Lately, all the vegan bloggers have been posting pics of luscious homemade soy cream. Since I don't own an ice cream maker (and am too cheap to buy one), it feels like they're all laughing in my face.
Well, I'll show them! I borrowed my mom's ice cream maker last week. Take that, soy cream makers! I used some of my fresh farmer's market peaches to create Peaches & Soy Cream:
Yea, yea ... I know this pic would look better if I owned an ice cream scoop. But as a vegan, there's really not much need for one since our ice cream mostly only comes in half-pints that are perfect for eating straight out of the container.
Anyhow, this was dreamy. The peaches were pureed so the texture was all velvetly, creamy goodness. I adapted the recipe from the Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream in last month's Vegetarian Times.
Peaches & Soy Cream
4 medium-sized peaches, peeled and diced
6 oz. silk tofu (1/2 of package)
1/2 cup French Vanilla soy creamer (or plain would work too)
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
Puree the peaches and tofu in a food processor. All creamer and vanilla and blend until smooth. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.
On a much sadder note, I made this Gado Gado for dinner before making the ice cream:
Why would this tasty veggie dish slathered with peanut sauce be sad? Because I puked it all up after I ate it. That's why. And Gado Gado is not a pretty sight in its regurgitated state. I'll spare you the details, but you get the idea.
I used Mollie Katzen's recipe from The Moosewood Cookbook (spinach, yellow rice, broccoli, carrots, red cabbage, sprouts, tofu, onion, and a peanut sauce). And it tasted great ... except for the spinach. It was New Zealand Spinach from the farmer's market and it tasted nasty and bitter.
So I'm blaming the spinach for my vomit-y troubles. Or it could have been that muscle relaxer I took on an empty stomach. My neck still bothers me from a few past injuries (car wreck, pilates incident), so I took one that night before eating dinner. Probably a bad idea.
Whatever the case, it ruined me on Gado Gado. I'll likely never eat it again. I used the leftovers tonight to make a tasty stir-fry minus the spinach and peanut sauce.