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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is still at the top of my list for plant-based breakfasts. You can garnish it with so many different toppings, so you'll never get tired of it. Sweet things are good too, but I prefer to start my day with something savoury most of the time.

I tried avocado toast topped with chunks of baked sweet potato last week. It was strange. I probably won't do that again.

This toast has a layer of Muhammara under the avocado. Muhammara is a delicious Middle Eastern dip made with red peppers, breadcrumbs, pomegranate paste, and other delicious ingredients. I purchased mine at a Middle Eastern store, but you can make your own using this recipe.

This toast starts with a layer of classic hummus. On top of the avocado, I added some roasted red peppers and arugula. I don't like arugula in a salad, but when you put it on top of things, the spicy flavour disappears. It's a good way to get more greens in. Put them on top of other, more delicious things.

Ideas for topping:
salt & pepper
roasted red peppers
olives
hemp and chia seeds
leafy greens
tomatoes (fresh or sun-dried)
chopped red onion
pickled onions
chili flakes
hot sauce
sliced mango
roasted chickpeas
toasted pumpkin seeds
fresh herbs
salsa

Ideas for spreads:
olive tapenade
sun-dried tomato tapenade
hummus
baba ganoush
pesto

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