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    If anyone has a recipe for...

    blueberry muffins
    pumpkin pie
    pecan pie
    GOOD "meat"balls
    anything using polenta (I have a whole batch in my fridge)
    and anything using fresh cranberries (also have lots of these in my fridge)

    I'd REALLY appreciate it! I've searched and searched and haven't found any good vegan recipes for these things.

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    MY GOD! I wish I had a blueberry muffin recipe...and a white chocolate and macadamia cookie recipe

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    Quote casey_veggoddes
    blueberry muffins
    The closest I have is:
    *Blue Banana Muffins* 3 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 c dry sweetener
    1/2 c oil
    1 1/2 - 2 c soy milk
    2 mashed bananas
    2 Tbsp ground flax seed
    1 c blueberries

    Preheat oven to 350 F. Stir together flour, baking powder, and sweetener. Add the oil, milk, bananas, flax seeds, and blueberries. Mix gentlt until just mixed. Spoon into oiled muffin tins and bake for 35-40 min until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
    Makes 12
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    Quote casey_veggoddes
    If anyone has a recipe for...

    blueberry muffins
    pumpkin pie
    pecan pie
    GOOD "meat"balls
    anything using polenta (I have a whole batch in my fridge)
    and anything using fresh cranberries (also have lots of these in my fridge)

    I'd REALLY appreciate it! I've searched and searched and haven't found any good vegan recipes for these things.
    well, it's a little late and you probably don't need these recipes anymore, but who knows when you will again, so i'll share the recipes i know of. this one is an italian polenta dish similar to lasagne called pasticcio.

    STEWED MUSHROOMS UNDER HERBED POLENTA
    2 1/2T olive oil
    2 mekium leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
    1 large red bell pepper, sliced thinly in 2in strips
    2lb assorted mushrooms, sliced
    1/2c vegetable broth
    1t salt
    1/2t freshly ground black pepper
    1/4c chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    3T soy cream
    1 1/2c grated soy cheese
    spread polenta into a dish and cut into 2 inch squares.
    in a very large, deep skillet or stewpot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. add the leeks and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes. add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are soft, about 10 minutes. add the broth, salt, and pepper. reduce the heat to medium-low. simmer, uncovered until most of the liquid is evaporated, about 30 minutes. stir in the parsley and soy cream.
    preheat the oven to 350 degrees. with olive oil, lightly oil a 10x8x2 inch or comparable 2-2 1/2 quart shallow baking dish.
    arrange half of the polenta squares in the prepared baking dish. evenly spread half of the mushroom stew on top of the squares. sprinkle with half the soy cheese if using. top with the remaining polenta squares. add a final later of the remaining mushrooms and top with the remaining cheese if using. bake for 20-30 minutes until heated through.

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    I'm working on pecan pie - I even bought the ingredients last weekend. I just haven't had time for a play. I made it last year and it was ok, but the filling wasn't the right consistency.

    I like my blueberry muffins recipe, but not sure what other people think of it.
    Hmmm.....my link won't work....hang on......

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    Mmmm, pecan pie! I want a slice right now!! Cherry, please post the recipe when you've perfected it
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    this recipe is from the book Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson

    POLENTA-STUFFED RED BELL PEPPERS
    4c water
    1 1/2t salt, plus more for seasoning
    1T corn oil
    1 1/2c yellow cornmeal
    4 large bell peppers
    1/3c oil-packed or rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes
    3T olive oil
    1/2c minced onion
    1 garlic clove
    1T minced fresh parsley leaves
    1t minced fresh basil leaves
    freshly ground pepper
    in a large saucepan combine the water, salt and corn oil and bring ot a boil over high heat. reduce the heat to medium and gradually whisk in the cornmeal, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. cook, stirring, until the polenta begins to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 20 minutes. remove from the heat and set aside.
    preheat the oven to 350 degrees. slice off the tops of the peppers and remove the seeds and ribs. plunge the peppers into a pot of boiling water and cook slightly softened, about 3 minutes. remove from the water with tongs and set aside, cut side down, to drain.
    drain the sun-dried tomatoes, chop, and set aside
    heat the loive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. add the onion, cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
    in a large bowl combine the polenta, onion mixture, tomatoes, parsley, basil, and salt & pepper to taste. mix well. fill the peppers with the polenta mixture and place upright in a baking dish. add a few tablespoons of water to the baking dish, cover, and bake until the peppers are tender and the stuffing is hot, about 30 minutes. serve hot.

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    i like all blueberry muffin recipes

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    Quote DancingWillow
    Mmmm, pecan pie! I want a slice right now!! Cherry, please post the recipe when you've perfected it
    Hi Dancing Willow Will do.....but it may take some time

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    Oi Cherry, you little tease the link doesnt work... but i did find these on your site. MMMMMMM....

    Blueberry/Fruit Muffins

    Makes:12 muffinsOven Temperature:200ºC/400ºF/Gas 6Cooking Time:25 minutes

    Ingredients
    275g (10oz) self raising flour
    175g (6oz) sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    100ml (4 fl oz) vegetable oil
    200ml (8 fl oz) soya milk
    1/2 tsp vanilla essence
    1 jar, tin or small punnet of fruit! Summer fruits and cherries are good. These ones are made with 125g of blueberries.

    Instructions
    1) Sift flour, baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
    2) Stir in the sugar and almonds.
    3) Whisk the vegetable oil, soya milk and vanilla in a jug and quickly stir it into the flour mixture.
    4) Quickly stir in the fruit. The total stirring should take less than 30 seconds and it's fine if it's really lumpy.
    5) Divide the mixture between non-stick muffin tins or muffin cases.
    6) Bake at 200ºC/400ºF for 20-30 minutes or until risen and cooked through.
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    Quote Cherry
    Hi Dancing Willow Will do.....but it may take some time
    I'm sure it will be more than well worth the wait
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    The pecan pie one? Not yet perfected The problem is, I can't really remember what pecan pie is supposed to be like, so I think I'm just aiming for something with pecans that tastes nice (and looks nice)

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    Cherry, I like blueberry muffins, will you come here and bring me some you've made?
    "Do what you can with what you have where you are."
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    http://www.parsleysoup.co.uk/VeganCa...uitmuffins.htm

    Does this work? Weird if it doesn't. Well at least I fixed the prob with the page itself

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    That works.
    My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.

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    I would gladly make you some muffins RedWellies (especially considering your unfortunate circumstances of having no cake maker in the house!!!) but I'm afraid that driving to Herefordshire is *slightly* too far for such a mission

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    Quote Cherry
    Hi Dancing Willow Will do.....but it may take some time
    Damn, pecan pie is my ABSOLUTE FAVE dessert!!

    Look forward to your recipe

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    i have two different muffin recipes i use depending on whether i want them to be more light and desert-like or dense and hearty.

    this is the lighter one, from Natural Foods Cookbook: Vegetarian Dairy Free Cuisine by Mary Estella
    MY BASIC MUFFIN RECIPE
    2c whole wheat pastry flour
    1c cornmeal
    1T baking powder
    1t cinnamon (optional)
    1/8t sea salt
    1/2c maple syrup
    1/2c corn oil
    3/4c water
    4oz tofu
    preheat oven to 375 degrees. sift dry ingredients in a large bowl. puree liquid ingredients together in a blender with tofu until creamy smooth. add wet to dry, don't over-mix. if batter is too dry add 1/4c extra water. some flours absorb more liquid than others. oil muffin tin and spoon in batter. bake for 20 minutes.
    variations:
    Blueberry - add 1c washed berries
    Cranberry-Nut - add 1 1/2c berries, 1/2c toasted, chopped walnuts
    Raisin-Bran - 1/4c bran, 1c raisins soaked in 3/4c orange juice. omit water.
    *substitute white unbleached flour for cornmeal or whole wheat flour for a lighter muffin.
    *substitute barley malt syrup for the maple syrup

    this is my more dense muffin recipe from the Tassajara Bread Book:
    WHOLE WHEAT DRIED FRUIT MUFFINS
    2c whole wheat flour
    3/4t salt
    2t baking powder
    1/2c dried berries
    1/4c oil
    1/4c molasses
    2c soy milk or water
    preheat oven to 400 degrees. combine the dry ingredients. in a seperate bowl combine the wet ingredients. fold the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together with as few strokes as possible, just until the flour is moistened, leaving a few lumps. spoon into greased muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes.

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    Quote Cherry
    (especially considering your unfortunate circumstances of having no cake maker in the house!!!)
    OK, next time I come to the Lake District?? Where are you up there?
    "Do what you can with what you have where you are."
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    have you guys ever had derby pie? it's just like pecan pie but it has a little bit of whiskey and some chocolate in it. it would be great if you could also come up with a recipe for that. you would probably be something of a hero.

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    Quote GoodbyeGirl
    have you guys ever had derby pie? you would probably be something of a hero.
    There's a challenge for Cherry. I bet Mr Flibble's on the case too.
    "Do what you can with what you have where you are."
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    Quote RedWellies
    OK, next time I come to the Lake District?? Where are you up there?
    I'll send you a map

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    Quote RedWellies
    There's a challenge for Cherry. I bet Mr Flibble's on the case too.
    I'm up for a bit of friendly competition I think the whisky is more up my street though I seem to be stockpiling! People keep buying me bottles and I don't open them cos I don't know if they're vegan or not.

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    Ooooo! i found one! i've never tried it so if it isn't any good i apologize in advance.

    ESTELLA'S PECAN PIE
    filling:
    1/2c dried apricots
    1/2c dates, pitted
    2c apple juice
    2T agar flakes
    pinch of sea salt
    1 1/2T kuzu dissolved in 1/4c water
    1t vanilla
    2c roasted pecans
    crust:
    1c unbleached white flour
    1/2c whole wheat pastry flour
    pinch of sea salt
    1/4c oil
    3-4T cold apple juice
    pinch of coriander or cardamom for extra flavor (optional)
    rinse dried fruits; combine with juice, agar and sea salt in a saucepan. bring to a boil; lower flame and simmer 20 minutes. sift flours and salt for crust. rub in oil until flour forms pea-sized balls. dribble cold juice over flour. press with a fork until dough forms a ball. knead gently 1-2 minutes to smooth texture. divide dough in half. refrigerate 1/2 hour. roll out between waxed paper 2 inches larger than pie pan. place into pie pan and prick all over with a fork to prevent warping. prebake crust in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until light gold. pecans can be roasted at the same time, but watch them carefully - pecans burn easily after 10 minutes. when the dried fruit is plump and agar is dissolved add kuzu and stir until clear. add vanilla. puree fruit mixture in a blender or food processor until creamy smooth. save 1/2c of whole pecans to garnish top of pie. chop the rest and mix with fruit puree. spoon mixture into baked pie crust. arrange 1/2c pecans in design on top of pie. allow to cool. this pie should slice neatly and still be creamy.

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    now to tackle the pumpkin pie request, which is one of my personal favorites. this recipe makes 2 pies.

    PIE IN THE SKY CRUST
    1 1/2c whole wheat pastry flour
    1 1/2c unbleached white flour
    1/2t sea salt
    1/2c corn oil
    4-6T cold apple juice
    sift flours and sea salt. rub in oil until flour forms pea-sized balls. dribble cold juice over flour. press with a fork until dough forms a ball. knead gently 1-2 minutes to smooth texture. divide dough in half. refrigerate 1/2 hour. roll out between waxed paper 2 inches larger than pie pans. for 2 pies fit crusts into oiled floured pie pans. tuck overhanging edges and crimp.

    PUMPKIN SPICE PIE
    6-8c pumpkin puree
    4oz soft tofu
    1/4c arrowroot or 3T kuzu
    1/2-1c apple juice
    1/3c maple syrup (optional)
    wash 1 medium-sized pumpkin, cut in half and remove seeds. oil baking dish and add water to cover bottom of pan. place pumpkin into dish, cut side down, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees 1-1 1/2 hours until a fork easily pierces skin. dissolve arrowroot in 1/2c juice. blend with tofu, maple syrup, sea salt and spices. pour into cup. cube pumpkin, place in blender with above mixture and puree in batches. add more juice if needed to make a thick puree. fill 2 pie shells. bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. garnish with chopped walnuts. cool and serve. you will find that the flavor improves and the pie is easier to slice after the first day.

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    this recipe is adapted from SELF magazine. it's a great way to use cranberries because it is very good for you and delicious.

    BETTER BODY CHILI
    1 tbsp canola oil
    4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    2 cups chopped onion
    1 tbsp chili powder
    2 tsp oregano
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    2 green bell peppers, diced
    1 lb carrots, cut in 1/4-inch slices
    1/2 lb sweet potatoes, diced
    1 can (15 oz) crushed tomatoes
    1 can (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes
    1 can (16 oz) black beans
    1 tbsp cocoa powder
    1 cup cranberries
    Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add garlic and onion; stir 2 minutes. Stir in spices. Toss in peppers, carrots, and sweet potatoes and stir 1 minute. Add tomatoes, beans, cocoa, cranberries, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then simmer 45 minutes. Ladle chili into bowls. Serve immediately

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    VEGAN BURGERS OR MEATBALLS
    1 cup textured vegetable protein
    1 cup water
    3/4 cup ground sunflower seeds
    1/4 cup finely chopped or grated carrots
    1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 cup minced onions
    1 teaspoon sweet basil
    1/2 teaspoon oregano
    2 tablespoons soy sauce or Braggs liquid aminos
    3/4 cup soy milk
    1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
    Combine all ingredients. Mix well.
    Use large ice cream scoop to measure out 6 patties, or divide mixture into six equal portions.
    Fry, or place on greased baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees 20-30 minutes, turning once.
    Be careful not to over-bake, since it will make the burgers dry.
    These may be brushed with BBQ sauce 5 minutes before removing from oven.
    Serve on a whole wheat bun with all the trimmings, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, etc.
    Or use your hands or a 1 ounce ice cream type scoop to form meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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    CRANBERRY MEATBALLS
    1 (1 lb) can jellied cranberry sauce
    1/2c fresh cranberries
    1 (1 oz) bottle chili sauce
    2 T dark brown sugar
    1T lemon juice
    mix all ingredients together and pour over above meatballs before baking. serve as a snack or appetizer on small plates.

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    I'm still hoping for Cherry's derby pie though and a varient pecan pie recipe in case this one could be better.

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    I need a fondant fancy recipie. Plllllllllllllleasssssssssssseeeeeeee...cherry, GG, Mr Flib??? Anyoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooneeeeeeeeeeee????? ?????????????????

    My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.

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    Oh go on, you know you want to come up with one...
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    Quote catmogg
    I need a fondant fancy recipie. Plllllllllllllleasssssssssssseeeeeeee...cherry, GG, Mr Flib??? Anyoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooneeeeeeeeeeee????? ?????????????????

    I was thinking about fondant fancies only yesterday. It sounds a bit like a Mr Flibble recipe to me though. I think he'd be good at the presentation. Did you see his little raspberry crowns with drizzles of icing!? They definitely didn't look as though they'd been made by a boy




    Your recipes look great Goodbye Girl - although I think I definitely need to create a less healthy version of pecan pie! I'm all for dried apricots, but surely there won't be enough space for all the caramelly sticky stuff ?

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    Quote catmogg
    I need a fondant fancy recipie. Plllllllllllllleasssssssssssseeeeeeee...cherry, GG, Mr Flib??? Anyoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooneeeeeeeeeeee????? ?????????????????

    i don't know what fondant fancy means. is it something like a special cake or petit four? i don't really ever make things like that, they don't turn out well when i do. i am definitely no pastry chef!

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    Quote GoodbyeGirl
    i don't know what fondant fancy means. is it something like a special cake or petit four? i don't really ever make things like that, they don't turn out well when i do. i am definitely no pastry chef!
    I wish I were a pastry chef. They I could make croissants

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    Quote casey_veggoddes
    If anyone has a recipe for...(
    http://www.vegan-food.net/
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