Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ottawa Veg Fest '09!

We're hoping to make it out to this on Sunday from 10-5 - the first ever Veg Fest!!! I'm dying to try some vegan cuppies and other treats!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Six Degrees of Dessert...

So Kyle and I said we weren't going to eat dessert anymore...that didn't last long. Although I had fun using inspiration from one recipe to make the next dessert! Kevin Bacon, eat your heart out!

Lemon Cheesecake Bars from Martha Stewart were veganized to make the most delicious and easiest recipe. I think I used 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs, sugar and Earth Balance for the crust, then vegan soy cream cheese, 2 teaspoons egg replacer powder, 3/4 cup sugar and juice/rind of one lemon. My mom also tried making a lime version. Both are to die for. They would be really cute topped with a tiny lemon wedge or fancy rind, but I was too lazy for that.
On the lemon theme, I made the Coconut Lemon Bundt Cake from Vcon for mamma's day. I've made it before, but this time I topped it with a lemon glaze. One of my fave recipes.
From Vcon again, I made the Vanilla Yogurt Pound Cake. Omigod. So spongy! The best vegan angel food cake-like recipe I've found! Yum!
Eager to make the pound cake again, I did but switched it up to be a trifle using cubes of pound cake, vanilla custard, strawberries tossed with maple syrup, and Soyatoo whipped topping. Even my grandma gave me positive comments! I think she is on the vegan bandwagon...finally! She's come a long way from trying to persuade me to eat a porkchop because it's 'really tender' and to eat a salad that has chicken because 'it's just chicken'.
To use up extra maple syrupy strawberries, I made a Coconut Ice Cream from a recent VT issue. It was a little icy.
Eager to use up the ice cream, we picked some fresh rhubarb to make Fresh Rhubarb Parfaits from a recent VT (maybe the same issue as the ice cream? Can't remember!). The combo of orange and ginger was amazing. I threw in a few strawberries for extra sweetness, although it really didn't need it.