- Ethiopian split pea stew
- Quinoa-squash-cranberry salady wonderfulness
- A mess of roasted greens
- Upside-down pear cake
Our resident photographer, Jono Lung, took some other photos from the day:
Also, at this week's meal our amazing education and outreach workstudy, Heather, put up a really cool display called "Vegan IT" asking for eaters to scribble up their ideas on what being a vegan is all about. Strictly speaking a vegan diet is one that contains no animal products. Hot Yam! serves vegan meals for a number of reasons but primarily because it's very accessible: whether you're an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan you can eat with us; aswell a vegan diet can have a much lower environmental impact than one that includes animal products. In any case, we'll report back with some of your thoughts on veganism from the activity shortly.
We also put out a survey to our eaters (which you can fill out online if you didn't have the chance to at the meal). We'll report back about the results once we have a chance to analyse 'em.
Some stats about this week's meal:
- We fed about 160 paying customers, and fed lots and lots of volunteers.
- We had 80 responses to the survey.
- We spent about $460 dollars on food for the meal. This doesn't include the cost of the quinoa, walnuts, and flour which had in storage.
- We made about $180 dollars in profit; or $140 if you subtract the money we spent on non-foodstuffs, like dishwasher detergent.
1 Tablespoon flax seeds plus 3 Tablespoons water replaces one egg. Finely grind 1 tablespoon whole flaxseeds in a blender or coffee grinder, or use 2 1/2 tablespoons pre- ground flaxseeds. Transfer to a bowl and beat in 3 tablespoons of water using a whisk or fork. It will become very gooey and gelatinous, much like an egg white. In some recipes, you can leave the ground flax in the blender and add the other wet ingredients to it, thus saving you the extra step of the bowl.
- Bok Choi
- Green Peppers (donated!)