I'm not sure I will ever want a muffin again...when I can have SCONES. I love them. These were super moist, and the right amount of sweetness. After reading a bit about scones it seems that the difference between them and biscuits is the fat content of the liquid. This recipe calls for oat cream. I found it at Sobeys in the organic section. If I couldn't find it, I would probably try using either soy or oat milk but this would undoubtedly change the texture and decadence of the scones to some degree.
I chose strawberries and chocolate chips this time, but I wouldn't be tied to that combination. The chocolate was probably the more dominate flavour in these. I tried adding 1.5 cups of strawberries but I found that this was too many for the amount of dough and didn't like the way they baked up. So I stuck with the 1 cup. Anyway, I guess the point is use whatever fruit you would like....chocolate or no chocolate....how about some nuts ?! Endless possibilities, but I think the base recipe is perfect.
This is a meal I have been making for myself when I want something comforting, tasty & quick to prepare. Nothing fancy here...with a few simple ingredients dinner is on the table in about 30 minutes. I'm always trying to get more dark leafy greens into my diet and pairing some here with veggie sausage, roasted potatoes & white beans with lots of garlic is a yummy way to do that. It's stupid simple. While your potatoes are roasting in the oven, sauté chopped veggie sausage with garlic, then add white beans, kale & veg stock. Once everything in the pan is cooked/hot & the veg stock has reduced just toss together with roasted potatoes. I serve it with fresh lemon and Maple Dijonaise on the side. For the Dijonaise, just mix equal parts vegan mayo & Dijon mustard together, then drizzle in a bit of maple to taste. I love mustard....the mayo just mellows it out a bit and I add enough maple so that it's slightly sweet, but you might like it on the sharper side. I used Yves Spicy Italian Veggie Sausages in this recipe, but I think whatever variety you like would work here!
Onto the recipe!
I teamed up with Fresh Start Fauxmage to bring you this Shepherd's Pie recipe, and I'm pumped to share it with y'all. Every now and again I make something and I'm just like....DAMN this is good. This Shepherd's Pie falls into that category. I developed this recipe to utilize their popular "Everything Bagel" Fauxmage. It's what flavours the mashed potato topping, and let me tell you.... it's SO good. Creamy cheesy mashed potatoes and a rich, flavourful lentil & mushroom base. I think it's the best Shepherd's pie I've ever had to be honest. I really wanted to develop the rich flavour you'd find in a meat version of Shepherd's Pie and I do think I achieved my goal with this recipe. I did that by trying to build complexity. You might look at the ingredients and think does a tsp of soy sauce really need to be added? It would still be good I'm sure but I have always found layering different flavours makes a difference...so that's how I cook. This recipe calls for red wine, a bit of soy sauce, maple, smoked paprika, fresh rosemary and a splash of good quality balsamic vinegar. (A better quality balsamic will have more sweetness, lower quality ones tend to be more acidic) Anyway, onto the recipe...if you make it, I hope you love it as much as I do.
Lentil Mushroom Mixture
Everything Bagel Mashed Potato Topping
Assembly & Baking
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