fridge scraping frozen fudge
I think Viper has died and gone to Heaven… a particularly meaty and creamy Heaven at that. His parent’s are staying with us for a few days, and let’s just say it’s not very vegan-friendly around these parts at the moment, with an influx of pork and pavlova. It’s hard not to feel like a weirdo when the norm is NOT the ‘rabbit food,’ I tend to favour.
It’s strange if you are used to cooking vegetarian/vegan meals when every dish is centered around meat as the star…. it’s like vegetables/pulses/beans are not real (satisfying) food, just back- up dancers or something. There’s always that panic that no one is going to be full enough after ‘just a salad.’
I often think about how many new and exciting foods I have discovered by cutting out meat/dairy etc. People assume that in adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet you are ‘cutting out,’ many products. In my experience, I have actually started eating more variety than ever before… and I feel the benefits tremendously. If anything by becoming vegan, my creativity and passion for good food has hit a new high. Inspired indeed.
Well, it seems like a little circle of inspiration is going on… from a glowing lady, to a tea bagging one, and ending up from the back of the fridge. After reading T’s post, a fudge craving was born. We all know I can’t stick to a recipe, and have a compulsion with not letting food go to waste.
Misty loves almond milk… making almond milk creates a bit of waste… OK a lot of waste in the form of nut pulp. What to do? What to do? Get inspired, that’s what. If you don’t have almond pulp on hand, then I highly recommend you check out Angela’s site for the original inspiration.
- 1 large banana
- 1/2C rawalmond pulp (from making almond milk)
- 1/2t sea salt
- 3T cacao
- 10 medjool dates
- 1/2C oat flour
- 1/4C milk (I used rice)
- 2T coconut oil
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- Push mix into a lined tuperware container and place in freezer for at least 2 hours… or until hard.
- Tip out, slice into pieces and enjoy.
- Store in freezer, as it melts quickly!
Let me just say this “fudge” is awesome on top of hot oatmeal… it may induce a bit of brain freeze, but the pain is worth it, trust me.
On the topic of all things inspiring… my new veggie patch is up and running… eggplant, courgette, squash, beetroot, coriander, oregano, basil, mint, dill – very very exciting. If all goes well (and Boosty doesn’t eat all of my plants – she’s gotten 3 basil plants so far, stupid Boosty) we will be eating home grown organic veggies before we know it. Hurrah.