We know from experience and observation that new workers have rather basic needs: coffee, sociability, Wi-Fi, power outlets, and the odd Nanaimo bar
, a soft hum of possible distraction.
Take your pick from gooey brownies with big swirls of peanut butter, millionaire shortbread, Bourbon biscuit tiffins, muffins, crispy cakes decorated with Smarties, Nanaimo bars
with custard-flavoured butter icing, and eyepoppingly gorgeous chocolate cake topped with Rolos, all temptingly displayed on the counter alongside the likes of scones, flapjacks, rainbow cake and lime and coconut cake.
Showcasing more than two hundred vegan recipes drawn from some fifty different countries and compiled by Bryanna Clark Grogan, "World Vegan Feast" is a 272 page compendium of vegan dishes that range from Creole French Toast with Hot Brown Sugar Sauce (New Orleans); Roasted Asparagus Crespelle with Besciamella Sauce (Italy); Sweet and Sour Pomegranate Soup (Iraq); and Korean Broccoli Fried Rice (Korea); to Pastry Wrapped Russian Loaf (Russia); Grown-Up Nanaimo Bars
(Canada); Chai Cappuccino Pudding (India); and South African Mielie Bread (South Africa).
(Just imagine the number of Nanaimo bars
eaten at church events over the years ...