Welcome to my first “official” post of Vegan MoFo! I am just thrilled to be taking part in this event with more than 315 other bloggers! I’m looking forward to reading lots of delicious posts on vegan food this month!
I decided to go with a bit of a theme for my Vegan MoFo posts to help keep me on track. I’m calling it the ABC’s of Vegan Goodness. (Thanks to Joey for the cute little logo!) I’m aspiring to write 26 post this month from A-Z each focusing on a vegan friendly food option or topic. I will be posting food pictures, facts, recipes, reviews and links relating to my “letter of the day” (How very Sesame Street of me!) All posts will be vegan friendly with an emphasis on whole foods from the earth (and therefore a whole lot of Filling Foods for my Weight Watchers out there!) I’m so excited to share this with all of you!
(A is also for Annie, for which tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow!)
We are so lucky in Ontario to have such a wide variety of local apples in the fall.
While they might not be considered a “superfood”, eating apples can provide you with an incredible number of health benefits:
- the fiber in apples can provide assistance in the washroom
- specific flavanoids in apples may protect against lung cancer and potentially reduce the risk of having a stroke
- potential to help boost your immune system, decrease risk of diabetes, and have healthier teeth
An apple a day, could really help to keep the doctor away!
So not only are they good for you, they are also delicious and can be used in a variety of ways. Apples assist in amazing desserts and baked goods like muffins or crumble and also make an amazing addition to side dishes like sweet potato kugel.
Applesauce also adds moisture (and fiber) to vegan baked goods, even when it’s not the star, like in these banana chocolate chip cuppins
Apples are such little superstars and I love having them in a variety of ways! (If you need a giggle, check out your “applescope” apparently I’m a Spartan because they “epitomize the Aries spirit”)
Do you have a favourite kind of apple or favourite apple recipe?