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Gorgeous, no-cook, tofu cheesecake. Just use our chocolate mousse recipe on top of a biscuit and marg base (we used Co-op ginger nuts). Served here with redcurrants from the garden... scrummy!
Most recent additions:
Favourites from the Bookstore
'Skinny Bitch' by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. Sassy, a bit rude, in your face... this book makes some terrific arguments for converting to a vegan diet. Posing as a diet book to make you thin (well it is this too) it has a chapter on animal cruelty entitled the dead, rotting, decomposing, flesh diet. Other chapters include Pooping, Don't Be a pussy, Let's eat and Have no Faith - Governmental Agencies don't Give a Shit about your Health - you get the picture. Facts about food are presented in a direct and slightly shocking way which we found very humorous. Not too shocking to us as the diet recommended resembles our own quite closely. A very good read and nice to see such a mainstream title being totally vegan :) We also liked the fact that the book is dedicated to Wayne Dyer, one of our favourite inspirational authors. Follow up cookbook should be out in December.
'Vegan with a Vengeance: Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-free Recipes' by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I made a terrible mistake with this book. I took it to bed to read - not a good time to feel hungry and want to go cook samosas! The book, newly released in a British cup-free version too, is a treasure trove of fabulous recipes and advice. The author's bubbly personality comes over warmly throughout - this is a person who fully appreciates cake, having gone on to write the title Vegan Cupcakes take over the World. There's no shortage of cakely goodness here - raspberry blackout cake with ganach-y icing, coconut heaven cupcakes, amazing sounding faustess cupcakes and a no-bake black bottom-peanut butter silk pie to name a few. The savoury sections of the book are excellent - the soups had me drooling (mmm... potato and asparagus), mains aplenty (curries, lots of tofu and seitan ideas, pastas...), 'pizza dough - a novel' was good reading, baked cajun french fries sound tasty and quick but the samosas are first on my hit list :) Highly recommended for those new to veganism and expert vegan cooks alike.
Photographic update - we made the samosas! They were fab, very flavoursome, won't be able to buy the ready made ones again... and the macadamia-coconut-ginger-carrot cake was out of this world:
Also see our kids favourite books in the kids bookstore:
'That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things' by Ruby Roth. A stunningly illustrated book for children which compares the way animals live in the wild to the way their factory farmed counterparts exist. You can see both the book and the author on a video at amazon.com
We love our Stockli Dehydrator. Dehydrating doesn't destroy nutrients and enzymes like hotter cooking so cakes and biscuits really can be delicious and health giving. Pictured are raw chocolate flapjacks topped with goji berries and hemp seeds - recipe from Kate Wood's Raw Living
Fresh juices are a fantastic addition to a healthy diet - masticating juicers are now a much more reasonable price than previously available - see here on Amazon. You can even make soft fluffly banana ice cream just by pushing frozen bananas through them. On the right is a very sweet and delicious carrot, apple, ginger and lemon creation, all layered up just as it came out. This type of juicer also handles tough greens easily, like the romiane lettuce below (was lovely juiced up with cucumber, celery, apple and a little parsley).
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