Namaste my readers,
Hope you’re having a wonderful week! I cannot believe how fast the time flew since I arrived in Toronto. It has been slightly challenging running the house and taking care of Grannie since her discharge, but my brother and I have had so much assistance from: the PSWs (personal support workers), occcupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietician, speech-language therapy, nurses and a family doctor who visits Grannie at home (all paid by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan). I am so impressed by the organization and care that we receive. Our health care in Canada is paid out of our taxes and like any other country it has its pros and cons. Regardless, I am quite grateful for our health care especially when we have elderly family members at home that are well taken care of!
Change of topic -> To FOOD!
I am very picky about what I buy from the grocery store. Since turning vegan several years ago, I diligently read labels. I watch for words like…amylase, lipase, mono- and diglycerides, disodium inosinate etc. Unless it is specified that it is from a plant source I do not purchase the item. So these days when my brother goes grocery shopping I feel horrible that he has to spend a lot of time looking through kabillion types of bread, taking pics of the ingredients and sending it to me – only for me to say no!
So here is the recipe for Spicy Sriracha Bread with Italian herbs I made with the bread maker.
Spicy Sriracha Bread with Italian herbs – made using the bread maker
Step 1: In the bread maker add the following
3/4 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp yeast (Fleischmann’s bread machine)
3/4 tsp salt
1 tblsp sugar
Let this sit for about ten minutes.
Step 2: Next, add the following
2 1/2 cups multigrain bread flour (Robin Hood bread blend)
1/4 cup Sriracha sauce
As much/little/omit Italian seasoning as you prefer (I didn’t measure mine)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Step 3: Close the bread machine and press setting 1, medium brown
That’s all! It took 3 hours for this bread to bake. It was slightly spicy, soft and the crust crunchy 🙂 As seen in the pics below the loaf turned out a little smaller than I expected. We used it to make a hummus sandwich for dinner. (hummus, orange pepper, coriander, onion, cucumber, Indian sandwich masala powder). Sweet potato chips on the side!
Needless to say, the aroma of baking bread is very therapeutic ❤
Enjoy!! Peace, love and happiness always!