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.