vegan

Homemade Chocolate Syrup with 6 Ingredients you Have in Your Pantry Right Now

Both of my kids have always had this thing with chocolate milk.  My oldest never liked “white” milk, and my youngest, well she prefers the chocolate stuff.  When she was toddling around, learning to talk, she would call it “gunk gunk”.   They grow up way too fast!

Anyways.  If you have a lover of chocolate milk, hot cocoa, etc.  in your family, and you want to feed them something other than high fructose corn syrup and junk, you can make them this.  It’s easy, it’s a little time consuming, if you think 15 minutes is too long.  But most of all you probably have these things in your pantry now.

Easy 6 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Syrup

What do you need?
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup cold water
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

What do you do?
1. Combine all your ingredients in a medium saucepan. Mix them together with a whisk.
2. Over medium to high heat, continue stirring. You’ll notice it to start to come together.
3. As it begins to boil, pull off the heat until it goes down, keep stirring!!
4. You’ll do step 5 for about 10 minutes.
5. Allow to cool and pour into a squeeze bottle or mason jar. Keep in the fridge.

If it’s as thick as pudding when you pull it from the fridge, you did step 3 too long. Just heat up what you want to put in your milk for about 10 to 15 seconds. Don’t put the whole thing in there because otherwise you’ll end up with a clumpy mess.

this recipe was adapted from chocolatechocolateandmore

Vegan Coleslaw

Vegan Coleslaw

That southern favorite that normally shows itself during a fish (yes, I’m aware that’s not vegan!) fry can be yours again, without the normal mayo and milk.  Bring this out as your next side dish and your family and friends will love you, or maybe not.  I used to not be a fan of coleslaw.  Now, it’s a tasty side that’s quick to throw together and one you can hardly go wrong with.  A veggie that’s covered in a delicious dressing? Yes, please!

What do you need?

1 head of cabbage, shredded
1 bag of matchstick carrots
1/2 cup of Follow Your Heart Vegenaise or Greek yogurt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup of your favorite milk (soy, rice, almond, or reg)
3 tablespoons vinegar
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

What do you do?

1. Mix together all ingredients except for the cabbage and carrots.
2. Pour over your shredded cabbage and carrots and mix thoroughly. You can serve now, or put in the fridge to better develop the flavors.