Wednesday, December 27, 2017

French Toast

French Toast

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I wasn't sure if this recipe would be good when I was making it, but after the first bite, I realized why this one was in my mom's cookbook.

1/2 Pound Tofu (I used silken)
3/4 Cup Soy milk
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
6 slices bread (this is what the original recipe said, but I used up most of the loaf)
Oil for cooking

  1. Combine all ingredients but bread in food processor, and puree until smooth.
  2. Transfer into a large, shallow dish.
  3. Dip bread, turning several times to coat each side.
  4. Cook in preheated pan, until golden brown on each side.
Here is the link to the video if you want to watch the process.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal

Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal

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This is know in our house a "Auntie Tulip's baked oatmeal", because "Auntie Tulip" makes it almost every time we visit! I especially love the almond flavor in it! 

4 Cups Quick oats
2/3 Cup Sliced almonds (or chopped pecans)
2/3 Cup dried cherries (or cranberries)
1 Cup Brown sugar (I used less, maybe around 3/4 C)
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt 
3 Cups Soymilk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 Flax eggs (1 T flax seed + 2 1/2 T water = one "egg")
2 tsp Almond extract (or vanilla)
1 Apple, diced small
4 Tbsp Applesauce or oil

  1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Mix wet ingredients and add to dry.
  3. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 375 F for 30-40 minutes, or until lightly brown.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

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I love making these cookies for crowds that want to cut down on sugar, because they have no sugar! The original recipe has 2 Tbsp of brown sugar so if you find they are not sweet enough for you feel free to add that!


1 Cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 Cup Flour (I used whole wheat)
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots or diced apple
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (I do not put this in)
1/3 Cup Agave
1 tsp Vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together coconut, flour, and salt in a mixer or bowl.
  3. Add carrot or apple, and brown sugar if using, and mix again.
  4. Add rest of the ingredients, and blend till smooth.
  5. Scoop or roll into balls, and place on a prepared baking sheet to bake for 15-20 mins.
  6. The cookies will not change shape and should be light brown on the bottom when removed from oven.
Link to video:

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Molasses Caramel Corn

Molasses Caramel Corn

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My Grandma used to make this caramel corn recipe every time we would visit, but especially at Christmas. I thought it would be a good way to start off the Christmas season. This was actually my first time making it, and it turned out great! (not as good as Grandma's or Mom's of course:) Let me know in the comments if you tried this, and how it turned out!

1/2 Cup raw popcorn, popped
1/3 Cup Molasses
1/4 Cup Nut Butter (I used peanut butter)
1/2 tsp Salt

  1. Pop the popcorn and preheat the oven to 200 Degrees F.
  2. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small pan and heat over a low heat until smooth and bubbly.
  3. Drizzle over popcorn, and stir till covered.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. 
This recipe I a great one to make in advance and stick in the freezer. It also doubles well if you have a great big bowl to mix it in.

Link to video:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Donuts

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These donuts are the best thing that has happened to me this fall! First off, donuts- who doesn't like donuts?- and pumpkin donuts on top of that, whats not to like? Anyways here's the recipe!

2 1/2 Cups Flour (I used whole wheat pastry)
4 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
1 Cup Brown sugar, packed
1 Cup Unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
2/3 Cup Pumpkin purree
2 tsp Vanilla

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Mix wet ingredients and brown sugar, then add flour about a half cup at a time.
  4. Use a spoon to fill 12 doughnut molds.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Dip in glaze of coconut oil, sugar, and cinnamon when cool to the touch.

Link to the video:


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

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My mom has been making this recipe since i was seven, and it has always been one of my very favorites. I feel like I say every recipe is my favorite, but this one is a long time favorite. When we make it we usually do a x4 batch in our giant pot, but today I decided to just do a small pot. Tag me on instagram if you try it @simplyscrumptious7 .

1 Cup dry red lentils
5 Cups water
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp dry minced onion (or 1 Cup fresh onion, diced)
1/2 Cup celery, sliced
1 Cup carrots, diced
1 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste (about 1/2 small can)
1 bay leaf
1/8 tsp chili powder (feel free to add more if you like spicy)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (1 Can)
1 Tbsp Curry powder (Adjust to your taste)
Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Combine all ingredients (except parsley) in a pot or sauce pan, and bring to a boil. Let simmer over a low heat for about 2 hours. Keep pot covered so liquid does not evaporate. Add the fresh parsley, if using, right before serving. 

Link to the video:

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

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Ginger snaps are one of my favorite holiday cookies! I have been making this recipe since I was nine years old. When I started making these I would follow the original recipe (which calls for butter and eggs), because we had chickens and ate butter. Since I started eating less dairy, at the age of 14, I substituted coconut oil and egg replacer.

2 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
2 tsp Ground Ginger
2 tsp Cinnamon
¾ Cup Coconut Oil, softened
½ Cup White Sugar (could try using less)
½ Cup Brown Sugar
Egg replacer equal to 1 Egg (I used Ener-g)
¼ Cup Molasses

1.     Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit
2.     Stir or whisk the flour, baking soda, salt , ginger, and cinnamon.
3.     Use a mixer (I used bosch) to cream the coconut oil sugars, and vanilla, then add the “egg” and molasses.
      Add the flour mixture slowly, mixing in between.
4.     Roll tablespoons of dough in sugar and place on prepared cookie sheet to bake.
5.     Bake for 15-20 minutes, remove from baking trays and cool on wire rack.

Here is the link to the whole video if you want to watch it: 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan}

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3 Cups Flour (I used whole wheat pastry)
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Cloves
1/2 Cup Applesauce (or coconut oil)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup White Sugar (I didn't put this in, but they taste healthy)
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cups Pumpkin Puree (1 Can)
1 1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips (or carob)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray baking sheet or use parchment or baking mat. Set aside.

Mix together the flour baking powder and soda, spices, and salt. Set aside.

Mix the wet ingredients and sugar in a big bowl or mixer, slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips and mix enough to spread them around.

Drop tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are slightly brown on the edges. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Here is the link to the video if you want to watch it:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal

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I love fall, I'm sure you have heard me say that before and will here me say it again. One of my favorite things is pumpkin! Pumpkin waffles, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin oatmeal!

Today I am sharing a recipe that is new to our family this fall, and it has been in our fridge every week since September.

Without further ado, here is the recipe.

Pumpkin Steel cut oatmeal:

2 Cups steel cut oats
1 Cup  pumpkin puree
2 tsp  pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 Cup maple syrup
6 Cups water

Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot* and mix well.
Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
When it is done cooking and the pressure has released, stir well and transfer to another container for storage. We put it in a glass baking pan with a lid, but I'm sure any air tight container would work. 

*If you do not have an instant pot, this recipe could probably be made on the stove in a regular pot or in a pressure cooker. I have not tried it yet since the Instant Pot is so quick and easy. Please leave a comment below if you tried another way of cooking it!

Thank you so much for reading! Below is a link to the Youtube video I made if you want to see the recipe in addition to reading it!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Pumpkin Waffles!

Pumpkin Waffles!

I am so excited to be posting this blog/video, because it means fall is here! I love fall! It is a beautiful time, even when things are dying they still look beautiful. Some of my favorite things about fall is the air gets cooler and crisper, the leaves are colorful, and its pumpkin season! Yay!!!! Pumpkins!!!! 

 What is better than fall and pumpkins? Pumpkin waffles of course. To be completely honest, I still like my corn oat waffle recipe best, but these pumpkins ones are not half bad. Especially drenched in maple syrup:) My family was very happy to devour them, even my Mom who is doing a very strict whole foods plant based way of eating (WOE). Usually I would not grind flour for waffles, but since Mom is eating healthy and she wanted to make bread later that day I decided it was worth cleaning the machine.

Without further ado, here is the long awaited recipe for:
Pumpkin Waffles

2 Cups Pumpkin puree (1 can)
1/2 Cup Applesauce (or oil)
1/4 Cup Maple syrup
1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
8 Cups Flour (I used freshly ground whole wheat)
2 tsp. Salt
3 Tbsp. Pumpkin pie spice
8 Cups Milk/water (I used 4C soy milk + 4C water)

Mix together the dry ingredients with a whisk until well combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to wet and stir until combined.
Cook in preheated waffle iron(s).

Note: You might need to add a little more liquid to the batter, mine was very thick.

Here is the link to the video if you want to see the whole process.

Here is the link to the corn-oat waffle video if you want that recipe:

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Monday, September 4, 2017

What I ate today #005

What I ate today as a Freshman College 

Student Living at Home!

Starting off with breakfast, I had 2 mini whole wheat bagels, a square of blueberry steal cut oatmeal, and orange juice.

For Lunch I had a delicious salad with chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, and a vinegar dressing.
Plus watermelon, sometimes I just need watermelon.

At four I realized I was starving and needed some food before I went home at around eight thirty.
So I popped over to the campus deli and got this super yummy spicy black bean veggie burger.

After I got home I had a few bowls of brown rice and homemade pesto! (let me know if you want my pesto recipe) It was a very long day, Thursdays are my longest day, most days I get home before seven. 

Meet our new kitten Wilbur!!!! 
He is such a snuggle bug, we adopted him about a month ago!
Charlotte loves to snuggle and play with him. Also did you see what we did there, Charlotte and Wilbur? 

Thanks for reading!!! 

Here is the full video if you want to watch it: