July 4th, 2008

Raspberries Galore

Hi Everybody,

I recently moved into a new place that has a wealth of raspberries growing in the backyard. Every day we probably pick about 5 or so cups of berries.

I have no idea what to make with all of these berries.
A pie would be the obvious answer, but I am still trying to find a good raspberry pie recipe.

But, with all these berries, we'll have enough to make something other than pie. Any suggestions?

Lemon Pound cake from VCON -- can I make it a cake?

So in my continuing effort to veganelize my coworkers, I need a birthday cake for my boss. She LOVED the lemon pound cake and said it was, hands down, her favorite thing I'd made so far. Someone suggested I see about making it a bundt cake for her birthday this Monday.

Now, when I took it to work, it was the first one I'd made and it was just unbelievably perfect - extremely moist and sweet and buttery. Perfect. I made it again the next day, with the exact same ingredients, and it didn't come out nearly as well. It took a lot longer to bake and the texture was a little funky. It tasted great but it wasn't perfect. So I know it can be kind of a touchy recipe.

I can only get my hands on Whole Soy's lemon yogurt so it'll have to be that, if it matters.

So, has anyone tried making it a bundt cake? What if I tried baking it in a regular cake pan? Would I need to double the recipe and cook it longer? Thoughts, suggestions?

TIA!

request: vegan thoreau picnic food??

 hello all,

this community looks pretty amazing.

i am taking my sweetheart on a surprise day at Walden Pond.  I would like to keep a theme, and make picnic food that is old-timey/ thoreau-esque and vegan.  i have had very little luck researching what kind of stuff thoreau ate, only that he ate a lot of beans, which do not strike me as a very romantic food.  the entries in the picnic memories all seem pretty modern.  an important point is that it be reasonably portable- much of the old time type food i've found does not lend itself well to traveling.  so basically, i'm seeking old-fashioned(like 1800s) portable food that is vegan. 

Thanks a lot!   I know it's a long shot.

p.s.  to offer an idea, before i thought i might want a theme was going to make springrolls with rice wrappers, marinated tofu, vermicelli and other tasty things; bring cherries; and for dessert, have vegan brownies cut into hearts with a cookie cutter. ^_^  actually, i might stick with the cherries and brownies.  need a main course though.
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Sweet Potato Foil Packs

I made this last night and it was delicious, easy and awesome

-2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

-1tsp allspice

-1 1/2 tsp cinnemon

-1 tbsp brown sugar

-1/2 cup corn oil

-a few dashed chipotle hot sauce

I just mixed together the oil, hot sauce + seasonings, made a loooong foil pack, put in the potatoes and topped with the oil mixture.  I preceded to cook on the grill for 1 hour.  Deliciousness!  Followed by fruit kabobs.... 

ps, I'm not good with tags, help?

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