Dreamy Banana Pie
I am participating in Vegan MoFo (Month of Food) this month! Woohoo! I am so excited! It basically means trying to post as much as possible for the month. The smart folks at Vegan MoFo realize that it can be kind of hard to keep coming up with fresh ideas for posts every day so they have given us MoFo bloggers some great ideas to inspire our writing.
A lot of MoFoers are posting according to daily themes. Some of the daily themes resonate with me, others I will skip. Take Mac-and-Cheese Monday; as a lifetime hater of mac-and-cheese, I think that I really have nothing to offer here. TV Tuesday, however, is something I can? work with. Though I do not watch much TV as of late, I think this is still manageable. I will just *sigh* have to make myself watch TV and consider it to be something like homework or a job. (I grew up watching WAY too much TV and it is one of my guilty pleasures that I rarely feel I can justify doing nowadays.)
I absolutely love my mom and would not trade her for anything in the world. But I sometimes wish I had an extra mom, a vegan mom who has been vegetarian/vegan since the 1970's and knows all the typical 70's recipes by heart. I totally love all of my cookbooks, but I will admit that I scour thrift stores and amazon.com for the vintage vegetarian cookbooks because it seems like those recipes have already been printed and people just don't want to print them again. Maybe it's because I'm kind of obsessed with the 1960's and 70's? Maybe I'm just dreaming of a vegan mentor or something.
At any rate, when I caught an episode of Jazzy Vegetarian and host was making a vegan meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, broccoli, and a dreamy banana pie, I totally felt like my dream was coming true a little bit. So, for my first TV Tuesday I thought I'd recreate Jazzy Vegetarian's Dreamy Banana Pie.
I ran into a little snag though. I forgot that I had to be somewhere until the last minute and I knew there was not enough time to make my pie (even though it doesn't take that long), so I decided to use a non-dairy graham cracker pie crust I had on hand for emergencies (because yes, needing a pie stat can be an emergency sometimes). The graham cracker pie crust was not bad, but I really think that the crust in the recipe would have been much better tasting and healthier. Parts of the graham cracker crust got a little soggy. This did not stop me from having a second piece though and it definitely did not seem to bother my husband. The crust in the recipe is gluten free as long as you use gluten-free oats.
This recipe and all of the recipes from this episode: