Every day is Earth Day. However, today we celebrate the spirit of preserving the beauty of our planet on a global scale. It is a way to remind each other that it’s so crucial to do our bit as one big happy family and protect our magnificent home. And to mark the celebration, I decided to dedicate today’s select, Tiramisu Recipe, and that too vegan, as that essential reminder. Our world needs the concept of clean eating more than ever. Now is the time to take action and do the next right thing! Because if we don’t, there will be nothing left to sustain our future generations.
“One individual cannot possibly make a difference alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference—all the difference in the world.” Dr. Jane Goodall
Let’s dig deeper into the concept of clean-eating. So what exactly is clean-eating? In my opinion, when we consistently follow an ideal foodprint, we tend towards a clean-eating lifestyle. Many think that clean-eating means eating only organic food, going dairy-free or gluten-free, and maybe even meat-free. However, the concept is much vast than we think. The food that we eat impacts our entire food chain and ecosystem. And we need to be aware of our foodprint. It is just like a carbon footprint and helps you realize what kind of changes you need to make for a sustaining and thriving planet. Find your foodprint here. It will pave the way for cleaner eating habits!
Make a difference by doing what you can
When I took the quiz, I must say it was quite remarkable. I got so many tips along with my results. These tips were not only inspiring but also so very delighting to add to my existing knowledge on the concept of clean-eating. I thought I was doing a pretty fine job. I realized not only I need to be more conscious of carrying reusable bags every time I go grocery shopping. But also, pick foods that are loose and not wrapped in plastic. Eating more seasonal and locally grown foods adds too! Instead of opting canned beans, I should go for beans packed in the large packs (preferably paper bag).
It will save so many tin cans from going into the landfill, or save all the energy that would go into recycling them. I adore plants but never thought of giving kitchen gardening a serious go because it requires so much more work and dedication. But now is the time to start. And even if it’s just one plant, to begin with, then guess what, I am already on the path of success. And so can you! Simple switches can make such an incredible difference.
For example, last summer, my husband and I took kids for strawberry picking to a local farm. Not only was it a funfilled family activity, but we also supported local farmers and avoided using strawberries that we usually get from grocery stores in plastic boxes. Right, you can’t go strawberry picking every second week, but you can freeze overflowing basket of those strawberries that you filled with love. You can opt to buy fresh produce from your local farmer’s market that would support the philanthropic cause too. Not only it’s healthy for you to eat, but it’s good for the whole economy. We can all find ways that are within our affordability range to help preserve our planet. And eating more plant-based foods can be an excellent place to start.
Making Vegan Tiramisu Recipe for Earth Day
And now, I want to tell you why I chose to make Vegan Tiramisu Recipe for Earth Day. To begin with, Tiramisu is a classic no-bake Italian dessert, traditionally made with ladyfinger cookies, layered with a custard made of mascarpone cheese, egg yolks, and whipped cream. With the inclusion of espresso and alcohol, Tiramisu is mostly a dessert for grown-ups. There are 2 components and 4 layers in Tiramisu. Each part is layered twice. First, you spread out the layer of Espresso-Dipped Ladyfingers, and then comes the silky smooth Mascarpone Cream. And it goes on repeat mode until you run out of it all! Dust the whole thing with a dense layer of unsweetened cocoa to finish.
Ladyfingers (savoiardi in Italian) are sweet, pretty dry, and finger-shaped sponge cookie/cake. They’re the main ingredient in many desserts, including trifles and Tiramisu. When layered underneath cream, ladyfingers take on a lovely cake-like texture. You can find ladyfingers in most large grocery stores, Italian markets, or you can purchase them online. Most Italian bakeries make fresh ladyfingers as well. However, if you desire a more straightforward and more convenient approach, use a store-bought variety. You can substitute them with regular cookies too.
And now, I want to tell you why I chose to make Vegan Tiramisu Recipe for Earth Day. Most tiramisu recipes use whipped egg whites OR whipped cream in the mascarpone cream layers. Egg whites contribute a more airy texture, while whipped cream makes the filling a bit richer. However, when making cream-based desserts like tiramisu recipe, I prefer using coconut cream simply because it’s the best! But you can also use silken tofu or aquafaba to make the cream filling.
Yup!! It’s that easy
So you see, you really have no excuse not to try going on a plant-based food diet. See my Healthy Black Forest Cake and check out how to make aquafaba and use it instead of dairy-based whipping cream in desserts. For a bit more earthy flavor I decided to dust some matcha powder along with cacao powder. After all, it’s Earth Day and I had to go green! On a greener note, see my Kale and Spinach Smoothie Parfait and so many other recipes for more Plant-based food inspiration.
I hope everyone is keeping safe by staying home and doing their part in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. The whole situation that has arisen due to the novel coronavirus has forced human species to understand their place on this planet. The air, water, land, and the whole ecosystem doesn’t need us, but us who needs them. They are doing better without us intervening. It is now time for all of us to stand united. Not only to beat this pandemic but also to take care of the earth. Happy Earth Day!!