Back in 2009, I was fairly new to being vegan, had just had some major things happen in my life and wanted to get away from what most people call the “real world” to travel around a bit. So I packed up my suitcase and went on tour with Peta2. It was by far one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had and where I met my friend Adrianne.
She, I and a big “Ringling Beats Elephants” van traveled to colleges all over the country educating students on veganism and to share a display called the Animal Liberation Project! We also shared a chicken costume, getting tattoos, many sing-a-longs and extraordinary adventures, but we’ll save those for another day.
Adrianne recently contacted me with an AMAZING recipe and was awesome enough to let us share it here with you! Here’s what she had to say:
I came up with this random recipe as I was trying to find quick and healthy dessert. This vegan cranberry rice pudding is super easy, full of B vitamins, fiber, and an easy way to use up leftovers.
What You Need:
- 1 1/2 cup of cooked rice
- 2 cups of milk (I like coconut milk or nut milk blends)
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or agave (add more if needed)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- All spice, cinnamon, and nut meg to taste
- A dash of salt
- Granola for crunchy topping
- Orange zest for topping (optional)
All you do is combine these in in a pan, mix, and let simmer for 14 minutes. Once it cools it’s ready to eat!
By the way, this is Adrianne circa 2012. You can also follow her on Tumblr for more photos from this recipe and an inside peek on her life. We must say, she’s pretty awesome!
Thanks so much for sharing your treats, Adrianne!