spaghetti squash bake recipe. An Italian-inspired “pasta” bake that features cooked spaghetti squash, garlic, and spinach all smothered in a perfectly creamy and cheesy dairy-free sun dried tomato sauce and baked until bubbly and golden. SO good! I like to prepare my spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot but in a second I will also explain how to cook it in the microwave. Serve this easy casserole alongside a simple green salad or vegan caesar salad and some crusty bread for the perfect weeknight meal! More pasta meals from the blog - Garlic Pasta with Cajun Cauliflower - Cauliflower Parmesan Pasta Bake  - Pumpkin Sage Pasta with pumpkin cream sauce and crisp Sage  - Black pepper Mac and Cheese  - Creamy Cajun Pasta with crispy tofu - Lemon asparagus  fettuccine - Creamy mushroom Spinach Pasta  - Easy Vegan Alfredo Continue reading: Spaghetti Squash Bake with Sun-dried Tomato Cream SauceThe post Spaghetti Squash Bake with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Whole Wheat Date Ladoo

October 17 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Whole Wheat Date LadooFor a sweet festival treat that is naturally sweetened, try my Whole Wheat Date Ladoo recipe. A wholesome vegan twist on a traditional Indian sweet made with whole wheat flour, almond flour, nuts, and dates! Soy-free + Gluten-free option. Try these Date sweetened Wheat ladoo (atte ka laddu) for the festive season without all the ghee and cups of sugar! They are quick and easy to make and are great for gifting, too. What is Laddu or Ladoo? The term laddu or ladoo stands for sweetened round balls usually made from flour, sugar/­­ jaggery, and ghee or oil! As for flavorings, nuts and spices like cardamon, saffron tend to be included and as you can imagine, Indian cuisine offers a variety of laddu recipes for all occasions. Some using besan, others semolina (Rava), whole wheat flour, or various millet flours, rice flours, etc! Just here on the blog, you actually already find many different types, made with a variety of flavors, like these coconut ones. YUM! Today we make atta ladoo.  Traditional wheat ladoo recipes call for ghee and wheat flour.  I have previously even made oil-free Ladoos using a maple syrup and those work out amazing as well. For this date ladoo recipe, we use a blend of whole wheat flour, almond flour, and flax meal which makes these taste nutty and wholesome. I like flavoring these with cardamom – a spice which you should always use sparingly and work your way up if need be. Some chopped cashews make these richer and melted vegan butter is added for moisture and texture but these would actually even work with oil instead of butter or no oil at all.   MORE DIWALI SWEETS - Coconut Ladoo - Vegan Rabri Recipe – Indian Milk Pudding - Vegan Malai Burfi - Mango Sheera /­­ Halwa  - Mango Burfi  - Kesar Peda - Rasmalai Cake Also make sure to check out my round-up post on Vegan Indian Sweets for more inspiration.Continue reading: Vegan Whole Wheat Date LadooThe post Vegan Whole Wheat Date Ladoo appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Pumpkin Energy Balls – Pumpkin Snack Bites

October 1 2021 Vegan Richa 

Pumpkin Energy Balls – Pumpkin Snack BitesPumpkin Energy Balls are a fun vegan snack perfect for the cozy season. These snack bites are naturally sweetened, gluten-free, soy-free and the perfect healthy treat both kids and adults will love. Its getting to be that cozy time of year where candy, desserts and all the comfort food start showing up. I can pass on most store-bought candy, but a piece of my pumpkin pie or vegan pumpkin bread are things I look forward to all year and cannot say no to. This is the time of year I also start stocking the fridge and freezer with healthy fall-tastic snacks and mini treats that taste like the fall desserts I so love. These Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls or Snack Bites are the perfect replacement for when I’m craving a slice of pie but really just one bite – not the whole slice. These vegan pumpkin energy balls are packed with cozy pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, and healthy nuts and seeds. So as you can imagine theyre also great as a pre or post-workout snack. These should be stored in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. Keep them no longer than 3 hours at room temperature. You could, however, coat these in melted, tempered dark chocolate to make them less sticky to handle.   More Vegan Snacks - Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites - When you want a blueberry muffin without baking. - Carrot Cake Bites - They taste like Carrot Cake! - Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls with Rice Krispies- Cannot get any better than pb and choc - Seedy Chocolate Snack Bars - no dates! - Golden Sesame Balls - Because turmeric - Mojito Energy Balls - so fresh and zesty! Continue reading: Pumpkin Energy Balls – Pumpkin Snack BitesThe post Pumpkin Energy Balls – Pumpkin Snack Bites appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Gluten-free

September 16 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Gluten-freeFor a fall-tastic breakfast treat that is easy to make, look no further than these vegan pumpkin breakfast cookies! Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, refined oil-free and packed with nutritious add-ins like pumpkin puree, chia seeds, chopped nuts, and rolled oats. If youre looking for an easy, one-bowl cookie recipe that the whole family will get excited about, these pumpkin breakfast cookies are it! Trust me, they are going to bring your on-the-go breakfast game to the next level. These perfectly crispy yet chewy oatmeal cookies are made with gluten-free oats, almond flour sunflower seeds and a handful of especially healthy add-ins like chia seeds! But you can customize the recipe to your familys preferences and use any seeds you have. My pumpkin breakfast cookies are chock full of nutritious oats, unsweetened pumpkin puree, nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, and they are naturally sweetened with maple syrup. No Flouf, no Oil! With all those add-ins, these oatmeal cookies are definitely wholesome enough to eat for breakfast! I like packing these pumpkin breakfast cookies as a lunchbox snack for the kids and make them for my own on-the-go breakfast. Leftovers keep for days so make lots and stash them away for snacks. More pumpkin recipes - 1 Bowl Pumpkin bread  - Pumpkin Carrot Bread  - Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread  - Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls - 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal ! Gf Continue reading: Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Gluten-freeThe post Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Gluten-free appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Lawsuits Claim ‘Humane’ and ‘Natural’ Labels on Some Big-Brand Meat Products Constitute Deceptive Advertising

September 8 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Lawsuits Claim ‘Humane’ and ‘Natural’ Labels on Some Big-Brand Meat Products Constitute Deceptive Advertising Complaints say corporations are using the terms to win over increasingly factory farm-wary consumers - without substantially changing how they care for animals or the planet The post Lawsuits Claim ‘Humane’ and ‘Natural’ Labels on Some Big-Brand Meat Products Constitute Deceptive Advertising appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Thai Green Curry Stir-Fry Noodles

June 10 2021 Vegan Richa 

Thai Green Curry Stir-Fry NoodlesReady in under 30 minutes, these Vegan Thai Green Curry Noodles are the perfect simple weeknight dinner recipe. Theyre naturally vegan, packed with veggies, fragrant with flavor, and pair perfectly with any plant-based protein you want to add.  No need for store-bought curry paste! These Thai Green Curry Noodles with tofu are perfect for when you are craving exciting Thai flavors but also want the comfort of a bowl of noodles. A steaming bowl of Thai rice noodles tossed in a homemade quick coconut milk green curry sauce! What’s not to love!? I love Green curry for its balanced flavors. There’s chili, of course, but also ginger, lime, and garlic, and all those flavors are SO up my alley. I took a shortcut by making a simplified coconut milk-based green curry sauce in the blender. An easy yet flavorful green curry sauce. If you happen to have some lemongrass, feel free to add to the mix. If you’re really pressed for time, a Thai curry paste blended with coconut milk will do the trick. But even if you use store-bought green curry paste I would recommend you to wake it up a bit by adding in fresh garlic, ginger, and cilantro. It will taste so much fresher. Besides the amazing Asian flavors, I really love this easy vegan noodle recipe because of how simple it is to throw together on any given busy weeknight. The whole noodle dish is made completely from scratch in under 30 minutes! Let’s do this! More quick meals from the blog - 1 pot Peanut Butter Noodles and Veggies GF - Lo Mein Noodles. GF option - Sweet And Sour Chickpeas and Broccoli GF - Kung Pao Lentils GF - Lentils & Veggies in Thai Peanut Sauce GF Soy-free - Sticky Sesame Ginger Tofu and Veggies. GF - Curry Ramen with Miso Maple Lentils. GF Continue reading: Thai Green Curry Stir-Fry NoodlesThe post Thai Green Curry Stir-Fry Noodles appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese Melts

May 20 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Spinach &  Mozzarella Cheese MeltsMove over grilled cheese, my Vegan Spinach Cheese Melts are here to curb even the most serious cravings for a cheesy, melty and comforting lunch sandwich! The addition of tomatoes and sauteed mushrooms take these vegan cheese sandwiches to the next level. Vegan Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese Melts are here to curb all your comfort food cravings. Trust me, this is the vegan sandwich to end all your comfort food cravings. Creamy, filling, salty, crispy, buttery and so easy to whip up on any given weekday. I mean, the combination of melty vegan mozzarella cheese and sauteed spinach alone would be pretty amazing.  But I didn’t stop there. Natural plant-based umami bombs mushrooms and tomatoes are added to take these vegan cheese sandwiches to the next level of deliciousness! Just in case you’ve been wondering.  Yes, vegan cheese melts and grilled cheeses are a thing! How so? Homemade vegan mozzarella cream. You could also call it vegan cheese spread! That’s right. No need to buy expensive vegan slices at the store. We make our own spreadable mozzarella from simple ingredients. Mostly blended soaked cashew nuts, some garlic and miso for umami, and a touch of flour for getting that gorgeous thick yet silky texture upon heating the sauce.see recipe notes for gf and no nut options. What’s the difference between a melt and a grilled cheese anyway, you might ask. Well, grilled cheese is bread, some spread, and cheese. A melt is anything that has another item added to it. If you add things like spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes, it’s a melt. If you add avocados, it’s a melt. You get the idea. If you add anything other than bread, vegan cheese, and some kind of flavor-enhancing spread, a vegan grilled cheese turns into a melt. MORE SANDWICHES TO TRY - Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches - Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich - Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich - General Tsos Tofu Sandwich - Cauliflower Cheddar Pesto Sandwich Continue reading: Vegan Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese MeltsThe post Vegan Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese Melts appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

April 20 2021 Oh My Veggies 

These Banana Oatmeal Cookies are flavorful, soft, chewy, and naturally sweetened with banana. They make a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert alike. I think these cookies speak for themselves. Banana oatmeal cookies are one of those desserts that are so classic, they can just never get old. They are perfect for those times when you...Read More

carrot delight recipe | soft & tender carrot barfi | carrot sweet recipes

April 13 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

carrot delight recipe | soft & tender carrot barfi | carrot sweet recipescarrot delight recipe | soft & tender carrot barfi | carrot sweet recipes with step by step photo and video recipe. carrot-based sweets are ultra-popular among indians and are made for different reasons. the best part of using carrot in any sweet is its naturally sourced sweetness in it which would help a lot to flavour the end result. one such hugely popular sweet recipe is the carrot delight recipe known for its softness with a mild sweet taste and coconut coating flavour. The post carrot delight recipe | soft & tender carrot barfi | carrot sweet recipes appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Sheet Pan Ratatouille with Polenta

March 17 2021 Vegan Richa 

Sheet Pan Ratatouille with PolentaThis bright and colorful Baked Sheet Pan Ratatouille is a modern twist on the classic French chunky summer vegetable stew, rich with olive oil and fragrant with plenty of herbs. Serve over creamy polenta for the perfect summer dinner. Ratatouille – I LOVE this classic French stew made from eggplant, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes and summer is the prime time to make this easy vegan dinner with local produce. This sheet pan Ratatouille is indeed the perfect recipe to serve all those beautiful farmers’ market veggies that are popping up during the warm months! As we know, roasting veggies really boosts their flavor and brings out their natural sweetness so an oven baked ratatouille is seriously the best way to showcase summer vegetables! Its so easy, its healthy and it’s versatile. You can make a big batch of Baked Ratatouille on a Sunday, then serve it up in different ways during the workweek! I love serving my baked veggies over creamy polenta, but I also really like this served with pasta, mashed potatoes, and even over toast! Whether made on a sheet pan or a casserole dish, baked Ratatouille is so simple yet flavorful with those dried herbs – trust me, you wont tire of it. This simple casserole version takes only 15 minutes of prep work before the pan goes into the oven to roast. The only hands-on part of this recipe is chopping the eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, bell pepper, tomatoes, and onion. Then it gets all tossed with olive oil,  herbs, salt, and pepper and then roasted in the oven for about 45 minutes during which your house will start to smell incredible. Once done, you can either dig in right away or store your ratatouille in the fridge for the workweek. Or freeze it! MORE VEGGIE GOODNESS FROM THE BLOG, - Peanut Butter Roasted Cauliflower Bowl. GF - Spanish Rice, Taco Spice Roasted Cauliflower Bowl. GF - Shawarma Chickpeas, Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl  GF - Quinoa Cauliflower Bowl with almond Sriracha sauce GF - Chili Garlic Tofu Bowl with Vermicelli. GF Continue reading: Sheet Pan Ratatouille with PolentaThe post Sheet Pan Ratatouille with Polenta appeared first on Vegan Richa.

5 Natural Ways to Increase Vitamin D

January 12 2021 Vegetarian Times 

5 Natural Ways to Increase Vitamin D Here are five ways to naturally enhance your vitamin D intakes during winter, spring, summer or fall! The post 5 Natural Ways to Increase Vitamin D appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

December 21 2020 Isa Chandra Moskowitz 

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars Makes 8 bars Photo by VK Rees These are the chewy granola bars of your dreams! Totally appropriate for dessert or breakfast or midnight snack. Brown rice syrup gives them the chewy stickiness youre looking for and crispy rice cereal makes them light and crunchy.. If you love a salty sweet combo, you can use roasted salted peanuts here, or increase the salt by a big pinch. You can also make them a little fancier by drizzling in chocolate and then sprinkling with flaky sea salt, like Maldon. Originally published in Isa Does It. Ingredients 1/­­2 cup smooth, natural peanut butter 1/­­3 cup pure maple syrup 1/­­3 cup brown rice syrup 1 tablespoon melted refined coconut oil 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/­­2 teaspoon salt 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup crisp rice cereal 1/­­2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped 1/­­3 cup chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter, maple syrup, and brown rice syrup, until smooth. A strong fork usually gets the job done, pretty well. Mix in the oil, vanilla, and salt. Mix in the oatmeal and crisp rice cereal. Start with the fork and then wet your hands and knead together well. Be very firm, the cereal should even crunch up a bit as youre kneading, and you should have a compact, slightly crumbly mixture. Add the peanuts and chocolate chips, and once again, knead until well distributed. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, and press very firmly and as evenly as you can. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, the sides should be golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Remove from pan by pulling up the sides of the parchment. Now slice into 8 squares and serve! The best way to slice is to use a chefs knife, and press down in one firm motion. Do not saw the bars. Store bars in the fridge in individually plastic wrap and they should keep for at least 5 days.


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