Organic Honey & Spelt Bread (Vegan)

Hello everyone and welcome,

Today’s post made totally out of necessity. My local organic grocery store was out of the spelt bread I like for a week. So, I decided to make my own. I usually don’t bake bread because of how time-consuming it is. Well, we needed bread, so it looks like I better get baking. I decided to try a few shortcuts to speed up the process and it they really helped.


So let’s dive right in………

Ingredients:

  • 4 1/2 cups organic spelt flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoons fine pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups water 110°F
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil ( I used grapeseed )
  • 1 tablespoon organic Chia seeds (optional)


1. Shortcut #1( Use a food processor.) In a food processor add the flour, salt, and yeast. (* Add salt and yeast on opposing sides, to keep from deactivating the yeast. You simply don’t want to put the salt and yeast on top of each other.) Pulse for 30 seconds to get the ingredients mixed together.

2. In a large measuring cup add the water and honey and mix until the honey is completely dissolved.

3. Add the honey & water mixture to the flour. Pulse for 30-45 seconds. Your dough should form a ball.

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and shape into a neater ball. Set the dough in a well-floured bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size , about 1- 1 1/2 hours (Shortcut #2 I places my bowl with the dough on top of a plate and placed it on top of my toaster oven. Next set my toaster oven to warm for 20 minutes. My dough had completely risen in 30 minutes.)

5. Oil and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Gently punch your dough down. Fold the dough into a loaf shape. Transfer the dough to the loaf pan, seam side down. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. ( To shorten the time use shortcut #2.)

6. Bake in a preheated 450°F oven for about 35 minutes (*optional firmly press chia seeds or seeds of choice on to the top of bread prior to placing in the oven.) Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then tip it out onto a rack to cool completely before serving. Store in an air tight containers or large plastic zip lock bag.

I hope you will give this easy to make bread a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Sewloveable

The World’s Easiest Chicken Salad

Hello, everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Effortless cooking without the appearance or taste of it being so effortlessly is what I’m going for today. In short keeping thing’s simple, delicious and as healthy as I can! So today I’m sharing a very easy to make Chicken Salad.

With that being said let’s jump right into this recipe.

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Ingredients:

4 organic chicken breast (boneless skinless)

2 organic apples (I used pink lady diced)

3/4 C organic vegan mayo

1/2 small organic onion ( I used white onion diced)

Seasoning:

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

1/2 tsp organic black pepper 

1/2 tsp organic garlic powder

1/2 tsp organic paprika

1 tbsp organic dried dill

Method:

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, cover the chicken with water and bring to a boil ( or what I like to do is use vegetable or chicken broth to add just a bit of flavor to the chicken itself.) Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside to cool completely for 15-20 minutes, then dice.
  2. In a bowl add all your ingredients and mix.

Just like that your Chicken Salad is prepared. This dish is very versatile you can add pears, craisins, raisins, grapes, walnuts, almonds, or whatever you like to make it your own.

Serve with crackers, over a bed of lettuce, make lettuce wraps, or make chicken salad sandwiches the choice is yours!

I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much and my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Sewloveable

How To Make Organic Vegan Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Hello everyone,

Welcome to………

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I have been wanting to try my hand at making scones for a while now. I wanted to try something I’ve never tried before. So I mention to my daughter’s that I am going to give scones a try and they are quite excited about it……until I say I am going to make Pumpkin Scones. The looks on their faces went from excited to thoroughly disappointed in a matter of seconds.

Those looks slightly discouraged me but I was determined to try and change their minds on their view of pumpkin. I love pumpkin everything. So I like to encourage them to just try and taste thing’s they ordinarily would not.

In the end, my oldest is just not a fan of anything pumpkin but my youngest who was the biggest skeptic……..now LOVES Pumpkin Scones! Which may mean she will be more open to pumpkin flavored items in the future. To win them both over is a wonderful victory but for today I am happy to win over, at least, one of them!

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Onto the recipe……….

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Ingredients:

3 C organic all-purpose flour

1 C organic pumpkin puree

1/3 C organic cane sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

2  1/2 tsp baking powder

6 Tbsp organic vegetable shortening ( broken into small pieces)

1  1/4 C organic unsweetened plain almond milk

1 Tbsp organic distilled white vinegar

2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

2 Tbs organic cinnamon

1/2 tsp organic nutmeg

1/4 tsp organic clove

Glaze:

2  1/4 C organic powdered cane sugar

2 Tbsp + 1/4 tsp filtered water

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Add your vinegar to your almond milk, stir and set aside.

4. In a large mixing bowl, combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove.

5. Add your vegetable shortening to your flour mixture (aka dry ingredients.) Using your hands work it in thoroughly until your consistency is that of somewhat fine breadcrumbs.

6. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients.  Pour your milk, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract into the well you created. Using a spatula or your hands combine until all your dry ingredients are wet.  No kneading.

7. Turn your dough out onto a floured surface. This is a wet and sticky dough. Gently pat the dough out using your hands. It should be about 1″ thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out your scones and place them onto your parchment lined baking sheet. Gather your remaining dough and continue…..just don’t knead too much.

8. Place into your oven to bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool for 15 minutes on the baking sheet before you glaze them.

9. While the scones cool, make your glaze by adding the powdered sugar and water into a bowl and mixing together (*optional add a splash of vanilla extract if you desire.) Dip the tops of your scone in the glaze and place back on your baking sheet.

Now it’s time to enjoy your labor of love!

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Sewloveable