This sauce is a thick, spicy, delicious, tangy veganized version of a familiar ranch dressing. You should be effin' slathering this on everything. Just today, my daughter ate it on a spoon, her finger, some rice, an Amy's cheese-less pizza and then her finger again. It's that yum.
For many people, the holidays begin when their favorite stores start putting up their holiday display (although, this year, that started in October... What the eff?! That's way too early! But I digress). For our family, the holiday season begins the first time we see the soy nog on the shelves in our neighborhood grocery store. Pre-vegan, I personally never liked egg nog, but this stuff is delicious. We keep it stocked in our fridge, and pull out the brandy, which then sits on our counter next to the fridge until well after New Years.
It's creamy, it's delicious, and it needed to be made into a phenomenal ice cream. And it was. Below is my recipe for an incredibly rich, creamy nog ice cream that's sure to please even the most casual of nog drinker. And I'm willing to bet there's no effin' way anyone can tell the difference between this ice cream and a regular cow's milk ice cream. Make it. Share it. Make it again, because this is something people will be asking for every year. And enjoy it.
This is Sean, my super sexy husband. What he's cramming in his mouth has to be the best vegan ice cream we've ever had. It's creamy, smooth, light, sweet, and the chocolate chips are absolutely delightful in this application. It's also one of the easiest things I've ever made. Fo' reals. You will, however, need an ice cream maker. Sorry, but I don't know any other way for this magic to happen. Other than that, ice cream is a cinch to make.
Here's my basic recipe below, with instructions to make my mint chip ice cream, pictured. If you'd prefer another add-in, feel free to get creative after the mixture has been in the ice cream maker for approximately 15 minutes or halfway through your machine's recommended churn cycle.
These little schmeckens are effin' awesome. They are always a huge hit whenever I make them. These will give you the holiday flavors you're looking for, without a doubt. They are salty, sweet, crispy, crunchy, creamy and oh so yumtastic. I recommend making more than you think you need, and also experiment with semisweet chocolate for a different flavor profile. Either way, these are sure to be a favorite for the holidays or otherwise.
This soup is my absolute favorite soup. It's so good that I find myself making it in the summer. Eff yes, even in the summer in Vegas.
That's saying a lot.
I like to make this soup as easy as possible, so I buy a lot of frozen vegetables for it. You can, of course, make it with fresh, but you'll want to adjust the cook times. But for me, frozen veggies work nicely and is an easy way to add color to a meal.
This soup is colorful, chock full of protein and vitamins. I crave this soup whenever I get a cold. If you freeze this soup in muffin tins then throw the frozen muffin-sized soups into a freezer bag, you'll have individual portions for when you or someone you love gets sick.
This is the best pancake mix ever. Seriously. I've never been a fan of pancakes, but I decided to try this recipe, and the result was that I couldn't get these delicious schmeckens in my face fast enough. Even Sean was saying that these were the best pancakes he's ever had. Yummo.
The below recipe will give you approximately 6-7 8" diameter pancakes. You can easily double or triple this and store the dry ingredients for next time.
So, my White Chocolate Peppermint Bark cookies have been selected as 1 in 10 finalists in the VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest! I couldn't be more excited!
Best wishes to all the other entries and stay tuned for the announcement on whether or not my recipe wins!
Update: I didn't win, but I sure had fun competing! Congrats to the winners!
Hi, I'm Apryl, a sassy artist-type who also happens to be the mommy in this 3-piece (soon to be 4-piece) band. My husband, Sean, and I are both foodies with food & beverage backgrounds.