14) Share something vegan (and delicious!) with a non-vegan.
I’ve made these raw carrot cake balls before. It’s just dates and oats in the food processor then add lots of lemon zest, grated carrots and vanilla bean powder. I thought to mix it up I’d make a cashew coconut center like an inverted carrot cake and blended up cashews with coconut shreds, a bit of agave, vanilla bean powder and heavy on the sea salt. Rolled the balls in coconut shreds and put them in the fridge to chill.
I took the balls down to the shop just after everyone had finished their lunch breaks. My brother ate two and laughed that they looked like timbits. He popped the first one in his mouth and bit into the second one surprised to find there was a filling. Darby ate one but doesn’t count cause he’s vegan. Jesse, who’s mostly plant based said it looked so good he didn’t want to eat it. He had a second and said they were awesome. I found Jan buried back in Canadiana. She said it tasted better than what she ate for breakfast. Roz dove in, said it was delicious and Jeff ate his like a person who unwraps a gift really slowly. He thought they were great and called them ‘squirrel balls’.
I was nervous. What if they didn’t like it, what if my taste buds are peculiar? I made them pretty small so I wouldn’t be asking too much but for the most part everyone wanted another and it brought an afternoon cheer to group. I call this a win!