“You learn to cook so that you don’t have to be a slave to recipes. You get what’s in season and you know what to do with it.”- Julia Child
The past week I have had a lot of good kitchen time. My friend Daniels birthday potluck made for a couple of days of making delicious food. Above is a cookie dough cake covered in chocolate and a key lime pie
Brett made the cookie dough (vegan) and I shaped it into a heart
To make the chocolate, I mixed cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut oil with a chunk of dark chocolate. I melted this on the stove.
The cookie dough was then smothered with chocolate and covered in cacao nibs!!
We also took some time to make cashew cheese. It was a mix of soaked cashews water, seasonings, tapioca flour and agar powder.
The mixture was put in the blender and then heated on the pan for about 10 minutes until thickened.
We put the cheese mixture in measuring cups in order to mold (made use of what we had), and refrigerated for about an hour.
The seitan buffalo “wings” turned out delicious. I made the seitan dough as I normally do, (in my vegan fried “chicken” recipe) and once cooked I battered in flour, then a mix of lime and rice milk, last panko, paprika, salt and pepper. After baking at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes I mixed the wings in a buffalo sauce, ketchup, sugar, lime juice, coconut oil mixture and cooked for 10 more minutes.
On the the right is the sundried tomatoe and basil hummus. It was a joint effort of me, Matthew, and Brett. It tastes like pizza flavoring to me, so I call it pizza hummus. Below is the recipe that made this(for the most part).
1 can chickpeas
2 cloves garlic
Half a lemon
2/3 cup of water
1/3 cup tahini
4 tbsp basil
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
Blend it all up in a food processor or vitamix! You got yourself pizza hummus. Hell yeah and namaste! 🙂