Vegan MoFo 2013 Recap

Well, all good things must come to an end.  This month has been such fun.  Such RED fun.  I’ve really enjoyed sharing some wonderfully nutritious and delicious ideas with everyone.  Red foods are packed with so many vitamins and minerals…best yet, they’re yummy!! Here’s a quick review of everything Canned Time for this year’s Vegan MoFo: Key Lime Red Raspberry Cheesecake – Gluten and Refined Sugar Free Fresh & Fruity Watermelon Granita Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw Wraps Cranberry Cocoa Rice Crispy Bars Fresh Basil Beet Pasta Royal Red Adzuki Bean Soup repost Strawberry Sunflower Sprout Salad Homemade Natural Face Bronzer Slow Cooker Spicy Mexican Okra Chili Cinnamon Red Pear Butter ‘You Don’t Know Jack Hash’ – Natalie Slater “Bake and Destroy” book review Red Beet And Beet Green Soup Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce Vegan Shoo-Fly Cake with Pomegranates Kathy Hester’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two and a Giveaway It’s been grand!  Many, many thanks for all the new ‘likes’ and all the kind comments.  Can’t wait for next year ♥

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Kathy Hester’s ‘Chocolate Chip Cookies For Two’ – plus a giveaway!

Kathy Hester’s ‘Chocolate Chip Cookies For Two’ – plus a giveaway!

Closing out the end of Vegan MoFo with a bang folks: Have you had that evening yearning for just a touch of sweet but would never dream of dragging out everything you would need to make a couple dozen cookies up hot and fresh? Kathy Hester has a solution that will rock your dessert world…as well as your meal plans. Seriously.  Is this cookie big enough or what? The recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies in  ‘Vegan Slow Cooking For Two – or – Just For You’ has directions for one big beautiful (shareable) cookie.   I mixed up a quadruple batch of batter then separated  half into a long tube, wrapped it and stuck it in the freezer for another night’s cravings.  All I have to do is heat up the slow cooker and slice off a couple of  inches of batter from the freezer some night and I’m set in about an hour.  Okay, maybe I over did it a too much  little with the ‘extras’  for these cookies but they are chocked full of goodness.  Big dark chocolate chips, pecans, cranberries…… I also sprinkled each one with some coarse sea salt that cuts through the dark rich chocolate chips perfectly.…

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‘You Don’t Know Jack Hash’ from Natalie Slater, “Bake and Destroy”

‘You Don’t Know Jack Hash’ from Natalie Slater, “Bake and Destroy”

 1 year ago ‘Homemade Peanut Butter’ I recently received a copy of Natalie Slater’s book ‘Bake and Destroy’  It is a lovely collection of funny stories, tips and tricks for healthy cooking and of course, fabulous recipe ideas. The book is worth purchase just for the narration alone but with the variety of foods in the book you’ll love both the jokes and the dishes.  Natalie gives us colorful backgrounds of how she developed each dish and why and how, what and why you should give the recipes a try.  I personally have dog-eared the book to death by now. Just a few on my list to try out: “Venus Chocolate-Pumpkin Muffins”,  “French Fried Tacos”, “Chicago Mix Popcorn”, “Deep Fried Cream Corn” YUM! The book as wonderful pics and illustrations as well (can’t stand a cookbook without ’em)  And it goes into great details on cooking techniques specific to Vegan ingredients and special preparation for each dish.  Really great job for a pro or anyone new to Vegan dieting and plant based meals.  Natalie’s recipes are fun and frugal, nutritious and simple to prepare.  A great guide book for anyone trying to add variety and flavor to their diet. I’ve…

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