Strawberry Donuts

by Emmy on September 4, 2013

Ah Strawberry Donuts. Not healthy in the least bit but they sure make for a decadent treat.  I veganized a recipe (click here) I saw in Oprah Magazine.  I like that the recipe uses a donut pan. They aren’t fried but they do contain a good amount of oil.

To veganize, I used soy milk mixed with a teaspoon of vinegar for the buttermilk, Ener-G for the egg replacer, and out of personal preferences, I used Safflower oil instead of Canola oil. I avoid Canola oil because it is predominately genetically modified.   I also find that I have to bake the donuts for 14 minutes instead of 12 minutes.  It depends on your oven. For the icing, I powdered the sugar in my Vita-Mix (super easy!) and then transferred it to a wet container and ran it with the chopped strawberries.  You’ll have to play around with the amount of powdered sugar/strawberry/water  ratio to get your preferred consistency.  I usually add some extra diced strawberry to the icing.

I actually like these donuts more once they are cooled.  Even though the donuts are iced, they freeze well. This makes for a convenient treat to throw in your lunch bag for a mid week treat.

P.S. Special Shout-Out to Sara (iliketocook). Let me know if you try them!

 

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Baby Robin

by Emmy on June 29, 2013

Oh my poor neglected blog. How I have missed you. I figure what better way to begin updating this blog again than to start off with some baby robin pictures. This cutie was on our porch when we got home today.

 

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Tempeh Sausage

March 19, 2012

I’m not sure why I never tried the Tempeh Sausage recipe before from the New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook.  It’s a good cookbook and I love the cornbread recipe from it. I picked up some English Muffin Bread and decided I wanted some “soysage” to go with it. I looked through a few of my cookbooks […]

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Kung Pao Broccoli and Tofu

March 5, 2012

I’ve made the King Pao Broccoli and Tofu recipe twice now from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio.  It is truly delicious and as an added bonus, reheats great the next day for lunch. It is a mix of broccoli, water chestnuts, green onions, tofu, and spices in a tasty sauce. For the peppers, […]

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Apple Cider Donuts

March 1, 2012

Last fall, I first tried the Apple Cider Donut recipe from the Peas and Thank You blog by Mama Pea.  They were easy to make and delicious.  Plus, I’m always looking for new recipes where I can use my donut pans. I add more nutmeg and cinnamon to the recipe when I make them. I […]

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