So, here we are. The 1st of october. That means autumn, more time spending inside, more time to blog, more time to read blogs. It’s the ideal time for VeganMoFo. Did you check out the list? Wow, so many!
Except this year something strange is going on, with the weather. Normally I should be writing this in my kitchen, probably with the heater on and me wearing a sweater. But no, this year I’m starting VeganMofo outside my house. I’m actually sitting outside with my bare arms. We’re having this unbelievable very exceptional very, very late summertime. That means I’ve been spending lots of time outside lately (I even went to a Grease sing-a-long drive in). That also means I’m not totally ready for VeganMoFo. I wrote some posts already in advance but I wanted to make a few changes at the blog. To bad. Getting some vitamine D is also very important.
What can you expect?
I’ll start with the quick practical cookbook reviews.
What more? Two recipes are waiting, one is for a frangipane.
Lemon cheesecake from The joy of baking vegan. Although it seemed that all silken tofu had disappeared from the shops, I still managed to prepare the cheesecake by using firm tofu. This worked as well, but your cheesecake is less smoothier. I served it with the raspberry puree from The real food daily cookbook.
Carrot-pinapple sunshine muffins from veganomicon. I made these for a buffet. 2 hours before I had to leave home for going to the party I was reminded by the boyfriend that I was supposed to bring some food.
I’m not going to waste your time anymore, with my excuses why I’m losing it on Veganmofo 2009. I’m just to busy with other things, like trying to make a website with Joomla or baking cookies for all teenage girl schoolfriends. Every week they keep asking her when she will bring some more home baked cookies. So, it seems that I’m having a small fanclub for my vegan baking at the local art school. This week I made them some sugar cookies from ‘The joy of vegan baking’.
Last week teenage girl turned 15 years old. We invited the family over for a traditional birthday party. I was a little bit nervous because it would be the first time I would make so many vegan pies for people who never had vegan food before. But I shouldn’t have be worried because everything turned out nice. I even recieved a lot of compliments like “this is the best rice pie I ever had”. Not bad, when you think I used my own recipe.
I used the recipe for ‘Whole wheat bread’ from the Joy of vegan baking. But I didn’t had enough whole wheat flour in the house and replaced some with white flour. I have a bread-baking machine but sometimes I really enjoy making bread without having to use one. Nothing compares in doing the kneading and shaping the dough yourself.