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Easy Vegan Blueberry Muffins recipe

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins recipe

These easy vegan blueberry muffins are light, fluffy and bursting with blueberries. Use our recipe as a base for other muffin recipes. Simply substitute the blueberries for other fruits, nuts or even chocolate. To make the muffins, you have a choice of using either a flax egg or aquafaba. More information is provided in the article above.

Makes 12 muffins

1 flax egg or 3 tablespoons aquafaba (chickpea brine), see notes

2/3 cup (158 ml) unsweetened soy milk or other non-dairy milk

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar

1/3 cup (80 ml) neutral oil

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

Rounded 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 ¼ cups fresh or frozen blueberries

DIRECTIONS

CHOOSE EGG REPLACER

To make these muffins, you can use either one flax egg or use aquafaba. Instructions for both are below. Remember, you only need one of these to make the muffins.

To make the muffins using a flax egg, stir 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Place into the refrigerator and leave to set for 15 minutes.

To make the muffins using aquafaba, lightly shake a can of chickpeas, and then open it. Drain the beans and reserve the liquid. Measure three tablespoons of the liquid and place them into a small bowl. Whisk the chickpea water (aquafaba) until very frothy.

PREPARE MUFFIN BATTER

Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Combine the soy milk with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and then set aside for a few minutes. The milk will curdle and thicken slightly and is essentially vegan buttermilk.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together until well blended.

In a large bowl, whisk the brown sugar, oil, vanilla and either the flax egg or whisked aquafaba.

Use a large rubber spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then add the dry ingredients in three parts, stirring gently until they disappear and the batter is smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the blueberries.

BAKE MUFFINS

Divide the batter between muffin cups, and then divide the remaining 1/4 cup of blueberries between each muffin cup by gently pressing each blueberry into the top of the batter.

Bake muffins 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are no longer wet and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out with crumbs, not wet batter. Transfer to a cooling rack.

To store, place them in a plastic bag, seal, and store at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. To freeze, wrap them tightly in aluminium foil or place them in freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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Fast beef tacos recipe

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Fast beef tacos recipe. We love Mexican cuisine for its simplicity, ease and flavour and no dish encapsulates this more than beef tacos. And while there are plenty of variations to classic tacos, we think this recipe for beef tacos is the easiest and quickest out there – all you need is 5 ingredients and 20 minutes.

Top with refreshing iceberg lettuce and capsicum, and you have a delicious, fun and hands-on dinner for the whole family.

20m cook
4 servings

5 Ingredients

* 8 Coles Hard Taco Shells

* 500g Coles Australian No Added Hormones 3 Star Regular Beef Mince

* 50g pkt Coles Mexico Chile Con Carne Seasoning

* 2 cups Coles Shredded Iceberg Lettuce

* 1 small (about 200g) red capsicum, seeded, finely chopped

3 Method / Steps

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the taco shells on a large baking tray. Bake for 5 mins or until heated through.

Step 2

Meanwhile, add the mince to a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until the mince changes colour. Add the chile con carne seasoning and 3/4 cup (185ml) water. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until the mince mixture thickens.

Step 3

Divide the taco shells among serving plates. Fill taco shells with the mince mixture, lettuce and capsicum.

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Slow cooker Korean beef recipe

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Slow cooker Korean beef recipe

Slow cooker Korean beef recipe. Who needs takeout when it takes just 10 minutes to prepare this slow cooker Korean beef? Simply get all your ingredients together and let the slow cooker work its magic.

The beef melts in your mouth with every bite thanks to the sweet and savoury flavours of the bulgogi sauce (which can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket), onion, garlic and ginger. The smoky notes from the sauce also infuse into the meat, and the addition of toasted sesame seeds on top show how easy it is to create a rich and complex flavour profile with such simple ingredients.

The beef mixture can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days, making it perfect to have for leftovers. If you ask me, this recipe has the same strengths as a curry – it tastes even better the next day!

10m prep
4h cook
4 servings

9 Ingredients

* 1kg beef chuck steak, cut into 3cm pieces

* 1 brown onion, finely chopped

* 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

* 5cm piece ginger, grated

* 2 x 240g jars bulgogi sauce and marinade

* 1 tbsp cornflour

* 2 green shallots, thinly sliced diagonally

* Toasted sesame seeds, to serve

* Steamed rice, to serve

3 Method / Steps

Step 1

Combine the beef, onion, garlic, ginger and bulgogi sauce in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours 30 minutes or until beef is almost tender.

Step 2

Place the cornflour and 1 tsp water in a small bowl and stir to combine. Stir into beef mixture and cook, covered,
for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened and beef is tender.

Step 3

Top beef with shallots and sesame seeds and serve with steamed rice.

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Cauliflower cheese cob loaf recipe

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Cauliflower cheese cob loaf recipe

Cauliflower cheese cob loaf recipe. It’s not often the stars align when you’re developing a recipe. Especially when working on magazines, you’re creating recipes six months in advance, hearty stews in the middle of summer and light salads in winter.

But when I was asked to develop this recipe for a cauliflower cheese cob it coincided with family coming around for a barbecue. Putting garlic butter in the cob meant I had instant garlic bread, and the filling became a perfect cheesy side to the grilled steaks and bangers. Although this cauliflower cheese cob worked beautifully as a side dish, it also makes a perfect vegetarian main meal. Truly a great crowd-pleaser.

20m prep
40m cook
makes 6

10 Ingredients

* 600g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets

* 1 tbsp olive oil

* 50g butter

* 1 leek, trimmed, thinly sliced

* 50g (1/3 cup) plain flour

* 500ml (2 cups) milk

* 155g (1 1/2 cups) pre-grated 4 cheese blend

* 1 large cob loaf

* 50g bought garlic butter, melted

* Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve

4 Method / Steps

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Place the cauliflower on a baking tray. Drizzle with the oil. Season with salt. Roast, stirring halfway through cooking, for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Add the leek and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until the mixture bubbles. Remove from heat. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly, until smooth. Place the pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the sauce boils and thickens. Add two-thirds of the cheese and remove from heat. Stir until smooth.

Step 3

Add the cauliflower to the cheese sauce. Stir until well coated. Season. Set aside.

Step 4

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Use a serrated knife to slice about 3cm from the top of the cob. Scoop out the bread inside, leaving a 2cm-thick shell (reserve inside bread for another use, see notes). Cut the lid into wedges. Place cob and the wedges on the prepared tray. Brush the inside of the cob with the melted garlic butter. Spray the wedges with oil. Bake for 10 minutes or until the bread is lightly golden.

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