January 27, 2009
January 24, 2009
January 22, 2009
January 20, 2009
So when I asked the dining hall manager for a new bottle of the vegan mayo that I had guilted the staff into purchasing about a month ago, he came with a few more surprises. After our conversation about getting some vegan cheese and meats in the sandwich bar, he had obviously taken me seriously as he told me to hold on for a sec and promptly returned with the items in the picture. Apparently he tried to order sliced fake meat for the sandwiches, but ended up with entire fake chickens..but what the heck! He got a really nice and tasty buttery spread made from almond oil and with a slight orange flavor and three types of cheese. Not only did he order this stuff for the dining hall, but let me take back everything pictured to "try out". Being vegan around here is kind of like being a princess. Well, not really and not always, but you get my drift. This was a great experience.
January 19, 2009
January 15, 2009
these were so nice to see one moring, and even better to eat. I think I'm even going to ask for the recipe. The were flaky and delicious and the inside was good too, although a bit too sweet for me.
Yep, that's right this is a tray of vegan cupcakes in a college dining hall. And good ones at that. The cake part was pretty good, but the frosting was reallly realllllly good and plus they were super cute.
January 12, 2009
So fall quarter has officially begun. Back to class, back to dorm life and back to the dining hall. After visiting the nutritionist at the end of last quarter about healthy vegan choices and a healthy vegan diet in the dining halls, I am excited to put the new info to work. She gave me an outline of serving sizes and such and basically I learned that I am actually alright with protein, but need some more starch. It's just tough when you love veggies like I do! Here was one of my first meals:
January 11, 2009
January 6, 2009
My mom bought me one of these bad boys the other day and thanks god she did. The Celebration Roast by Field Roast meat alternative company. It was filled with some squash apples and mushrooms, so obviously it was delicious. I had it for dinner, then on my sandwich the next day and then it was gone! And it only could have been one of my meat-consuming family members! Really though, it tasted so much less processed and salty than Tofurkey. It gets 5 stars for sure. A great alternative to traditional meat alternatives. Also I checked out their site (www.fieldroast.com) and it looks like they make a ton of good stuff. Can't wait to try the Chipotle Corn Cutlet soon!
January 3, 2009
With the knowledge that Duncan Hines Baking mixes are vegan, and with the knowledge that they are on sale for just a buck at the supermarket, I somehow convinced myself it was a good idea to experiment with the hydrogenated-oil-laden-and-god-knows-what-else White Cake Mix. So here goes Deliciously Crappy Cake mix treats.
January 2, 2009
I just stumbled upon a jewel of a hot chocolate recipe. In desperate need of a mug of cocoa the other night, I found myself with only a sip of soymilk left in the carton! Tragic? Not quite! I could have mixed in some water, but when I spotted some coconut milk left over from the sweet potatoes, I jumped on the opportunity to create! And good thing I did, because I will never be making hot cocoa the old school way again after I concocted this treat! It was soooo good, the coconut milk made it seem so rich and the flaked coconut added some fun texture, not to mention the flavor! Give this on a try!
Hot Cocoa-Nut (Coconut Hot Chocolate)
1 tbsp. cocoa powder (see note above)
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1 tbs shredded coconut
In a large mug, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, and non-dairy milk.
Whisk together with a small fork until blended.
Add the rest of the coconut milk and microwave on high for one minute; stir.
Sprinkle shredded coconut on top, Enjoy!