Pudding! Glorious pudding. This coconut banana pudding from La Dolce Vegan might not be the prettiest pudding in the world, but it sure is delicious! I made it on Monday I think, and let it sit overnight hoping it would firm up. And it did! I had to use up the almost full can of coconut milk I had from making the pancakes. The pudding has coconut milk, bananas, a bit of sugar, salt and cardamom. It makes for a great dessert. I just finished the last bowl. I probably ate a gazillion grams of fat from the coconut milk, but meh.
A few weeks ago, out of curiosity, I ordered the book Slimming for Vegetarians by Leah Leneman (author of Vegan Cooking for One) and it came today. Little did I know its from the 80's, first published before I was born. I was hoping it would have weight loss tips and the likes but its actually just a bunch of recipes. I'm sure I'll try them, but I won't be following the daily menu plans anytime soon. She recommends only eating 1000 calories a day! And many days, there aren't enough grains or fruits. I know that eating 1000 calories a day is not enough, and if anything, will only make it worse (ie. feeling deprived, slower metabolism). But the meals are healthy in themselves. It was only 20 cents from amazon so its not a big deal. If anything, I've got one more cookbook with recipes that make single portion sizes!
The lentil-sunflower pie keeps getting better! For dinner, I put half a slice of it in a sandwich, mixed with some vegenaise and mustard, with lettuce and tomato, and served the other half with the tahini sauce. Both ways were awesome!
I didn't cook anything new today, but within the next few days, I'll be making a stuffed spaghetti squash recipe from How It All Vegan, and a cream of celery soup from Vegan Cooking for One.
My birthday is on the 23rd. My mom was asking me what I wanted and this is what I told her: I want to cook a nice vegan meal and a vegan birthday cake and I want the whole family to sit down at the table and eat it with me, and not complain. You don't have to cook and you don't have to buy me anything. I think I convinced them to do it, as long as I make a "normal" meal, like penne with a tomato sauce or something. Sigh...I can't wait to make the cake! I can't decide which one to make :)