Saturday, December 19, 2009

just in case santa is vegan...


Vegan Eggnog


Ingredients

2 ½ cups soft organic silken tofu (sometimes advertised as custard style)

2 cups organic soymilk

2/3 cup brown sugar or 1/3 cup agave nectar

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 cup cold water

1 cup rum or brandy (or apple juice with rum flavouring)

4 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp freshly ground cinnamon


Directions

Blend the tofu with soymilk, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar or agave in a food processor (or blender) until smooth. Pour into a large bowl, and gently stir in water, rum and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate. You can heat it in a saucepan before drinking if you prefer a hot beverage.


Vegan Gingerbread


Ingredients

1/2 cup cane sugar

1 tsp powdered ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp bi-carb

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup molasses

1/3 cup soymilk

2 1/4 cups pastry flour


Directions

Preheat the oven to 170˚

Mix the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, bi-carb and salt in a large bowl. Add the molasses and soymilk and mix well.

Add 1 cup of flour and mix well. Mix in enough of the remaining flour to make a dough.

Roll a portion of the dough out onto a floured surface with rolling pin to 1cm thickness. Cut into shapes.

Transfer the cookies to the baking trays lined with baking paper.

Check after 8-9 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes.


4 comments:

Catherine said...

They look delicious. Santa will love visiting your house.:)

Anonymous said...

Check out this informative and inspiring video on why people choose vegan: http://veganvideo.org/

Also see Gary Yourofsky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bagt5L9wXGo

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

Thanks Anonymous. You don't have to be anonymous here though. I always appreciate the push and inspiration to go vegan again. I was vegan before I became pregnant and switched to vegetarianism. Fantasize about going back. Just need to get my act together and kick myself into gear...soon. xo m.

One pair of Hands said...

I plan to make your gingerbread as soon as I log off. The man of the house can't tolerate dairy. These will be lovely.

Post a Comment