Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vegan Bonding


Just wanted to give you an update on the student lunch I had yesterday!

It was great! Not only did my student willingly try the Chocolate Avocado Pudding I made for her, she gobbled it up! And...what she didn't finish, she took home as 'Homework' - how cute? We laid out our goodies on one of the blankets I brought back from my travels in China and got straight to work at the yummy food.

Her mom is super cool and actually made the Banana Bread Muffins from V-con!! The fact that, here in Brussels, this mom actually owns V-con is totally wicked. But making the muffins and sending them with her daughter for our lunch was fantastic. To be honest, and I think I have written about this issue here, and in comments on other veg blogs - I can NOT for the life of me, bake vegan banana bread. It was the forte of my momma, who used cream cheese and sour cream to moisten them up....and I have failed horribly with every attempt. But this mom tackled these bad boys in a most fantastic way. I am going to have to try the V-con recipe for myself!!!




It was a really nice lunch, and I feel that it will help that student feel more connected to this new environment. Thanks to everyone who said such nice things yesterday!

In other school-vegan related news: yesterday was picture day, and I bucked the system with my "Vegan Cheese" screams to the photographer who was encouraging us to utter dairy embedded obscenities!!! One school photo at a time.

26 comments:

Joke said...

The rest of the chocolate pudding disappeared quickly last night by the rest of the family of the student.

My daughter loved the lunch with her teacher and now refers to her as "Super Duper Teacher". I am not sure the lunch has turned her into a vegan, though, but I would love to have the recipe for the couscous, because I never been able to tempt her with that and she really liked it. As proof, I have to admit I had put a sandwich (not vegan, sorry) in her bag in case she didn't like the food, but it was left untouched.

I like V-con, but my all time favorite vegan cook books are the ones by John and Mary McDougal.

VeganCowGirl said...

Joke! I can't believe you are reading my blog! *blush*

Thanks so much for the comment!!!

Virginia said...

the v'con banana bread recipe really is no-fail! you definitely need to try it out!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Of COURSE she gobbled it up! She's no fool... not if she has you as a teacher ;o)

sweetpotato said...

That's so nice! I've got to try the vcon muffins!

shellyfish said...

How wonderful! Kids find so important that special time with their teachers...
How funny that they say "cheese" for photos in Brussels! Generally in French, they shout ouistiti...do you teach in an anglophone school?
Love that awesome fabric FYI!

tofufreak said...

how fun! it's so cool that you got to have vegan banana bread made for you by a student's mom :) hehe

avochocolate pudding sounds great!

jessy said...

aaaaaaaaaahhahaha! hooray for "vegan cheese"! i love it! :D

how awesome is that - your successful & fun lunch with the new student! and it's extra awesome that she loved it all!

superw00t!

ClaudiaWR said...

I would gobble up any of the tasty treats you put in front of me...the avocado-chocolate pudding sounds especially enticing!

jennycestcake said...

You and I share the same lack of banana bread baking prowess and our mothers share the talent for making insanely good banana bread. My mom is on vacation right now visiting my brother in LA. She baked banana bread before she left and I took a piece home for my daughter (it's not vegan). As she was eating it this morning, I thought to myself that my mom's banana bread might possibly be the one thing that would cause me to break my veganism. Okay, not really, but you know it's the one thing that I am so tempted by!

There should be more teachers like you...

bean said...

What a cool idea, there is nothing better then sharing great food with children in a picnic style format. You are an inspiration to teachers and parents......

tofuparty said...

I wish they would give my daughter the same kind of homework: Chocolate avocado pudding. I wouldn' t mind helping her out. Yummy!!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

How nice! I'm do glad you were able to share with your student & how cool to be given Banana bread muffins!

Stacey and Sergio said...

So cool! Avocado chocolate pudding sounds awesome! I've heard of it and have been wanting to try it. Vegan cheese! Yeah! You could say "beans" too! It makes your the corners of your mouth go in the same direction.

lengslog said...

You know I still haven't gotten the book....I want to get it, but a lot of times things get the way etc. Anyway, I have a really good recipe for banana nut bread that is super moist. I can email it to you if you'd like..?

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

that sounds like a great picnic. Glad the pudding was a hit!

jelymo said...

what a great role model you are! isa's banana bread is a staple in our house, and never EVER fails. so ya, you should try it.

aTxVegn said...

I knew the food would be a hit!

Bianca said...

I'd like to try that chocolate avocado pudding. I bet that was awesome and super creamy. Can I have homework?

Chelsea said...

Yeah, I want homework too! :)

Katie said...

That sounds great! Chocolate avocado pudding would really hit the spot right about now...

seitanismymotor said...

I wanna be one of your students too!

IUt was so nice of you to invite her over, you're an awesome teacher. And her mother sound totally cool!

Avery Yale Kamila said...

Wow! What a creative sounding pudding. Would love to have some right now!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Congrats on the vegan bonding, hehe, I think you did a great thing for your student, and I wouldn't say no to a chocolate avocado pudding...

Vegan_Noodle said...

Sounds like quite a successful lunch! And yes, you really should try the banana bread from V-con... you will not fail!

VeganCowGirl said...

You guys are all so supportive. I love love love being a vegan blogger right now. I am having a crap day and reading these little comments make it all better!