Pumpkin Parfaits with Ginger Snaps! I got this from this great Vegan Thanksgiving board on Pinterest, where there are millions upon millions of tasty Thanksgiving recipes! Yay, Thanksgiving, LET’S EAT IT ALL!!!!
Also, Bay Area, don’t forget it might be your last day to order Thanksgiving stuff!
Thanksgiving Recipe AND Cookbook Review: Vegan A La Mode »
Overall Rating: A
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Best for: Anyone who owns an ice cream maker. Bonus if you have adventurous taste in dessert.
Why review an ice cream cookbook in November?
- You should make the Easy As Pumpkin Pie recipe (below) for your Thanksgiving feast.
- We like to keep you guessing.
I know a thing or two about vegan ice cream recipes. For our wedding in summer 2011, my husband and I made 18 flavors in place of having a wedding cake. I sure wish Ms. Hannah had gotten around to publishing this gem of a book in time for our wedding guests to benefit.
This is hands-down the finest collection of vegan ice cream recipes ever made. Hannah Kaminsky is to vegan ice cream what Terry and Isa are to vegan cupcakes or Miyoko Schinner is to vegan cheese. Her creativity with flavors is unparalleled, but so are her solutions for richness and texture.
Making the Buttery Popcorn flavor. Seriously.
The book started as a blog, so you can check out some recipes there. At least a third of the flavors are what I’d call “highly experimental”: beet marmalade, wasabi-ginger-sesame-chocolate, buttered popcorn. Others are easy crowd-pleasers: peanut-butter Oreo, French vanilla, maple-pecan. Some are pretty ambitious (Birthday Cake requires that you cook cupcakes, then put them in the blender). Some are super-simple (see Easy As Pumpkin Pie, below). All that I’ve made have been delectable and worth the work.
Each recipe appears on its own spread, which makes the logistics of cooking easy, and most have a sexy glamour shot to make you drool. Some of the thickeners and texturizers might be unfamiliar (guar gum, anyone?), but Rainbow Grocery sells them in bulk, so buy a tablespoonful and experiment. The Banana Pudding ice cream, which includes a hit of guar, is the only vegan flavor I’ve ever made that scooped soft straight out of the freezer.
Final verdict: If you have an ice cream maker, you owe it to yourself and that little machine to buy this book. (If you don’t have one, you should get one. They’re great. I’ve got this one by Cuisinart.)
AND AS PROMISED, A RECIPE!
Easy as Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
1 cup canned pumpkin purée
1 14-ounce can regular coconut milk
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup grade-B maple syrup
2 Tbsp. bourbon
1.5 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. Ground Cloves
Pinch freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Mix everything together in a bowl until smooth.
2. Chill for a while.
3. Process in your machine as per its directions.
4. DEMOLISH! WIN THANKSGIVING!
Roasted pumpkin seeds three ways with our pal Jerry James Stone!
You guys aren’t afraid of roasting pumpkin seeds, right? My ma roasts hers plain to feed to her chinchilla, but we humans aren’t usually thrilled by such unembellished snacks. JJS has got three spice mixes for your pepitas: salted, maple and sea salt, and coffee and chili (ooh).
And a video, in case you’re better at watching than reading:
[Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com!]
Every part of the pumpkin! Because nobody puts pumpkin guts in their vegetable scraps stock!
Say hello to Pumpkin Maple Cornbread Baked Bean Casserole! Made by Pickles and Honey for The Blissful Chef. I WANT TO EAT ALL OF THIS ALL THE TIME. It’s not just vegan, it’s also gluten-free so maybe Jenny will make it for me. Please Jenny! Or I could make it myself, I suppose. Seems like an EXCELLENT Thanksgiving dish, no?
FakeMeats.com Pumpkin-Carving Contest! »
Hello, pals! How are Halloween preparations going? Have you carved a pumpkin yet?! if you do, you should enter it in the FakeMeats.com pumpkin-carving contest!
Here are the details:
Pumpkin carving contest! Winner gets a free FakeMeats.com 8-Item Snack Pack with a mix of vegan/vegetarian jerky and desserts!
To Enter the Contest:
1) Carve a pumpkin
2) Share a photo of your carved pumpkin on the FakeMeats Facebook wall for 1 entry
3) Share this post on your wall for 10 MORE ENTRIES!
You have until Saturday, Oct. 27, to enter your pumpkin in the contest. The winner will be selected randomly and announced the following Monday.
It says vegan/vegetarian, but I’m sure you can just get vegan stuff if you win. Because vegetarian stuff is ew!
Turns out we are having a pumpkin-carving contest at work and I didn’t even have to plan it. I’m pretty excited. Not sure what I’ll do. They are going to partner us creatives up with the account dweebs in the office so they have a fair shot at making something cool.
Whichever account dweeb I get better not spoil my vision! Do you think they will mind if I make us carve a Vegansaurus jack-o-lantern?
Buttery, cream-cheesy pumpkin cookies with cinnamon drizzle, just right for fall!
Our pal Meagen of Vegan Food Addict wrote us all, these cookies are delicious, and we looked and drooled and went to the grocery store for supplies.
Click through for the recipe! Then you can bake these cookies, share them with friends, and make them all wish they were as skilled in the ovenly arts as you clearly are. Thanks, Meagen!
Vegan pumpkin pie Reeses from Chocolate Covered Katie! I’ve never tried pumpkin with peanut butter but I can attest that pumpkin with chocolate is delicious. And peanut butter is great, and pumpkin is great, so maybe they’d be great together. It’s like if Jeff Buckley and Arthur Lee did a duet and we covered it in chocolate! I know that’s what you were thinking.
Hello, I love you! This, my friends, is pumpkin pistachio cranberry sweet rolls with cinnamon cream cheese icing from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes. Holy mother of megans.
You see it’s that time of year again. Pumpkin everything! I couldn’t be happier. I am a pumpkin enthusiast. In fact, I’m trying to organize a pumpkin carving competition at work but they are like, “I don’t know if enough people will want to participate wah wah wah!” And I’m like, dudes, first of all, if I’m throwing a party, best believe people will be there. Second, only crazy people wouldn’t want to be in a pumpkin carving competition! That’s like the height of awesome! Stupid work people.
It’s vegan pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese from vegan fling! It’s really cold out right now and feels like fall and I’m ready to eat ten pans of this and hibernate until next June SEE YA.
Damn, girl! Looking good! These are vegan pumpkin pie tarts with vanilla glaze from Lunch Box Bunch. They are calling to me! And they’re singing songs of Autumn.