Holiday Nut Nog Recipe :: The Simply Raw Kitchen Cookbook

This velvety vegan Holiday Nut Nog is solely responsible for getting me in the mood to wrap presents and finish up my Christmas cards. I was sent a copy of Natasha Kyssa’s The Simply Raw Kitchen cookbook and the book literally opened itself to this page.

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Guest Post: Hannah of Lavender Lunchbox – Comforting Kale Salad with Zesty Sesame Vinaigrette


What I love most about the holidays is that it’s a time ripe with the essence of both past and present. In these weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this remains more true than ever. I used to always wonder why and how and who thought it was a good idea to “put” two such grand holidays so close together (isn’t one enough?!), but I now know that it was a brilliant idea.

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Food Art :: Rudolph the Rice Cake Reindeer

My friends with kidlets are always asking for easy food art tutorials, so here’s one to get you in the holiday spirit. I made Rudolph the Rice cake Reindeer out of simple ingredients I had in my kitchen. Cut the rice cakes and bananas for the little people and they can put the rest of this festive vegan snack together…easy peasy.

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Lembas Bread Recipe LOTR


“Lembas. Elvish waybread. One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man.” —Legolas

I am a total LOTR nerd-fan girl. In anticipation of the international release of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, I baked up some real life Lembas bread to sustain me through a LOTR marathon.

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How to Make Tomato Jam


When life gives you wonky tomatoes, make this easy tomato jam! This rustic recipe does not require peeling, de-seeding or any of that nonsense.

Enjoy this sweet and savory tomato spread with crackers and cream cheese, take a BLT to the next level or as a delicious glaze for tempeh.

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How-to :: Vegan Fruit Turkey for Thanksgiving

I’m no Ida Frosk, but I thought it would be fun to do a really simple vegan fruit turkey for Thanksgiving. Wouldn’t it be fun to wake up to this for breakfast?

You will need:

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Roasted Miso Brussels Sprouts Recipe

 


Brussels sprouts get such a bad rap. Yes, if you’ve only eaten them boiled beyond the point of humiliation, they’re pretty gross. For this recipe, roast the cruciferous bad boys, let them roll around in the vegan miso glaze and you end up with highly addictive carmelized Brussels sprouts veggie crack. It took me two attempts to film this recipe because the first time, I lost my mind and ate the whole tray before I had a chance to finish filming….oops!

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Top Vegan Cookbooks for the Holidays

As to avert early Holiday Meltdown, I’m planning out my vegan cooking strategy for Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. So, I thought I’d share my sources of inspiration in this delicious list of my Top Vegan Cookbooks for the Holidays. These are listed in no particular order.

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Vegan Bibimbap Bites Recipe


Bibimbap is my favorite excuse to eat copious amounts of gochujang. As much as I love piles of perfectly seasoned vegetables atop a mountain of crispy rice, it’s the tasty firestorm I crave.

This recipe was inspired by my recent visit to Hangawi in NYC. I think these vegan Bibimbap bites would be perfect for parties or served up during your next K-drama marathon.

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

I walked into my local craft store for a little Autumn inspiration. You know I need all the help I can get, since I live in the land of eternal summer. Expecting to see a wall of pumpkins, Fall wreaths, burnt orange and gold, can you imagine my complete horror when I was smacked in the face by Christmas?! In September?!!!!

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