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Vegan Peach Galette

August 26, 2016

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This week has been good, really good. Nothing major has happened that necessarily calls for celebration but there have been several of those sweet life moments that we all could use more of. I’ve been able to really spend time in the peaceful moments and am reminded that God has my life and will never let me fail, that is so special. It’s too easy to get caught up in the everyday craziness and neglect our mental health. Just as important as our physical health is our mental and spiritual health. It should be treated with care and certainly never be forgotten. Recently, Wiley and I have been making a point to go on a walk everyday. Not for physical exercise, but mental clarity. We are able to speak about our thoughts and feelings and really appreciate just being together with no distractions. We’ve always LOVED being outside and during our walks we are able to see what really is around us. We notice trees that we never knew existed and get to talk about what we like about each house we pass. It has become really important for us to do this and has strengthened just about every aspect of our lives.

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The coconut cream on top of this week is that I made a new friend who was put into my life at just the right time. After our first date, I just knew she was one that I could cherish forever. I walked away with a big smile in my heart! Not only do we have all kinds of things in common but we have both been living in the same season for two years. We shared our ups and downs, our hopes and our sorrows, and I just know God sent her to me and said “you are here to be for each other”. How cool is that? I am often reminded that life is just such a beautiful mess, it is so nice to have someone in the same situation to share it with. It’s not everyday that you make friends like this so I am definitely grateful for this particular day!

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In addition to all of these sweet moments in my week, there is a particularly sweet dessert recipe here that I think you are going to love. This Vegan Peach Galette couldn’t be more simple and if you’re trying watch your waste line but want something sweet, this is it! If you have frozen peaches, they will work just as well in this recipe which means you can make it all year long.

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Vegan Peach Galette

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter
  • 1 – 4 tbsp cold water
  • Filling
  • 2 cups peach slices
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. The key to making a good, flaky crust is keeping the ingredients cold and working quickly. Start by combing the flour and 1 tbsp at a time of vegan butter into a medium bowl. If you have a handheld pastry blender use that to cut the butter into the flour, if not a fork will work just fine. Pour in 1 tbsp at a time of the water until the flour has formed a dough. Using your hands, quickly roll it into a ball. Place in refrigerator while you prepare filling.
  3. Stir sliced peaches, sugar, starch, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Flour your surface and roll dough out into a circle, about ¼ inch thick. Pour peaches into the center of the dough or arrange them as I did in the picture. Just be sure to leave about 2-3 inches of dough along the perimeter with no filling.
  5. Begin to fold the dough over the peaches, taking a small piece then folding it over, piece by piece until you have covered the fruit.
  6. Place on baking sheet and cook in oven for 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown (this will certainly depend on the heat of your oven.) Serve warm.
http://ahappyhealthyheart.com/vegan-peach-galette/

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4 Comments

  • Reply Charles @thesaltedtable September 5, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Melissa,

    I love a healthy spin on an old favorite. Sadly, this also a reminder that I only have two jars of peaches left that I canned from the Summer’s harvest, and it makes me sad to think that one day this winter I’ll be pining for a slice of this galette and will have to resort to the frozen aisle of the nearest grocer. I guess I better move fast and stock up on tomatoes, the good Lord knows I don’t want to lament over the decision to not store some of those guys. Beautiful post.

    • Reply melissahaithcock September 7, 2016 at 4:38 PM

      Oh I know! It’s always so sad when the season’s finest produce is no more but I sure do love it while it’s here. Thank you for the comment Charles!

  • Reply Dina October 23, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Please keep thwriong these posts up they help tons.

    • Reply melissahaithcock October 25, 2016 at 3:51 PM

      Thanks Dina!

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