July 15th, 2009

dessert party - help!

For my flatwarming I decided to have a dessert and cocktail party (and I kinda wanna use this as an opportunity to prove that vegan CAN taste good!)
The menu is as follows:
Pumpkin pie
Lemon Pie
Chocolate cupcakes
Vanilla cupcakes
Chocolate mousse
Apple and Berry Crumble

Its in a couple of days, but I need help with the following things:
- In my pre-vegan days my 'speciality' dessert was lemon meringue pie. I can veganise everything but meringues, but was wondering if anyone has any ideas for a topping (I realise nothing vegan can really do meringue) because the only idea I have so far is walnut crumble topping and I don't think that would work.
- Does anyone have a chocolate mousse recipe? I tried blended tofu and melted dark chocolate but it didn't have the same lightness as its non-vegan counterpart. It did make me think I could somehow fashion it in to some sort of pie though although this defeats its purpose of being gluten free. I do have a couple of guests that are gluten free and am stuck at what to make them that would appease most of my omni friends.

So please throw recipes (gluten-free please!), ideas and hints at me, it'll be totally appreciated! (oh and if you want any of the recipes)

Savoy Cabbage

 Hey guys, 

I have a beautiful head of savoy cabbage that I am desperate not to waste. I want to make wraps with it, but I don't quite know what to put in them. 
If you have any delicious cabbage wrap recipes or even other fun recipes to do with cabbage, I'd love to hear your ideas. 

Thanks!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Seriously need help here. I have not had a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie since my pregan days. Does anybody have a good recipe for them? I hear vegan white chocolate chips tend to almost dissolve into the cookie and lose flavor =/ So not only a cookie recipe, but perhaps what types of vegan white chocolate are baking-friendly? I have requested them at Vegan Treats (Bethlehem, PA) - hopefully Danielle can come up with them if nobody here can help!