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#1 Old 08-14-2007, 03:08 AM
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This is probably going to sound silly but I am having a complete mind blank. I'm trying to be vegan. I bought some strawberries and I'm looking for ideas as to what to put on them. I used to always have cream on them but obviously that's out now. What can I use instead? Thanks.
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#2 Old 08-14-2007, 03:12 AM
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You can buy soya cream ... pouring, whipping and in a can.



And there are loads of recipies for making your own ... google it. But I find them all lacking.



How about almond cream? Plut some almonds and a little water in a blender, give it a good long whizz and there you have it. The less water you use the thicker the mix.
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Soya icecream, soya yoghurt, just a sprinkling of sugar... Or you could dip them in melted vegan chocolate.
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#4 Old 08-14-2007, 04:28 AM
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balsamic vinegar and fresh cracked black pepper...sounds strange but is yummy!
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I was going to suggest cashew/almond cream too. You can make it by soaking 1 cup of raw cashews in water for a few hours, then blending with some maple syrup, vanilla extract and enough water to achieve a smooth consistency.
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I like strawberries plain, but when I want something extra I sprinkle some sugar on them and let it marinate and create juices from the sugar. Delicious! I am sure vanilla vegan ice cream would be good with strawberries too.
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balsamic vinegar and fresh cracked black pepper...sounds strange but is yummy!



Mmmmm. I make individual tarts with strawberries cooked in balsamic and pepper ... they are one of the most popular things I've ever served at a dinner party.
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I was going to suggest cashew/almond cream too. You can make it by soaking 1 cup of raw cashews in water for a few hours, then blending with some maple syrup, vanilla extract and enough water to achieve a smooth consistency.



omg that sounds super yummy....I am going to have to try this soon. Do you add the water as you go?
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I second black pepper and balsamic....mmmmm....



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I have made whipped cream out of soy milk before. I dont really remember what else was in it though. starch and vanilla maybe?? Was yummy, just not at thick.
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You can buy soya cream ... pouring, whipping and in a can.



Soy cream in a can?!!! omg, I wish I could get hold of that stuff

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Soy cream in a can?!!! omg, I wish I could get hold of that stuff





It sounds much nicer than it tastes!



Mind you, it's not bad when you squirt it straight into your mouth!
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last time i bought fresh strawberries i tried dunking them in soy yogurt which happened to be strawberry flavoured. it was fantastic!!

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Soy cream in a can?!!! omg, I wish I could get hold of that stuff



I get mine from veganstore.com
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys although I think some of them may be US only things. I'll see what's in the health food shops over here.
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omg that sounds super yummy....I am going to have to try this soon. Do you add the water as you go?



Just add the water (or apple juice if you want) until it reaches the desired consistency. You can also substitute the maple syrup with agave nectar. Pretty yummy indeed!
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They're great with rice pudding. I make it with leftover rice, soymilk, vanilla, brown sugar, and then once it's all boiling, add a bit of cornstarch dissolved in cold water and stir until thickened. It's so rich and creamy and the strawberries are a great addition.



I also love them in oatmeal with cashews.

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Dip them in tofutti "sour cream" and brown sugar. Heavenly.



Actually, I prefer my strawberries plain though. Yum.
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#23 Old 08-17-2007, 01:26 PM
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Not exactly to "put on", but...

I saw this on tv about a year ago, looked delish, I'd forgotten about it til now. Can you get veg fish sauce? I've seen veg oyster sauce. Perhaps a sub?

http://www.abc.net.au/jamescancook/s683036.htm
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Melt coconut oil at room temapture, dip your strawberries in the oil and then into organic sugar and then wait for the oil to solidify again and in moments you have coconut frosted strawberries. This is of course best with wild strawberries which are far sweeter and juicier.
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I am sure it has been mentioned already... but how about melting some dark chocolate and dipping the strawberries in it?



Eat it right away, or let it cool down and get hard... it's really good



Oh and I like grated coconut, you can just put some on a plate and dip your strawberry in it, mmm I like the combination.
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