Easy Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 11 rolls

Easy Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

Dough
    • 2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 .25-ounce package baking yeast (such as Red Star® Platinum Superior Baking Yeast – see note below)
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/4 cup dairy-free milk alternative
    • 2-1/2 tablespoons dairy-free non-hydrogenated margarine
    • 1 large egg (can sub 1/4 cup applesauce or 1 Ener-G egg replacer equivalent for egg-free)
Filling
    • 3 Tablespoons dairy-free non-hydrogenated margarine, softened to room temperature
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered (confectioners’) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free milk alternative or coconut milk creamer

Instructions

Make the Dough:
    1. Set aside 1/2 cup of flour. In a large bowl, toss 2-1/4 cups flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast together until evenly dispersed.
    2. Heat the water, milk alternative, and margarine together in the microwave until the mixture is very warm, but not too hot to touch, about 125-130°F.
    3. Stir the margarine mixture into the flour mixture. Add the egg and only enough of the reserved flour to make a soft dough. Dough will be ready when it gently pulls away from the side of the bowl and has an elastic consistency.
    4. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 5 minutes. Place it in a lightly greased bowl and let rest for 10 minutes.
Assemble with the Filling:
    1. After 10 minutes, roll the dough out in a 14×8 inch rectangle.
    2. Spread the softened margarine on top. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it over the margarine.
    3. Roll up the dough tightly and cut into 11 even pieces and place in a lightly greased 9-inch round pan or pie dish.
Rise and Bake:
    1. Loosely cover the rolls with aluminum foil and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place for 60 and 90 minutes.
    2. After the rolls have doubled in size, preheat your oven to 375°F.
    3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cover the rolls with aluminum foil after 15 minutes to avoid heavy browning, if you prefer.
Make the Glaze:
  1. Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Top the cinnamon rolls with glaze right before serving.

Notes

Red Star Platinum Yeast has dough conditioners to offer a lighter, fluffier result. It is dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and certified kosher parve. It does contain soy flour.

From Go Dairy Free


February  1, Saturday,

1-2:30 PM

For info: contact rayschick@msn.com

Vegan Leafleting, Harvard Square

    February  8,

Saturday,

Noon-6 PM

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary Work Day & Vegan Potluck

February  15, Saturday,

1-2:30 PM

McDonald’s Protest, Downtown Crossing, Boston
    February 22,

Saturday, noon to 6

 

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary Work Day & Vegan Potluck

DUE TO THE SNOW TODAY, HELEN AND STEVE ARE MOVING THE WORKDAY TO SUNDAY. BELOW IS the ORIGINAL MESSAGE, UPDATED.

Please pray for this unexpected angel and come to help out on Saturday.

Please welcome this unexpected angel and come to help out on Sunday.

Hi all,We are having a Work Day and Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary tomorrow, Sunday, January 26th, from noon to 6-ish and we hope you can make it. DRESS WARMLY! WE WILL HAVE GLOVES, HANDWARMERS, TOE WARMERS, AND HOT TEA AVAILABLE ALL DAY FOR INDOOR WARMUPS.

 
We are calling this Work Day ”The Little Winter Miracle” Work Day because five days ago, Maple, a tiny miniature doe we rescued two months ago, gave birth, unexpectedly, to a baby boy. (Actually two babies, but one was stillborn, which is not a big surprise as this is Maple’s second kidding and she is under 2 years old – the dairy farms are breeding younger and younger to make bigger profits. Her first baby also died.)
 
This is a very hard time to have and be a newborn, especially with the current brutal cold, and especially if you are only 7 inches long and weigh ounces. So we need extra help right now.
 
And thank you for keeping this little baby in your thoughts and prayers. Survival is not easy for him but he is still alive and actually growing!

 

If he makes it he will be Maple’s miracle, because no farm animal mother ever keeps her baby. And virtually no dairy boy babies ever lives past five months old because they can’t be milked.

If you need or can give other members a ride, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day to help out, just let us know that as well.Jobs include barn, pasture, and paddock cleanup, animal care, fencing, netting repair, etc. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed! 
So if you would like to come help out at the Work Day, that would be great. Just email us anytime at:

and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck.

We will be eating at 5:00 PM. Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like as well. Treats for the animals are also needed; they love organic carrots, organic apples, broccoli, cabbage, and organic spinach and lettuce. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) Everyone will really appreciate treats and basically any veggies are loved. But we had a major butternut squash harvest this year, so no squash please. :) And no dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.) And the new baby is very close by too.If you would like to make a MUCH needed donation for the mom and baby’s care, click on the PayPal button on the upper left, or go to the website: 

http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/ 

or, even better, you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any help is greatly appreciated! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

For the animals,

Helen & Steve

 


Please pray for this unexpected angel and come to help out on Saturday.

Please pray for this unexpected angel and come to help out on Saturday.

A SPECIAL WORKDAY
AND VEGAN POTLUCK
IN HONOR OF
MAPLE’S MIRACLE

Hi all,

We are having a Work Day and Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary this Saturday, January 25th, from noon to 6-ish and we hope you can make it.

 
We are calling it “The Little Winter Miracle” Workday because yesterday Maple, a tiny miniature doe we rescued two months ago, gave birth, unexpectedly, to a baby boy. (Actually two babies, but one was stillborn, which is not a big surprise as this is Maple’s second kidding and she is under 2 years old – the dairy farms are breeding younger and younger to make bigger profits. Her first kid also died.)
 
This is a very hard time to have and be a newborn, especially with brutal cold coming tomorrow, and especially if you are only 7 inches long and weigh ounces. So we need extra help right now.
 
And please keep this little baby in your thoughts and prayers. Survival will not be easy for him.

But if he makes it he will be Maple’s miracle, because no farm animal mother ever keeps her baby.

If you need or can give other members a ride, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day to help out, just let us know that as well.

Jobs include barn, pasture, and paddock cleanup, animal care, fencing, netting repair, etc. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed! 

So if you would like to come help out at the Work Day, that would be great. Just email us anytime at:

and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

This is a weather-related event so please either check your email or call us on our cell - 978-257-7062 - or on the morning of the event for possible cancellation due to inclement weather.

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck.

We will be eating at 5:00 PM. Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like as well.

Treats for the animals are also needed; they love organic carrots, organic apples, broccoli, cabbage, and organic spinach and lettuce. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) Everyone will really appreciate treats and basically any veggies are loved. But we had a major butternut squash harvest this year, so no squash please. :)

And no dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.) And the new baby is very close by too.

If you would like to make a MUCH needed donation for the mom and baby’s care, click on the PayPal button on the upper left, or go to the website: 

http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/ 

or, even better, you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any help is greatly appreciated! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

For the animals,

Helen & Steve


POSTPONED FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY BECAUSE OF PREDICTED HEAVY RAIN

Hi all,

We are having a Work Day and Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary this Sunday, January 12th, from noon to 6-ish and we hope you can make it.

If you need or can give other members a ride, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day to help out, just let us know that as well.

Jobs include light carpentry, barn, pasture, and paddock cleanup, animal care, netting repair, etc. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed!

So if you would like to come help out at the Work Day, that
would be great. Just email us anytime at:

rayshick@msn.com and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

This is a weather-related event so please either check your email or call us on our cell - 978-257-7062 - or on the morning of the event for possible cancellation due to inclement weather.

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck. We will be eating at 5:00 PM. Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like as well.

Treats for the animals are also needed; they love organic carrots, organic apples, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and organic spinach and lettuce. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) Everyone will really appreciate treats and basically any veggies are loved. But not squash please, we grew tons this year!

No dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.)

And if you would like to make a MUCH needed donation to help us get through the winter, go to the Sunny Meadow website:
http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/ You can even set up monthly donations!

or you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any help is greatly appreciated! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

For the animals,

Helen & Steve


Vegan Cassoulet for your New Year's table

Vegan Cassoulet for your New Year’s table

 

Cassoulet is the quintessential French peasant dish. It combines low-cost ingredients with a few choice cuts of meat to turn out a tasty, economical meal. Here, we use tofu sausage and the flavor comes through without a ton of fat. You can enjoy this a couple of nights in a row because the flavor improves the next day. To speed things up, we used canned beans. Just 45 minutes prep, from fridge to table.
Serves 6 hearty portions

6 links tofu sausage, any flavor
One onion, peeled and chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
One small bunch of fresh thyme
One small handful of fresh parsley leaves
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons, plus ¼ cup olive oil
2 15-ounce containers of chopped tomatoes
1 cup white wine
3 cans beans of your choice, rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup bread crumbs

1. In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, combine sausages, onion, carrot, celery, garlic and fresh herbs along with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
2. Stir and sauté until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
3. Add remaining ingredients, except bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of olive oil.
4. Season to taste and heat through.
5. Transfer to a casserole dish.
6. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and olive oil and sprinkle over casserole.
7. Bake for 30 minutes until brown and bubbly.

© Nancy Schneider from the January 2014 issue of Inside New Jersey. Photo by Cathy Miller


WORK DAY AND VEGAN POTLUCK

Ride Needed By a SMS/MARC Member from Arlington/Boston Area. Can get to the Red Line.
Contact Helen and Steve Rayshick if you can help: rayshick@msn.com
Hi all,

Because of the rain and potential freezing rain, we are rescheduling the Work Day and Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary to tomorrow, Monday, December 30th, from noon to 6-ish and we hope you can make it! We need to get many barns cleaned and deep bedding put in because of the extreme cold coming this week.

So if you can come help out, that would be great. Just email us at:

rayshick@msn.com  to let us know. W

e will be happy to email directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck.

We will be eating at 5:00 PM. Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like as well.

Treats for the animals are also needed; they love organic carrots, organic apples, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and organic spinach and lettuce. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) Everyone will really appreciate treats and basically any veggies are loved. But not squash please, we grew tons this year!

No dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.)

And if you would like to make a MUCH needed donation to help us get through the winter, click on the PayPal button on the upper left, or go to the website:

http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/

or, even better, you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any help is greatly appreciated! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

For the animals,

Helen & Steve


Vegan Twice Baked Potatoes

Recipe and image from Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites by Laura Theodore. Reprinted with permissions for Go Dairy Free by the publisher, BenBella Books.

Ingredients

  • 3 very large russet potatoes, scrubbed, baked, and cooled (see note)
  • 1 cup cooked white beans (drained and rinsed if canned)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk alternative, plus more as needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt or Himalayan pink salt, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF and line a small, rimmed baking pan with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the pulp, using a teaspoon or grapefruit spoon, leaving about 1/4-inch of the potato skin and pulp intact.
  3. Put the potato pulp, white beans, milk alternative, garlic powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. If the mixture is still lumpy, add more milk alternative, 1 tablespoon at a time, to achieve a smooth consistency.
  4. Put the potato mixture in a medium bowl. Gently stir in the onion and pepper.
  5. Using a large spoon or piping bag, spoon or pipe one-sixth of the potato mixture into each potato skin. Place the potatoes on the prepared baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle the tops of each potato with paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
  7. Tent the baking pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are crispy and slightly golden. Cool for 5 to 7 minutes before servings.

White bean and kale stew
Puffy rolls
WALNUT CAKE CLUSTERS

Christmas is almost here and it’s time to plan some vegan recipes for the perfect holiday dinner. A white bean and kale stew accompanied by yeast rolls provides warm comfort food for a white Christmas. For dessert, delight in some decadent cake balls made with vanilla cake and covered in chocolate and walnuts. Enjoy for Christmas, New Year’s, or throughout winter! — Global Animal

White Bean & Kale Stew

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Kale White Bean Stew for Christmas!

This white bean and kale stew is made with cannellini beans and seasoned with rosemary and thyme. Photo Credit: Elana Pisani (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients
7 cups of cooked Cannellini Beans
2 tbsp Olive Oil
4 cloves Garlic, minced
2 tsp dried Rosemary
1 tsp dried Thyme
1 Bay Leaf
1 small Onion, diced
4 cups Vegetable Broth
1 bunch of Fresh Kale
Salt and White Pepper to Taste

Directions
Cook the minced garlic and onion in the olive oil in a large pot for 2 minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients except for the kale and cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Then stir in the kale and reduce the heat. Simmer for 5 more minutes.

PUFFY Rolls

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

These yeast rolls are light and fluffy and can be eaten by themselves or with Earth Balance.
Photo Credit: Elana Pisani (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Yield: 20 rolls

Ingredients
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon Sugar
1/4 cup Earth Balance
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 package Active Dry Yeast
1/2 cup Warm Water
1/2 cup Almond or Coconut Milk
1 Egg Replacer

Directions
Whisk together the sugar, warm water, and yeast in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour and sea salt. Add the yeast, Earth Balance, and almond (or coconut) milk. Stir it with a wooden spoon for two minutes. Then add in the egg replacer and stir again for another minute.

Transfer the dough to a floured, flat surface. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place in an oiled bowl and cover for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

Punch down the dough. Form the dough into about 20 balls. Grease 2 round or square pans and place the balls close together in the pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 12 minutes.

walnut cake clusters

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Instead of walnuts, you can substitute sprinkles or coconut slices to make these cake balls your own! Photo Credit: Elana Pisani (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Raw Cane Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup vegetable Oil
1 cup Almond Milk
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp Coconut Milk
1 1/2 cups of Vegan Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup chopped Walnuts

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 inch square or round pan with cooking spray and then sprinkle flour over it.

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the oil, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and then stir altogether. Pour directly into the pan and bake for 30 minutes.

While the cake cools, make the glaze. Stir together the powdered sugar and coconut milk. Once the cake is cool, break it up with a fork and form it into balls using the glaze to make it stick together. Place the balls on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze overnight.

Melt the chocolate chips in a large bowl in the microwave (or use a double boiler if you have one). Spread out the chopped walnuts on a plate. Dip a ball in the melted chocolate, covering it completely and then place on top of the walnuts to dry. Repeat with the rest of the balls. Allow to harden and then serve.

From Elana Pisani and Global Animal


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Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. But MARC’s future success depends on everyone’s support. We have lots of great events planned, but it takes member help to keep going.
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