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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Makin' Bacon - Vegan Style

 Some posts back, I shared the recipe for this Raw Broccoli Salad which is totally delicious. I am always looking for ways to make recipes healthier, and in this instance cheaper and better for the environment too.
One of the changes I now make to that recipe is to leave the sugar out of the dressing altogether. The other change is using ....

Vegan Bacon

Crispy and bacon-tasting! Made from coconut.


This is simple to make, and there are a few different recipes around - some using maple syrup, oils, and others with smoke flavouring, but mine just uses

1 cup of coconut flakes
1 tsp of tamari soy
1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
salt to taste

Mix these ingredients together, spread it on a tray and bake at 180 Celsius for approx 10 minutes.
Watch that it doesn't burn!
Cool and store in a glass jar. 
Add to salads, sandwiches, and other places where you would use some crispy bacon. 


And a shot of our apple tree - so hoping for another good crop in autumn.

Apple blossom - love Spring!


Last year's apples lasted for months and months, individually wrapped in paper and stored in the studio fridge.

2 comments:

  1. What? Coconut bacon!?? I am definitely going to try that. I make the same broccoli salad and also leave out the sugar. No one ever misses it, probably because they never knew it was supposed to be there. Beautiful Apple blossoms.

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    1. Come back when you've tried it Cynthia and let me know what you think - good, bad and any improvements you try. Cheers

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