We've had a big week here at the Oxy Veg Club! It was Go Veg Week this week, and in addition to having about 50 students pledge to go veg for the week, we had a total of nine different events throughout the week to engage the community and spread the word! We've had a lot of recipe requests from last Monday's Gentle Barn bake sale fundraiser, so without further ado:
Cranberry-pistachio cookies: (adapted from here)
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup granulated cane sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup ground pistachios
1/4-1/2 cup coconut oil,
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 "vegg" (vegan egg from Compassion over Killing) mixed with water
Optional: more coconut!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet in another.
Mix everything together.
Put large spoonfuls of the dough on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
No-bake pecan date bars:
Chocolate chip peanut butter bars:
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The lovely Isadora Zanon co-hosted yesterday's Brazilian veg dinner! This marks our 22nd dinner and our 12th geographic area-- we've experimented with Southern US, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Ethiopian, Afghan, Indian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, and now Brazilian cuisine! Isadora and I visited Supermercado Brasil in Culver City, and picked up the rest of the stuff we needed at Organix on Colorado Blvd, or favorite neighborhood store! Our menu included sweet mate tea, suco de maracuja e mango (passionfruit and mango juice), salada, polenta topped with quibe de abóbora (squash), feijoada com arroz, farofa de banana, and acai and banana smoothies with pineapple, coconut, and granola for dessert. Many thanks to everyone for a great night!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Yesterday, Wednesday April 17th, we hosted a community dinner for faculty and students alike! We hoped to engage key members of the faculty and our peers in a conversation about the role of food— how health, the environment, ethics, and culture intersect on our plates. Professors Heldman, Dirks, Morrissey, and Sabo joined us and we all discussed our personal philosophies of food. Vegheads hopes to strengthen the community around food awareness here at Occidental and bring sustainability, rights, and public health into the focus of the Oxy community. Our (almost entirely local, seaonal, and organic) menu included: spinach salad with pecans, strawberries, and blackberry fig vinaigrette; bruschetta with sauteed onions and mushrooms; stir-fried zucchini with fenugreek seeds; asparagus and cannellini bean risotto; and an orange, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple smoothie to finish. Funding for the dinner was provided the ASOC. Many thanks to the students and professors who joined us for this event!