Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Potluck & Film Screening

FREE Vegan Potluck
and Film Screening

Sunday, May 6
noon - 3:00

Humboldt Area Foundation
Community Center
373 Indianola Road, Bayside

Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. But can their conviction carry them when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets? Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Attendees should bring a Cinco de Mayo themed vegan dish to share, as well as their own plates, cups, and utensils. (Vegan means no animal products, including meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, etc.)

The potluck will start at noon and the Vegucated screening will begin promptly at 1:00. Guests are welcome to attend just one portion of the event or the other if they wish.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Winning Cook-off Recipe #3 - Gluten-free Thumbprints

This year we had competition in other categories besides chili. The winning dessert was Britta's Gluten-free Thumbprints. Yummy!

Britta’s Vegan Gluten-free Thumbprint Cookies

1 cup gluten free flour mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)

1 cup almond meal

½ cup sweet potato flour

½ cup sweetener (I used Raw Agave and Sucanant)

¼ cup oil ( I used coconut and safflower oil)

½ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp of vanilla extract

Plus, fruit spread of choice (I used Crofter’s Asia Super fruit Spread)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix ingredients and stir well.

Place parchment paper onto baking sheet.

Slightly wet palms and roll dough into balls. Add to baking sheet and print indentation with thumb and fill with fruit spread.

Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly browned.

Drizzle icing on top moving back and forth. (see icing recipe below)

Cool and serve!

Icing ingredients:

¼ cup organic powdered sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbls water

Whisk together until smooth.