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fiamma
Jul 25th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Please excuse me for putting two requests in the same thread, but can anyone suggest some ideas for dips? I'm getting so bored with hummus/bean dips/sun-dried tomato and tofu. Or ways to liven up bean dips. Also I need to eat more carrots but don't really like them, does anyone have any bright ideas? Thanks :)

Mr Flibble
Jul 25th, 2006, 02:04 PM
carrot cake :D

fiamma
Jul 25th, 2006, 02:07 PM
carrot cake :D

Good idea, very droll ;) I love carrot cake and make a wicked one with indian spices. But I was looking for savoury recipes Mr F. Thanks for your help though, much appreciated :D

foxytina_69
Jul 25th, 2006, 02:13 PM
fiamma, take a look at this:

http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=254.0

also, you say you are sick of a sundried tomato dip. have a good one to share? :D

foxytina_69
Jul 25th, 2006, 02:21 PM
i love this recipe for carrots:

http://www.pakupaku.info/thanksgiving/candied_carrots.shtml

and these vegan 'meat balls'. scroll down to posts 10 and 11.

http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4413&highlight=meat+balls

fiamma
Jul 25th, 2006, 02:23 PM
I normally just whizz up some sun-dried tomatoes and a block of tofu - that's probably why it's so boring! I think the original recipe called for scallions and possibly garlic too, but raw garlic and I are not getting on well at the moment (leaves a really weird aftertaste) and I never have scallions in the house. You might need to add a little soyamilk to get the consistency you want. It's a Rose Elliot recipe from Vegan Feasts. Thanks for the links BTW - I'll check them out later.

maya
Jul 25th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Artichoke dip

15 ounces can artichoke hearts, drained
tofu (soft or firm)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste

Whiz together in a blender... serve... Makes 2 cups.

fiamma
Jul 25th, 2006, 03:45 PM
OMG thanks Maya!!! I looooove artichokes :D

maya
Jul 25th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Me too....yum!!!!!!!

herbwormwood
Jul 25th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Grate a couple of fresh carrots, add almonds, raisins and seeds, then add cider vinegar, oil, seasoning, and some fruit concentrate.
Dips: try baba ganoush or pease pudding (recipes via google) also mashed avocado is nice. Both nutrient dense.

maya
Jul 25th, 2006, 04:22 PM
What about this one...

2 small cucumbers
1/4 cup finely sliced red onion
1 pound firm tofu
3 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
pinch cayenne

Peel, seed, and grate the cucumbers. Let stand 10 minutes. In a blender, combine the tofu, lemon juice, garlic, salt, coriander, cumin, and cayenne. Blend until completely smooth. Squeeze the cucumbers to remove excess moisture, then place them in a serving bowl with the red onion. Stir in the tofu mixture. Chill 2 to 3 hours.