Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 tbsp agar flakes
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
1. Separate coconut cream from coconut milk and add the milk (i.e. the watery stuff) to a small saucepan. Sprinkle afar flakes over and let sit for 5 mins. Add sugar and bring to bubbling over med hi heat, whisking constantly. Cook for 3-5 mins, or until all the agar has dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and whisk in cream and vanilla. Adjust sugar to taste then pour into a bowl, cover, and place into the fridge. Allow to fully cool.
3. When ready to use, whisk the cooled mixture and spread over your pie (or whatever). Place pie (or what have you) back into the fridge until ready to serve.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On Friday I hosted a reception for the new grad students entering our department. I made the food, others provided the drinks, and everyone had a good time. Despite a few early bacon jokes, the menu went over smashingly with everyone (even bacon boy). I think if the food is good no one cares if it can be labelled vegan or not. Above is the savoury table.
I made and baked the baguettes, focaccia, turnovers, palmiers, samosas, and cupcakes ahead of time and froze them. The thawed cupcakes were iced on the day of the party, and the samosas reheated. Pesto and hummus were made the night before, and fruit and veggies were cut the day of the party.