Friday, October 31, 2008

Goodbye Vegan MOFO

This is so sad!! I can't believe Vegan MOFO is over!!!! I guess if you are vegan, it shouldn't really matter anyway... I mean, posting vegan stuff is natural haha I just loved the October spirit of vegan food. It was so fun and I had a great time making all these bangin' dishes. Oh yea. I forgot to wish everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!! Is everyone going trick or treating? Yea, me either. I wish I was, but I don't have a costume... and I'm 19 (but my age should't stop me).

I am pretty set on cooking/baking all day long. I have to send a package to Iraq tomorrow for the soldiers, so I need to bake some stuff that travels well. If anyone has some great bar/cookie recipes, could you post them in a comment or email? I've been baking for the soldiers for a while now, so I could use some spooky new ones (Halloween ones would be great, too). I also have to send a package to the Marines training camp in North Carolina. My ex boyfriend is a Marine there, and he's been dying to get cookies with candy bars in them. That's all he's been asking for haha I guess you could say that I still miss him and like him, so that's why I'm sending him stuff... I just hate admitting that though! It drives me nuts.

Anyways, here's some recipes for today. There are 2 and they are both RAW. I'm sorry if you guys are annoyed by the RAW recipes, but I make so much raw stuff that's really good. The first one is a Larabar. I've never eaten one before, but everyone talks about how amazing they are. I made one and it was soo good. I didn't go by a recipe, but I'm sure there's a cashew date one running around somewhere. It's so much cheaper to make your own. Even at Trader Joe's, they cost $1.39. I made 6 of them and I don't know the cost, but it wasn't that much. The other recipe is for Sesame Date Truffles. I found the basis of the recipe on Gone Raw, but pretty much did as I pleased with it. I really liked them a lot more after they were frozen, so wait about an 1 before you eat one. They have a strong nutty flavor, but it's addictive.

Here's the recipes: Cashew Date Larabar
1 cup raw cashews
3/4 cup dried dates
1 Tbsp water

Directions: Prepare muffin tin with cupcake liners or cooking spray. Process cashews in food processor until they look like crumbs. Add dates and process. Add water if needed. Scoop into muffin molds and freeze for 30-1 hour. Then, take them out of the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for 1 hour.When you take them out, use a knife to cut around the sides to scoop them up. Makes 6.

Sesame Date Truffles
1/2 cup cup sesame seeds
2 tsp carob powder
1/4 cup dried dates
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tsp agave nectar
2 tsp tangerine juice
2 tsp water
extra carob for rolling
Directions: Process sesame seeds in food processor until very fine. Add carob powder, dates, cinnamon and salt and mix. Add agave, juice, and water (if needed). Shape into balls (I made 7) and roll into carob powder. Freeze for a few hours and then gobble up!


Mihl said...

As someone said on the ppk forums today "Dude, it's VeganLifeFo." So it is sad that VeganMoFo" is over, but for me it's always VeganMoFo.

Your larabars and truffles look amazing. Thank you for the recipes.

Agnesss =) said...


WooooW you haven't told me you BAKE FOR SOLDIERS!!! That's exciting hah!! Well...I have some nice bar recipes , I'll send you some via email ,ok??? =D

Those RAW recipes LOOK absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I have to try them !! Definitely!! =)))

If you have time pls visit my new post =D

Happy Halloween!!Enjoy the day!!

For the Love of Guava said...

no complaints here... I have to admit I've been wanting to try some raw stuff but am a little intimidated with the preparation and don't want to lose my partner in crime forever on raw because of my poor culinary skills... those look just simple enough to tackle! Thanks for the posts and Happy End of Vegan MoFo... I hope ya'll are still planning posting because I'm still planning on pestering everyone with comment! :)

Kelly said...

I'm sad it's over. It's been fun seeing what everyone's been making. I will admit though that I am a bit exhuasted from posting so much and am looking forward to a little break, although I am sure I will be back in the kitchen before too long. Your raw recipes look yummy. I've been trying to embrace raw eating more, but the one raw recipe I made was absolutely awful. You remind me that I should give it a second try.

fleur said...

Its great that you bake stuff for the troops, Ive been looking to see if we have anything like that for our troops and we dont, its really sad!
The raw treats look delish, im going to make some for mother for her birthday if I can get the time

Elizabeth said...

Do you come up with all of your own recipes? I'm very impressed!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Hooray for being a great MoFo participant; and SUPER hooray for those raw treats!!!! You rock :0)

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Hey Joanna!! Saw your comment on my blog. Here's the raw treats that I've made:

1.) Raw Brownies

2. and 3.) Raw Apricot Cake & Heavenly Cookies:

4.) Raw Apple-Cranberry Pie:

5.) Raw "Cheese"cake:

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

You are so sweet for baking goodies for the troops!
I'll take a couple dozens of those sesame date truffles please! :)

* said...

wow that's so cool you made a Lara bar. thanks, for commenting on my blog, i love your blog, and your recipes...i didn't know they made vegan cottage cheese, gotta check that out.

skoraq cooks said...

Your larabars sound very very interesting. I definitely have to give them a try.

Anonymous said...

thanks for visiting my blog! and you have a GREAT one here! i was beyond excited to see you'd posted a recipe for cashew larabars - my favourite :D will definitely be trying these!

Anonymous said...

hooray for raw! or is it hooraw for ray?

Penny said...

I love the home-made lara bar!

Andrea said...

These look so good! The Cashew Cookie Larabar is by far my favorite flavor but they're so expensive to buy them one at a time. This is going straight to the top of the "must make" list!

Jen Treehugger said...

Well done on all your MoFo'ing!

*high fives*

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