Welcome to Veg'n in the 'Burbs!

It seems you have stumbled onto the companion blog to Homesteadin' in the 'burbs. Congratulations! Here you will find a treasure trove of vegetarian and vegan recipes that my family loves! I may even throw in some frugal shopping tips if you are good *wink* So pull up a seat, have a cup of coffee and enjoy!

I also want to mention that we do not strictly eat vegetarian/vegan. We work these in as often as possible but we do eat meat...we are in the process of pinning down local organic meats and buy from halal markets or eat wild game. All recipes are intended to be vegetarian but are meat optional.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Banana bread, biscuits and peach pie filling, oh my!!!!

So today has been a busy day!  The kids were busy doing "school stuff", Mance is off doing a side job and me, well I got bored.  So what do I do when I'm bored? I cook of course!

We have our bible study tonight with an Italian food theme, so I thought to recreate Red Lobster's cheddar garlic biscuits. 

 I used a base biscuit recipe:

2 cups self rising flour
1T baking non-aluminum baking powder
1/2t salt
4T margarine (I use Earth Balance sticks)
3/4 cup (6oz) non dairy milk (I use soy)
water to add if dough is too floury

Preheat oven to 450*F
Put all dry ingredients in a bowl. With a fork, cut in margarine till mixture is in fine crumbles.  Add the milk and stir till it clings together.  Add flour a little at a time if too sticky.  pull apart little balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake about 10 minutes or until golden!

for the garlic variation I added garlic powder, basil and oregano till it looked and tasted right!  (The great thing about vegan recipes is you can taste test the dough and not worry about getting sick!!

Banana Bread - fat free!
3 ripe bananas cut in chunks
2/3 cup agave nectar or 1 cup sugar
(mash these in a bowl till creamy)

Add to this:
1t vanilla
2 cups flour (i use whole wheat)
1/2t baking soda
1t each cinnamon & ginger (more or less to your liking)
water to make it more doughy if it is too floury

mix till a doughy, preheat oven to 350, place in a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

chopped nuts

I also currently have 2 quart jar of peach pie filling in the canner
about 30 peaches, peeled & chunked
2 cups sugar
2 cups water

combine all ingredients in a large pot and boil, mashing fruit every few minutes.  Once you get hte consistenct you want, let simmer over low heat for about an hour or until the liquid is nice and syrupy.  Pack into sterilized hot jars and process in a water canner for about 30 minutes.


  1. Looks too yummy Shauna!! OMG! *drools*

  2. girl the biscuits are amazing! i will make a batch or 3 next time you come up!! I left out hte cheddar cuz i didnt have anything i wanted to use but i like them better this way, better than red lobster to me! (the biscuits were the only reason i ever ate there!)

    The banana bread got gifted to a good friend of mine that is a vegan chef, she was so thrilled she almost cried!!!