Vegan eggnog

Vegan eggnog. Image: Silk.
Vegan eggnog. Image: Silk.

One of my all-time favourite drinks for the holiday season is eggnog. And it is something I make often and drink a lot at Christmastime and into the New Year.

This is a very nice recipe. It’s by Tasty Yummies.

I like to make my own cashew milk. But you can use Silk.

Vegan Eggnog Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups homemade cashew milk or other non-dairy milk of your choice
½ cup full fat coconut milk
⅓ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or for at least 30 minutes (optional)*
4-6 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of sea salt

Instructions

Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately, as is or add spiced rum, bourbon, brandy or whiskey, for a spirited version. Add a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg on top.

By Tasty Yummies. Tasty Yummies has a great How To section too!


Cashew Milk

To make your own cashew milk:

Place raw cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for at least one hour up to overnight, then drain and rinse. Combine soaked cashews and filtered water in a blender. For a whole milk texture, use 3 cups of water to 3/4 cup cashews. This works for me very nicely.

Cheers!

 

Vegan sweet potato rolls (video)

Vegan Richa image. Click to visit recipe at her site.
Vegan Richa image.

Are you a baker? I am a baker. Who is always looking for something new.

Made these yesterday, and will be adding these dinner rolls to what will be a table groaning with vegan fabulousness this Thanksgiving.

Vegan Sweet Potato Rolls — Soft Herb Dinner Rolls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup non dairy milk (warmed to just about warm to touch)
  • 2 tsp active yeast
  • 3/4 cup sweet potato puree (canned or boiled, steamed sweet potato that has been mashed/pureed well)
  • 2 tbsp oil (optional), see tips section for no oil
  • 3 cups of flour (divided – I use a mix of all purpose flour and whole wheat 2:1)
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp salt
  • 1 to 2 tbsp dried herbs (thyme, rosemary, chives or a combination, or 2 tbsp fresh herbs)
  • Oil (or vegan butter for brushing)

US Customary – Metric

You can print the ingredients out at her website.

Great Sides

Looking for inspired vegan sides? Check these out!

https://www.veganricha.com/2018/11/40-vegan-thanksgiving-sides.html »

Special Requests

If you have any special vegan recipe requests please leave them in comments.

Enjoy!

17 spooky vegan recipes perfect for Halloween

Image from Gretchen's Vegan Bakery. Click to visit site for how to make these delicious sugar cookies.
By Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery. Click to learn how to make these delicious sugar cookies or watch video below!

Hello everyone. I know it’s not Thursday but I couldn’t wait to share this with you. All total, I reference more than 17 because I added a few of my personal faves which I have made myself and they are fab-u-lous.

There are 17 spookily cute ideas over at ChooseVeg.com. I picked my two favourites below with links to everything else.

Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts

Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts. Via ChooseVeg.com.
Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts. Via ChooseVeg.com. Click image to go there!

The recipe for this is from WingItVegan.com. Here’s what she writes:

Make your favorite veggieloaf recipe but instead of baking it in a loaf pan, shape it into little coffins (with your hands), bake them and draw a ketchup cross on top of them. You can use this recipe if you don’t already have a favorite veggieloaf. You can shape the mashed potato ghosts with a spoon like these ghosts from last year’s Halloweegan, or you could always use a pastry bag or Ziploc bag to squeeze them onto the plate. They have little ketchup eyes and mouths that I drew with a toothpick.

Look at these fellas from ForkandBeans.com. Aren’t they a scream?

Silly Apple Bites

Silly Apple Bites. From Fork and Beans. Click to visit recipe.
Silly Apple Bites. From Fork and Beans. Click to visit recipe.

There’s loads more. 17 altogether although the url says 13. Ooooh, unlucky number?

Visit ChooseVeg.com to see all 17 spookily cute ideas »

I found a couple more I could not resist sharing!

Frankenstein Toast

Vegan Frankenstein avocado toast from Vegan Chow Down. Click to visit recipe.
Vegan Frankenstein avocado toast from Olivia Lin at Vegan Chow Down. Click to visit recipe.

How about some vegan Frankenstein avocado toast? Olivia Lin writes:

I don’t mind that my Frankenstein toast doesn’t have perfectly smooth green skin– it has some little lumps and bumps because I just smushed my avocado with the back of a spoon quickly and spread it on…I think that’s the beauty of Frankenstein, he doesn’t have to be perfect! (Keep smushing and smashing if you want a smoother consistency.)

Oh, the hair is made with seawood. Go there to learn more »

Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies

Watch Gretchen make these darling vegan sugar cookies. Turn down/off sound before clicking!

Oh She Glows

Looking for no bake ideas? Head on over to OhSheGlows.com »

Halloween and Horses

This is a fun look costume and the horse does not seem to mind the headpiece. Know your horse and dress him up accordingly.
This is a fun Halloween costume and the horse does not seem to mind the headpiece. Know your horse and dress him up accordingly.

People who love their horses want to include them in everything they do, especially during holidays.

Halloween can be a bit tricky because you must put together a costume that does not hamper a horse’s movement, distract him or make him uncomfortable in any way.

Note: We are not happy about the chain bit. We know why they are used but . . . just saying.

• Check out our Halloween and Horses post for great advice and inspiration »

See you back here soon. ♥ ♥ ♥

Instant Pot Vegan Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

Richa Hingle of Vegan Richa.
Picture source: VeganRicha.com. Click to visit her website.

Hey there. This is so amazing. I caught it on Instagram. It’s by Richa Hingle (@veganricha) which means it is totally deluxe. Everything she does is . . . !

The weather is only just beginning to make me want this type of comfort food. What about you?

admit, I had to go out and buy an Instant Pot. Seems everybody had one but me and I was thinking, um what’s the fuss about. Now I know. Check this out.

Check her out on Insta here: https://www.instagram.com/veganricha/.

Go to her website for a written list of ingredients and more » Oh, and she has directions there to make this soup in a regular pot too.

More

If you love lentils, you must try this one too by Vegan Richa — Lentil Brown Rice Soup »

Instant Pots

I found this so helpful at Amazon:

In an ideal world, you might enjoy a well-equipped kitchen collection, complete with slow cooker, pressure cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, rice cooker and more. In reality, how many of us really have the cabinet or counter space to store all these appliances? Enter the Instant Pot. This handy appliance offers models ranging from 6-in-1 to 10-in-1, and can tackle all kinds of culinary chores. “Instant Pot” is the name on everyone’s lips when it comes to multi cookers, and we can see why. Instant Pot plays the multi cooker game like no other, and has some top notch products on the market.

My Choice

Here’s what I got. It comes in 3 Qt, 6 Qt and 8 Qt. I got the 6 quart one. It really makes all of these goodies. Imagine that.

Gift yourself or someone you really love — good cook, bad cook, indifferent cook.  It will not end up in basement or attic. It does so much!

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

Instant Pot at Amazon.com. Click to shop.
Click to shop at Amazon.com.

Yessss! See you again here real soon.

Google free image.
Yes. We’re Vegan. Google free image.

Vivian Says

Sorry, I must chime in. I may be on the wrong post. Ooops! Oh well.

As Patsy mentioned I adore Richa Hingle’s (VeganRicha’s) food.

Vegan Tikka Masala

My favourite is Richa’s cauliflower tikka masala. To live for.

https://www.veganricha.com/2018/09/instant-pot-tikka-masala-sauce-vegan-recipe.html

Look at the sauce…!

VeganRicha's Vegan Tikka Masala Sauce with Cauliflower.
VeganRicha’s Vegan Tikka Masala Sauce with Cauliflower.

Yes, this is also made in an Instant Pot.

We are all buying an Instant Pot ha ha ha! Is it on your Christmas list yet? Get it on there then.

Find it on Amazon.com and “save it for later” and grab it during their Black Friday Sale.

I also love everything on this page:

https://www.veganricha.com/category/cheese »

But especially this, https://www.veganricha.com/2018/01/fettuccine-with-caramelized-onions-greens-and-vegan-feta.html »

Gotta sweet tooth?

Go here. I warn you though! You will never be the same. https://www.veganricha.com/popular-vegan-dessert-recipes

Cheers everyone. V.