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Grill Skills - Smoking on a Gas Grill. Some of today’s gas grills come equipped with a metal smoker box that sits on top of a dedicated burner.

Grill Skills - Smoking on a Gas Grill

Just turn on the burner and add as many damp wood chips as you like. You can control how quickly they smoke by turning the knob of the burner higher or lower. Some of the boxes have a separate compartment for water, which will provide a steaming effect on the food, too. If your gas grill doesn’t have a dedicated smoker box, you can purchase a heavy-gauge stainless steel smoker box to sit right on top of your cooking grate. The metal will conduct the heat of your grill to the soaked wood chips you pile inside the box. You can also make your own smoker box.

Smoked cashews. Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote Recipe. Peach & Plum Crumble Recipe. It sounds silly to say, but one thing I love most about traveling is coming home.

Peach & Plum Crumble Recipe

Suddenly everything I used to take for granted day-to-day is pure luxury – sleeping on my own pillow in my own bed, getting into a shower I can actually fit into without bumping into the sides of the glass, and making breakfast in my own kitchen without having to search for utensils. We’ve been home for 2 days now, and since then we’ve done about 3 things: lay on the sofa, go out for tacos and stock up on all of my favorite foods.

Peaches are still going strong so it seems like the perfect time to share one of my favorite easy summer desserts. This is a version of my go-to oat crumble – this time it’s made with stone fruits and pecans. I usually make this with coconut oil, but you can use butter or vegan butter – I tend to grab whichever one I happen to have on hand. I realize, you might not want to turn your oven on but the nice thing about peaches (vs. apples, pears, etc), is that they cook pretty fast. 14 Outrageously Good Vegan Campfire Recipes. Creamy Avocado ‘Carbonara’ Cashew cream?

Creamy Avocado ‘Carbonara’

Boring. Soy cream? You’re kidding! Avocado cream? Tell me more! That’s right – avocado! 50 Things To Do With Kale. Gluten Free Cashew Milk Recipe. Cashew milk is my new favorite.

Gluten Free Cashew Milk Recipe

I use it in smoothies and tea or splashed over a bowl full of granola. Smooth, creamy and naturally sweet, this milk offers a much needed respite from the ubiquitous almond, which reigns supreme in my kitchen –unlike my almond milk recipe, this cashew milk does not require any straining.

Appetizers, dips and sauces

Sides and salads. Tofu. Vegan, Egg Free Substitutes. How to Make Vegan Butter - Regular Vegan Butter - Coconut Oil Base - Recipes, desserts and tips - Veganbaking.net. Butter is one of those ingredients that can be so central to baking that as soon as some people hear the term vegan baking they wonder aloud almost in a panic, “what about the butter?!”

How to Make Vegan Butter - Regular Vegan Butter - Coconut Oil Base - Recipes, desserts and tips - Veganbaking.net

Many vegan baked items get along great with fats like canola, coconut oil or even olive oil. These types of fats work wonders for cakes, cookies, bars and breads. When designing recipes where we need something to act like butter, things start to get complicated. Solid fats like butter and margarine are integral to things like puff pastry, pie crust, shortbread, croissants, danish dough and certain cakes. This is because in these cases the fat is used to coat the flour so gluten doesn't develop too much and also trap air bubbles to enhance leavening and texture. Vegan butter options as of this writing are pretty slim. Non-hydrogenated vegan margarines aren't knights in shining buttery armor either. Entrees.

Soups and stews

The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread. Itty Bitty Garlic Pumpkin Knots. I think I caught the bread making bug.

Itty Bitty Garlic Pumpkin Knots

And I like it. For years, I was scared of baking bread. I had a horrifying experience trying to make 100% whole grain spelt bread that came out flat as a pancake. Brunch. Turmeric Tea Recipe. For a while it felt like someone was sticking a hot poker between my shoulder blades, particularly if I moved my neck in certain directions, like left or right.

Turmeric Tea Recipe

And the mornings? Ouch. I'm not entirely sure what I did, but I think it might have something to do with lifting sixty pound boxes up stairs. Over and over. Apologies for the complaining, but it was something that had been bothering me for the past few weeks, and nothing was really helping until it occurred to me to bump up the turmeric in my diet. One thing - use mildly hot water here, but not boiling - to help preserve the properties of the raw honey.

Snacks and treats

Top 15 Vegan Recipes of 2012. As promised, here are the top 15 recipes that I shared on OSG in 2012.

Top 15 Vegan Recipes of 2012

This time, I’ve included some of your reviews just for fun. I probably don’t say this enough, but I appreciate it so much when you take time out of your day to let me know your review of a recipe, whether positive or negative. Not only does it help me improve and learn as a cook, but it helps other readers get a sense of the recipe and find out if any substitutions worked out. Thanks for a great year. Let the countdown begin… #15.