I received this great photo over the weekend, and wanted to share it ~ and so I’ve also enclosed the recipe that’s being used . Last fall, I did an online vegan cooking class and talked about how the holidays … Continue reading
So this post isn’t specifically about food, but it is an issue of importance for vegans: how to get enough Vitamin B-12. The amount we need isn’t that large, but it’s critical for the functioning of the brain and nervous system, and in the formation of the red blood cells.
B-12 is naturally found in animals (because they eat it from the plants and soil, bacteria in their intestines synthesize it), so vegans have to find it in other sources. We can get it from nutritional yeast, soy milk and other fortified products, and supplements – pills or sprays usually.
But now I just heard about this great new thing ~ B-12 toothpaste! Truly ~
Isn’t that amazing? It’s been developed by The German Vegetarian Society and a company called Sante. Here is the company’s website, and an article about the toothpaste that cites a study showing significant increases in B-12 in a controlled study.
Can any of our European friends reading this comment on it?
So it was one of those highly-suggestible food times, and I heard a mention of cinnamon toast. Hmmm… cinnamon toast ~ haven’t had that in years. But suddenly it sounds like the perfect thing Yet, I couldn’t quite bring myself … Continue reading
I know, I know, I promised a tempeh salad recipe last night and didn’t deliver. My bad. My excuse was that I was teaching people about yummy vegan food…. good enough? For this class, the room was evenly divided, which … Continue reading
Hi, my name is Kelli and I’m a pasta addict…. Ok, you all, admit it — I’m not the only one out there! With some things, portion sizes don’t exist ~ and often pasta is one of them. And we … Continue reading
The amount of baking that I’ve been doing has dwindled in recent months (alhtough these pretzel rolls from Somer at Vedged Out and everything that Alexander has been doing for his Vegan MOFO yeast theme have been getting me going … Continue reading
A few years ago, we were moving to a new house, in a new city, about an hour and a half away. Now, this wasn’t a “toss everything into boxes and transport it from one place to another “move. It … Continue reading
So this happened tonight:
I thought I’d break up all the yummy recipes every so often with some other informational tidbit relating to my vegan life. Since I taught a cooking class tonight, I thought I’d share the menu for it. It was a whirlwind of activity, so unfortunately I didn’t get any actual photos from the class, but I think your imaginations will suffice .
Since temperatures here are still getting to nearly 100 every afternoon, I planned a meal for tonight where nothing would be heated. It wasn’t completely raw, as there were some cooked foods involved, but nothing was cooked at the time that we used it tonight.
All of the participants enjoyed:
- Creamy pea soup with fresh chives: a cashew cream base, blended with sweet peas, seasoned only with salt and pepper, topped with fresh chives.
- Kale salad with tahini dressing: I spoke about how to massage kale, and that got a lot of interest. Our salad included kale, red onion, carrot, red cabbage, cucumber, and yellow pepper. It was absolutely beautiful, and had a delicious tahini dressing to go with it.
- Fresh tomato “flowers” stuffed with tempeh salad: no, these weren’t the flowers from the tomato plant, I cut the tomatoes into a flower design (basically I cut them into wedges but didn’t cut all the way through the bottom so they could be opened up like flowers). And in the middle of the flower, I added a couple of scoops of tempeh salad. Of everything served tonight, the tempeh salad was the biggest hit. Recipe for that coming soon!
- And dessert was chia rice pudding (based on this one), made with vanilla almond milk, and topped with fresh figs. I just love fresh figs!
The class was really fun, it was a great, interesting group, and I had a wonderful time talking with them. My next class is next week, so I’m looking forward to designing a new menu for the next group!
All set up and ready to go (notice the Vitamix in the place of honor in the corner) ….
Happy MOFO Day 3! Have you been checking out the other amazing things that have been posted? So much deliciousness out there! Every so often when I was a little girl, my grandmother would pick me up by myself and … Continue reading
One of my all time favorite things to eat is macaroni and cheese. What is there to not like, after all? Lots of carbs with cheesy sauce holding it all together, yum. And it was even one of the first … Continue reading