I kicked off my Vegan Mofo (month of food – blog event) with a bang by spending the day on a vegan toolkit course at the Vegetarian Society’s Cordon Vert cookery school in Altrincham.
As a relative newbie to the diet and lifestyle and a lover of cheesecake I was very excited, and perhaps a little dubious, at the prospect of learning how to veganise my favourite pud!
The morning was spent producing various savoury and sweet delights in pairs before moving on to individual creations in the afternoon. Between us we whipped up a fabulous buffet including such delicacies as vegan paella (yummy), sweet and sour tofu, quiche, tofu meatballs (soo good!), cannelloni (amazing – the cashew ‘ricotta’ was incredible!) and eggless omelettes.
Numerous desserts complimented the mains my baked chocolate cheesecake was sublime, so rich and no tofu! The filling was a mix of soya yoghurt, melted chocolate, sugar and coffee and miraculously it became firm! Muffins, cupcakes and brownies rounded up the day.
After all our hard work we enjoyed the glorious autumnal summer weather and ate a late lunch in the school’s beautiful gardens.
Met some wonderful people (that’s me at the front on the right) and learned some great new skills I’d definitely recommend the course to anyone thinking of giving it a go. Not only that but we got to take doggy bags home, something which I took full advantage of…. 😀