Ocean’s Blueberry Orange Muffins

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: April 1, 2018
Yield: 1 dozen muffins
Time needed: About 50 minutes

In the introduction to the bread section of May All be Fed: Diet for a New World we learn that Ocean Robbins, son of John Robbins, began a bakery business when he was just 10.  I am sure his customers really enjoyed these muffins.  I know I did. In fact they were so good that by the time I remembered to take a picture, there was only one left.

Blueberry Orange Muffin

Ocean’s Blueberry Orange Muffin

Ocean’s Blueberry Orange Muffins
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup canola or safflower oil
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. raw tahini
grated zest of one orange

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp nonaluminum baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
1 cup fresh or (thawed) frozen blueberries.

Preheat oven to 350oF. Lightly oil a muffin pan or pans with oil.

In a medium, bowl, whisk together the orange juice, oil, syrup, tahini and orange zest.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the liquid mixture and combine using as few strokes as possible to moisten all dry ingredients.
Fold in the blueberries.

Spoon batter into muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. (20-25 minutes).
Let muffins stand for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

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Lemony Cream Icing

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: February 6, 2018
Yield: about 2 cups
Time needed: about 5 minutes + 2 hours to chill

The recipe calls for a firm tofu, but I wonder if it might not be creamier with a softer one. The taste is not overly sweet as many sugar-based icings are, but the soybean flavour tends to come through. Still it was excellent on a lemon cake.

Lemony Cream Icing on Lemon Cake

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Spinach Walnut Salad

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date: December 8, 2017
Yield: 2-4 servings (fewer servings as a main dish; more as a side dish)
Time needed: 30 minutes

Spinach is one of my favorite salad greens and now this is one of my favourite spinach salads. Very easy to prepare and the dressing is quite good.

Spinach Walnut Salad

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Spinach Dill Dip

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date: December 4, 2017
Yield: 3 cups
Time needed: 25 minutes

I have never come across a dip like this and I am still not sure if I love it or hate it. It is an insight on how to make a dip without sour cream. Most of the time goes into prepping the vegetables for the food processor. Once everything is peeled, quartered, crushed, chopped, and grated, it takes only a few minutes to combine. But remember to allow an hour to chill the finished product before serving.

Spinach Dill Dip

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Quick and Simple Banana Bread

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date: December 3, 2017
Yield: 16 1” squares
Time needed:. 45 minutes

Something a little different in banana bread, this is shaped like a cake not a loaf. Still the great banana flavour and moisture one expects.

Quick & Simple Banana Bread

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