Saturday, September 13, 2008

Produce Extravaganza & Peach Vegan "Ice Cream"

I had a rehearsal downtown today which got out early, so I headed over to Haymarket, a fruit & veggie open-air market I've mentioned before, and stocked up.

This is what I got for $9.50:
4 lbs of green cabbage
2 lbs of bok choy
4 cucumbers
8 peaches
3 gala apples
2 pounds of prune plums
3 oranges
1 head of cauliflower
About 10 heads of garlic

Wow! I wish I lived closer so I could go at least every other week :) I would have purchased more, but the bag was heavy and Roy had just bought some produce at the farmer's market and produce store.

The peaches got a little beat up, so we ate some, froze some and made ice cream out of some! I made a variation on this Strawberry Vegan Ice Cream from last weekend. This time, I used the entire teaspoon of xanthan gum, which was too much. Next time, I'll stick with 1/2 a teaspoon. We made banana splits with vegan chocolate sauce (1 part rice milk, heated, with 2 parts chocolate chips) and pumpkin seeds. Yum!

1 comment:

Kristen's Raw said...

That's an amazing deal you got on the produce!