Vegan Thai Broccoli Soup

I came home from a trip to Toronto & did not feel like cooking, Murray went to an Oliers game with a friend, & I needed to eat…so I looked in the freezer, looked in my recipes & found this! I love that this soup is vegan, has only vegetables & a can of coconut milk & some spices…I was writing this up while eating the soup…but couldn’t stop eating I finished the soup & then wrote this!!!

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Apple Crisp

Always a welcome dessert, it seems that everyone loves Apple Crisp!

Apple Crisp is so much simpler to make than pie…& I bet it is healthier too. Though I am no makes sense to me…though don’t get me wrong…I love pie!! But for a quick fruit dessert...Apple Crisp is a really delicious choice.

You can serve Apple Crisp alone or with ice cream…we had it with coconut whipped topping.which was delicious!

The recipe for this is by Norene Gilletz… Her CRUNCHY APPLE CRISP recipe in her cookbook THE PLEASURES OF YOUR FOOD PROCESSOR.

I follow the recipe almost exactly except I always use a non-dairy/parve margarine for the topping. Sometimes if I don’t have any non-dairy margarine I use some oil .. i usually try to half the amount of oil to the amount of butter called for….but if it seems dry I add more oil. ex. 1/2 cup of butter start with 1/4 cup of oil…¬†And I use more apples. I put the apples in a shallow baking dish & use the same amount of topping as the recipe calls for when using less apples

One of things about Apple Crisp os that if you do not want to make a large amount, use the amount of apples you want & just adjust the topping recipe, making less to fit the pan you are using. Remember though that the apples cook down so the dish will be less full once this cooks. Sometimes I take 4 apples, slice them up, put them in an appropriate sized baking dish, half the recipe for the topping & bake! This way I have a dessert that we can eat in a day or two & not have so much left over..although we love Apple Crisp so if I make a big dish we eat it al! It is good for breakfast with some yogurt on it!

Here is the recipe

3 lbs apples…I used granny smith this time but use any apple you like. The granny smith were very tart

1 cup raisins…. ***optional


3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup non-dairy margarine *** I use Becel vegan margarine

1/2 cup oats *** I use quick oats

1 tsp cinnamon

Mehod  Preheat oven to 375f

Grease a 9 x 13 pan for the 3 lbs of apples

  1. Prepare the apples, I peel & slice them thinly
  2. Put the apples into the prepared baking dish
  3. In a bowl, mix the topping ingredients together until crumbly & completely combined *** I use my hands to do this, but you can use a fork, or the food processor but just pulse it in the processor so that the oats do not get too fine…
  4. Put the topping evenly over the apples
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes until the apples are cooked & the topping is brown



Quinoa Pilaf with Dried Fruits ( first posted in January 2017)

I am having company for dinner tonight.. & could not decide what to make as a  side dish with the chicken… so I decided to look through my own blog for a recipe that I might have forgotten about! & I found this! I love it..

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