Last week when I was defrosting my ancient freezer, I forgot to put back the bag of artichokes, so they've been thawed in the fridge all week. They're still good, but I needed to use them now.
I found the artichoke sunflower spread in Robin Robertson's Vegan Planet. I had some raw sunflower seeds and the time to soak them, so this was a snap.
The only thing is that the recipe calls for 2 cloves of garlic, and I wasn't thinking that this isn't cooked, so I picked 2 giant cloves of garlic. Tastes yummy, but I am definitely keeping the vampires away. Hopefully, I'm keeping a cold away, too. Anyway, err on the side of 2 smallish to normal garlic cloves for polite company. I also used celery salt for the salt since I have that giant overdog salt from the snarky vegan. I spread it on some crackers and topped with a little smoked paprika to make it pretty. This would be great to take to a pot luck or holiday party!
In addition to the giant Vegan Planet, Fire and Spice, and other books, Robin is seeking testers for her new cookbook of 1000 vegan recipes. I hope she picks me to help out! Check out her site Vegan Planet for the details.
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