Note: I’m having issues with the photos in this post. In the process of trying to fix it!
At the time you’re reading this, I’m camping. I started this vegan blog challenge a week early because of that, and then after I am home I can be on track with everyone else.
The first blog in the challenge is Vegan Richa. I love Indian food and there were a lot of recipes I thought looked tasty, but I had to choose ones that I could make with stuff I already had. Thankfully there were several and the three I finally chose were Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Potatoes With Whole Spices, and Tempeh Chickpea Fritter Patty Burgers.
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
I did the nut butter (almond butter) with melted vegan margarine, because I didn’t have any more oil; cinnamon and cloves; and for my stir-ins I did sliced almonds and cranberries.
They were really good. Very filling (which didn’t stop me from eating 4) and had a nice crunch to them. The recipe made 8 cookies for me.
Potatoes With Whole Spices
These were really… spicy. It was already a hot evening and thanks to these potatoes I had sweat running down my face in rivers. It was so attractive. My husband tasted one cube of potato, as did GooGoo. He said, “One was enough.” GooGoo said, “Yuck. I don’ like it.”
I would leave out the chili flakes next time. Or at least reduce them. I like food of a toasty warmth, not an inferno in my mouth. But they were very simple to make.
I reheated the leftovers the next day and mixed in some cashew cream (just plain cashews/water) to try to tone down the heat a bit. While the potatoes were still spicy, they were not nearly as intense as when they were first made! I liked it a lot with the creamy sauce.
Tempeh Chickpea Fritter Patty Burgers
In deference to my heat-disdaining family, I subbed the chili flakes with mild chili powder. GooGoo ate a little, but both Mr Pine Nut and me found this to be amazingly tasty. We had it on buns with mixed fresh greens from our garden. I will definitely make this again.
So, that’s my foray into the blog of Vegan Richa. Overall I was very pleased with what I tried and will be very likely to go back and try more of her recipes!