Well HEY everyone. Here’s something totally different for Guac in 2017 that I’m so excited to start sharing: I’m going to be doing Ask Me Anythings for vegan recipes!
If you haven’t heard of AMAs before, they began (I think?!) on Reddit, where an interviewee gives an open call for questions, and anyone can submit any kind of question. They’re a great way of discussing huge topics and tiny comments within the same space, and I love that it creates a public forum for questions where no question is too obvious or silly, and everyone gets to learn from each other.
So obviously with these Guac AMAs, I’m sticking to just questions about vegan recipes. But within that realm, let the questioning commence! I’ll be giving help, advice, links and tips if I think I know the answer, and if not, I’ll be getting in touch with people I think do know the answer. We’ll be sharing recipes, advice from cookbooks, or advice on cookbooks, technical skills, how to perfect certain aspects of recipes, the best places to buy supplies, the best supermarkets for certain vegan products, loads! You can ask me everything from the best method to prepare tofu, how to tell which avocados are the best to buy for avocado toast, how to make seitan, to the best kind of icing to use on a chocolate cake and the best egg replacers for a recipe you’ve been struggling with.
The beady eye amongst you may have spotted that the cookbook giveaway I ran in February included a request for things you’d like to learn how to make. I thought I’d collect some answers to get us started, and work through those, and then you can either leave a comment with new questions for the next Guac Recipe AMA in April, or leave comments on my Insta post too. I’ll also put a call-out for questions nearer the time for the next one.
Just writing the answers to this initial post has got me so inspired to try some new recipes I’ve never thought of doing- I’m really excited to get to it! Please do add your own ideas in the comments if you have other suggestions. And remember- there aren’t any stupid questions or things too small to ask - we can all learn from each other and even the skills you take for granted might be the most helpful trick for someone else!
So let’s begin-
1. @hollyexley_illustration wanted to make perfect cauliflower buffalo wings - I’ve struggled with these before as I find they get into a bit of a battery mess! But I remember Hot For Food doing a really good-looking recipe for it on their YouTube channel, and then I came across this recipe via Google, which sounds like they’d make great wings too, before realising it’s also written by Lauren Toyota and John Diemer of Hot For Food- so I’m going to recommend theirs! Also, when I put this out to my Twitter followers, @whatlisesaid suggested the same recipe- everyone loves H4F!
Side note: (I can assure you there will be plenty of these!) Hot For Food is pretty much my favourite YouTube channel for vegan cooking- Lauren and John have so many great tips and ideas and I love how well thought out their recipes are, as well as how they approach cooking with food- eating things up, not wasting, continuous experiments- it looks like a whole lot of fun to be at Hot For Food HQ!