Vegan Dessert Takes Third Prize at Grilled Cheese Contest
Compassion Over Killing announced this morning:
For the first time in its 10-year history, the Grilled Cheese Invitational (CGI), hosted at the Pasadena Rose bowl on April 28, handed out an award for a vegan sandwich. First-time competitor vegan chef Gwendolyn Mathers, who works for and was entered by non-profit animal protection organization Compassion Over Killing (COK), took home the trophy for third place in the professional category.
Chef Gwendolyn describes her recipe:
My winning Honey Pot (dessert) entry, The Aurora Borealis, featured sourdough bread fried in vegan butter and maple syrup; filled with Daiya Mozzarella, Tofutti Cream Cheese, and brandy soaked peaches; and was topped with swirls of blueberry and strawberry reductions made from scratch. Judges had no idea it was vegan until they announced the winners!