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#1 of 154 Old 04-03-2005, 02:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes but I couldn't find an April list. I knew I missed hearing from everyone for a couple of days, but I didn't realize why.
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i'm here!!!! i hope everyone has a delicious April

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I'm in too - Happy April everybody!

I'm so happy that spring fruits and veggies are starting to appear. Had roasted asparagus yesterday that wasy so good. Today made ice cream with strawberries and coconut milk - YUM!

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The first flowers have appeared on our raspberry bushes, and it looks like we'll have a ton of blueberries and apricots this summer, as well. Yippee!

I have to battle the birds and squirrels for the apricots, but (so far) they have left the berries alone...
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I'm in too - Happy April everybody!

I'm so happy that spring fruits and veggies are starting to appear. Had roasted asparagus yesterday that wasy so good. Today made ice cream with strawberries and coconut milk - YUM!

Do share this recipe cathe!
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Yeah! Vegheads love Spring... am I right ladies? I had roasted Asparagus last night w/ ww pasta and feta. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

What do the rest of you enjoy about spring foods?
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Hi Kdaydee, I'm jealous of you with your berry bushes. I don't have any, but I can remember picking the berries that grew by our house as a child. It is something I have wanted for ages but have never found a good spot. I can't use the backyard because I think my dogs would destroy the bushes and I don't want to put them in our front yard because I bet neighbors and even strangers would feel quite comfortable picking all the berries off the bushes–I live near an elementary school and I can't tell you how often people let their kids walk all over our yard or throw their trash in our yard.
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edamommy - for the ice cream I put two cups coconut milk (I used lite because that's all I had), 1/2 cup pitted dates, 2 cups hulled and halved strawberries, and 2 teaspoons vanilla in blender - puree until smooth. Chill in refrigerator for a couple of hours then put in ice cream maker. (The recipe was adapted from Vice Creams).

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Hi all
I am loving the spring. Going to the market today to buy some lovely greens and asparagus.
Cathe, that ice cream sounds so good. Do you think it would turn out if I didn't have an ice cream maker? (please say yes :LOL )
I'm really trying to eat healthier these days and am trying to cut down on my dairy. I'm planning on making one of my meals (at least) a week just veggies and a grain. It feels really good to eat lighter I think.

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Do you have a food processor??? Then make my "better than ice cream." Use 1 cup frozen sliced bananas, 1 cup frozen strawberries PUt in food processor and pulse to chop up the fruit. Then add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (you can use coconut milk or soy or rice or dairy) thru the top until it's creamy. It's best to eat this right away because it gets hard in the freezer. If you do freeze it, you'll need to leave it at room temp a little while to soften. But believe me it is really really good.

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OK, this may sound really stupid so please dont laugh. I have found myself eating more veggie lately and started wondering about the health benefits of living with no meat. I dont think I am interested in giving up milk (I get raw organic) or eggs or raw cheese, other dairy, but the meat I think I could do without. Part of it is I am grossed out with modern farming methods/factory farmed meats and can not afford organic beef.

Are there some good studies/articles I could look at and show dh about why veggie eating is healthier so he will be more open to it and at least *try* some veggie things...lol I have looked at some links I found searchig online (vegweb) but couldn't really find what I was looking for.

Thanks

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This looks like a neat book, Marilyn http://www.thekrishnastore.com/Detail.bok?no=745
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Howdy Ladies!

Can you believe that I have eaten local, organic roasted asparagus 6 times in the last two weeks! We'd never made it roasted before but I read about it on a thread here and it's so good!

I've also eaten several pints of strawberries myself now that I can get them locally. Hooray for living in CA! The coconut milk ice cream sounds heavenly. one of these days we'll get an ice cream maker but we want a breadmaker first because we'd use it so often.

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Yumm! I want roasted asparagus !

Today was DH's birthday and I made the most awesome, but insanely bad for you, VEGAN CHEESECAKE topped with fresh strawberries

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How can a vegan cheesecake be bad for you?
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How can a vegan cheesecake be bad for you?

Tofutti cream cheese, graham crackers, sugar, fakey butter. But sooooo very tasty.

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Marilynmama - "The Food Revolution" by John Robbins is very good - and if you want to be convince about how terrible factory farmed meat is, read "Mad Cowboy"

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hey, cathe, do your gingerbread bars freeze well?

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yup.

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Oh btw I got my soy milk maker and I LOVE IT! I have made two batches so far - it is so easy and tastes great. And I can't believe how cheap it is to make. You need just 1/2 cup of soy beans to make about a quart and a half of milk. I'm going to try rice milk today. I'm also looking forward to making my own tofu. I can't believe how much money and packaging this will save!

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I was wondering if anyone had a yummy rice pudding recipe to share? I'm not vegan. I have lots of milk and want to use it. I'm open to using eggs even though I don't eat them as a main dish but only mixed into something like cake or cookies.

I'm envisioning some sort of thick pudding, that isn't too thick, that I can keep in the fridge and serve the kids for breakfast. I can't seem to find a recipe that fits what I'm envisioning.
I have (but don't need to use all of these ingredients):
milk
rice
eggs
vanilla
nutmeg
cinnamon
cardamom
saffron
raw sugar
evaporated milk
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I love horchata. Can you make that with the soy milk maker?
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shoot, forgot to ask.. does anyone know if corn bread/muffins freeze well too??? i'm trying to stock my freezer full of snacks !

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I haven't tried corn muffins, but I made blueberry and lemon poppyseed and they froze well. I cut them in half before freezing because they were pretty big and they were easier to reheat that way.
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Corn muffins freeze fine.

What's horchata?

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It's a rice drink I've had at Mexican restaurants. It's the consistency of Rice Dream and it's sweet and has cinnamon in it.
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horchata is just rice milk with vanilla, sugar and cinnamon added. and yes you can make rice milk with the soy milk maker

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kava - Here's recipe for rice pudding.
1 c rice
cinnamon stick or vanilla bean
1 T orange zest
1/4 t salt
3 c milk
1/3 c to 1/2 c honey
ground cinnamon
Simmer rice with 2 1/2 c water and cinnamon or vanilla, zest, and salt about 15 tp 20 minutes. Add the milk and stir in the sugar. Boil, then lower the heat and simmer until thick but still a little loose, 30 minutes or so.

I would add your saffon either when first cooking the rice or when you add the milk.Would taste great with nutmeg and/or cardamom and just substitute sugar for the honey!

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We eat 80% or more veggie (and never try to get people to 'try a little meat'. Oy. No). Is it ok to join? I saw Christina Cooks the other day and she made a wonderful millet soup. I;m in the northeast, so no local summer veggies for a while a while yet. But the spinach looked good and so did the asparagus! The asparagus I got from Whole Foods the other day was wonderful.

I'm still using up the rest of our local squash. :LOL It's not gonna last unitl July, however.

Long winters are yucky.
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