Category Archives: Vegan Ice Cream

Banana & Fig “Ice Cream”

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In Sacramento, my friend Bethany made this amazingly delicious vegan ice cream of organic figs and bananas for us, so I had to recreate it when I got back. Believe me, my Vitamix has not been sitting idle! I’ve had a few friends over for dinner and have been serving it up. The response has been the same each time, “Ooohh this is Yummmyyy!”

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Vegan Banana Fig Ice Cream

Yields 3 Servings              Prep Time 10 Minutes

Ingredients:

3 frozen organic bananas  

1 frozen organic fig

1/4 cup of organic soy milk or other non-dairy milk of your choice

Small handful (6-7) walnuts finely chopped (optional)

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Directions:

Add the frozen fig, bananas and soy milk to your Vitamix or other similar blender. Use tamper to get things blended well. Blend between 3-5 minutes. And finally, although not necessary, mix in the finely chopped walnuts…and voilà you are done! 

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Bananas are naturally free of fat and sodium. They provide a variety of vitamins and minerals. Bananas are a good source of vitamin C and can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. They are also associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer. Further, the fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas all support heart health.

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Figs are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and iron and contain Vitamins A, B6, E and K, all of which contribute to optimal health and wellness. Figs also protect against cancer and help with kidney function among many other health benefits. 

Enjoy this amazingly healthy and delicious treat!

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Field Roast Open House

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Yesterday, my friend Jenelle & I ventured to The Field Roast headquarters in Seattle for their Open House BBQ Celebration. 

 

Jenelle & MeMe & Jenelle (blogger at York & Spoon)

 

The Field Roast Company generously opened their doors from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and everyone was invited for a free meal with beverages, plus a tour of the company, as well as a raffle for some awesome gift baskets. I was thoroughly impressed! First we took a tour of the company. Who doesn’t want to see where their food is prepared?

 

Field Roast HQField Roast HQ’s in Seattle, WA

 

The inside of the production area was really the most impressive part of this whole event to me, a Danish bakers daughter, because my father always taught me that a place that makes food should be impeccably clean! Trust me, Field Roast was spotless! I snatched this picture (and apologize in advance because I’m not sure I was supposed to), but seriously, check out how clean the place is! I asked Jenelle, “Could you imagine a factory farm opening up their doors like this and showing the public what really goes on?” She replied, “No, because then they’d all be going vegan!” And eating Field Roast instead, I may add! 

 

Sneak Peak at FRCheck out those floors! My Dad would have been impressed! 

 

We also got to see their storage area, peak in at the employee changing room, and the giant freezer. The employee who stood by it opened its doors so we could see it on the inside as well! Afterwards we went upstairs and saw the staff’s lunch room and offices. Impressed! Their employees can cook fresh food at work! W also saw their “creativity kitchen” where they come up with new flavors and products! Very nice! I would love to  hold a Food for Life Cooking Class for their interested staff members! After the tour we went outside to create our burgers.

 

Field Roast Burger BarBuild-a-Burger Challenge

 

Jenelle took the “Build-a-Burger” challenge way more seriously than I did. I just wanted to eat! Here is her beautiful creation that she has named, “FRESH-E-FRESH”. If she wins the challenge she would get a years worth of Field Roast products. 

 

Jenelle's BurgerFRESH-E-FRESH

 

Gorgeous, right! The food was ridiculously delicious! I loooved the chili! It was great going to something where you just knew everything would be vegan and you didn’t have to ask, “Is this vegan?” or “Does this contain egg or dairy?” Jenelle had fun taking pictures of her fabulous creation “Fresh-E-Fresh”! How can you not love that name, Field Roast? I can see it now, “Try Field Roast’s Fresh-E-Fresh burger!” 

 

JenelleJenelle (@ York & Spoon)

 

Jenelle PhotoFRESH-E-FRESH FIELD ROAST BURGER

 

You don’t get to see my not-so-photogenic creation, but for entertainment purposes here I am about to eat it. Every bite was fabulous!  

 

Me eatingUrban Vegan Chic about to dig into her Fabulous Field Roast Creation

After our fabulous dinner there was dessert provided from Seattle’s first vegan ice cream truck. Check it out!

 

The Cookie CounterThe Cookie Counter – Seattle’s first Vegan Ice Cream bus

 

The Seattle Cookie Counter has a Kickstarter Campaign going to launch their vegan ice cream sandwich truck in Seattle. Jenelle has supported this and as a result they will be bringing her delicious treats on the Fourth of July! Now here’s truly an ice cream truck that I wouldn’t mind seeing and hearing coming through every neighborhood! This little family is truly some of the nicest people that you will ever meet! 

 

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As Field Roast wrote on their site, We want delicious vegan treats and good people roaming our city.” Hear! Hear! This earth needs more people like them! Want to support them? Make a pledge!

 

 

Here’s a picture of my delicious Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwich from The Cookie Counter in Seattle. YUM! Jenelle had their Coconut Raspberry creation. 

 

Mint Ice CreamVegan Ice Cream Sandwich from Seattle’s Cookie Counter

 

As the evening went on, the line just kept growing at the Field Roast Open House BBQ Celebration. We were not surprised. Here’s a few more pictures that I snapped outside.

 

Line at FRField Roast

 

Thank you so much Field Roast for a fantastic experience and for a very tasty dinner and treats! Your company and team went above and beyond with this event! We are so proud to have you here in Washington State! You have a fantastic group of employees working for you and we both look forward to your next event or to work with you! Jenelle and I are both PCRM certified Food for Life Instructors!