Saturday, July 25, 2009
vegan chocolate pudding never looked so good...
The spatula-lickin'-good pudding recipe is from the cookbook Vegan with a Vengeance.
2 cups soy milk
3 T arrowroot or tapioca starch
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cups cocoa power
1 t vanilla extract
1/8 t almond extract
in a small saucepan off the heat whisk together the soy milk and arrowroot until the arrowroot is dissolved. add the sugar and coca powder. place over meduim heat and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens, about 7 minutes. once the mixture starts to bubble and is quite thick, turn the heat off. mix int he extracts. chill in fridge for an hour and then cover them with plastic wrap and leave in fridge overnight.
Falafel recipe found here. Grab some pitas, stuff them with hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce (etc) and add a few falafel ball (which are really healthy when broiled in the oven and not fried.)
The pea soup recipe was really simple. We got our recipe from the Peoples Potato Vegan Cookbook but you can try this recipe and get the same effect.
And lastly the cucumber salad was super easy. Cut cucumbers into cubes and then coat them in a simple dressing using ingredients like olive oil, white wine vinegar, lots of lemon juice, dill, salt, pepper, and anything else your heart desires.
Thank you to everyone who came out to try the meal, and also thanks to the amazing volunteers who came to help out! New volunteers are always welcome and very much appreciated :)
An extra special thanks goes to Sam for taking so much leadership with the meal this week (thank her for the pudding!)