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12/20/2012

I told you ginger is the season’s best ingredient! As proof, feast your eyes on our pal Gena Hamshaw’s vegan gingerbread cookies. Simple to make, simpler to eat.
Get the recipe at Food52, and check out Gena’s recipe archive there (that stuffing!). Gingerbread everything until our stomachs burn with the digestive power of the mighty root.

I told you ginger is the season’s best ingredient! As proof, feast your eyes on our pal Gena Hamshaw’s vegan gingerbread cookies. Simple to make, simpler to eat.

Get the recipe at Food52, and check out Gena’s recipe archive there (that stuffing!). Gingerbread everything until our stomachs burn with the digestive power of the mighty root.

12/19/2012

You know what you want to do? You want to make Celine’s gingerbread granola. The oven will warm up your house, the baking granola will make it smell heavenly, and later the actual granola, covered with the non-dairy milk of your choice (plain almond for me!) will make your whole body happy. Ginger! Is it the perfect winter food ingredient? MAYBE.
Get the recipe at Have Cake, Will Travel. Be bold, make Version II! Throw extra crystalized ginger in it, that’s the best part!

You know what you want to do? You want to make Celine’s gingerbread granola. The oven will warm up your house, the baking granola will make it smell heavenly, and later the actual granola, covered with the non-dairy milk of your choice (plain almond for me!) will make your whole body happy. Ginger! Is it the perfect winter food ingredient? MAYBE.

Get the recipe at Have Cake, Will Travel. Be bold, make Version II! Throw extra crystalized ginger in it, that’s the best part!

12/22/2011

I told you I’d put up some latkes today! And these latkes are extra special because you get to make them with Vegansaurus fave, The Sweetest Vegan! She really is the sweetest. 

I love latkes like more than I love the baby Jesus. My Philly neighbor Josh makes THE BEST latkes but they have an egg in them so I haven’t had them in years. Maybe if I make him some vegan gingerbread he will make me vegan latkes! I used to use his recipe but I made them even better because I got fancy and fried them in olive oil! More expensive but so worth it! I love olive oil more than I love the Virgin Mary. 

The Sweetest Vegan has a bunch of other great recipes for this time of year including vegan eggnog and hot chocolate. Check them out!

Sorry if there was a commercial at the beginning of the video but we want money going into the vegan community! You get it, girl!

12/19/2011

The Vegansaurus holiday gingerbread collection!  »

You guys, I love gingerbread. I love it more than chocolate, even. (Less than lemon or peanut butter, though I’m not a monster.) Partly because it reminds me of childhood baking with my ma, partly because it reminds me of the best technically religious holiday of the year, CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS HOORAY, and partly because it is delicious and people who don’t like it worry me, on principle.

Have you made gingerbread yet this season? I am eating a gingerbread tyrannosaurus while typing this post! It’s delicious! I’d show you a photo, but it’s tragically ugly and I’m ashamed. I used our friend/super-famous vegan genius Isa’s recipe that she wrote three years ago!

If you haven’t made your own gingerbread cookies, get on it. Or better yet, houses! I made gingerbread houses seven years ago with three adorable children, and it was so fun. Our Megan Rascal made vegan gingerbread houses with her family two years ago, remember how awesome they looked?

Last year we saw gingerbread Daleks from Johnson Cameraface! Super-geeky, super-awesome!

Last year we also saw these crazy raw, gluten-free gingerbread people from d.i. wine and dine!

Finally, VegNews just posted this recipe for gingerbread from Ben Adams of Sticky Fingers Bakery!

So many options for gingerbread! Which are you going to make? May I suggest ALL OF THEM? It’s gingerbread time, everyone! Merry happy!

11/23/2010

Raw gingerbread men people(!), by Julie Zielinski of d.i. wine and dine! They only have eight ingredients and are pretty adorable, right? I bet you could give them eyes and maybe some buttons with coconut shavings or bits of dried fruit really easily, if you were looking for maximum little-kid-appeal. Because little kids are the only ones who appreciate a gingerbread person with features. Ahem.
Here’s the recipe! You’ll most likely want to replace the honey with agave, or maybe a combination of agave and molasses to replicate honey’s binding powers.
You guys, I think D.I. Wine and Dine might be written by geniuses. Vegetarian geniuses, but these recipes seem easily veganizable. I mean, look at this recipe for pickle soup. PICKLE SOUP. Oh my god imagine it with those big juicy salty pickles that Sabra gives you. OK brilliant idea: Let’s have a Cuisine of the Communist Bloc party, and we’ll eat pickle soup and sauerkraut and Krautroulade and goulash and vodka and Slivovitz. Yes? Yes. Let’s DO THIS.
[photo by di.wineanddine]

Raw gingerbread men people(!), by Julie Zielinski of d.i. wine and dine! They only have eight ingredients and are pretty adorable, right? I bet you could give them eyes and maybe some buttons with coconut shavings or bits of dried fruit really easily, if you were looking for maximum little-kid-appeal. Because little kids are the only ones who appreciate a gingerbread person with features. Ahem.

Here’s the recipe! You’ll most likely want to replace the honey with agave, or maybe a combination of agave and molasses to replicate honey’s binding powers.

You guys, I think D.I. Wine and Dine might be written by geniuses. Vegetarian geniuses, but these recipes seem easily veganizable. I mean, look at this recipe for pickle soup. PICKLE SOUP. Oh my god imagine it with those big juicy salty pickles that Sabra gives you. OK brilliant idea: Let’s have a Cuisine of the Communist Bloc party, and we’ll eat pickle soup and sauerkraut and Krautroulade and goulash and vodka and Slivovitz. Yes? Yes. Let’s DO THIS.

[photo by di.wineanddine]

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