‘Cheddar’ Herb Biscuits

‘Cheddar’ Herb Biscuits
(Makes about 10 vegan biscuits)

 

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I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday. We sure did and are still enjoying one of the best parts, leftovers! I wanted to make some quick biscuits for Thanksgiving and had my Quick Biscuits with Capers (Dinner Rolls in 20 minutes!) recipe in mind. So I used this recipe to build and create this one. I really wanted something quick but wanted to experiment with creating a ‘cheddar’ biscuit without having to utilize actual vegan cheddar cheese, like Daiya. These came out pretty good, although I think I may still play around with this one to perfect it more.
With Thanksgiving leftovers in mind, I pictured myself sopping these biscuits up in my leftover mushroom gravy, Mmm… Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
1 ¾ Cup Self-Rising Flour (plus additional for rolling)
½ Tsp Salt
1 ½ Tsp Italian Seasoning
3 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
3 Tbsp Vegenaise (Vegan Mayo)
1 Cup Milk (I use soy or almond)
1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
½ Tsp Liquid Smoke, optional

Topping:
2 Tbsp Earth Balance (Vegan Butter), melted
1-2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 Tsp Nutritional Yeast
Directions:
-Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
-Combine all dry ingredients by whisking together to combine.
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-Stir in wet ingredients: vegenaise, milk, liquid smoke, if using, and toss in fresh parsley last. Do not over mix.
-Turn out dough on generously floured counter and roll out with a rolling pin.
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-Cut out biscuits and place into 9-inch round pan. (I simply used a drinking glass to cut out biscuits). Makes about 10 biscuits depending on size of glass or cutter.
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-Combine melted Earth Balance with Fresh Parsley for the topping. Gently brush the tops of each biscuit with the melted butter mixture and sprinkle each with the additional nutritional yeast.
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-Bake for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!
(Cover with napkin to keep warm before serving)
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Cheddar Herb Biscuits

  • Servings: Makes about 10 Biscuits
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
1 ¾ Cup Self-Rising Flour (plus additional for rolling)
½ Tsp Salt
1 ½ Tsp Italian Seasoning
3 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
3 Tbsp Vegenaise (Vegan Mayo)
1 Cup Milk (I use soy or almond)
1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
½ Tsp Liquid Smoke, optional

Topping:
2 Tbsp Earth Balance (Vegan Butter), melted
1-2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 Tsp Nutritional Yeast

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
-Combine all dry ingredients by whisking together to combine.
-Stir in wet ingredients: vegenaise, milk, liquid smoke, if using, and toss in fresh parsley last. Do not over mix.
-Turn out dough on generously floured counter and roll out with a rolling pin.
-Cut out biscuits and place into 9-inch round pan. (I simply used a drinking glass to cut out biscuits). Makes about 10 biscuits depending on size of glass or cutter.
-Combine melted Earth Balance with Fresh Parsley for the topping. Gently brush the tops of each biscuit with the melted butter mixture and sprinkle each with the additional nutritional yeast.
-Bake for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!

 

Pictured below illustrates our awesomely yummy all Vegan Thanksgiving spread:
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Bean Salad
Mashed Potatoes
Collard Greens
Mushroom Gravy
Mac-n-Cheese
Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)
Cranberry Sauce
Wild Rice, Mushroom and Sage Stuffing
V-Loaf

I also made (not pictured above): Sweet Potato Pie; Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie; Cheddar Biscuits and Spinach with Pomegranate Salad.

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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce
(Makes about 3 Cups) ~ Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free

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Happy Thanksgiving…tomorrow is the big day! Here’s a quick recipe for you just before. I’m thinking you may have already bought the canned sauce, if so, leave it in the pantry and try this homemade version. Cranberry sauce… jelly, jam, relish, chutney? Whatever you decide to call it, it’s very simple to make. A good ratio of cranberries to sugar is 12oz bag to 1 cup of sugar, in my usual recipe; but this year I used organic. And so the cranberries came out to 15oz instead, so I kicked up the sugar a tad. Plus, I added 1 chili pepper this time around…but it didn’t really turn out ‘hot’ so I’ll just list that as optional. 🙂 I’ll keep it brief since I’m ‘behind the eight ball’ and still have to get my menu, shopping list…oh and go grocery shopping :-/ … I’ll let you know how I make out, until next time. Have a great holiday!

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Cranberry Sauce

  • Servings: Makes about 3 cups ~ Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
15oz Fresh Cranberries
1 ¼ Cup Sugar + 2 Tbsp
Zest of ½ Orange plus juice
½ Cup Water
Fresh Chili Pepper, minced (optional)
Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions:
In a saucepan combine cranberries, water, 1 cup of sugar, orange zest and juice over low heat for about 10 minutes.
Increase heat to medium, add optional pepper(s), and cook about 5 minutes until cranberries get soft and pop or break apart.
Reduce heat to low or turn off heat and combine remaining 2 Tbsp Sugar, plus salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temp, warm or cold. Cool before serving or storing.
Refrigerate for 7-10 days.

Remember to also feel free to adjust sugar to taste or add ingredients that you think may work too.

I don’t need a citrus press when I have a sous chef with super human grip. Seth’s hands are super strong and powerful and always available to squeeze my….citrus. 🙄  😛

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Note: Be sure to pick thru cranberries for any bruised pieces.

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Cranberry & Almond Scones ~ Vegan

Cranberry & Almond Scones
(Makes 8 scones) ~ Vegan

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner I’ve been trying to think of new and creative recipes to explore or create this year. Note to self: don’t develop Thanksgiving recipes before breakfast… 🙂 because the outcome will be breakfast, lol. The good news is that this recipe is a fantastic breakfast recipe. A Thanksgiving Day tip, if I may, don’t forget to eat! Keep your appetite and stomach primed for the big feast. How many times have you been in the kitchen for hours, losing tracking of time and by the time you go to eat…you’re not really that hungry? Try this one on for breakfast, it’s light, not too sweet and is excellent with coffee or tea. Enjoy!

Cranberry & Almond Scones

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
2 ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
1/3 Cup Sugar
½ Tsp Salt
½ Tbsp Baking Powder
¼ Cup Applesauce
½ Cup Earth Balance (Vegan Butter)
½ Cup Non-Dairy Milk (I used almond/coconut blend)
½ Cup dried Cranberries
½ Cup Sliced Almonds
Vanilla extract, optional (I would’ve used some but ran out)

Directions:
-Preheat oven 450 degrees F. -Combine dry ingredients by whisking together: Flour, Sugar, Salt and Baking Powder.
-Cut Earth balance into flour mixture, I just used my whisk or your hands will work here too in order to incorporate ‘butter’ throughout the mixture. -Add Applesauce and Almond Milk then stir to combine. Stir in Cranberries and Almonds to incorporate.
-I press into 9-inch baking pan – you can then turn out onto parchment paper before cutting and bake on baking sheet. Or you can just bake in 9-inch baking pan as I did then cut afterwards. After all, a scone is defined as a biscuit-like ‘cake’ right?.. Bake for 20-25 minutes and Enjoy! 🙂

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In my living room taking ‘scone’ pics and my camera would not focus on the scone, but instead on a picture of Cameron. 🙂 We love and miss you both so much Cameron and Hailey. [xoxo] Cam just as the light shines in from the window on your photograph remember that…

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Broccoli & Chickpea Burritos

Broccoli & Chickpea Curry Burritos
(Serves 4-6) ~ Vegan

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Straightforward and uncomplicated… I opened the pantry and the fridge and in less than a minute I came up with this recipe then in less than ten minutes I was eating. Great for lunch or dinner and very simple.

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Broccoli & Chickpea Curried Burritos

  • Servings: 4-6 ~ Vegan
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:
1 (15.5 oz can) Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
16oz Frozen Broccoli, steamed
1 Tsp Curry Powder
¼ Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
½ Tbsp Garlic, minced
Salt/Pepper to Taste
Flour Tortillas
Salsa
Non-Dairy Sour Cream

Directions:
-Heat coconut oil over medium heat, sauté garlic for about a minute. Add chickpeas and seasonings continue sautéing for another 3-5 minutes. Toss in broccoli to combine, continue to heat for another couple of minutes. -Warm tortillas then add filling along with a dollop of vegan sour cream and salsa. Enjoy!

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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon/Sugar

Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon & Sugar Sprinkled
(Makes 12 cupcakes) ~ Vegan

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I made these cupcakes on the fly! Well let me back up first and say hi again to everyone, it’s been a bit since I last posted and since the last time I had a chance to read everyone’s awesome blogs. I have a lot of catching up to do! It’s been a busy last few weeks. So busy that I’m not even posting a Vegan Rescue original here… I know I know. While I do have a few vegan vanilla cake recipes of my own, this morning I decided to make cupcakes using the old web, it was much quicker than digging one of my own out and my time was limited. My son’s Spanish class today was celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), so on the fly I made these cupcakes and added a little cinnamon and sugar love to them. With the cinnamon and sugar of churros in mind, I incorporated cinnamon mixed into the icing and then sprinkled with a mixture of organic cane sugar and cinnamon. Store-bought icing works well too using the cake base. Enjoy!

Check out Sam’s recipe here on the It doesn’t taste like chicken blog.

Enjoy everyone – we’ll catch up. 🙂