*APRIL* Monthly Recipe Challenge: *** APPLES ***
here are the rules:
Every month we will choose an ingredient and everyone makes a recipe using that ingredient.
Everyone is welcome to participate.
This is for support and inspiration.
I was thinking that maybe at the end of the month we can vote on the best recipe, and the winner gets to choose the ingredient for the next month?
Or we can just say no winners, and we can have a poll on the monthly challenge thread with options of the ingredients for the next month, and people can vote on that. i actually think that is a better idea because it is easier to organize.
anyway... go APPLES!
i'll post mine up soon.
Do people have to submit recipes or pictures?
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people can submit either or, but i think a recipe without a photo is kind of lame. =(
recipes are encouraged, but photos are even better, and photos with recipes are the best.
recipes < photos < photos with recipes
I made a thread for this a few days ago:
I came up with this by adapting a recipe in an old (80s) vegan cookbook. This is a great replacement for the yummy Apple Butter your granny used to make. No cooking or refined sugar involved in this version so it's oh so good for you
2 small apples
5 pitted dates
1/2 cup water (a tiny bit more if you need help getting the mixture to move)
1/4 cup oats
sprinkle of cinnamon
pinch of cloves
Wash & core apples. Blend all the ingredients together in blender or food processor.
Ready to eat straight from the blender!
I can't do photos. I am from back in the day that when we typed term papers in college, if we made a mistake we had to use the tape with chalk on it where you repeated the mistake to fill it in with the chalk and then typed the correction over it! And if you wanted to move text around, you re-typed the whole thing. I am doing well to use a word processor.
That said, I will still post a recipe, and I know just the one! But it will be without a photo. Sorry!
Shoot! I posted this in the wrong place. Here it is:
Waldorf Salad & Another Apple Salad
At the risk of giving an obvious apple recipe, I will nevertheless continue because this mayo is awesome. It is Karen Knowler's and is delicious. It is, however, quite rich, and expensive, so I save it for special occasions. (I really like Alissa's mayo for everyday.)
Karen Knowler's Mayo
Makes 4 cups
Keeps 5-7 days in fridge
1 C water
1 C macadamia nuts
1 C pine nuts
1 1/2 C cashews
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice.
Process in processor with S blade, mixing very well. Add more water if necessary. Will thicken in fridge, so make a little runnier.
This is one of my "go-to" recipes because it's so versatile. I always use whatever is on hand and/or needs using up. I use any of the following:
Chopped apples (duh!)
Chopped walnuts or pecans
This is the classic recipe. I sometimes add:
Add mayo slowly, as much as your taste dictates.
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1 C Spring Mix (a lettuce mix)
1/2 C sprouts
1 apple, shredded
1/2 C grapes, halved
1/2 C soaked, then dehydrated almonds, chopped
juice from 1 lemon, lime, or orange
Sorry! No pictures.
Bummer! I am disappointed in the response to this thread. I wonder if those who read this but don't post a recipe will tell us why? Are apples too common an ingredient? I can't really believe that's it, but I truly am surprised. I thought lots of people would jump on this horse.
The only things that I do with apples are.
1. Cut in slices and dip in pine nut butter.
2. Chop and place in a bowl to which I add cream made of cashews and macadamia nuts.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
I used Ani Phyo's Fresh Mango Cobbler recipe, but used apples instead of mango.
Taking it one day at a time. :D
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i just got some apples. not sure what to do with them yet though. =)
What a great idea. Too bad apples won't be in season until the fall time in Vermont. I'll definitely have to revisit this thread when the time comes for local VT apples! :)
Last edited by JoyceH; 04-14-2009 at 07:22 AM.
I LOVE these two ideas. I never thought of pine nut butter, nor did I think of chopping in a bowl and adding a cream.
Originally Posted by sport
Let's have some more simple ideas!
I hate nut-based recipes so my stuff isn't very complicated... Don't have any pictures either, sorry! Yeah, I'm lame.
CINNAMON-RAISIN-APPLE ICE "CREAM"
Two or three large bananas, frozen
One red apple, chopped finely or grated
Handful of raisins
Vanilla extract (not raw?) and cinnamon
1) Process frozen bananas in food processor or blender until smooth, adding some nut milk or coconut milk if needed
2) Add apple and raisins to banana mush
3) Add vanilla and cinnamon to taste
Is that one too simple? The apple isn't technically the main ingredient...
It's so easy being green :p
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