Last week we had the privilege of creating a private vegan cooking experience for good friends of ours that are super not-vegan. They were veg curious and cool enough to ask….will you come over and show us how to prepare a vegan meal? We will purchase all of the ingredients. Um…..that would be wonderful. We created a scrumptious menu then sent them the shopping list. I made sure all of the ingredients could be purchased at one store so it didn’t feel overwhelming. Then, we went to their house, drank their wine and showed them how to prepare an easy and elegant vegantastic meal from start to finish.
The meal turned out perfectly and they were very willing students. Everytime I asked them to taste something new like Nooch (nutritional yeast) or liquid aminos, they did so willingly. It could have been the wine, but either way, they ventured without hesitation. So after having the opportunity to show people we care for how to cook a beautiful, healthy, vegan meal we were absolutely consumed with excitement and possibility. I would like to do this again and again. So I wanted to ask you…..do any of you do this for paying clients or for un-paying friends? OR, do any of you think it would be fun for someone to provide instructional cooking for you? We found it to be incredibly fun, like teaching a vegan cooking class but in a more relaxed environment.
For dessert we showed them how to create the Dark Chocolate Avocado & Berry Pie. Definitely one of my favorites. They could not believe the marriage of avocado and dark chocolate. It blows me away too everytime I taste it anew.
Kale Trail Update
Running on the surface of the sun. At some point I thought my shoes would melt but they never did. It was funny though because this weekend running at the metropark we saw someone running barefoot and I am convinced that his shoes must have melted off and left him barefooted. Why else would you do this? Our last long run was 5.5 miles and in total we ran 13.5 miles last week. I can hardly believe it. I love feeling physically strong. I have never experienced that for myself until now and that alone has been worth taking on this journey to a half marathon.
Have a delicious day.
Terrifyingly accurate vintage image courtesy of Ann Taintor
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