December 29th, 2004


Tonight for dinner, my mom and I made the "Ultimate Shepherd's Pie" from Vegan Planet. It turned out pretty well! There's also a picture of a really tasty energy bar called a Bumble Bar. :)

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simple new years eve delight

ice box cake is a tradition at my house for new years eve.

it takes about 10 minutes to make, and 4 hours in to refridgerate

4 tbsp cocoa
1 c silken tofu
1/2 c refined sugar (turbinado stays partical-ly)
1/4c oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
soy milk if needed (i added a little just to make the pudding taste less rich)

line a pan (like  one you would make lasagna in)  with graham crackers
pour pudding over it
add a layer of sliced bananas on top of the pudding
add another layer of graham crackers

it is easily adaptable to whatever size pan you wish to use.
it lasts for about 2 weeks in the fridge.

it is really simple and tasty. everyone likes it.


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I'll be completely honest. I haven't eaten meat in four years. I haven't eaten any animal biproducts in two years.
Lately, I'll go five or six days without eating. I'll eat a piece of toast, take a B12 vitamin, drink green tea and pop caffeine pills like crazy. I hardly ever sleep.

This can't be healthy, with me being vegan.
I don't have a lot of money, and I'll be living near Beverly Hills in less than a month so I'll be even more broke.
Eating once a day (or every few days) is really bad for me, and my first question is, do you think me barely eating could be the cause of my terrible headaches? (I work 2 jobs and 1 from home, I need caffeine to stay up, most food makes me sick which is one reason why I'm vegan.. I like tofu only if a Thai restaraunt cooks it, I like some rice, I love vegetables, and vegan mexican food.) My second question is, is there any way I could eat something that would give me more energy and supply me with at least some essential vitamins?

I'm not really one to eat fake meats or cheeses. The thought disgusts me, but if that's what it comes down to, I'll do it.
I'm just sick of being a very unhealthy vegan :/.

(Not sure if I could post this here, but I didn't know where else to post it. I love this community most anyway.)
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So I picked up some of the Stevia Plus packets for my coffee...and I hate it. The aftertaste is too much to actually use it. I tried it in coffee, tea, chai, and I just couldn't keep using it.

So my question is has anyone found a way to actually use this stuff? Is it better to get the liquid and use it in baking things? So far splenda (obviously not very natural) is the only thing I can stand besides regular sugar (which I'm trying to get away from using so much as well as anything with evil aspartame).

I've seen things like maple syrup and brown rice syrup as substutes which I haven't tried yet but I was trying to get away from the calories.
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LETS DO IT! The vegan treat swap

So we (those who want to) are going to have a "cookie swap."

* What happens, if you play, is that you give me your info (stated below). I give you info on someone else who is playing, and I give your info to another. You make them cookies, brownies, fudge, breads, candies, marshmellows, or whatever that is mailable (If you know how to send cakes or lasagna go for it!) (edit) Don't forget to send the recipe so they can make it themselves next time.
* It's supposed to be secret. You'll have the person's lj name so you can see what they might like, but don't let them know who you are until you send the treats.
* I will be taking names for the game until January 3rd and will email out the person you will be sending to soon after.
* Everyone should have their treats to their person before the end of January. Be patient if you don't get yours right away.
* USPS, UPS, or any other tracking code would be helpful to have if you can get it.
So if you're still interested send this info listed below to: weblybowles (AT) gmail (DOT) com

LJ name:
Allergies, likes, dislikes:
Special instructions:

For example:
Name: Webly Bowles
Address: 5307 Happy Lane / Crazy City, OR 97888
email: weblybowles @ gmail . com
lj name: webtar
Allergies: walnuts, cats and hydrogenated oil. I hate carob but love peanut butter and chocolate together!
Special instructions: Please try to give me someone in my town so I can hand deliver it. or I am willing to send to someone outside my country is need be.

* Keep in mind I can't always do every request like make sure you get matched up with someone of a specific hair color or something, so if that's going to be a make or break deal, make sure you let me know.
* If you know someone else who would like to play, just have them email, they don't need to be part of the community.
if you'd like to send to more than one person (you'll also recieve treats from more than one person) then just let me know.

About the treats:
keep them 100% vegan. No tricking and adding eye of toad or honey or non vegan sugar.
EDIT: There is no limit to the amount of treats to send. I think two different treats is a great way to get two new recipes, but you might only be able to do one full batch.

We should also have a way of letting others know you've recieved their treats.
I am probably forgetting lots of things to keep checking back here to see if we've come understand thing better.
edit: please note the offical hat of the cookie swap: the vegan cook book; see icon.
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Applesauce Muffins

I found this recipe online somewhere, I kind of forget exactly where. Anyways, I'll post the recipe and then my personal experience after it.

Applesauce Muffins
5 cups unbleached flor
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp sunflower or other light oil
2/3 cup mable syrup
1 cup soy milk, plain, or vanilla
2 cups applesauce (preferably unsweetened)
1 - 1/4 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon and salt in large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients, stirring together until just mixed (don't over-mix) Spoon the batter into lightly oiled muffin tins (or line with paper baking cups) fill about 1/2 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Best served warm. Makes about 12

Personal Experience
I didn't have enough maple syrup or flour, so I halved the recipe. Which later turned out to be a good thing. I think the muffin tins I have are actually for cupcakes, so the recipe halved made about 18 or 19 muffins for me. I ended up using canola oil since that was all I had except for olive oil, and then I used rice milk instead of soy. I also don't have a sifter, so I just mixed together the dry ingredients with a fork and then added the rest of the ingredients. I'm not really much of a raisin fan, so I only added in about 1/4 cup of them, although I probably should have added more. Since the raisins are quite juicy and the muffin is rather dry (well, it's not dry, but you know what I mean) it was nice biting into one. They didn't really rise for me. Well, they did rise, but when they were done they didn't look like "muffins", more like blobs of goodness. Some of them were filled about 2/3 full though, so those ones looked better, but eh, it doesn't really matter that much. I was thinking I might use pieces of apples instead of raisins next time.

delicious vegan foods with iron

I don't know if this is a common vegan health problem, but I tend to get anemic. The doctor gave me a sheet with ways to increase iron intake It comes from "SFGH D.O.C.S. Nutrition Program SJS I-82" I'm only listing here the vegan foods on the sheet, and paraphrasing everything. Collapse )
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Pizza Toppings

I made yummy pizza with useing chopped spinach like the way one would normally use cheese.
pizza crust
pizza sauce
lots of chopped up spinach mixed with chopped garlic.
tomatoes, zuchinni and any other pizza topping.

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