Monday, September 21, 2015
Vegan MoFo: What 3 Endless Food Supplies Would You Take if You Were Stranded on An Island?
As the title of this post indicates, today's Vegan MoFo prompt asks what three endless food supplies you would take if you were going to be stranded on an island. This is imagining all of your nutritional needs have been met--these are a bonus!
1. Miyoko's Creamery cheeses
For those of you who are not familiar with Miyoko's Kitchen--you should be! They offer a line of delicious vegan artisan cheeses--including flavors like Aged English Smoked Farmhouse (above) and Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash (pictured below).
Although they are only available in select Northern California stores, you can order them online. They are expensive though (a "special occasion" kind of purchase), but if you're feeling adventurous you can buy the recipe book (Artisan Vegan Cheese) and make nut-based cheeses yourself!
Although most of the cheese recipes require a significant amount of time (like making your own culture over several weeks!), I can testify that they are truly worth the effort. I've never had any vegan cheese quite like it.
Miyoko even has a blog with all kinds of great recipe ideas for these delicious cheeses--enough to keep me happily satisfied on my deserted island!
2. Kale chips
Need I say more? Who cares about how healthy they are--kale chips are just plain delicious. Add some nutritional yeast, some cayenne, some garlic, some pepitas, whatever you like (!) and you've got a totally addictive snack. Check out my recipe here.
Again, this requires little explanation, but if you're looking for one, just check out my entry about my favorite cookbook and all of its cupcake-y goodness. The possibilities are endless and yet each and every one is so delicious!
That about sums it up!
I've covered all my food groups, right? Protein (cheese), greens (kale), sweets and carbs (cupcakes)?