October 23rd, 2008

Vegan, Soy-Free, Banana-Free, Alcohol-Free Egg Nog?

Is this even possible?  I'm intolerant to soy, don't consume alcohol, and have another soy-intolerant friend who is allergic to bananas, so I'd like to find a recipe for vegan egg-nog that would work with those restrictions.  I've never made any kind of egg nog from scratch before, so I'm not sure really what the best ingredients to try are.  Cornstarch?  Arrowroot?  Pureed soaked cashews?  All of the soy-free recipes i've seen call for a frozen banana, so that's where I'm stumped.  If I can't figure it out, I will succumb to deliciousness and drink 100 gallons of soy nog this winter, but I'd rather not be ill 24/7.   Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks a ton!

natto

I recently bought some frozen natto (Japanese fermented soy beans) from a local market on a tip they were super healthy and vegan.  But I guess they're a bit too much of a shock to my western palate.

Does anyone have experience with natto and what would be good to combine with it to make it  "yummy?"

I don't want to give up on it until I've given it a fair chance.

Thanks!