Apple Crisp Pie

When I made this to test out Grandma’s recipe, Meghan called this “the best of both worlds” because you get the delicious pie crust as well as the delicious crisp topping. Pie Ingredients 1 uncooked pastry shell 1 tbsp flour 4-5 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I used granny smith) 2 tbsp cornstarch 1/2…

Crunchy Rhubarb

When I first found this recipe I didn’t really know what to expect because I didn’t know if the rhubarb itself would come out crunchy or the topping, or both. For the record, it’s the topping that comes out crunchy – this might be better named Rhubarb Crisp. Ingredients 4 1/2 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped…

Brown Sugar Frosting

This frosting is excellent on apple or carrot cake. Ingredients 1 pkg vegan cream cheeze (8 oz) 1/2 cup Earth Balance, softened 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg Yield: will frost a 2 layer 9” round cake or approx. 12 cupcakes. In…

Fresh Apple Cake

This apple cake is moist and delicious. I’ve finished it with a brown sugar frosting in the photo. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup oil 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups apples, pared and choppled 1/2 cup soy milk…

Apple Crumble Bars

This is basically just an apple crumble with a greater crumble-to-apple ratio. Base and Crumble Ingredients 1 3/4 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup Earth Balance, melted 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp salt Filling Ingredients 5 apples, peeled and sliced 2 tbsp Earth Balance, melted 1/2 cup…

Creamy Wild Rice and Bean Soup

This is one of our family’s favourite instant pot comfort soup recipes that has been adapted from A Couple Cooks. Pair with my homemade herbed focaccia for a perfect winter meal. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped 4  carrots, chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2…

Sweet and Sour Tofu

Wow! This recipe really brought me back to my mother’s kitchen. She really loved Chinese take-out and I can remember her making this homemade version at least a few times. This is good back-pocket recipe to make for the vegan-skeptics – I don’t think even the staunchest meat eater would spit out the delicious battered…

Ginger Miso Udon Soup

This is a recipe I started working on over the past year and has quickly become a favourite comfort food in our house. Ingredients 1-2 tbsp oil 1 package extra firm tofu, cut into triangles 1 tbsp Bragg’s (or soy sauce) 1-2 tbsp oil 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp…

Coconut Macaroons

A few years after my grandmother’s death, my grandfather gave me an old box of recipes that had belonged to her. They were almost entirely recipes from “Gurney” but there were some annotations from Grandma and sometimes her own recipes or adaptations written on the backs of the cards. I kept that old box all…

Porcupines

This was a really fun discovery among Grandma’s recipes. I found this recipe by accident, hand-written on the back of another recipe card. I actually had no idea what I was making when I started out but they turned out chewy (almost gooey) and made me feel like I was eating something healthy on account…