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Veggie Club

The Animal Place Veggie Club is for anyone interested in veganism. We welcome vegetarians, vegans and non-vegetarians! Each month we meet at the sanctuary for a potluck and get an opportunity to connect and learn more about diet, gardening, animal rights issues, etc.

The club meets at the Grass Valley Sanctuary. Dates and times have yet to be determined, but we plan on starting in May or June of 2010.

To be put on our Veggie Club email list, please contact Marji Beach.

 Vegan Recipe of the Month

Vegan Coconut Cream Puff
Recipe from Vegetarian Times - full of coconutty goodness!

Ingredients:
1/3 cup sweet flake coconut
6 oz soft silken tofu, drained
1/3 cup sugar
5 Tbs cornstarch
1 14-oz can light coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp coconut extract (tastes fine without it, just fyi)
6 mini graham cracker pie crusts

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread coconut flakes on baking sheet and toast 5 minutes. Shake pan occasionally or until golden brown.
Blend tofu in blender/food processor 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Set aside.
Whist together sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Whisk in coconut milk, and cook over medium high heat 8 minutes or until thickened, whisking constantly.
Remove pan from heat. Fold in tofu, vanilla and coconut extracts, and coconut (save some for topping). Divide among mini pie-crusts and chill.


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