Sunday, 10 March 2013
Isn't food just the best thing sometimes?
Funny how when I one decade ago started cooking vegan (I went by a completely vegan diet for a couple of years then) had to think about what I ate, puzzle it together, how to make it; what to eat, reading lots of books on the subject. Now vegan goes without thinking, no prob. Or, it's not that strange in the end of course, given the thought I've had years of practice. Also, the selection in the stores over here are almost not comparable to what they were in the early 00's, not to mention the nineties. But really, for those who wonder -and there are many- vegan food is not that hard nor that strange, and as I've said before, many common dishes are vegan without even thinking about it. (Not to mention vegetarian. Strange how some still want to make a fuzz about having to have a meal without meat.)
The exact recipe can be found here (in Finnish); I altered it a bit. In my version I used walnuts and almonds plus raisins, a couple of figs and fresh dates for the crust (with a tea spoon of maca, lots of cocoa and a little chili) and made the frosting of a mix of coconut cream, ground coconut flakes with a spoon of coconut oil with cocoa powder and honey plus some real vanilla powder.
I set a batch of too-easy-to-be-ture-bread waiting for tomorrow (very domestic, am I not?); now it's time to finnish the dinner bottle of red with some episodes of The Wire. Good night!