December 23rd, 2008

cherry blossom

Hot cocoa

My fiance and I are transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, so we're still working out what items we can and can't eat that we used to enjoy.

My fiance loves hot chocolate, he drinks tons of the stuff. But the huge tubs we used to buy use dry milk products. Does anyone have a recipe that I could mix together in one of those big tubs so that all he has to do is add hot water?

He used to drink the plain milk chocolate type, no marshmallows or anything fancy.

Edit: Thanks for the suggestions. I'm actually looking for a dry mix that he can add boiling water to since he usually makes it quick before going to campus.

recipes for fresh pecans?

I scored some fresh pecans in Tennessee last week, but I don't know what to do with them! Any awesome suggestions? I just couldn't resist getting them -- anything local and fresh is loooong gone at home, and I am obsessed with local stuff, and it's even better when you buy it directly from some old dude who picked them himself just hours earlier... :)

Oh, and any thoughts on how to shell them? He hadn't had time to crack them yet, and we were leaving that day...

Indian green sauce?

Our local Indian restaraunt has this green sauce they servce with samosas and naan. It was on the buffet today and the description said "Green sauce made with coriander leaves"......It taste like spicy cilantro.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about or have a recipe for this?

empanada q

i want to make spinach empanadas tomorrow - any ideas on how i could veganize the dough ?

For Dough:

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* 1/4 cup milk
* A few drops lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon beer
* 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
* Salt
* 1 egg, beaten (!)

i don't have/don't like to use egg replacer, so that's kind of out of the question. OR if you've got any vegan empanada dough recipes, feel free to share!! thank you & happy holidays.