a vegan couple: eating; running; living–minimally.

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Things to come

Well, first of all the Hudson Mohawk Winter Marathon and Relay is next week, and Katie and I are going to head back to Albany to run it with my friend Jim (actually a customer from my previous Starbucks in Albany).

This should prove an interesting race. Neither of us have been running all that much since our move, and given that our legs are 9.73 Miles for Katie and 10.99 Miles for myself (5.49 for Jim) it should prove to put both of us to the test.

Second, I have been meaning to put up pictures and reports on our recent food endeavors, but with the move I haven’t had the time. This too shall pass. Hopefully in the next couple days I can give you a taste of our recent delicacies…and a delicious brew called Heady Topper. Oh hosanna is it tasty!

So hold out, cause the next week will yield some scrumptious posts.

and now a message from the peanut gallery… or Katie

Jon is far better at updating our blog, posting relevant info, and making sure you, the fans 😉 see all our race results and new gear.  I am making a rare appearance to talk about food!  Yummy, Yes Vegan, Food… stick to the ribs stuff.

So, we made Mac and Shews from Post Punk Kitchen the other night (super delicious).  When we made the cashew cream part… I fell in love, serious love.  Cashew cream is the vegan answer to melty, cheese stuff. I figured out I could use it in many recipes, this is what came first… Fettuccine Alfredo… goes something like this

(1) soak your raw cashews  (‘shews for short, or just for a cooler name) 1 & 1/2 cups.  Overnight or for at least 3 hours.

(2) blend the crap out of them with 2 cups of veg stock (we prefer Better Than Bouillon veg base -OR- Rapunzel Vegan Vegetable Bouillon to boxed stock, which tastes like garbage)

(3) then get crafty and spice accordingly to whatever dish you are making :), for this dish it was Fettuccine Alfredo

Last night I….

(1) Prepared the shew cream.  Follow above directions

(2) sautéed garlic (2 large cloves from our CSA <3) in extra virgin cold pressed olive oil.

(3) added in the shew cream

(4) added more garlic powder, salt, pepper and nutmeg (a must in Alfredo)

(5) we steamed broccoli and added it to spinach whole wheat pasta.  I will say, this was the only not-awesome part.  The whole wheat pasta was too heavy, next time it will be plain ol’ fettuccine.

I was thinking… cumin, chili powder, garlic powder etc for enchiladas… really I dream of what I can do & should do next with cashew cream.

Oh and dessert, another new Veganomicon favorite… Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding…. best dessert I have made, well, since a week ago when I made chocolate raspberry cookies (also from Veganomicon) 🙂

So kids, try the cashew cream and experiment, hit us up with any fabulous recipes that come from it 🙂  And if you are tired of all the butter fat in your dairy mac and cheese, try this and say goodbye to saturated fat and hello to cashew fat!!!!

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