Easy Quick-Pickled Onions

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Onions are a great food source for cleansing your body and providing health benefits. Onions are packed with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.  They’re great to add to most dishes as they offer flavour and nutritional value. I’ve been loving this new recipe of pickled onions because it gives a fresh kick to the typical taste of onions. The pickled version are the perfect condiment for tacos, burgers, salads, nachos, and they are even enjoyable on their own. I store them in a mason jar in the fridge to help keep them fresh.  

You can prepare and enjoy these beautiful pink toppers in about 20 minutes. I find that using sweetener, such as maple syrup (rather than refined sugar,) provides a more balanced flavour when paired with the tangy vinegar. You can also make them without maple syrup, if that would be your preference. 

Easy Quick-Pickled Onions

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prep time: cook time: total time:

ingredients:

  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4  cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon pink himalayan salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Put all the onions into a 1 pint mason jar or glass jar. 
  2. In a small saucepan combine all the remaining ingredients and bring the mixture to a simmer. 
  3. Carefully poor all of the liquid over the onions. 
  4. Push the onions down into the jar to emerge all the onions under the liquid mixture then allow it to sit and cool at room temperature. (20-25 minutes)
  5. Enjoy or cover and place in the fridge to enjoy another time. I prefer to eat mine within the week although they should last in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. 
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Vegan Chocolate Frosting

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I love this frosting on my sweet potato brownies and it's a great topping for cakes and cupcakes. Due to the coconut oil, it will harden when below 24°C and it will get softer when above 24°C.   You can keep it in the fridge if you don't use the whole batch and then whip it up again when ready to (re)use!  If you find the cacao too strong, you can add more maple syrup to sweeten it. 

 

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Makes: 1 cup 2 tablespoons

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ingredients:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a small sauce pan on medium to low heat.
  2. Add the maple syrup and cacao and whisk well together. 
  3. Add all ingredients together in a bowl and put it in the freezer until the mixture is almost completely hard. (about 10 minutes). 
  4. Remove from the freezer and whip with a hand mixer until the frosting is soft. 
  5. Spread over your favourite treats. 

notes

*If you don't use all the recipe calls for, you can save it in the fridge and whip it again for the next treats you'd like to frost. 
*Nutritional values are based for 1 tablespoon.

calories

74

fat (grams)

6.5

carbs (grams)

3.1

protein (grams)

.5

sugar (grams)

1.5
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